Wholesale Distributors Directory

This is a sampling of the industry’s many wholesale distributors. Others contacted but not shown include AVAD, Bluestar, Graybar, Ingram Micro, JLM Wholesale, Powerhouse Alliance, Security Equipment Supply (SES), Security Lock Distributors and Systems Distributors Inc. (SDI).


Headquarters and phone: Melville, N.Y.; (800) 233-6261 (orders), (800) 234-7971 (system sales and support)

Number of branch locations: 99

Web site: adiglobal.com/us

Years in business: 25+

Number of employees: 1,200+

Product line specialties: intrusion, fire, video surveillance, access control, power, A/V, network systems, telephony, central vacuum, tools/hardware, and wire/cable

Business value-adds: “ADI offers a number of services and benefits to help dealers win new business and drive profit in today’s market including our Programming Plus Program, flexible credit terms, project staging and job kitting services, Systems Sales and Support, and numerous training opportunities. More than 12,000 dealers attend the 48 ADI Expo training events we host each year across North America. In addition, ADI conducts more than 1,500 training events during the year and hosts thousands of vendor counter days at each of our branch locations. We believe it is our responsibility to provide our dealers with the training they need to win new business. Our Systems Sales and Support team assists customers with product selection and system design.” – Michael Flink, President, ADI Americas


Headquarters and phone: Glenview, Ill.; (800) 264-9837

Number of branch locations: 250

Web site: anixter.com

Years in business: 56

Number of employees: 8,300

Product line specialties: video surveillance, access control, door locking hardware, emergency and mass notification, voice, networking and wireless, cabling and installation materials and accessories

Business value-adds: “If an integrator is building a response to an RFP, anixter.com allows easy search of the products required and downloading of spec sheets and other product information for submittals. If an integrator is looking to improve the knowledge and skills of its staff, Anixter University provides introductory best practices, design principles and hands-on training in a variety of technologies including cabling installation, video surveillance, networking and access control. Anixter’s extensive technical resources can help develop a solution, recommend a product and consult on standards during the design phase of a project. The individuals in our Technical Solutions Group will work side-by-side with integrators to provide the best solution for their customers.” – Matt Powers, Technical Director of Security Solutions, Anixter

PSA Security Network

Headquarters location and phone: Westminster, Colo.; (800) 525 9422

Web site: buypsa.com

Years in business: 40

Number of employees: 33

Product line specialties: 155 vendor partners

Business value-adds: “We just rolled out a new education platform encompassing three different programs to serve the entirety of the organization. We have leadership programs for all levels of leaders from senior to emerging to individual contributors who serve in nontraditional leadership roles like team leads and project leads. An industry-specific convergent selling process helps sales professionals learn the art and science of selling IP-centric solutions that get funded and approved. Finally, we have technician training and certification platforms offering foundational education in all the major product classifications from video and access control to networking skills to vendor-specific certifications.” – Ric McCullough, V.P. of Sales and Customer Service, PSA Security Network

ScanSource Security

Headquarters location and phone: Greenville, S.C.; (800) 964-8994

Web site: scansourcesecurity.com

Years in business: 21

Number of employees: 1,450

Product line specialties: access control, video surveillance, network and wireless infrastructure, enclosures, lenses

Business value-adds: “ScanSource Security offers education and training opportunities to help dealers expand their knowledge of IP physical security products and solutions. In addition, dealers are presented a variety of value-added services that allow them to focus on sales and customer service, while ScanSource Security does the rest. From custom configuration, technical support, state-of-the-art logistics, financial services, and marketing support, as well as products in stock and ready to ship from a centralized location, we strive to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness for our partners.” – Tony Sorrentino, President, ScanSource Security

Tri-Ed Distribution

Headquarters location and phone: Woodbury, N.Y.; (516) 941-2800

Number of branch locations: 60+

Web site: tri-ed.com

Years in business: 32

Number of employees: 600+

Product line specialties: CCTV, IP video, access control, fire, intrusion, sound, communications, structured cable, home automation

Business value-adds: “Tri-Ed offers personal customer service, technical systems support, flexible credit terms, next-day shipping, ongoing training programs, online ordering, and the industry’s richest rewards program. Our highly experienced staff spends a lot of time getting dealers and integrators factory trained so they’re able to put together a complete system. They trust our recommendations and advice, and count on us for technical support. They know if they have any kind of issue we will work with them and the manufacturer to get it resolved.” – Pat Comunale, President and CEO, Tri-Ed Distribution

WYNIT Distribution

Headquarters location and phone: North Syracuse, N.Y.; (800) 999-9648

Number of branch locations: 3

Web site: wynit.com

Years in business: 26

Number of employees: 150+

Product line specialties: access control, video surveillance and digital displays

Business value-adds: “We offer official certification courses across the country. For example, we can certify our dealers on the Milestone Professional product series. We also have a team of dedicated support professionals who can help find product equivalents, help work through bids, ensure compatibility, even help design security systems from the ground up. Finally, we have a demonstration center in our Greenville, S.C., location that we keep stocked with the latest security products so we can see first-hand
what our integrators might run into in the field.” – Angie Cason, Business Development Manager, WYNIT Distribution

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