Security systems integrators manage a diverse set of projects with demanding requirements. Their suppliers play a chief role in helping them meet those requirements and exceed their customers’ expectations. Integrators carefully select their suppliers, looking for those who will strengthen their efforts in selling and implementing physical security and related solutions.
So, which manufacturers and distributors are behind the Top Systems Integrators, supporting them with the products, solutions and services that have helped make them successful?
SDM asked each of the 2017 Top Systems Integrator companies to disclose the top manufacturers and top distributors that earn their business, based on volume purchased. The resulting lists, below, demonstrate that these integrators rely on a wide variety of suppliers that offer a wealth of resources.
These brand-usage lists were compiled from the 2017 Top Systems Integrators Report. Earlier this year, integrators were instructed to list their top three suppliers (both manufacturers and wholesale distributors, unprompted) in order of volume purchased from them. Of the 100 companies ranked on the Top Systems Integrators Report, 92 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 20 Manufacturers Used by the Top Systems Integrators
- Honeywell (includes the brands of Honeywell Security, Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI, Notifier, Silent Knight)
- Tyco (includes the brands of American Dynamics, exacqVision, Kantech, Software House)
- UTC Fire & Security (includes the brands of Edwards Systems Technology, Interlogix, Lenel)
- Avigilon Corp.
- Digital Monitoring Products (DMP)*
- Axis Communications
- HID / ASSA Abloy
- Stanley Security / Sonitrol
- AMAG Technology†
- Bosch Security Systems†
- DSX Access††
*two-way tie for this position †four-way tie for this position
**four-way tie for this position ††three-way tie for this position
Asked to name their top three manufacturers in order of volume purchased from them, these are the top 20 vendors supplying the Top Systems Integrators. Manufacturers are listed in order of how frequently they were cited by the integrators.
Top 10 Distributors Used by the Top Systems Integrators
- Anixter (includes brands of Clark Security Products and Tri-Ed)
- PSA Security Network
- Communications Supply Corp. (CSC), a subsidiary of WESCO Int’l
- Windy City Wire
- Ingram Micro*
- Security Equipment Supply*
*four-way tie for this position
Asked to name their top three distributors in order of volume purchased from them, these are the top 10 vendors supplying the Top Systems Integrators. Distributors are listed in order of how frequently they were cited by the integrators.
To read the full 2017 Top Systems Integrators Report online.