President & CEO Steve Trundle Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 Award Winner in Greater Washington

Jun 22 2012

Award denotes entrepreneurial excellence in Residential and Real Estate category

Vienna, VA – June 22, 2012 –, the industry leading provider of interactive security, monitoring and automation technology, today announced that Steve Trundle, President and CEO, was named as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 award recipient in Greater Washington. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.


What began as an R&D project more than a decade ago has grown into a market leader and innovator with more than one million customers, and during this time has consistently adhered to its vision of improving the safety, convenience and control for homes and businesses through wireless, web and mobile technology., together with its Dealer Partners, has continued to deliver new innovation year-over-year and establish the market-leading position in interactive security solutions including Security, Energy Management and Home Automation. services have revolutionized the way people interact with their home or business.  Now users can remotely manage and control home security, lights, thermostats, door locks, small appliances and video cameras from their smartphone, tablet or computer.


"Fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship has always been a key pillar of our company, and it is for this reason we are honored to receive such a prestigious award," said Steve Trundle, CEO of "Being recognized alongside the region's most accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders is truly a testament to the great team at and our strong network of Partners,"


Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.


As a Greater Washington award winner, Steve Trundle is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About, founded in 2000, is the industry leading technology provider of interactive security solutions. Through its proven technology platform and advanced wireless, mobile and web-based solutions, helps protect and empower hundreds of thousands of residential and commercial customers throughout North America. delivers interactive security, video monitoring, home automation and energy management to users exclusively through a network of thousands of licensed and authorized Dealer Partners. For more information, visit the company's website at

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

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