Williamstown, NJ – February 6, 2014 – In its 2013 debut with attendance exceeding 550 alarm dealers and integrators, the COPS Monitoring Dealer Appreciation Bonanza has quickly become the premier event at ISC West. This year, COPS has an even bigger reason to celebrate and the Bonanza will support a noble cause.
"Twenty five years ago, on our eleventh anniversary, CEO Ira Riklis and I envisioned our company with one million monitored wholesale accounts for independent alarm dealers. Today, we are very pleased to say that we have achieved that goal," says Jim McMullen, President and COO of COPS Monitoring. "This year, in addition to observing our time-honored tradition of showing our appreciation to alarm dealers, we’ll be taking our Bonanza to new heights to help us celebrate this significant milestone."
"We are both proud and humbled that so many alarm dealers have placed their trust in our company to represent their business while protecting the lives and property of their customers," continued McMullen. "This doesn’t mean that we’ve forgotten our roots. No matter how much we grow, COPS operates with the same values of dedication and a total commitment that we had when we began 36 years ago. Whether a dealer has many accounts with us, or just one, we are committed to providing the same level of professional hometown service which has always been a hallmark of our company."
In addition to making this year’s event a bigger celebration, COPS Monitoring will be giving the Bonanza broader meaning by partnering with Mission 500, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and communities in need throughout the world. COPS will be making a donation to Mission 500 for every person that attends our 2014 Bonanza on April 2 at ISC West.
"Partnering with the volunteers of Mission 500 is another way of showing how our values align with doing the right thing for our team, our customers, and the community at large. Because we’ll be making a donation for each attendee at our Bonanza, alarm dealers from all over the country will also have the opportunity to support this noble cause just by showing up," concluded McMullen.
About the Bonanza: The COPS Monitoring Bonanza is an exclusive event during ISC West on April 2 from 6pm-10pm at Gilley’s in Treasure Island. The event includes dinner, drinks, a chance at door prizes, a live band, and an opportunity to enter the mechanical bull riding contest for cash and prizes. Admission is free to alarm dealers, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, visit copsmonitoring.com/bonanza for tickets.
About Mission 500: Mission 500 is a strictly non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and communities in need throughout the world by providing a sustained flow of food, clothing, and education to those children who might otherwise be malnourished, diseased, or without the necessary skills to provide for themselves and families. For more information about Mission 500 visit mission500.org