The story of the 100 largest security dealers and how they performed in 2009 can be told in a Twitter update of 140 characters or less: The SDM 100 is waging war on the economy and winning. RMR up 6 percent. Sales revenue down slightly. Profits up. www.sdmmag.com (Hope you will retweet.)
Now in its 20th year of publication, the SDM 100—a ranking by recurring monthly revenue (RMR) of the largest security dealer companies in the United States—continues to prove that security services are a necessity in America’s homes and businesses, and that clients are finding ways to fund both system sales and services. That proof is found in a solid 6 percent growth in RMR and 2 percent growth in total annual revenue in 2009 compared with 2008. While sales revenue totals were slightly off compared with the prior year, sales efforts were sufficient to cover losses from attrition and even build up RMR.