SAGE Integration, Tech Systems win top awards – SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS

DALLAS—SAGE Integration took home the Bill Bozeman Award and Tech Systems took home the Integrator of the Year award in the large business category during a luncheon at PSA TEC 2024. 

Alscan, based out of Birmingham, Ala., won the Integrator of the Year award in the medium business category ($6 million to $25 million); and AK Technologies, out of Austin, Texas, won the Integrator of the Year award in the small business category (up to $5 million).  

“I’m incredibly proud of our team for being granted the prestigious Integrator of the Year award,” said Matt Sturdivant, president of AK Technologies. “To say we’ve worked hard is an understatement.” 

The awards, hosted by PSA and Security Systems News for the third year, aspire to identify the leading systems integrators within the security industry, from smaller, local integrators all the way up to the big nationals.  


About the winners: 

SAGE Integration 

SAGE Integration, based out of Kent, Ohio, took home the Bill Bozeman Award after earning top honors in the large business category last year. Led by CEO Eric Frasier and COO John Nemerofsky, SAGE Integration grew revenue by 14.6%, EBITDA by 11%, RMR revenue by 16.7% and added 35 employees in 2023. 

The integrator is extremely involved in the industry, serving on the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) board of directors, working with the Electronic Security Association (ESA) supporting education and membership, and serving on 12 PSA committees and its board of directors. 

SAGE Integration also works with Mission 500 by serving on its board of directors and packing over 1,000 backpacks to help children in Title IX schools around the country. Last year, SAGE collected over 2,000 lbs. of canned food to provide more than 1,200 meals to families in need. 


Tech Systems 

Buford, Ga.-based Tech Systems, led by CEO Darryl Keeler, experienced 25.15% revenue growth year over year and has a unique business model – one that relies on the belief that if it takes care of the client, the company will succeed as well. The integrator pays no commissions to sales managers, guarantees functionality to their clients, and relies almost exclusively on referrals for growth. The organization’s commitment to client satisfaction has resulted in a service call success rate of 99.9%.  



Led by longtime President Edward Goldberg, Alscan more than doubled its revenue for fiscal 2024 from the previous year, a trajectory it’s been on for some time. With more than 40 years of experience in integrated security, Alscan has worked closely with the Jewish communities in both Atlanta and Birmingham for more than 30 years helping more than 30 synagogues, the Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Centers, eight Jewish day schools, and three Jewish summer camps evaluate their security needs for homeland security grants.  


AK Technologies 

AK Technologies experienced 32% growth in 2023 over 2022, with a 65% compound annual growth rate from 2020 to 2022. Through its Security for All program, the integrator offers security consulting services to various organizations, particularly those that are underfunded. In addition, AK Technologies is both state-certified as a minority-owned business and certified as a disadvantaged business enterprise. The organization also champions diversity, investing in training programs, certifications and more.  


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