2015 SDM 100 Report: The Rankings
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No. 3 SDM s 2009 Dealer of the Year.
No. 4 Vivint Solar IPO for $1.6 B October 2014. SDM s 2011 Dealer of the Year.
No. 6 9.2% net attrition; several very large national account customer wins; awarded the USAA Affinity partnership for residential channel; SDM s 2012 Dealer of the Year.
No. 7 SDM s 2011 Systems Integrator of the Year.
No. 8 SDM s 2003 Dealer of the Year.
No. 9 12.3% RMR growth; SDM s 2013 Dealer of the Year and 1999 Dealer of the year.
No. 10 Opened physical branch locations in four new markets: Laredo, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, Monroe, CT, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL; SDM s 2008 Dealer of the Year.
No. 11 Acquired SDA Security (San Diego Alarm).
No. 12 Won contract for multiple security / video solutions with 8,000+ site retailer.
No. 13 Internal sales efforts focusing on interactive systems has pushed penetration rates close to 80%.
No. 14 Integration of two significant acquisitions totaling over 30,000 new customers; complete restructure of call center operations.
No. 15 SDM s 2000 Dealer of the Year.
No. 20 Hit a high mark with over 100 sales representatives on staff; SDM s 2007 Dealer of the Year..
No. 21 Closed five acquisitions, integrated them into operations and used them to expand on organic sales; SDM s 2014 Dealer of the Year.
No. 25 – Noted significant sales growth; re-built sales organization to become a team that creates demand.
No. 26 Developed a newly grown sales organization into a powerful producer of new business.
No. 29 7.3% attrition in 2014, down from 7.5% in 2013.
No. 31 Focused on product line management and training to improve efficiencies and long-term profitability.
No. 34 118% increase in net profit.
No. 35 33% RMR growth.
No. 36 Purchased a large company and added a large state to footprint; separated wholesale business from this report; although still owned by the same
family for estate-planning purposes, the two companies are now totally separate.
No. 37 Organic growth; technology overhaul.
No. 39 Involvement with the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response (PPVAR) and the coming of age of verified priority dispatch to help combat the problem of false alarms.
No. 41 Focused on key hires, training and process measurement and improvement; reduced attrition by 2.2%; implemented new CRM system.
No. 43 Expanded footprint from Orange County only, to all of Southern California.
No. 44 Rewrote company mission statement and implemented a new customer experience initiative.
No. 46 Winner of the BBB Torch Awards.
No. 49 Deployment of both Microsoft Dynamics AX as RFI s new ERP platform and the ShoreTel VoIP.
No. 50 Completion of a large performing arts facility and the Citrus Bowl in Q4 – 2014.
No. 51 Software upgrade on UL-listed central station.
No. 56 Went paperless.
No. 57 Technology partnership between Sonitrol and 3XLogic.
No. 60 Named a Top Workplace in Toledo, OH.
No. 61 Launch of PeakView and high market acceptance of three bundles of leased video surveillance packages for business applications; central station obtained UL 2050 listing for the monitoring, signal processing, investigation, servicing and operation of alarm systems for which a National Industrial security system certificate is required.
No. 62 Organic growth and acquisition.
No. 64 Enhanced central station to provide interactive video monitoring, managed access control and video door man services.
No. 65 Nominated for the BBB Torch and Eclipse Award in 2014.
No. 66 SDM s 2010 Dealer of the Year.
No. 69 Installation of proprietary AES mesh radio network.
No. 70 Implementation of new productivity tools including WeSuite as an adjunct to Sedona Office.
No. 71 Streamlined internal inventory control system; implemented a hosted access and video platform; first-time ranking on the SDM 100.
No. 72 Began a large expansion project with Coca Cola that adds four states.
No. 74 Converted database to Manitou.
No. 75 Implemented WeSuite.
No. 76 Crossed the $25 million revenue mark; first-time ranking on the SDM 100.
No. 77 Focused on finding the right leadership team to help maximize resources and position for growth.
No. 78 Increased efficiency and improved accounting and administrative systems.
No. 79 Entered 40th year of business in 2015.
No. 80 Added camera monitoring to central station.
No. 81 30th year in business.
No. 82 SDM s 2004 Dealer of the Year.
No. 84 Expanded managerial infrastructure.
No. 86 Introduced a new security line and continued growth in a very competitive fire alarm market in New York City.
No. 88 Introduced two new lines of home interactive equipment.
No. 91 Updated equipment in UL central station.
No. 93 Spun off commercial sound part of business, allowing company to focus solely on growing as a security company with the core four of video, access, fire and intrusion.
No. 97 First-time ranking on the SDM 100.
No. 99 Central station underwent a transition to Bold Manitou in early 2014.
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It wasn t long ago analog surveillance cameras were the main (and only) systems available on the market. While they worked well, scaling was difficult and image quality was typically low.