Ed Bonifas, Vice President of Aurora, Ill.-based Alarm Detection Systems was awarded the Stanley C. Lott Award at the Central Station Alarm Association’s annual meeting in Hawaii last week. This award is the CSAA’s highest acknowledgement of leadership contribution to the association by active members.

The award was created to honor the memory of alarm industry leader, Stanley C. Lott who was pivotal in establishing many of the CSAA programs in place today. The award is only given on the years that the association feels they have a truly-worthy recipient. Long-term member Ed Bonifas is the immediate past president of the association. He has worked alongside fellow members to inspire innovation and foster relationships with local and national law enforcement agencies, fire officials and other critical groups within the industry. His latest project is being part of the team building the “ASAP-to-PSAP Program.” This Program is aimed at revolutionizing the cooperation between central station operators and Public-safety Answering Points (PSAPs) by using technology to streamline communication.

“Within the last fifteen years, advances in technology have reshaped our industry at a more rapid pace than the whole century before. We have both an opportunity and an obligation to leverage new advances into our central stations to increase public safety and response. Collectively, CSAA members are always at the forefront of such challenges. I am proud to accept this award as it represents the hard work of a true pioneer who believed in our vision, Stanley Lott,” says Ed Bonifas, Vice President of Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.

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