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    SDM Magazine Names Electric Guard Dog "Dealer of the Year 2016"

    COLUMBIA, SC, December 08, 2016 – Electric Guard Dog, the #1 Theft Deterrent Service™, and the market leading supplier of electric security fences in the U.S., announced today the company has been named SDM Magazine’s Dealer of the Year 2016.2016-Dealer-of-the-Year(900x550).jpg

    SDM Magazine editor Karyn Hodgson commented, “This year, SDM proudly awards this honor to Electric Guard Dog for its unique business model, year-over-year double digit growth, recent acquisition and plans to expand and grow. SDM’s Dealer of the Year award is the magazine’s highest honor, bestowed upon one deserving security company each year since 1980. To qualify, the company must be in the business of selling and installing electronic security and related systems to residential and/or non-residential markets. We congratulate Electric Guard Dog on being named SDM’s 2016 Dealer of the Year.”

    Hodgson’s references include:

    Unique Business Model:

    The RMR-based business model offers free installation of EGD’s electric security fence based system. The company installs, services, and monitors its systems for its customers under a service contract.

    Year-Over-Year Double Digit Growth:

    With a full 97% of customers citing “reduced theft” after installation, the company’s revenues have grown with their reputation. In 2016, EGD was named to the Inc. List Honor Roll for 5 appearances on the list in the last six years.

    Recent Acquisitions:

    2016 also included EGD’s acquisition by Snow Phipps, a deal which earned two M&A Advisor “Deal of the Year” nominations. Less than two months after EGD’s acquisition, the company closed on its own acquisition, Perimeter Security Systems.

    Plans to Expand and Grow:

    EGD’s expansion plan includes a new technology department focused on integration and a temporary electric security fence for industries such as construction, as well as new customer service and technology offerings.

    Jack DeMao, CEO at Electric Guard Dog, commented, "We are incredibly honored and thank everyone at SDM Magazine. We also have to thank our entire team: from our Board, to management, to our people here in Columbia, as well as our representatives in the field. Lastly, we have to thank our incredibly loyal customers. While our business model is conducive to deep relationship building, both companies have to want that in order to be successful. Our customers seem to appreciate our ability to lower security costs while improving theft deterrence, and we want them to know how much we appreciate them in return and that we are proud to be their security partner.”

    “You only win this award if your customers and team are as phenomenal as the product or service you provide, and we are grateful to have all of the above,” CFO Nathan Leaphart agreed. “We’re really looking forward to the coming year. Word is getting out that if you have a supply chain business — such as a freight or auto salvage company — and experience chronic theft, Electric Guard Dog is the way to go. Law enforcement is already overtaxed, and our customers have realized their security needs the ability to defend itself.” 

     About SDM Magazine’s Dealer of the Year

    SDM founded its Dealer of the Year Award in 1980 to recognize one company every year that demonstrates unmistakable success, a high level of innovation, the use of industry best practices, and notable growth and accomplishments in the security dealer industry. Companies of every size have earned the award and inspired their peers with the unique ways they’ve approached their business, the industry, and the community around them.

     About Electric Guard Dog

    Headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, Electric Guard Dog, the #1 Theft Deterrent Service™ in the U.S., is the market leader in electric security fences and perimeter security in the country. As a security partner for over 3,600 commercial and industrial locations across the U.S., the Company protects businesses from theft and provides a safer work environment for employees while reducing total security costs. For additional information, please visit www.electricguarddog.com.

    For more information, contact Kathleen Hannon at press@electricguarddog.com, or via phone at (704) 425-8106.

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