Fun & Games
SDM and its sponsors hosted the sixth annual SDM 100 Gala.
Charlotte, N.C., the home of NASCAR, was host city to the sixth annual SDM 100 Gala, held June 9 at The Westin Charlotte, where car racing was naturally incorporated into the fun. More than 225 security dealers, sponsors and guests together celebrated the success of the 21st annual SDM 100 — an exclusive report of the largest security companies ranked by recurring monthly revenue.
The Gala program began with the taking of a group photo of more than 45 of the SDM 100 companies in attendance. Friends and acquaintances mingled during an elegant cocktail reception, and then were seated for dinner. SDM’s Publisher, Mark McCourt, welcomed everyone; Associate Publisher, Art Niedosik, acknowledged the Gala sponsors and SDM’s Editor, Laura Stepanek, recognized SDM 100 executives. Dinner was complemented by a video of dozens of photos of SDM companies in action.
Following dinner, guests were invited to continue the fun by playing carnival midway games or remote control car racing, where they could win an SDM 100 stuffed teddy bear! Guests were also treated to magic tricks by a strolling magician, and some chose to have their likeness sketched by a caricature artist. The night was brought to a close with a raffle where many guests won prizes.
|SDM 100 Gala Sponsors|
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.
Your Value-Adding Business Partner
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of ADI as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
The driving force in network video
Axis is the world leader in network video. We were first to bring the benefits of IP to video surveillance and remote monitoring, introducing the world’s first network camera in 1996. With nearly three decades of network know-how, full commitment to open industry standards and strong partnerships, Axis delivers solutions that best answer users’ current and future needs – including a complete range of high-quality network cameras, video encoders, video management software and accessories.
Axis solutions ensure easy integration and scalability, and use standard networks and IT equipment. As a founding member of ONVIF, Axis also promotes equipment interoperability and compatibility.
With the world’s largest installed base of network cameras, Axis offers unrivalled expertise. Used worldwide in sectors ranging from retail and transportation to education and city surveillance, Axis network video solutions deliver enduring results: indoor, outdoor, wired, wireless, and in even the most extreme conditions and remote locations.
Axis partners with a comprehensive network of security and IT specialists. Together with leading technology suppliers, application developers, security consultants, integrators and installers, we create video surveillance solutions that expand the user’s potential.
Get the Axis picture. Stay one step ahead.
For further information about Axis, please visit www.axis.com
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Axis Communications as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
Founded in 1981, Bold Technologies is the worldwide leader in alarm automation software and central station data integration services. A privately held company, Bold is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Bold Technologies provides automation solutions to the alarm industry and through the years has shaped the development of contemporary alarm monitoring by introducing faster and more sophisticated software innovations. Additionally, Bold helped define critical new standards for security information management and made professional automation accessible to every central station by offering cost-effective packages for every application.
In 2002, Bold Technologies introduced the totally redesigned and revolutionary automation package, Manitou. The first Windows® based alarm automation software, Manitou takes full advantage of three-tier architecture with the industry’s leading technology at its core. Manitou delivers One Point of Control, which removes the requirement for central stations to maintain multiple systems, and allowing them to immediately realize a reduction in data entry time, operator error and training over multiple systems, while adding revenue generating and efficiency providing technologies. Developed to be scalable for super central stations, smaller monitoring stations and everything in between, Manitou incorporates the latest technology including Automated Actions, Audio/Video integration and remote connectivity via the Internet and PDA. Bold’s MediaGateway, an award-winning collaboration of powerful communication tools and modules, leads the way toward greater automation within the Manitou package and Call Center world.
More information is available at www.boldgroup.com.
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Bold Technologies as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
DICE Corporation knows to ensure a great partnership foundation that it is essential to communicate as well as provide our clients with excellence in products, service, innovation, and value. We help build new avenues to increase our clients’ RMR by customizing our already-robust automation software solutions for central station monitoring, accounting, service and sales by adding dealer tools, video integrations, GPS functionality, access control, web functionality, and advanced telephony functionality, among other professional services. DICE introduces additional ways to decrease overhead by providing additional efficiency in business with software solutions like: accurate job costing, artificial intelligence in signal handling, and inbound/outbound voice response systems.
We promote our clients and do not penalize them for being successful, that is why we offer FREE annual upgrades to our packages. We also design quarterly meetings as well as the annual DICE Users Group conference to not only discuss these updates, but to show where they are in the software – since we know it is not just about providing software to clients – but ensuring that they use it successfully. We also don’t limit our DICE users and will look into integrations at their suggestions to give them the best solutions for their businesses; this allows competitiveness as well as cutting-edge capabilities of their own.
Our clients, along with our service-oriented support team, continually strive to raise the bar in the industry. We look forward to every opportunity to make innovations and stability a standard.
For more information, contact DICE at www.dicecorp.com or call 1-800-RUN-DICE.
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of DICE Corporation as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
Connect to Opportunity with Honeywell Security Group
As a technology innovator, Honeywell recognizes that the rise of mobile apps, IP video and open standards for home automation creates incredible opportunities for our dealers to enrich and broaden the scope of their offerings to millions of homes and business owners. That’s where our Connected Home and Building solutions come in.
LYNX Touch—our newest self-contained wireless control with a brilliant, full-color touchscreen—shares the same graphic user interface across the Honeywell intrusion portfolio and is Total Connect™ Remote Services ready. It can support thermostats and lighting controls that communicate via the Z-Wave® protocol to allow users to set back thermostats or turn off lights when the system is armed. For more information, visit www.lynxtouchtoolkit.com.
With features like an interactive dashboard, dynamic flash-based graphics and more, Total Connect 2.0 is ideal for today’s connected home or business owner on the go. Coupled with Honeywell’s hardwired and wireless sensors, it has an easier set-up, more intuitive interface and helps dealers make more RMR, improve customer loyalty and reduce attrition. Want to learn more? Visit www.totalconnecttoolkit.com.
You can control the promise of the connected building with Honeywell’s NetAXS 123 Web-Based Access Control System. You can start with one, two or three doors—making it perfect for smaller sites like restaurants, medical offices or daycare facilities. It’s a great way to secure doors, manage employee access, and manage sites remotely. Plus, our complete range of IP/network cameras and components offer everything you need to help you migrate to a digital future.
1-800-467-5875 • www.honeywell.com/security
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Honeywell as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
Founded in 1994, Monitronics International is one of the nation’s largest, fastest-growing home security alarm monitoring companies. Headquartered in Dallas, we provide monitored business and home security system services to more than 700,000 residential customers and commercial clients through its network of nationwide, independent Authorized Dealers.
At the heart of our operations is the Monitronics Central Station, which has consistently met or exceeded all UL, National Fire Protection Association, Central Station Alarm Association standards. With millions invested in our monitoring technology, we can provide reliable, uninterrupted security monitoring service.
More information is available at www.monitronics.com.
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Monitronics as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
Micro Key Solutions
Since 1985, Micro Key Solutions has provided best-in-class software and customer support for independent Alarm Dealers worldwide. Over 4,000 customers use our single point of entry Millennium Series™ Software to manage information, cut costs, and stabilize operations. Micro Key is the premier enterprise-level solutions provider for any organization needing integrated monitoring or back-office management.
What sets Micro Key Solutions apart from our competition is our unwavering commitment to best practices, proactive customer service, and our ability to be a true partner to Alarm Dealers. As an alarm dealer you have to manage every job to ensure completeness and profitability. You need to manage your inventory and ensure the right technician is assigned to the right job. This is where we can help. We work with Dealers, large and small, to understand their specific business objectives and then we recommend a product mix that achieves them. We know how to help Alarm Dealers build value for end users and for themselves by streamlining their operations and data flow.
Whatever the size or scope of your business, in these challenging economic times can you afford not to get the most out of your operating systems? Our solutions are proven to save users’ time and money, while increasing productivity. Make your job easier and your business better. Contact Micro Key Solutions today to see how we can build your company’s efficiency, profitability and success.
Micro Key Solutions would like to thank all partners and customers for another successful year servicing the security industry.
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Micro Key Solutions as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
Security America Risk Retention Group
Security America Risk Retention Group (RRG), an insurance company developed by the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and administered through Marsh Insurance, was founded in 2003 exclusively for the electronic life safety, security and systems industry. Security America RRG provides affordable and stable general liability including errors & omissions insurance up to $5 million and an umbrella policy with up to $4 million over primary coverage. Security America RRG saves ESA members hundreds to thousands of dollars every year and gives them the peace of mind that comes from knowing they’re fully covered. Security America RRG protects those who protect our homes and businesses. You don’t have to be a member to get a quote – call (866) 315-3838 for a free, no-obligation quote or visit www.securityamericarrg.com for more information.
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Security America Risk Retention Group as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
SedonaOffice is an enterprise class financial accounting and business management software application developed specifically for security dealers, central station operating companies and systems integrators. SedonaOffice operates on a Microsoft platform using SQL Server 2005/2008 database. SedonaOffice is scalable to work with companies with annual revenues from two million to five hundred million annually. SedonaOffice includes all the core modules to operate your business including: general ledger, RMR management, accounts receivable, job tracking, job costing, service management, dispatching, inventory management, collections and cancellation tracking. SedonaOffice includes an extensive report library of over 200 operational and financial reports.
SedonaOffice is used by more SDM 100 companies than any other financial accounting application.
In addition to the core modules; SedonaOffice also features a robust set of add-on applications including; SedonaFSU, a field service application which allows your technicians to manage their day remotely, SedonaDocs, a SQL document management application, SedonaWeb, a suite of internet applications to allow your customer to interact with you real-time and SedonaEmail, an automated email delivery application to allow invoice and statements to be electronically sent to your clients.
For more information on SedonaOffice visit us on the web at www.sedonaoffice.com or call us at (440) 247-5602.
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of SedonaOffice as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution
As North America’s largest independent security distributor, Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution is proud to provide state-of-the-art solutions from the industry’s leading manufacturers of CCTV, IP, access control, fire, intrusion, sound, communications, structured cable, and home automation products.
With 43 locations across the US and Canada, Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution offers personal customer service, ongoing technical systems support, flexible credit terms, next day shipping, ongoing training programs as well as the industry’s richest rewards program. Customers can make purchases online or visit any of our retail locations to see our products in person.
Our sales team, network specialists and business development managers are dedicated to educating customers on new offerings and applications. Our valued supplier partners also offer ongoing Counter Days and training seminars so Tri-Ed / Northern Video customers can stay competitive, profitable, and ahead of the technology learning curve. We not only deliver the products customers need when they need them, we also continually train customers on their applications and capabilities.
Serving customers, vendors, and the security industry is our privilege and priority. Our commitment to excellence is threaded throughout the entire company and is exemplified by our Leadership Team – Steve Roth, Chief Executive Officer, Pat Comunale, President and Chief Operating Officer, and James Rothstein, Executive Vice President.
Everyone at Tri-Ed / Northern Video works passionately to exceed expectations, one customer at a time. Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution is a transformed company. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and exceed your expectations.
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Tri-Ed / Northern Video as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.
RSI Video Technologies
Videofied residential and commercial video intrusion alarms mean Priority Response from Law Enforcement. Police respond faster to alarms confirmed as crimes-in-progress. A July 2011 survey of both Police and Sheriffs proved that over 98% support priority response for video intrusion alarms. Videofied is the ONLY security system that is endorsed by a law enforcement association. The National Sheriffs Assn. endorsed Videofied because our alarm systems deliver more arrests. Videofied manufactures a complete line of video intrusion alarms with interior solutions for cost-conscious residential applications as well as cordless/wireless outdoor solutions for commercial applications in harsh environments. Insurance companies are providing incentives to their policy holders to upgrade to Videofied in the form of premium discounts and waiving of deductibles. Videofied is the world leader in video intrusion alarms – shouldn’t you get Videofied?
SDM gratefully appreciates the support of Videofied - RSI Video Technologies as a sponsor of the 6th Annual SDM 100 Gala.