At the Gala, guests played SDM's version of the nighttime game show, IDENTITY, in which contestants were challenged to match a set of people to their "secret identities."

Executives of the security industry’s largest alarm companies gathered for an elegant affair on Saturday evening, May 19, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Fla., asSDM Magazine — with the support of sponsoring firms and the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) — hosted the second annual SDM 100 Gala.

The Gala was conceived to honor security firms that are ranked on the 2007SDM100 by their recurring monthly revenue. These firms operate as sales, installation, service and monitoring businesses in both residential and non-residential markets. This year marked the 17th annualSDM100, which measures consumer dollars captured by these national, regional and local providers.

TheSDM100 in 2006 garnered $409.6 million in recurring monthly revenue. By total revenue, they represent 24 percent market share of the entire security-installing industry.

Guests at the gala were invited to begin the evening with cocktails while they greeted and met representatives from the Gala’s sponsoring companies — ADI, American Sentry Guard, Exacq Technologies, GE Security, HID, Honeywell Security, and Micro Key Software.

SDM’s editor, Laura Stepanek, recognized each SDM 100 company representative in attendance. “Not only is tonight’s gala intended for the industry’s leaders to get to know one another better; but it’s intended for us to recognize your companies’ leadership positions in the security industry, to honor your commitment to the communities and markets you serve, and to celebrate your successes,” she said.

After dinner, guests were treated toSDM’s version of the nighttime game show, IDENTITY, in which contestants were challenged to match a set of people to their “secret identities.” The evening ended with an open dance floor, and the opportunity for colleagues to unwind and enjoy the fruits of their labors.

SDM gratefully appreciates the support of ADI as a sponsor of the 2nd Annual SDM 100 Gala.

Sponsor of the SDM 100 Gala, ADI, included guests (seated, left to right): guest; Don Young, HSM Electronic Protection Services; Peter Lowitt, Lowitt Alarms; Vita Lowitt; (standing, left to right): Daniel Demers, Protectron Inc.; Trish Ingram; Mark Ingram, ADI; Larry Folsom, A-1 Security; Nohri Folsom; Ed Bonifas, Alarm Detection Systems; Carmi Carlson.

SDM gratefully appreciates the support of American Sentry Guard as a sponsor of the 2nd Annual SDM 100 Gala.

Sponsor of the SDM 100 Gala, American Sentry Guard, included guests (seated, left to right): Douglas Pierce, Guardian Alarm Co.; Lisa Brummett; Jeff Brummett, American Sentry Guard; (standing, left to right): Dave Hood, First Alarm Security Systems; Arlene Pierce; guest; Pamela Petrow, Vector Security; Beverly Davis and Ron Davis, Davis Marketing Group, Inc.

American Sentry Guard

Surveillance Products and Dealer Services for Professionals

American Sentry Guard (ASG), a 2006 Inc. 500 Honoree, is a leading manufacturer of professional and enterprise-class digital video management systems and a national distributor of a complete line of video surveillance products. Founded in 1999, ASG has developed into one of the industry’s premier companies. ASG’s security products line includes PC-based digital video recorders, network video recorders, embedded DVRs, XP Mobile DVRs, video monitoring systems, the industry-leading ViZionCAM-Rx camera, a 360° Cube camera, as well as monitors, cables, power supplies and all related accessories. In addition, ASG offers a full line of IT products.

ASG systems are utilized worldwide by customers in retail businesses, government facilities, public safety organizations, financial institutions, transportation companies, military bases, industrial sites and casinos. 

Most recently, ASG has entered the mobile surveillance market with the introduction of its POWERViZion Mobile Eye system. This system forges top-of-the-line DVR features with integrated video and real-time GPS tracking, offering a complete surveillance solution to law enforcement agencies, military installations, public transportation systems, and educational organizations.

ASG’s Dealer Development Services Division is dedicated to helping dealers and installers. The DMSD offers all pre- and post-sales support, from lead generation to complete after-sales onsite support. ASG has its own technical support program, dedicated account agent program and remote video monitoring centers, as well as on-site service, maintenance and warranty program.

ASG offers complete national account fulfillment capabilities. Services include assessments, systems design, engineering, installation and network integration for total video surveillance, alarm and access control applications.

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SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Exacq Technologies as a sponsor of the 2nd Annual SDM 100 Gala.

SDM editor, Laura Stepanek, recognizes the 2007 SDM 100 companies at the 2nd annual SDM 100 Gala in Orlando in May.

Exacq Technologies

Looking for a way to keep existing analog video customers while preparing them for the latest surveillance products of today and the future? Or, do you have customers or potential customers ready to make the move to IP video? exacqVision® from Exacq Technologies has the solution you’re looking for.

Started by a group that pioneered the digital video surveillance industry, Exacq Technologies designs and manufactures complete IP video surveillance systems and software, as well as OEM products for use in the security industry.

exacqVision Pro is a true hybrid system built from the ground up to seamlessly merge analog and IP network security cameras on a single system using a common interface. Each server accommodates 4-32 analog cameras plus 64 or more IP cameras. exacqVision Pro is designed around Exacq’s eDVR board which provides real-time MPEG-4 ASP video compression. This solution allows security professionals to leverage existing analog cameras and cables while also taking advantage of the latest IP network cameras.

exacqVision IP is an easy to use network video recorder for any size installation—from single camera systems to enterprise applications. The software installs on an off-the-shelf PC or is available as a complete system. exacqVision IP utilizes today’s latest network cameras including high definition megapixel cameras.

Every exacqVision system (IP and Pro) is totally scalable and can be completely administered via a single instance of the client software from any networked or Internet connected computer.

SDM gratefully appreciates the support of GE Security as a sponsor of the 2nd Annual SDM 100 Gala.

The SDM 100 Gala was conceived to honor security firms that are ranked on the 2007 SDM 100 by their recurring monthly revenue.

GE Security

Our Congratulations to the SDM 100

GE Security applauds your accomplishments and achieving this prestigious recognition. We are proud to be providing solutions to industry leaders. Our commitment is to help you plan, manage and grow your business through collaboration and partnership.

The Leading Software for Industry Leaders

With our MASterMind™ premier central station automation software, we enable businesses such as yours to have best-in-class operations and to provide innovative solutions to customers worldwide. Unparalleled alarm processing, reliability, flexibility, user-friendly features and tremendous scalability have earned MASterMind™ an impressive customer roster. The MASterMind™ product portfolio is an extensive suite of integrated applications, configured to meet the needs of your business. Our goal is simple – to provide the very best platform in the industry.

GE Security offers one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, covering explosives and narcotics detection, intrusion and access control, video surveillance, key management, and fire detection. GE Security’s products are used to protect people and property across a wide range of industries, including aviation, law enforcement, banking, education, healthcare, mass transit, residential and retail.

For more information about GE Security and our products, please Call 1-800-447-6721 to find out more about MASterMind™.

GE Security, making the world safer.

SDM gratefully appreciates the support of HID as a sponsor of the 2nd Annual SDM 100 Gala.

The 2nd Annual SDM 100 Gala ended with an open dance floor, and the opportunity for colleagues to unwind and enjoy the rest of their evening. The band at the gala playing here is named The Executives.


HID Global is a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, serving customers worldwide with proximity and contactless smart card technologies; central station managed access controllers; secure and custom card solutions; digital identity and photo card management software solutions; and RFID electromechanical cylinders. To learn more, please

SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Honeywell Security as a sponsor of the 2nd Annual SDM 100 Gala.

Sponsor of the SDM 100 Gala, Honeywell Security, included guests (seated, left to right): John Colehower, Matrix Security Group; Joe Sausa, First Alert Professional Security Systems; Inara Zweedyk; Jim Zweedyk; (standing, left to right): Shane Morris; Rich Simonetti, Honeywell Security and Custom Electronics; Dan Reynolds, Interface Security Systems; Karen Perry; Richard Perry, Security Networks.

Honeywell Security

Your Partner of Choice

If you’re looking to sell more systems, take a look at the advantages of partnering with Honeywell Security. In addition to delivering the newest innovations, products and technologies, we also provide the most experienced and dedicated customer and technical support teams. We have a longstanding commitment to our independent dealers and integrators, and can help you succeed by leveraging the power of the Honeywell brand. Together, we can win by building a world that’s safer and more secure while creating more opportunities for you and your business.

Honeywell Security is a world-leading manufacturer of security solutions for residential and commercial applications, and our products protect millions of homes, businesses and government facilities across the globe. We are a leader in intrusion, structured wiring and cabling, wireless, multiplex and integration-ready technologies that include alarm communications, video surveillance and access control. Honeywell is a company with the commitment, technology, and the resources to provide the best security solutions, and Honeywell Security invests over $50 million a year in research and development. Our employees are knowledgeable, highly experienced and dedicated to providing the best solutions for our customers.

Honeywell equipment complies with all ISO-9001 protocols—an internationally recognized standard of quality. Why partner with anyone else? Call us to find out more 1-800-467-5875.

SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Micro Key Software as a sponsor of the 2nd Annual SDM 100 Gala.

Sponsor of the SDM 100 Gala, Micro Key Software, included guests (seated, left to right): Mary Smith, Bay Alarm Co.; Rochelle Harris; Louise Lombardi; John Lombardi, CIA Security; (standing, left to right): Victoria Ferro and Wayne Torrens, Micro Key Software.

Micro Key Software

Congratulations to the SDM 100

Being selected demonstrates your commitment to excellence in every aspect of business. You can take pride in being technology leaders and setting the pace for our industry.

Partnering with industry leaders, Micro Key’s team of experts is unmatched and has helped make our fully integrated Millennium Series™ Modules the best choice for central stations and alarm dealers including many of this year’sSDM100.

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