8th Annual SDM 100 Gala
SDM and its sponsors hosted the eighth annual SDM 100 Gala at the elegant Schermerhorn Symphony Center, with entertainment by a percussion-performing group and a comedian.
The grace and beauty of Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center was the setting for the eighth annual SDM 100 Gala, held June 20 during ESX. The Gala is SDM’s annual black-tie event held to recognize the success of the largest security companies in the industry, as ranked on the SDM 100.
The evening began with a reception in the center’s elegant lobby, with its massive two-story columns and marble floor. Just before dinner was served, representatives from more than 40 SDM 100 companies posed for a group photo on the outside steps of the symphony center. It was a moving experience to see all of these experienced and expert professionals together in one place.
Drum Café, an interactive percussion-based performing group, ushered guests into the Concert Hall for dinner. However, before food was served, Drum Café performers involved the Gala guests in the performance by distributing various percussion instruments and inviting them to get on their feet and feel the beat!
During dinner, SDM’s publisher, Mark McCourt, welcomed everyone; SDM’s regional sales manager, Chris Ward, acknowledged the Gala sponsors (see list below) and editor, Laura Stepanek, recognized SDM 100 executives.
Following dinner, guests were treated to laughs and antics provided by Marty Pollio, a physical comedian who included juggling, miming and other techniques in his routine. Gala guests left with smiles on their faces after watching the closing video, which featured SDM staff and SDM 100 executives traveling the world “Gangnam style.”
SDM 100 Gala Sponsors
• Acadian Monitoring Services
• Axis Communications
• Micro Key Solutions
• Speco Technologies
• Videofied - RSI Video Technologies
Acadian Monitoring Services
Acadian Monitoring Services offers a diversified array of monitoring services providing protection for homes, business, and people and enhancing quality of life through exciting, cutting-edge technologies.
Acadian partners with America’s leading security dealers and integrators to afford the highest level of protection through alarm monitoring and virtual security management using innovative video technology and advanced alarm automation software to deliver quick response to alarm signals.
Acadian is UL rated, Five-Diamond and EMD certified, and has three bi-directionally redundant monitoring centers. We provide a full portfolio of monitoring solutions for security, medical, video, access control, and GPS fleet tracking.
Call 866-913-9565 or visit www.AcadianMonitoringServices.com to learn more.
ADI gives you MORE! As a leading distributor of security and low-voltage products, ADI offers the solutions, support and services you need to grow in today’s market. ADI represents more than 500 top industry manufacturers and offers thousands of items in stock every day at its 90+ locations across North America. ADI is ready to support all your presales efforts, and their knowledgeable sales staff and systems support team can assist with product selection and design to help you provide complete, end-to-end solutions.
ADI’s complete line of solutions includes Intrusion, Fire, Video Surveillance, IP Solutions, Access, Power, Audio/Video, Network Systems, Telephony, Central Vacuum, Tools & Hardware and Wire & Cable.
• 90+ fully stocked branch locations across North America
• Education and training opportunities
• ADI Expo Training Series
• Dedicated training room in each branch
• Branch events
• Industry tradeshows and events
• Knowledgeable sales representatives
• Systems sales & integration support
• 24/7 pickup anytime convenience
• Rapid next-day delivery
• Just-in-time delivery
• Flexible return & repair policies
• Credit terms
• Online shopping & account management
• Extensive product catalogs & monthly sales promotions
• Weekly online newsletters
For orders, call 1-800-233-6261
For Systems Sales & Support, call 1-800-234-7971
As the market leader in network video, Axis is leading the way to a safer, smarter, more secure world — driving the shift from analog to digital video surveillance.
Offering network video solutions for professional installations, Axis’ products and solutions are based on an innovative, open-technology platform.
Axis has more than 1,000 dedicated employees in 40 locations around the world and cooperates with partners covering 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based IT company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS.
For more information about Axis, please visit our website, www.axis.com.
CSAA International and ESA
The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) International is a trade association representing providers, users, bureaus, and other agencies of central station protection services that are certified by one of the CSAA-approved NRTLs. It provides worldwide vital resources for central station monitoring companies, contract monitoring companies, full-service alarm companies, manufacturers and suppliers, consultants and other related contributors to the central station alarm industry.
CSAA International is legally entitled to represent its members before Congress, regulatory agencies on the local, state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) over the industry. Since its incorporation in 1950, CSAA has served its members’ interests through education, online training, meetings and conventions, certification, insurance, and industry standards. CSAA may be reached at 703-242-4670 or on the web at www.csaaintl.org.
Electronic Security Association
Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA), a non-profit 501(c) 6 trade association, has evolved into the largest professional trade association in the United States with the purpose of representing, promoting and enhancing the growth and professional development of the electronic life safety, security, and integrated systems industry. In cooperation with a federation of state associations, ESA provides government advocacy and delivers timely information, professional development tools, products and services that members use to grow and prosper their businesses. For more information visit www.esaweb.org.
DICE Corporation is associated in the alarm and security industry with the fastest growing security and emergency center companies — and for good reason! We help build new avenues for our clients to increase their RMR by customizing our already-robust automation software solutions to meet their unique wants for various monitoring, accounting, service and sales capabilities with dealer tools, video and GPS integrations, access control, Web functionality, and advanced telephony, among other professional services. DICE introduces additional ways to decrease overhead by providing efficiency in business with software solutions like: accurate job costing, artificial intelligence in signal handling, and inbound/outbound voice response systems.
We know to ensure a great partnership that it is essential to communicate as well as provide our clients with a secure foundation built with excellence in products, service, innovation, and value. We hold quarterly meetings to meet with our eight chairperson groups and 50 committee members to design the annual DICE Users Group conference and discuss software updates to continually grow and enhance the software based on a collective view. We also do this because we understand that it is not just about providing excellence in software, but ensuring that our clients use it successfully and that it continues to evolve to meet their needs.
Our clients continue to be cutting-edge, competitive and raise the bar in the industry, and we look forward to every opportunity to work to make the latest in technology and stability a standard.
For more information, visit www.dicecorp.com or call 1-800-RUN-DICE.
Honeywell is a leading global manufacturer of innovative security and connected home and building solutions for residential and commercial applications — providing millions of homes, businesses and government facilities with flexible security systems that meet their unique needs.
• Our brilliant, full-color Tuxedo Touch™ and LYNX Touch 5100 graphic touchscreens turn security systems into powerful hubs that bring together security, HVAC, lights, locks and other devices — resulting in more comfortable, convenient lifestyles and energy savings.
• MAXPRO® NVR 2.5 IP video solutions, which feature a 360° camera, ONVIF Profile S IP cameras, smart video motion detection (VMD) and more.
• Honeywell Total Connect™ Remote Services make it easy for your customers to control their security systems and compatible Z-Wave® thermostats, lights and locks, view live video and receive important alerts.
• The open architecture of our industry-leading Pro-Watch® security management suite seamlessly integrates security, HVAC and building management systems.
• Our advanced GSM communications platform provides seamless, reliable coverage by ensuring it can speak to the broadest and fastest standards-based 4G technology.
• Our MAXPRO® Cloud hosted service lets users manage video using any PC, Mac, smartphone or Internet-connected tablet — ensuring that video is available anytime, anywhere.
• Honeywell Vindicator® technologies is a leading provider of integrated security solutions to government, commercial and critical infrastructure customers.
• Honeywell’s equIP® Series of IP video surveillance cameras offer flexible, scalable IP video solutions to defend against security threats in even the most complex sites.
Interlogix offers industry-leading security and life safety solutions designed for a wide range of applications that are well-suited for both residential and commercial environments. For every security need, we have a solution — covering Intrusion, Video, Transmission, Fire and Access Control. A convenient one-source provider, our ongoing goal is to provide reliable and intuitive products that meet the existing and future security requirements of our channel partners.
With ongoing partner support and a commitment to technology, you can count on Interlogix to deliver global security solutions to meet the demands of the modern world. Now more than ever, new advancements in technology are emerging and finding their way into our everyday life. Whether it’s IP security solutions, home system management or lifestyle convenience, Interlogix takes a progressive approach to keeping you one step ahead by integrating exciting innovations into a comprehensive product portfolio. Interlogix is built on the legacy of some of the most recognized names in security, setting the standard for advanced features and functions to help you strengthen customer relationships and secure your future.
For more information, visit us at www.interlogix.com.
Kwikset® manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Millions of families have relied on Kwikset for security and peace of mind. For over 65 years, we’ve believed that innovation is our greatest asset. And the strongest insights come from understanding the people who use our products and how they use them. Everything we’ve learned has led us to one simple premise — the best security is smart security. Kwikset is the #1 Residential Lock Brand with Z-Wave.
Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset® , Weiser® , Baldwin® , National Hardware® , Stanley® , FANAL® , Pfister™ and EZSET® . HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister).
Micro Key Solutions
Since 1985, Micro Key Solutions has offered the best software solutions for the security alarm industry; Micro Key Solutions saves you money, simplifies training and automates operations. These solutions include Accounting, Service and Central Station Automation software.
With over 28 years in the security alarm industry, Micro Key Solutions offers an array of innovative solutions for the security alarm industry. Our emphasis has remained with our customers the entire time. We don’t have customers — we have partners.
If you are looking for alarm software for security, fire, environmental, medical or mechanical failures of any kind, Micro Key Solutions offers the service and products your company needs.
Combining over 200 years of industry experience, our staff understands the unique security alarm system challenges you face and has dedicated itself to finding the solutions. Our software is made by alarm dealers for alarm dealers, so you can trust we put out a product we stand behind.
Micro Key Solutions would like to thank our partners and customers for another successful year servicing the security alarm industry.
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Founded in 1994, Monitronics International is one of the nation’s largest, fastest-growing alarm monitoring companies. Headquartered in Dallas, Monitronics provides monitored security system services to more than 800,000 residential customers and commercial clients through its network of nationwide, independent authorized dealers.
At the heart of the company’s operations is the Monitronics Alarm Response Center, which has consistently met or exceeded all UL, National Fire Protection Association, and Central Station Alarm Association standards. With millions invested in monitoring technology, Monitronics provides reliable, uninterrupted security monitoring service.
Samsung introduces their new cost-effective 1.3 and 3 Megapixel IP Cameras. This new line features 6 new models equipped with all standard features and are compatible with all major VMS manufacturers. These easy-to-install cameras are a great addition to Samsung’s already extensive line of IP Cameras. In addition, Samsung brings their leading LED technology to the security market introducing a new line of LED Professional Monitors ranging from 17” to 40”.
Samsung has also gone beyond cameras, monitors, recording solutions, and access control, adding their own manufactured Layer 2 and Layer 3 Network Switches. Samsung’s comprehensive line of products provides a total security solution to meet your needs.
Building on the company’s history of innovation, Samsung Security Systems is dedicated to providing systems solutions with the highest levels of performance, reliability and cost-efficiency.
As a subsidiary of a $117 billion international market maker, Samsung is committed to the continued development of innovative systems products for professional security applications.
SedonaOffice is the only enterprise-level accounting and business management software specifically developed for security companies allowing you to meet your customers’ needs and exceed their expectations. In today’s fast-paced environment, you not only have to “out-service” your competition; you need to “out-operate” them.
The operations of a security organization, from sales through installations and service through recurring revenue management, are diverse and complex and unlike nearly all other businesses. SedonaOffice incorporates everything necessary to manage all aspects of your business.
The business management capabilities of SedonaOffice make handling your operations a breeze. Whether it’s job costing, service dispatching, recurring revenue management or collections, with SedonaOffice your operations will run smoothly and efficiently.
• Includes all the core modules necessary to operate any size security company.
• Implementation Services are included in your purchase.
• All users are covered under our Premier Level Support plan.
To learn why hundreds of the leading security organizations have implemented the SedonaOffice solution for their businesses.
Speco Technologies is making significant expansions to their IP product line to help bridge analog customers to IP with easy Plug & Play connectivity. Transitioning to IP is easy with the NSP NVR, allowing a simplified way to replicate an analog setup. The NSP features EZ Camera which auto-finds and connects IP cameras and works on the same platform as our most popular DVRs.
Speco was the first company to launch a 960H DVR with 30% increase in resolution over D1. However, our proudest accomplishment to date is being the only manufacturer with products that deter crime from occurring through our Digital Deterrent™ technology.
Speco DVRs and NVRs utilize the latest available technology like Twitter, to communicate and alert early detection for events or provide a hard drive health update. Our patented Wall Mount NVR & DVRs provide the ultimate solution to recording device vandalism and theft by limiting onsite user access in a concealed device that fits easily in the smallest of spaces.
Our Intensifier3® cameras have become an industry best-seller on the market today. Cameras that record color by day & color by night, with up to 700 lines of resolution rendering crisp and detailed images mean customers do not have to worry about losing the visibility of images in variable lighting conditions.
Speco Technologies offers exceptional customer service, technical and marketing support, and a generous product guarantee. Come see the Speco Technologies difference for yourself.
Visit www.specotech.com for more information.
As North America’s largest independent security distributor, TRI-ED Distribution provides state-of-the-art solutions from hundreds of the industry’s leading manufacturers of CCTV, IP video, connectivity, intrusion, access control, fire, sound, communications, structured cabling, and home automation products. With over 60 locations across the United States and Canada, TRI-ED Distribution offers personalized customer service, technical systems support, flexible credit terms, next-day shipping, ongoing training programs and the industry’s richest rewards program, Great Expectations.
TRI-ED continues to expand its product lines, supplier partnerships, sales offices and professional staff. Our flexible business model enables customers to purchase online, over the phone, or in our retail locations. We not only deliver the products customers need, we also provide training on their applications and capabilities.
Our sales team, network specialists and business development managers are dedicated to educating customers on the newest product offerings. Our valued supplier partners also offer ongoing counter days and training seminars in each branch location so TRI-ED customers can stay competitive, profitable, and ahead of the technology learning curve.
Serving customers, suppliers, and the industry as a whole is our privilege and priority. Our commitment to excellence is threaded throughout the entire company and is exemplified by our leadership team. Everyone at TRI-ED works passionately to exceed expectations, one customer at a time. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and exceed your expectations.
Videofied – RSI Video Technologies
Priority Response and Arrests — Videofied delivers greater value for our dealers. The new “indoor” MotionViewer costs about the same as a wireless PIR — pricing that puts video verification as the preferred mainstream solution for both residential and commercial customers. In addition to stand-alone alarm systems, Videofied also offers “upgrade kits” to enhance an existing Honeywell, 2GIG or Interlogix alarm panel. Videofied products are cordless/wireless and can be installed anywhere a wireless PIR can be installed. Video verification differentiates our dealers from their competition for both greater security and greater value.
The new mobile app enables remote look-in from a smartphone as well as remote arm/disarm of the system. Our dealers make more money and sell greater value to their customers — Priority Response for more arrests and smartphone interactivity for enhanced consumer experience.
Videofied has both indoor and outdoor solutions to meet every budget, from the basic “starter system” to the complete indoor/outdoor commercial alarm system. For more info contact www.videofied.com.