Channel partner awards

SDM acknowledged some of its Channel Partners award winners at ESX in June. From left: Axis Communications’ Larry Newman, and Honeywell’s JoAnna Sohovich and Scott Harkins.

SDM announced the recipients of its fourth annual Channel Partner Awards during ESX in Charlotte, N.C. on June 9. These awards are presented to manufacturers in the security industry based on nominations and votes received from SDM magazine subscribers via a two-part online survey process conducted by Clear Seas Research. The awards recognize the superior support these companies provide to the dealer and integrator channel.

“Winning an SDM Channel Award is like getting an A+ on your report card,” said Mark McCourt, publisher of SDM. “SDM readers deal with these companies on a daily basis and this program truly represents the voice of the customer.”

The 2011 Channel Partner Awards include awards for the top nominees in 14 specific categories: Sales Support, Technical Support, Marketing Support, Brand Reputation, Education & Training, Wholesale Monitoring Partner, Managed Services Vendor, and Technologically Advanced Products. The Technologically Advanced Products category is divided into seven subcategories.

Clear Seas Research conducted the research and determined the winners for each category, as follows:

Best Overall Sales Support
Best Overall Technical Support
Best Overall Marketing Support
Best Technologically Advanced Offerings: Access Controls
Best Technologically Advanced Offerings: Fire Alarm/Life Safety
Fire-Lite Alarms
Best Technologically Advanced Offerings: Identity Management
HID Global
Best Technologically Advanced Offerings: Intrusion Alarm
Best Technologically Advanced Offerings: Remote Monitoring Solutions
Axis Communications
Best Technologically Advanced Offerings: Smart Home Systems, Automation & Entertainment
HAI – Home Automation Inc.
Best Technologically Advanced Offerings: Wire & Cable, Power Supplies, Accessories
Best Brand Reputation
Best Education & Training
Best Wholesale Monitoring Partner
Rapid Response Monitoring Inc.
Best Vendor of Managed Services