ORLANDO, Fla. (Tuesday, February 21st) – This morning, Security 101 visited Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, winner of their 2017 Gift of Security contest to present a check and congratulate the organization on winning a state-of-the-art security system valued at $10,000.

The Coalition was nominated as one of three finalists to participate in a community-wide contest that gives nonprofits the chance to win a video surveillance system. Following a close 11-day voting period, the Coalition was announced the winner on February 6th, with 47% of the vote and more than 6,000 votes.

The security system will bring added safety and security to the Coalition’s active campus. More than 500 individuals, including 140 children, call the Coalition “home” each day, and their safety is the organization’s top priority. The system will also benefit their staff of 80+ employees and the thousands of volunteers who visit each year.

“I want to take a moment to thank everyone who voted for us. Our volunteers, staff, board members, our friends on social media and even our clients all rallied together,” says John E. Hearn, President/CEO of the Coalition. “We’ve always known that the Coalition has an amazing support system and this contest certainly proved it.”

“Security has become a part of our everyday lives. We secure where we work, live and play. But, for many charitable groups like the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida providing needed security can be difficult and burdensome. It can take needed dollars away for the main goal to help the homeless. That’s why Security 101 developed the Gift of Security program. This is the fifth year the organization has given away security systems to charitable groups,” says Ross Manfredi, Owner of Security 101.

The new state-of-the-art security system is professionally engineered and installed by Security 101 and will include cameras and recording system that will be placed on the Coalition’s main campus in downtown Orlando.

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