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Mace Central Station (Mace CS) Receives CSAA Five Dimaond Award

Horsham, Pennsylvania – July 23, 2010 – Mace Security International, Inc. (“Mace” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq Global: MACE) is proud to announce that its subsidiary, Mace Central Station in Anaheim, CA, has received the prestigious “CSAA Five Diamond Certification.” According to CSAA, “fewer than 100 central stations out of 2,700 nationwide have achieved this honor.”


The receipt of this award signifies five points of excellence by Mace Central Station

  • Commitment to random inspections and quality criteria standards by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) or FM (FM approvals LLC).
  • Commitment to the highest levels of customer service.
  • Commitment to ongoing job-related education and testing.
  • Commitment to raising the industry standards through CSAA membership and participation in its activities.
  • Commitment to reducing false alarm dispatches.

The CSAA Five Diamond certification signifies that 100% of Mace Central Station operators have achieved proficiency and certification by passing the CSAA Central Station On-line Operator Training Course. This critical area of communications is the life-saving link between business properties and law enforcement, fire and emergency services in local areas.

The central station, which Mace acquired in 2008, has been providing high quality wholesale UL Central Station Monitoring Nationwide since 1978, and continues to achieve the highest quality standards in the central station monitoring business. Morgan Hertel, Vice President & General Manager of Mace CS adds: “We have invested heavily this last year in technology, people, and programs to make us the frontrunners in the wholesale monitoring industry.“

About CSAA
The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is a 60 year-old non-profit trade association that represents the major burglar and fire alarm central monitoring stations. CSAA is located in Vienna, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

About Mace Central Station (Mace CS)
Located in Anaheim, California, Mace CS. is a national UL listed central station that monitors approximately 40,000 end user accounts on behalf of approximately 300 dealer clients. Mace CSSS, Inc. also provides high quality nationwide video monitoring services, including CCTV, IP and other configurations. The Mace CS website is:

About Mace
Mace Security International, Inc. is a manufacturer of personal defense and electronic surveillance products marketed under the famous brand name, Mace®. The Company also operates a Digital Media Marketing and e-commerce business. Mace’s web site is

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