RMR Growth chart for security industry

Security dealers aren’t the only ones growing their recurring monthly revenue (RMR). Between 2010 and 2011, SDM’s Top Systems Integrators — a group of 114 of the largest security systems integrators in North America — increased their RMR 9.1 percent. Integrators’ RMR is more likely than dealers’ to stem from a wider array of services that includes not only alarm monitoring (14 percent of all service revenue) but sales/installation (58 percent), service contracts (12 percent), non-contracted service (9 percent), test and inspection (3 percent), and consulting (2 percent).

Source: SDM Top Systems Integrators Report, 2012