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FEB 2018

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By SSN Staff MIAMI—Mission 500, a non-profit charitable organization focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and families in need across the U.S., recently gave an overview of its efforts throughout 2017, including the annual Security 5/2K at ISCW, the summer Security Softball Game and the Miami Mixer among other events. "Engaging and giving back to children and communities in need is at the core of our mission here in the U.S.," Jeff Eichenlaub, director of Strategic Partnerships for Mission 500, said in a prepared statement. "We look forward to contributing to causes that are important to the security industry again in 2018." At the Miami Mixer, Mission 500 raised more than $15,000 for children in need in South Flori- da, according to the announce- ment. The event had more than 70 attendees and included a fash- ion show, raffles, an auction and karaoke. Proceeds were donated to children attending to Crosspointe Elementary School, a Title One School in Boynton Beach and Cen- tro Campesino, a not-for-profit organization that hosts a summer camp for children of migrant farm workers living in severe poverty in South Florida. At the Axis Connect & Converge Conference, Mission 500 spoke to conference attendees about corpo- rate social responsibility awareness in the security industry and why it is important. Conference attendees assembled School Refill Packs for 600 students at a Title One School in Seattle, which will provide stu- dents with enough school supplies to get through the second half of the school year, the announcement said. Axis Communications hosted another event at the company's new Southeast Experience Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The event was dedicated to assembling School Refill Packs for 200 low-income students impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the storm that impacted Houston in August 2017. At the 2017 California Alarm Association Winter Conference held in San Francisco in Novem- ber, Mission 500 helped attendees assemble School Refill Packs for 200 low- income children impacted by Hurricane Harvey. At the NY Fire and Executive Security Club Dinner, Mission 500 honored Alan Forman of Altronix Corporation, Zygmunt Staszewski Turn Your Tablet Into a Selling Machine The new Sales APP by DMP lets you quickly and easily build a customized security system, from anywhere for every unique customer. Automated tax calculation, electronic contracts, and credit card processing all save time. With your preconfi gured settings and branded interface, it's easy to e-mail quotes or save them for follow up, plus manage your sales team and track results. Everything you need at your fi ngertips to help your sales team make the sale and pre-program the alarm system in the process. To learn more go to We make your company more valuable. 877.725.1114 • Keep updated on our new products and features: @dmpalarms Mission 500 recaps 2017 efforts S T a TS Continued from page 2 is the second largest market with over 15 million house- holds with professionally monitored security in 2017. Other regions such as West- ern Europe, Eastern/Central Europe, Latin America, Afri- ca, and Western/Central Asia remain in the single digits for professionally monitored households." The report also discuses key vendors in the market, specifically within the profes- sionally monitored segment, such as Vivint, MONI, and ADT. "They are referenced in regards to analysis of RMR growth in the industry. For instance, professionally moni- tored providers garner higher RMR averages by including interactive services and smart home controls. Vivint is able to capture industry-leading RMR due to the high take rate of its smart home services," said Abdelrazik. Parks has noticed a growing trend of self-installed security systems, Abdelrazik noted. "Self-installed systems have slowly been taking a larger share of the overall security systems market. They remain, however, in the minority," she said. SSN of Z.S. Engineering D.P.C, and Lew Walters of Affiliated Monitoring for their philanthropic contribu- tions. All proceeds from the event benefited children supported by Mission 500, in addition to the NY Firefighters Burn Center Founda- tion Children's Camp. In 2018, Mission 500 is planning for the eighth annual Security 5/2K at ISC West as well as the annual Mission 500 softball game which will take place in the fall. SSN SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS F E b RU a RY 2018 NEWS 5

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