2014 CSAA Marketing MARVEL Award Winner is EPS

VIENNA, VA (August 4, 2014) — CSAA International, the voice for central station monitoring companies, announced the winner of the CSAA 2014 Five Diamond Marketing MARVEL Award on June 24 at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville, TN. Engineered Protection Systems (EPS) was honored for promoting its CSAA Five Diamond status to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

The CSAA Five Diamond Marketing MARVEL Awards Program recognizes CSAA Five Diamond companies that have used their CSAA Five Diamond designation to better position themselves in the marketplace. This program is sponsored by Security Sales & Integration (SSI).


Scott Goldfine, Editor-in-Chief of Security Sales & Integration, presents the CSAA 2014 Marketing MARVEL award to David Hood, Director of Business Development, EPS. Photo by AcePhotography, 2014

According to SSI, the Grand Rapids, MI-based company promotes and leverages its Five Diamond accreditation with a dedicated Certifications page on its Web site that is also pushed out through social media. EPS features the endorsement in its printed brochures, in advertising and promotional materials and in company email signatures. EPS has also used its Five Diamond status to obtain favorable insurance rates and strengthen its relationship with responding agencies.

The purpose of the CSAA Five Diamond Marketing MARVEL Awards Program is to:

  • Recognize and honor companies that have used their CSAA Five Diamond designation in creative ways to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
  • Inspire others to market their CSAA Five Diamond advantage.
  • Help other CSAA Five Diamond companies create their own CSAA Five Diamond Marketing Toolkit.
    Heighten awareness of the CSAA Five Diamond Program to CSAA members and the industry at large.
    Inspire ALL companies engaged in security monitoring to enrich their operations by educating them about the “best marketing practices” of CSAA Five Diamond companies.
  • Elevate the profile of CSAA Five Diamond companies and CSAA for their professionalism in the eyes of the mainstream media and general public.

All CSAA Five Diamond Marketing MARVEL Award entries are reviewed by a panel of judges selected by CSAA and members of the CSAA Five Diamond Marketing MARVEL Awards Program Subcommittee. The judges are not affiliated with any currently-operating central station.

Read SSI’s initial coverage at: http://www.securitysales.com/article/eps_crowned_csaa_five_diamond_marketing_marvel_award_winner/Marketing_MARVEL_Awards

Watch for additional coverage in SSI and CSAA Dispatch later this summer.


About CSAA International

The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is an internationally recognized non-profit trade association. It represents central station monitoring companies that are certified by a CSAA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as FM Global, Intertek/ETL or UL, in the burglar and fire alarm, CCTV and access control industries. CSAA is legally entitled to represent its members before Congress and regulatory agencies on the local, state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) over the industry. Since its incorporation in 1950, CSAA has served its members’ interests through education, online training, meetings and conventions, certification, insurance, and industry standards. www.csaaintl.org. For more information, contact Elizabeth Lasko at CSAA, 703-242-4670 x 16.