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April 6, 2011 - Middleburg Heights, OH 

Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies
Security Sales & Integration Magazine recognizes Safety Technologies at their Annual SAMMY Awards with "Installer of the Year"!  

 Dan Sexton, VP of Operations, accepted the award last night at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas on behalf of the company.  The SAMMY Awards are presented by Secuity Sales & Integration Magazine and were created to recognize security dealers and systems integrators who exemplify professionalism in their sales, marketing and installation endeavors.

SSI Honors Sales & Marketing Excellence at the 2011 SAMMY Awards
SSI Honors Sales & Marketing Excellence at the 2011 SAMMY Awards - Dan Sexton, VP Operations, top left


In the category of Installer of the Year, Safety Technologies and it's sister company Audio Video Interiors, together with just under 30 employees, was competing against companies from across the country with up to 150 employees. Michael Pope, President, exclaims, "Winning the "Installer of the Year" award is such an honor! It is rewarding to win an award on a specific project, and we have been fortunate to win many this year, but to win this award embodies the efforts of everyone on my team. It authenticates everything we are doing as a company. I am very proud and fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated team! They truly deserve the credit for this award."


Sammy Awards 2010/11Several factors were considered in this award category including marketing strategies, staff training & certifications and Industry Outreach Programs.  Lisa Matthews, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, states, "Our goal is to be our clients' technology advisor, a valuable resource to our clients and community.  This theme is woven through our community outreach, marketing efforts and employee philosophy.  We implemented a new Newsletter, " The Technology Advisor", launched a blog and 10 social media sites to keep clients educated and informed on the latest the Security and AV industries have to offer.  We've also created a training program for professionals and often host chamber and various industry association functions within the community.  Safety Technologies is very proud of this recognition and of all the accomplishments made by our staff."


The company celebrated its 20th Anniversary last year and has recently relocated to a new facility in Middleburg Heights.  Safety Technologies serves the residential and commercial markets,providing design, engineering, installation and service for security/CCTV systems, access control, asset tracking, fire, smoke &CO2 detection, burglar alarms, monitoring, personal duress and nurse call systems and emergency mass notification systems. 

About Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies
Audio Video Interiors, a CEPro Top 100 Integrator, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, providing integrated Audio, Video, Lighting, Shading and Life-Safety/Security Solutions for homes, businesses, Government and Houses of Worship.  

7204 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
For additional information or
to receive this Press Release in another format contact:
Lisa Matthews
Marketing & Communications Coordinator