IRVING, TX – Peder Kolind, 2014 Security Sales and Integration Hall of Fame inductee, passed away in Nicaragua on June 14, 2015. Kolind will be remembered in the security industry for introducing mass marketing of alarm systems in the early 1980s. This model provided great success to the companies he helped found in 15 countries across North America and Europe.
At the top of his career Kolind exited the security industry and dedicated himself to philanthropy. He chose to concentrate on Central America, and specifically Nicaragua, where he established Centro Carita Feliz. This apolitical, areligious institution provides 1,200 children and young people with food, medical care, scholarships, and education on more than 20 subjects.