The security industry looks to the SDM 100 — a group of 100 of the largest security companies ranked by their recurring monthly revenue — as a wellspring of industry trends and operational best practices. So, which manufacturers and distributors are behind the SDM 100, supporting them with the products, solutions and services that have helped make them successful?
SDM asked each of the 2013 SDM 100 companies to disclose the top three manufacturers and top three distributors that earn their business, based on volume purchased. The resulting lists, below, reveal that the largest security companies in the installation and monitoring channel rely on a wide variety of suppliers. These lists demonstrate not only diversity in the technology they sell, but also demonstrate that security companies are capitalizing on trends in home automation, interactive services, alarm communications, and more.
These brand-usage lists were compiled from the 2013 SDM 100 Report. Earlier this year, SDM 100 companies were instructed to list their top three suppliers (both manufacturers and distributors) in order of volume purchased from them. Of the 100 companies ranked on the SDM 100, 87 of them provided this information. SDM combined all of their responses, and ranked the manufacturers and distributors by the number of mentions each received, with the manufacturer or distributor receiving the greatest number of mentions listed first, and so on.
Top 15 Manufacturers Used by the SDM 100
• Honeywell Security (including First Alert Professional)
• UTC Fire & Security (includes the brands of Interlogix, Lenel and Edwards)
• Tyco (includes the brands of DSC and Software House)
• Honeywell Life Safety (includes the brands of Notifier, Silent Knight, Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI, System Sensor)
• Bosch Security
• AES Intellinet
• Clinton Electronics
• Digital Watchdog
• Speco Technologies
Asked to name their top three manufacturers in order of volume purchased from them, these are the top 15 vendors supplying the SDM 100. Manufacturers are listed in order of how frequently they were cited by the SDM 100.
Top 10 Distributors Used by the SDM 100
• ScanSource Security
• Security Equipment Supply (SES)
• Systems Distributors Inc. (SDI)
• The Systems Depot
• DWG Distribution
Asked to name their top three distributors in order of volume purchased from them, these are the top 10 vendors supplying the SDM 100. Distributors are listed in order of how frequently they were cited by the SDM 100.
To read the full 2013 SDM 100 Report online, visit www.SDMmag.com/SDM100Report.