Security systems integrators are taking on a much greater role in our connected world through their offerings of cybersecurity and added network services, as evidenced by the 21st annual Top Systems Integrators Report.
Security systems integrators lauded the state of the market in 2015, yet their revenue was down 1 percent overall and among those integrators with which a year-to-year comparison could be made, a significant number — 34 of 82 companies — reported decreased North American systems integration revenue.
Which suppliers do the largest security dealers use? This SDM 100 brand-usage report lists the top 13 manufacturers and top nine distributors that earn the business of the top security companies in the installation and monitoring channel.
The security industry looks to the SDM 100 — a report of 100 of the top security companies ranked by their recurring monthly revenue (RMR) — as a wellspring of industry trends and operational best practices.
There are two major articles in this issue of SDM that stand out for the positive news they offer the industry and, perhaps more importantly, for conveying the idea that fire alarm technology is indeed starting to change — and that is welcome news.
It’s used in many different ways by different people, but the primary objective of the SDM 100 remains the same after 25 years: to measure consumer dollars gained by alarm companies, in order to present an account of the size of the market captured by the 100 largest security providers.
The 2016 SDM 100, a group of the top security companies ranked by RMR, continues to knock the cover off the ball when it comes to selling into both residential and non-residential markets, providing hosted and managed services, and monitoring.
The SDM editors attended ISC West April 5-8 in Las Vegas. Because ISC West is so big that no two people will have the same experience, the editors each shared in a blog impressions and trends they observed at the show.
Some sobering comments heard at a financial conference earlier this year related to trends in cybercrime and the difficulty that smaller security companies might face competing with security companies that are better prepared to protect customers.
The 21st annual Barnes Buchanan Conference — which aligns the security alarm industry with the financial sectors interested in the recurring monthly revenue (RMR) model — imparted a positive outlook on industry performance and countless options for making money.
In our September issue, we present the "The Bigger Picture of Enterprise Access Control". See "Low Light Camera Performance Continues Its Rapid Rise" and find out how "Transformative Leadership: The Past Can Predict the Future" in this month's SDM Magazing.