The SDM covers in the 80s featured a little bit of everything: polyester suits, a long-range radio antenna, installers, police officers, reenacted false alarms  --  even McGruff the Crime Dog, the iconic figure debuted in 1980 by the National Crime Prevention Council, made it on a cover, asking the alarm industry to "Take a Bite out of Crime." Place your vote for your favorite 80s cover now!

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Check back throughout the year to vote for your favorite covers from each individual decade (70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s). Then, at the end of the year, see your favorites from each decade go head to head as you vote for the "Best Cover of 'em All" from the past 40 years of SDM Magazine.