It was history in the making as nearly 50 of the SDM 100 dealers stood to be recognized by SDM at the fourth annual SDM 100 Gala.

SDM staff, from left: Laura Stepanek, editor; Art Niedosik, associate publisher & eastern regional sales; Jackie Seigle, online media manager; Mark McCourt, publisher; Kent Beaver, regional sales – West; Heather Klotz, associate editor; Doug O’Gorden, regional sales – Midwest.

It was a moment not easily forgotten, a moment that was understood as history in the making, as nearly 50 of the 100 largest security dealers joined SDM’s editor Laura Stepanek, on stage at the fourth annual SDM 100 Gala – and the photographer snapped an unforgettable photo.

The Gala was held this year on June 25, at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Md., in conjunction with Electronic Security Expo. More than 220 people attended the celebratory evening event in honor of the achievements made by the 100 largest security dealers operating in the United States. In attendance were executives or representatives from firms such as ADT, Brink’s Home Security, Protection One, Monitronics Int’l, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, APX Alarm, Vector Security, Guardian Protection, Bay Alarm Co., and many more, along with their spouses or other company staff.
Sponsors of the SDM 100 Gala made this event possible (see list of sponsors on this page). The evening began with an hour-long cocktail reception and mixer, where the 200-plus guests greeted their friends and acquaintances. Dinner was preceded by welcoming remarks from SDM publisher, Mark McCourt. Then SDM’s associate editor, Heather Klotz, presented the 2008 Dealer of the Year trophy to Joe Nuccio, president of ASG Security, a company ranked as No. 11 on the SDM 100.
A delicious dinner was followed by a comedy hypnosis show, “Magic for the Mind,” by Jason Linett. The nine-piece band, Amaretto, entertained guests throughout the rest of the evening, while many people danced and chatted with old friends.
The SDM 100 is an extremely influential group, accounting for $8 billion in total revenue and 12 million subscribers. Read the full report at:

Gala attendees from ADI, an SDM 100 Gala sponsor, and their guests included (standing, left to right):
Jeff Davis (Stanley Convergent Security Solutions);
Dan Bresingham (Stanley Convergent Security Solutions); Steve Walker (Stanley Convergent Security Solutions); Andy Feldman (ADI); John Sullivan (ADI); (seated, left to right):
Carmi Bonifas; Ed Bonifas (ADS); Tony Byerly (Stanley Convergent Security Solutions); and Beth Tarnoff (Stanley Convergent Security Solutions).


As a leading global wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products, ADI provides all the tools and training necessary to help your business grow. ADI’s superior product offering, convenient locations, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and educational opportunities can be relied on to help win new business. Now more than ever, ADI is here to provide you with the support, service and confidence you need to succeed in today’s market.

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Atomoo was a sponsor of the fourth annual SDM 100 Gala in Baltimore, which included a cocktail reception with live music, awards presentations, a dinner, a hypnotist and dancing. Pictured are SDM 100 Gala attendees (standing left to right): Janice Batzel; Bill Crawford (Vector Security); Carol Crawford; Tom Rogers (Vector Security); Nate Natale (; (seated, left to right): Bob Batzel (Vector Security); Ricky Wright (Vector Security); and Gail Kasper.


Atomoo is a hybrid managed service provider, providing a 24x7 pro-active monitoring solution of IP devices residing within a high-end residential or small to medium business setting. Our primary target is the 30,000+ Custom Electronic Integrators and Home Protection Companies that are CEDIA, CompTIA and CEA members, that are the trusted advisor to homeowners and responsible for thousands of installs a year. Atomoo is the first and only recurring revenue opportunity for the Custom Integrator.

Founded in 2008, Atomoo is a technology company that provides remote monitoring and management of IT resources and networked devices, such as touch panels and media servers, in luxury residences and small to medium sized businesses. Our goal is to drive profitable sales and recurring revenue by eliminating or minimizing downtime of the remote managed systems. This is accomplished by delivering a core of complimentary Hardware, Software, and Service solutions.

Atomoo’s proactive services enable partners to lower service costs, develop a recurring revenue stream and, foremost, provide customers peace of mind knowing their technology is going to just work. Based in Evanston, Illinois, Atomoo was developed out of a need to provide superior service for award winning integrator LouisClark, Ltd.

Visit us at to learn more.

Gala attendees from Axis Communications, an SDM 100 Gala sponsor, and their guests included (standing, left to right): Mel Mahler (ADS Security); Carol Mahler; Dave Simon (Brink’s Home Security; now called Broadview Security); Kris Zielinski (Guardian Alarm Company); (seated, left to right): John Murphy (Vector Security); Mary Murphy; John Bartolac (Axis Communications); and Dan Anderson (Axis Communications).

Axis Communications

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Axis is the global market leader in network video. We were first to bring the benefits of network video technology to professional video surveillance and remote monitoring applications, introducing the world’s first network camera in 1996. With more than two decades of experience in networking technologies, the largest installed base of network video products, as well as strong partnerships with leading players across all continents, Axis is the partner of choice in network video.

Axis is a Swedish-based company, operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS.
Cutting-edge products. For every need.
Axis offers the industry’s most complete and consistent portfolio of professional network video products and solutions. Axis’ product portfolio includes a full range of network cameras, video servers/encoders, video management software and accessories. Axis products and solutions are based on Axis’ VAPIX®, the company’s own open, standard-setting API (application programming interface). This makes Axis network video solutions cost-efficient, flexible, scalable, future-proof and easy to integrate with other systems. 

Flexible, scalable solutions. Based on open standards.
Using open technology standards that enable easy integration and scalability, Axis offers a full range of network video solutions for surveillance and remote monitoring applications in a broad spectrum of industry segments.

For further information about Axis, please visit

Gala attendees from Bold Technologies, an SDM 100 Gala sponsor, and their guests included (standing, left to right): Matt Jiminez (Acadian Ambulance); Chuck Speck (Bold Technologies); Tracie Speck (Bold Technologies); Terrie Ipson (Diebold); Steve Ipson (Diebold); (seated, left to right): Rod Coles (Bold Technologies); and Tiffany Bates (Bold Technologies).

Bold Technologies

For almost thirty years, Bold Technologies has been the industry leader in Central Station Automation with an unprecedented range of software applications. At Bold, we believe our customers should choose their business direction instead of being restricted by their software provider. The Manitou automation package, with its open Windows architecture and multi-level integration, provides a simple yet powerful interface that allows you to support the services you want to provide and grow your business the direction you want to take it. With Manitou you get the benefit of a battle-tested, stable automation solution with years of commitment and development, while still maintaining your individuality. It is that simple difference that sets Manitou apart.

Now Bold has taken Manitou to an entirely new level with the creation of the Bold MediaGateway. Winner of the ESX Maximum Impact Award for Central Station Software, the Bold MediaGateway is a collection of communication-based modules that allow central stations to offer more services and handle these services more efficiently. Encompassing two-way voice, text messaging, interactive SMS, call handling and data routing, the Bold MediaGateway takes much of the manual process out of how signals are handled. With an easy-to-use menu driven configuration, these diverse technologies can be integrated to allow customers access to their data, control their account information, receive simple notifications and even respond to alarm conditions on their preferred communication method. Combined with the Manitou automation platform, the Bold MediaGateway provides significantly increased efficiencies and revenue-generating opportunities for both central stations and alarm dealers. Maximize your potential by improving efficiency and reducing costs with Manitou.

Gala attendees from DICE Corp., an SDM 100 Gala sponsor, and their guests included (standing, left to right): Cliff Dice (DICE); Melissa Courville (DICE); Mary Jensby (Monitronics International Inc.); Greg Hurst (Monitronics International Inc.); (seated, left to right): Julie Coppens (DICE); Joshua Greko (DICE); and Philip Dupont (DICE).

DICE Corporation

DICE Corporation specializes in creating customized IT solutions for companies operating, but not limited to, central stations or alarm command centers. Turn-key solutions include: integrated Central Station Monitoring, Accounting, Service and Sales software, integrated VoIP PBX Telephone Systems, the reselling and installation of Servers and PCs, Network Management, and an unmatched Disaster Recovery plan and DR Team. We offer 24x7, 365 day support, and also operate internationally with clients in South America, Europe and Australia. For more information, visit our website at or call 1-800-RUN-DICE.

Gala attendees from Honeywell, an SDM 100 Gala sponsor, and their guests included (standing, left to right):Ron Rothman (Honeywell); Jane Hauhn; Jay Hauhn (ADT); Rich Simonetti (Honeywell); (seated, left to right): Sally Rothman; John Jennings (Safeguard Security); Joe Nuccio (ASG); Joe Sausa (Honeywell); and Dave Hood (First Alarm).


SDM readers recently recognized Honeywell as having the Overall Best Channel Partners Program in the industry. This prestigious award was based on an independent survey of SDM readers. In fact, Honeywell was also ranked highest in Technologically Advanced Products, Brand Reputation, Technical Support and Marketing Support.

At Honeywell, we know that our success is based on how well we help you succeed. For us, there’s no greater honor than to have been selected as your Partner of Choice in security.
Overall Best Channel Partner
Rated your Partner of Choice in security.

Technologically Advanced Products
Honeywell, already a leader in intrusion, video surveillance and access control technology is now paving the way in IP, integration and communication solutions.
Brand Reputation
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company and a widely recognized brand with the people and resources to help make you more successful.
Technical Support
Honeywell stands behind its products with the most knowledgeable and experienced technical support team in the industry.
Marketing Support
Honeywell supports you with outstanding customer literature and an array of marketing tools like Literature XPress, Promo Builder, STAR 3.0 CD and The Security Channel.
For more information on the SDM Channel Partners Program Award and to view the actual research report, please visit To learn more about why we should be your “partner of choice,” call us today at 1-800-467-5875.