At ISC West in Las Vegas,SDMpresented awards to the winning companies in the 2007 Securing America program. This program, in its 17th year, honors the industry’s suppliers for producing superior quality marketing materials, aimed at end-users, which help dealers and integrators sell more security systems.

All of the entries were published in our February 2007 issue and online, where subscribers-at-large were invited to cast their votes for winners in eight categories andSDM’s editors served as the final judges.

The Winners

Best overall Web site
WINNER:Honeywell Securitywww.security.honeywell.com
MERIT AWARD: AVerMedia Technologies– www.avermedia-usa.com

Best end user sales literature for residential prospects
WINNER:DMP– Residential Marketing Campaign
MERIT AWARD:Honeywell Security– “The Passion to Connect” brochure
MERIT AWARD:Honeywell Security– “Prepare for the Digital Transition” materials
MERIT AWARD:Honeywell Security– Home Builder Program
MERIT AWARD:SAI– Business Development Materials binder

Best end user sales literature for non-residential prospects
WINNER:Honeywell Security– “Providing Integrated Security Solutions Worldwide” brochure
MERIT AWARD:DMP– Commercial Marketing Campaign
MERIT AWARD:Honeywell Security– “The Industrial Standard in Security” brochure
MERIT AWARD:i3DVR– “How Are You Protected?” advertisements

Best outreach materials aimed at end users, which support dealer/integrator sales
WINNER:American Response Center– “Changing your telephone service could STOP your alarm system from working” brochure
MERIT AWARD:i3DVR– Innovision conference

Best manual or online training material
WINNER:Bosch Security Systems Inc.– IP Resource Center atwww.boschsecurity.us/ip

Best online product demonstrations, which support dealer/integrator sales
WINNER:Russound– SMS3 Smart Media Server online demo
MERIT AWARD:Honeywell Security– RapidEye online video

Best direct-mail, target marketing, or marketing support materials aimed at end users, which support dealer/integrator sales
WINNER:Honeywell Security– Partner of Choice case study videos
MERIT AWARD:First Alert Professional– Residential Security Planner & Residential Security Products
MERIT AWARD:Brady People ID– TEMPbadge Design Shop Online Ordering Tool
MERIT AWARD:Brady People ID– Design-A-Lanyard

Best resources aimed at architects, engineers and specifiers, which support dealer/integrator sales
WINNER:Honeywell Security– STAR 2.0 CD-ROM

Brady People ID’s Steve Budra (left), vice president of marketing and Mark MacDonald (right), vice president, sales, accepted one of the company’s two merit awards fromSDMeditor, Laura Stepanek.

SAI’s Jim German (center), senior vice president of marketing, accepted the company’s merit award fromSDM’s managing editor, Maggie McFadden, andSDM’s publisher Mark McCourt.

DMP’s Bill Jackson, president, and Melissa Pitfield, director of marketing communications, accepted two awards, one winner and one merit, fromSDM’s editor, Laura Stepanek (center).

Charlie Porritt, Russound’s national sales director, accepted the company’s Securing America Award fromSDM’s editor, Laura Stepanek.

Jim Osborne (at left), president of American Response Center, accepted the company’s Securing America Award fromSDM’s publisher Mark McCourt andSDM’s managing editor, Maggie McFadden.

Dr. Bob Banerjee, product marketing manager of Bosch Security Systems Inc., accepted the company’s award fromSDM’s editor, Laura Stepanek.

From left, Grant Woods, marketing communications manager, and Jack Hu, sales manager for the Surveillance Products Division, accepted the company’s merit award fromSDM’s publisher Mark McCourt andSDM’s managing editor, Maggie McFadden.

Honeywell Security won nine awards in this year’s program. From left: Ralph Maniscalco, David Gottlieb and Wilma Griffith, accepted awards from Laura Stepanek (second from left).

i3DVR won two merit awards this year. Dean Lloyd, director of marketing and customer relations, accepted one of the company’s awards fromSDM’s managing editor, Maggie McFadden.