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June 23-26, 2014


Research on Why People Burglarize to Be Shared

Jason Unger
I  May 29, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered what motivates burglars to engage in burglary, what deters them and what techniques they use when engaging in burglary, or how alarm systems factor in when it comes to identifying specific “targets,” at ESX, you'll have the opportunity to find out.

During the annual CSAA Excellence Awards Breakfast, intriguing new research on “Why People Burglarize” will be shared with the audience. Criminology experts Kristen Blevins and Joseph Kuhns will discuss their research on “Understanding Decisions to Burglaize from the Offender’s Perspective.”

Blevins, associate professor of Criminology at Eastern Kentucky University and Kuhns, associate professor of Criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, conducted interviews with 422 randomly selected incarcerated male and female burglars in three states (North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio) with funding made available by the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation (AIREF). 

The Awards Program
The Excellence Awards, scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM and sponsored by SDM magazine, honor CSAA members who perform in the highest professional manner and make a significant contribution to the betterment of the alarm industry and the alarm profession while demonstrating exceptional service to their customers and community. 

Specific awards are given out for the:

  • Central Station of the Year
  • Central Station Manager of the Year
  • Central Station Operator of the Year
  • Central Station Support Person of the Year

A blue-ribbon panel of judges selected by CSAA helps to decide each year’s winners, and it’s always an impressive showing.

In 2012, Vivint was named as Central Station of the Year, with their monitoring manager Amy Becht also named as Manager of the Year. Operator of the Year went to Gale Gordon of The Protection Bureau, while Support Staff of the Year went to David Palacios of United Central Control.

Who will take home an award this year? We’ll find out soon.

Be sure to join CSAA for this engaging presentation and help them recognize the most innovative, highest performing central stations and outstanding managers and operators. The audience is filled with past and future winners, so you’re sure to rub elbows with the best. 




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