Industry tips hat to Jon Sargent’s service


The George A. Weinstock Award is designed to recognize individuals who have devoted a lifetime of achievement and service to the security industry.

It seems as though it was designed expressly for its latest recipient: Jon Sargent.

Sargent, a member of the board of the Electronic Security Association and an industry liaison for ADT, received the prestigious award last week at the California Alarm Association’s winter convention in San Francisco.

The award, established in 1999, was presented to Sargent at a CAA convention dinner on Dec. 10, ADT said in a press release congratulating Sargent on the award.

“Jon Sargent is admired by his colleagues at ADT for his tireless efforts working as an industry advocate and for his ability to facilitate dialogue and goodwill with community, law enforcement and industry stakeholders,” said John Koch, ADT residential and small business president, in the release. “Jon’s service is truly remarkable and this well-deserved recognition distinguishes him as one of the strongest champions on alarm response issues in the United States.”

Sargent has 37 years of experience in the security industry. He is a CAA past president, and represents the California alarm industry as an advisory committee member of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in its Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Division, the release said.

“Sargent has been a diligent worker for industry causes assisting alarm companies and law enforcement agencies as they address alarm management policies,” Matthew Westphal, CAA president, said in a statement.

Sargent’s involvement with the industry makes for a long list. He’s on the board of the East Bay Alarm Association and serves as an industry/law enforcement liaison for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition in the Western states, and has won numerous other awards, ADT said.

Sargent also has been an active participant in alarm management and law enforcement organizations. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the California Peace Officers Association, California State Sheriff’s Association and the False Alarm Reduction Association.

Sounds like Sargent's recognition is well deserved!