This new program recognizes security technicians who have demonstrated excellence, premier customer service and leadership in their organizations.
DALLAS, Texas – The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) has opened the call for nominations for the inaugural FAST Security Technician of the Year Awards, an initiative recognizing security technicians who have demonstrated excellence, premier customer service and leadership within their organizations. Honorees selected in this year’s award program will be recognized Nov. 15 at ISC East.
Security technicians are a vital part of the security industry, helping to design, install and maintain critical technologies and systems in our communities every day. Their efforts to install and service security systems are foundational to the safety of the places in which we work and live and to our nation’s homeland security. FAST has created this award program to honor the noteworthy achievements, dedication and leadership of security technicians.
“At FAST, we are thrilled to introduce our new Security Technician of the Year Awards to recognize the folks in field who keep our industry sound and functioning. We would not be the strong industry we are today without their hard work and dedication,” said FAST Board of Directors Chair Kerri Sutherland. “We anticipate a great deal of nominations, and we are eager to celebrate the winners!”
Award nominations are open to members of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA). Each nominee must have at least one year of professional experience in the security industry. Nominees will be evaluated on criteria including their tenure of service to the security industry, significant projects and events, character and culture, customer service and broader impact to their company industry and/or community.
The 2023 FAST Security Technician of the Year Awards will be presented Nov. 15 at ISC East, the Northeast’s leading security and public safety event hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor SIA.
Nominations for the 2023 FAST Security Technician of the Year Awards will be accepted until Thursday, Aug. 31. Learn more and submit a nomination here.
FAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting careers in the physical security technology and life safety industry. Created in 2020 through a partnership of SIA and ESA – the industry’s leading associations – FAST connects passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in electronic security and life safety. The foundation brings awareness to the career advancement opportunities within the fast-paced technology industry that serves to keep people, places and property safe. The FAST website offers job seekers information about the security industry’s growth and unique position at the convergence of cutting-edge technology and a mission that matters, the types of roles available in the industry, what employers are looking for, leading certifications in physical security and cybersecurity and a jobs board featuring immediate opportunities in security technology and life safety. Learn more and get involved here.
FAST is a 501(c)(3) organization created by ESA and SIA to promote careers in the physical security technology industry. FAST is dedicated to connecting passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in the electronic security and life safety industry. Through a partnership of the industry’s leading associations, ESA and SIA, FAST brings awareness to the career advancement opportunities within the fast-paced technology industry that serves to keep people, places and property safe.
Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic security and life safety industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,300 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities, and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.