RESIDEO SHOWCASES COMPANIES MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT 33RD
ANNUAL CONNECT CUSTOMER EVENT.
Presents awards for excellence in life safety, community
impact and sales.
year, Resideo invites its network of professionals to
'connect,' to learn and to share insights during a
three-day customer event. Now in its thirty-third year,
the CONNECT 2022 customer event was deeply impacted by
the community connections those professionals have, the
communities they impact and how they are making a
difference each and every day.
“Everyone in this room helps keep bad things from
happening to good people,” said Scott Harkins, Vice
President of Sales at Resideo during his remarks on
With a theme focused on "Making a Difference," Resideo
gathered nearly 500 customers and partners for the
annual event, shared
new products and services, hosted educational
sessions and shared stories about the collective impact
made throughout the year.
Community Service Activity Helps Florida Community in
In September 2022, Hurricane Ian hit the west coast of
Florida and devastated the Ft. Myers area, which is
located about 60 miles north of the CONNECT 2022 event
hosted in Marco Island, Fla. Each year, the community
service event at CONNECT is popular, but the 2022 event
sparked unmatched enthusiasm and attendance. A
cross-section of Resideo customers and employees helped
Florida communities impacted by the hurricane.
Guests created disaster relief kits that were donated to
the Fort Meyers area United Way, and additional funds
were raised for the
American Red Cross of Central Florida and its local
recovery efforts. The group packed care packages,
including Resideo's First Alert smoke and carbon
monoxide detectors, that contain essential items needed
The Team Gleason Foundation Receives Making a
Each year, Resideo presents a Life Safety Award to a
deserving organization or team that acted during an
emergency, and in the past presented the award to first
responders and organizations providing service dogs for
Veterans, for example. At CONNECT 2022, the award was
re-named the Making a Difference Award and presented
virtually by Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, to
Gleason provides ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
patients with resources that can help them continue to
live purposeful lives. The organization receives more
than 500 requests per month for automation services for
patients with ALS.
“Until there is a cure for ALS, technology is the cure,"
said Steve Gleason, founder of Team Gleason. Steve, a
former NFL special teams player for the New Orleans
Saints, was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Team Gleason has
provided over $20 million in adventure, technology,
equipment, and care services to more than 30,000 people
living with ALS and countless others through advocacy
Currently, Team Gleason offers ALS patients an
off-the-shelf home automation product and is looking to
enhance it to provide a more customized level of care
for the patients they serve. With the help of Resideo's
professional installation network, the ALS community can
realize the benefits of Resideo's connected solutions,
and they can stay engaged with their home.
"From air purification and home comfort controls to
security and home automation, our products for this
community are not just a convenience but a necessity,”
said Quentin Gunther, Security Sales Manager and Resideo
Premier Security Dealer program leader. “I was very
moved when watching someone control their home using
just their eyes. I lost my mother-in-law to ALS twenty
years ago and am inspired to help offer technology to
ALS patients like her because I know it would have had a
profound impact on her life."
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