Stanley CSS Honored with Axis Certified Professional and Government Partner Awards from Axis Communications

NAPERVILLE, IL (November 28, 2011)—Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (Stanley CSS) was recognized as the 2011 Government Market Partner of the Year and the 2011 Axis Certified Professional Partner of the Year by Axis Communications during the sixth annual 2011 Axis Channel Convergence Conference (ACCC) in Boston. ACCC is an annual gathering of Axis’ top systems integrators, development partners, strategic infrastructure partners and distributors in North America.

Winning the Axis Certified Professional Partner of the Year award acknowledges Stanley CSS’ dedication and outstanding performance in training and certification of Axis network video products and technology. Stanley’s training commitment and investment includes sales professionals, application engineers, program managers, technicians and leaders nationally. Starting in early 2011, Stanley CSS employees participated in the new Axis Certification Program, validating and strengthening employees’ network video and IT expertise level, with a goal of industry leadership in Axis training and certification. Throughout the year and to date, Stanley has maintained its commitment to this certified leadership role.

“Having a national security systems integrator with this level of dedication to advanced technology, customers and its channel partners benefits the entire industry,” said Fredrik Nilsson, General Manager, Axis Communications Inc. “Stanley CSS is truly a forerunner when it comes to having knowledgeable and certified staff on advanced video technology, which in the end will help drive the ongoing shift from analog to network video and provide better video surveillance systems to the end customers.”

Stanley was also recognized by Axis for its important role in the government market sector, winning the Government Partner of the Year award. “Stanley has proven a key partner when working with many different government agencies,” continued Nilsson. “Stanley’s government group has been closely engaged with Axis on several key opportunities, including its work to secure one of Axis’ largest government projects to date.”

With its Government Program office located just blocks from the White House and UL 2050 Certified offices located across the U.S., Stanley’s leadership position in the government sector paved the way for network video growth in this market.

“It’s always a pleasure for us to present an innovative and proven product line to our customers,” said Lance Holloway, Director Technology Strategy, Stanley CSS. “Axis Communications does an outstanding job of supporting us in providing our customers, especially government customers, with best in class security solutions and services.”

“Stanley views its partners as an extension of our team, playing a vital part in our overall success – especially in strategic markets such as the government sector,” said Dan Myslewski, Vice President – Government Program, Stanley CSS. “In 2011, the Stanley and Axis partnership led to a number of business opportunities for both companies and big wins for customers.”

“Stanley is honored to have earned these two prestigious performance awards that recognize our commitment to innovative technology, customers and our valued channel partners,” said Holloway. “We look forward to a new year and exploring new opportunities with Axis.”

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Editor’s Note: A part of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. is the second largest electronic security company based on total revenue and one of the largest system integrators in the United States. Stanley CSS has over 75 offices serving over 120 of the largest metropolitan markets in North America. Stanley CSS designs, installs, monitors and services security systems for industrial, government, commercial, residential and national account customers. Stanley CSS represents a network of resources, state-of-the-art technology and a culture dedicated to excellence; where its employees have the training, the equipment and the processes they need to deliver the finest security solutions in the industry. Stanley CSS provides the best of both worlds, a local company with global resources and one of the most trusted names in security serving approximately 380,000 customers in North America.