Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. Congratulates Eleven Sonitrol Franchises That Make the SDM 100

Naperville, IL – July 15, 2010 — Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. congratulates eleven of its Sonitrol franchises for being named in the 2010 SDM 100, an annual ranking of the 100 largest security companies in the United States. Now in its 20th year of publication, the SDM 100 — a ranking by recurring monthly revenue (RMR) of the largest security dealer companies in the U.S. by SDM ( — continues to highlight security companies dedicated to leading the industry . SDM 100 dealers earn their revenues from the sale, installation, service and monitoring of electronic security systems, such as intrusion and fire alarm, access control, video surveillance, and related low-voltage systems.

“This year we are again honored to have so many of the Sonitrol franchises included in the prestigious SDM 100,” states Frank Minni, Senior Director of the Sonitrol Franchise Program for Stanley CSS. “This is a testament to the outstanding work and commitment of all the Sonitrol franchises to deliver world class service to customers and the power of the Sonitrol brand and technology.”

Sonitrol franchises included in the SDM 100 ranking this year are Sonitrol of Bakersfield, Sonitrol of Berkeley/Richmond, Sonitrol of Contra Costa County, Sonitrol of Fresno, Sonitrol of Marin County, Sonitrol of Modesto, Sonitrol of Napa County, Sonitrol of NW Los Angeles/Ventura County, Sonitrol of Oakland, Sonitrol of San Francisco, Sonitrol of Solano County, Sonitrol of Sonoma County, Sonitrol of Southern Alameda County, Sonitrol of Stockton (#32 - Kimberlite Corp.), Sonitrol Pacific (#35), Sonitrol of Hartford (#38), Sonitrol of Sacramento and Orange County (#41), Sonitrol of Buffalo, Rochester and Toronto (#48), Sonitrol of Tallahassee (#62), Sonitrol Tri-County (#64), Sonitrol of Southwest Ohio (#69), Sonitrol of Indianapolis (#81), Sonitrol of Lexington (#94) and Sonitrol of New Orleans (#100).

“In the last two years it’s been a privilege to work with our Sonitrol franchise partners on a common goal of being the best providers of security services in the industry. Seeing 11% of the industry’s largest companies being Sonitrol franchises makes a very strong statement about Sonitrol audio verification and the power of impact activated audio detection,” explained Tony Byerly, President & Chief Operating Officer of Stanley Convergent Security Solutions North America and United Kingdom Direct. “We look forward to continuing these efforts as we challenge ourselves to new levels of excellence.”

To learn more about Sonitrol Verified Electronic Security, Sonitrol Audio Impact Technology or the Sonitrol Franchise Program, please visit or contact (1-877-766-4876). For more information about Stanley CSS please visit Additional information about SDM and the 2010 SDM 100 can be found at

Note: In July of 2008, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. [a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) (f/k/a The Stanley Works)] headquartered in Naperville, Illinois purchased all shares and equity of Sonitrol Corporation, Inc. along with the rights of the Sonitrol brand as the Sonitrol franchisor. The acquisition included a Sonitrol corporate customer base of approximately 55,000 accounts. The acquisition of Sonitrol Corporation by Stanley CSS did not include the independent Sonitrol franchise businesses. These businesses act independently, being solely owned and operated as Sonitrol franchises across North America. The independent franchises provide Sonitrol security products and solutions, including Sonitrol access control and Sonitrol audio verification intrusion protection in their designated territories. Although Stanley CSS and its franchise partners are separate entities, we all share the common goal of promoting and providing Sonitrol products and services across North America. In some markets Stanley CSS operates its own corporately owned branch offices; but in locations where an authorized Sonitrol franchise also operates – you can only purchase Sonitrol products and services through the franchise.

Editor’s Note: A part of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. is the second largest electronic security company based on total revenue and one of the largest system integrators in the United States. Stanley CSS is a global security provider with over 75 offices serving over 120 of the largest metropolitan markets in North America. Stanley CSS designs, installs, monitors and services security systems for industrial, government, commercial, residential and national account customers. Stanley CSS represents a network of resources, state-of-the-art technology and a culture dedicated to excellence; where its employees have the training, the equipment and the processes they need to deliver the finest security solutions in the industry. Stanley CSS provides the best of both worlds, a local company with global resources and one of the most trusted names in security serving over 300,000 customers in North America alone.