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Protection 1 Named Finalist in 2014 American Business AwardsSM

Protection 1, the largest full service business and home security company in the U.S., today announced it has been recognized as a Finalist in four major categories from the American Business Awards. Following five weeks of preliminary judging, Protection 1 has graduated from nominee to Finalist in the following categories: Online Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best Facebook Page, Customer Service Department of the Year and Company of the Year – Consumer Products – Non-Durables.

Finalists will ultimately be named a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner at the 2014 American Business Awards ceremony.

“At Protection 1, we know that customer service is the most important differentiator in our industry,” said Timothy J. Whall, Protection 1 CEO. “All of the strategies that enabled these recognitions have come from our focus on the objective of providing the best customer experience. We are very proud to be recognized as a top flight service provider and are honored to be included in this distinguished group of finalists.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

The American Business Awards will be presented at two events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Friday, June 13 in Chicago and the new product & technology awards event on Friday, September 12 in San Francisco.

Finalists were chosen by more than 150 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. These specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 13-22.

“The final judges have a difficult task ahead of them, to rank the Finalists, because there are so many great nominations this year,” said Stevie Awards president and founder Michael Gallagher.

For more information, please visit us at www.protection1.com.

About Protection 1:

Protection 1, the largest full service business and home security company in the U.S., provides installation, maintenance, and monitoring of single-family home security systems, business security systems and multifamily security systems. In keeping with the company’s unwavering focus on customer service, the automated phone attendant has been removed, allowing customers to interact immediately with customer care personnel. In addition, Protection 1 has introduced its Tech Tracker service as well as same-day service in most cases.

Since 2012, the company has been recognized by leading industry publications SDM Magazine and Security Sales and Integration as Dealer of the Year and Installer of the Year respectively for the company’s commitment to its customers, the industry and the communities it serves.

Protection 1 is the nation's largest provider of wholesale monitoring services through its CMS division, and the leading provider of multifamily security systems installation, maintenance and monitoring through its Network Multifamily division.

Protection 1, which serves more than 1 million customers and employs over 3,000 people in more than 70 locations across the country, has a 97.3% customer satisfaction rating and an A+ Better Business Bureau Rating. For more information about Protection 1, visit www.Protection1.com.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, will debut later this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2014 American Business Awards include Biz Talk Radio, CallidusCloud, Citrix Online, Cvent, Engility, John Hancock, LycaMobile, PetRays, and Softpro.

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