The health and viability of the electronic security industry is measured each year through SDM’s Industry Forecast Study, conducted annually since 1981. Through the Industry Forecast Study, which samples SDM’s subscriber base of installing security dealers and systems integrators, we get a depiction of the strength of the industry as measured by revenue increases and decreases, expected growth for the coming year, pricing trends for systems and services such as monitoring, and challenges that installing companies face.
Electric Guard Dog’s unique RMR-generating electrified fence model has propelled the company to annual double-digit growth, resulting in both an acquisition by Snow Phipps last June and of its sole local direct competitor in July — just two of many reasons it earned SDM’s 2016 Dealer of the Year Award.” Read More
Applying for SDM’s Dealer of the Year Award is a two-part process.
Companies are nominated by others or nominate themselves to receive the formal application.
Companies meeting the basic qualifications outlined in the nomination form will receive the formal application from SDM and need to return it by a specific deadline.
Once all of the applications have been received, SDM’s editorial staff reviews and scores them individually, then meets to compare scores and determine a winner. The winner is notified and a photo shoot and interview times are scheduled. The winner is profiled in SDM’s December issue and on the website.