First Annual Gala Honors SDM 100 Dealers
July 1, 2006
The publisher and editor of SDM Magazine hosted the first annual SDM 100 gala in Savannah, Ga., on May 20 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, overlooking the Savannah River. This enchanted evening was conceived to honor security firms that are among the largest in the nation, as ranked on the 2006 SDM 100 report.
The SDM 100 is SDM Magazineâ€™s exclusive report of the largest firms in the business of selling, installing, servicing and monitoring electronic security systems. This year marked the 16th annual SDM 100 report, which measures consumer dollars captured by providers such as ADT Security, Brinkâ€™s Home Security, Protection One, HSM Electronic Protection Services, and many smaller entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses.
The SDM 100 companies garnered $6.68 billion in annual revenue â€“ representing 25 percent market share of the entire security-installing industry. This represents tremendous buying power to the manufacturers and service providers that serve the security industry.
The gala was SDMâ€™s landmark event to honor the top executives from those firms. It was held in conjunction with the Central Station Alarm Associationâ€™s 2006 Electronic Security Forum & Exposition â€“ an educational forum open to the entire security industry.
Guests at the SDM 100 gala were invited to begin the evening with cocktails and hors dâ€™oeuvres while they greeted and met representatives from SDMâ€™s sponsor companies â€“ Honeywell Security, ADI, and Micro Key Software â€“ as well as other vendors and their colleagues at other SDM 100 firms.
SDMâ€™s editor, Laura Stepanek, welcomed all of the guests and then recognized the SDM 100 companies in attendance. Each received a plaque featuring the SDM 100 cover, engraved with their company name and rank on the SDM 100.
During the cocktail hour, First Dance Productions Atlanta provided gala attendees with a mini-dancing lesson, where dancers learned the steps to a foxtrot and a swing. While dinner was served, the performers entertained with professional appearances by four couples who danced a dramatic Argentine tango, the Rumba, a Spanish-style Paso Doble, the foxtrot, a romantic Bolero, a classic traditional waltz, a smooth and funky West Coast swing, a Salsa dance, and a Latin Merengue.
The evening ended with an open dance floor, and guests were invited to partake in a dessert and cognac bar. It was a remarkable evening in that SDMâ€™s team had the opportunity to honor the SDM 100 and demonstrate its respect for their successful leadership in the security industry.
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Honeywell Security as a sponsor of the First Annual SDM 100 Gala.
Sponsor of the SDM 100 gala, Honeywell Security, included guests (seated, left to right): Cathy Nuccio; Joe Nuccio, ASG Security; Ron Rothman, Honeywell Security and Custom Electronics; Sally Rothman; John Colehower, Matrix Security Group Inc.; (standing, left to right) Joe Sausa, First Alert Professional Security Systems; Rich Simonetti, Honeywell Security and Custom Electronics.
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SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Micro Key Software as a sponsor of the First Annual SDM 100 Gala.Sponsor of the SDM 100 gala, Micro Key Software, included guests (seated, left to right): Jessica Pastore, Crime Prevention Security Systems; Thomas Wilson, Alarmco; Ethel Wilson, Alarmco; Tim Creenan, Amherst Alarm Inc.; (standing, left to right) Jorgia McAfee, Crime Prevention Security Systems; Bobby McAfee, Crime Prevention Security systems; Dan Tick, SDA Security Systems Inc.; Wayne Torrens, Micro Key Software; Victoria Torrens, Micro Key Software; and David Peralta, Micro Key Software.
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SDM gratefully appreciates the support of ADI as a sponsor of the First Annual SDM 100 Gala.
Sponsor of the SDM 100 gala, ADI, included guests (seated, left to right): Trish Ingram; Mark Ingram, ADI; Steve Kappel, ADS Security; Karen Hicks, ADS Security; Stephen Hicks, ADS Security; (standing, left to right) Larry Folsom, A-1 Security; Bud Wulforst, A-1 Security. Also at the ADI party, but not photographed: Ed Bonifas, Alarm Detection Systems; Carmi Carlson; and Bob Bonifas, Alarm Detection Systems.
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