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Vector Security Now Accepting 2017 LPF Scholarship Applications

Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
Posted by: Christina Kendall
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PITTSBURGH, January 31, 2017 – Vector Security, Inc., the provider of intelligent security and home automation solutions tailored to the needs of customers, is accepting applications for its 2017 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through March 31, 2017. Applications can be submitted via the Vector Security website at

The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals – or
those who have an interest in loss prevention – seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC
certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of
career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and
rapidly-growing industry.

The scholarships cover all course and examination fees for retail loss prevention
professionals who wish to obtain LPF’s Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) or Loss
Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.

In 2012, the program was expanded into Canada and will continue this year as well.
A total of 10 LPQ and 10 LPC scholarships will be awarded to U.S.-based
professionals, while another five LPC scholarships will be awarded to Canadian-based

“We are pleased to collaborate with the Loss Prevention Foundation once again to
support loss prevention education and certification,” said Michael T. Grady, LPC,
Executive Vice President, Vector Security. “We value the contributions loss
prevention professionals make to this industry and our commitment to this
profession remains strong.”

He added, “Over the years, LPQ and LPC certifications have become immensely
popular and well-respected. Through our scholarship program, we’re honored to
assist worthy individuals who otherwise may be hindered by the costs associated
with obtaining this certification.”

Anyone currently in the loss prevention industry, or has an interest in the industry, may apply for an LPQ scholarship. Those applying for the LPC scholarship must meet certain eligibility requirements. Detailed information can be found a

Vector Security has awarded 184 scholarships totaling $189,345 since the program
began in 2009.



About Vector Security
For more than 40 years, Vector Security, Inc. ( has
been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of
the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of
electronic security services for residential, business and national account
customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of
branches and authorized dealers. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Industry
Retail Group (IRG), the company also offers customized managed broadband
services that lay the foundation for unsurpassed business intelligence. Vector
Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual
insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective,
technology-based security solutions to nearly 300,000 homes and businesses.

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