The winning products and services of the 2019 Innovation Awards were revealed at ESX 2019 on June 4 in Indianapolis. Each year, the ESX Innovation Awards programme recognises outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. This year’s winners continue that legacy with novel innovations and improvements. To determine the best of the best, judges selected winners from a pool of applications from manufacturers and service providers serving the industry with innovative end-user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals become more efficient and profitable. Category winners were as follows: Access control pdqSMART+, Grade 1 Cylindrical Lock by PDQ Industries Enterprise Access Control by Alarm.com OmniAssure Touch by Honeywell Commercial automation / control systems / networking TruProtect™ Integrated Security Solution by Interlogix Dealer services QuoteAnywhere G2.0 – Mobile Sales Quote & Sign Platform by WeSuite CSR Readiness PRO by CSR Privacy Solutions, Inc. Digital health / well-being systems Essence 3D Sense Fall Detector by Essence Smart Care Fire / life safety DynamixSmoke by Advanced Honeywell Home SiXCOMBO Two-Way Wireless Smoke/Heat and Carbon Monoxide Detector by Resideo Installation / service tools fireNspec by PnewSoft, LLC. System Surveyor by System Surveyor Intrusion systems BX Shield Outdoor Boundary PIR Series by Optex, Inc. IQ Panel 2 Plus by Qolsys 1122 Wireless (PIR) Motion Detector by DMP - Digital Monitoring Products BAT-Connect Communicator by Alula Mobile apps for consumers Honeywell Total Connect VISTA Partitions by Resideo Video Verification App by DICE Corporation Smart Signal by Alarm.com Monitoring station CHeKT Visual Verification Bridge by CHeKT Specialty products & services WattBox 150 IP Power Outlets with OvrC (1 controlled bank, 2 outlets) by SnapAV Video surveillance SecureCom Video NVR™ by DMP - Digital Monitoring Products Thermal-Optical DeepinView Turret Camera DS-2TD1217-3/V1 by Hikvision USA Umbo AICamera by Umbo Computer Vision DuraVisionDX0211 by EIZO Inc. Umbo Light by Umbo Computer Vision Next-gen products Judges from across the country were invited to provide their expert opinions The winners selected are recognised as next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunities for growth. Judges from across the country were invited to provide their expert opinions based on thorough criteria. This year’s judges were: Rodger Reiswig, Johnson Controls (Florida); Grady Medcalf, Spectrum (Colorado); Michele Monheim, Amherst Alarm (Upstate New York); Steven E. Paley, Rapid Security Solutions (Florida) and Adam Thompson, Wired-Up Systems (Arizona). Criteria of judging Entrants to the Innovation Awards program were judged on: features and functions, innovation, end-user experience, ability to solve a problem, revenue growth potential, impact on company efficiencies and compliance with regulations. These metrics provided a rubric that determined the most innovative and exceptional products and services in the industry. Winners of the Innovation Awards were featured in the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase in Booth 615 during live expo hours.
ESX has announced the winners of its 2018 Innovation Awards program, which recognises outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. Judges selected winners from a pool of applications from manufacturers and service providers, serving the industry with innovative end-user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals become more efficient and profitable. The winners selected are recognised as next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunities for growth. 2018 award winners Electronic/Mechanical Locks Yale Locks & Hardware – Nest x Yale Lock Gate/Door Operators Nortek Security & Control – Linear Smart Garage Door Operator Hosted/Managed Access Systems DMP – Virtual Keypad Access Cable & Structured Wiring Comtrend – PG-9172PoE G.hn Powerline Adapter with PoE (Power over Ethernet) Cable & Wiring Accessories - Connectors/Wiring Harnesses/Terminals Mag Daddy – ¾” Bridle Ring with 65# Magnet PERS Essence – Care@Home Communicator Controllers & Control Panels - Analogue/Addressable/Conventional Systems NAPCO Security Technologies – FireLink Detection Appliances - Smoke/Heat/Gas Detection Devices Nortek Security & Control – 2GIG Stove & Grill Guard Sensor Productivity Mobile Applications DMP – Dealer Admin 2.0 Installation and Service Tools/Testers Mag Daddy – Camera Mounting Kit Cellular/Radio Communicators M2M Services – MQ03-LTE Controllers & Control Panels Alula – Connect+ Two-Way Voice Platform Notification Appliances - Monitor/Contacts/Environmental OPTEX – WFX-360 Series Outdoor Detection OPTEX – Fitlink Series Commercial App for Security/Life Safety Systems DMP – Virtual Keypad 6.0 Residential App for Security/Life Safety Systems Honeywell – Honeywell Lyric Controller and Apple Homekit Enhanced/Verified Monitoring NMC – Proactive Video Monitoring Home Automation/Home Control Systems Interlogix – Interlogix Command Button Internet of Things (IoT) Device Interlogix – UltraSync Doorbell Camera Drones Nightingale Security – Robotic Aerial Security Hosted and Managed Video Systems (VSaaS) DICE Corporation – Cloud Video Recording IP Cameras Hikvision USA Inc. – Thermal Bi-Spectrum Camera System Megapixel/HD Cameras Honeywell – Honeywell Total Connect Wireless HD Video Camera Family Monitors EIZO Inc. – DuraVision FDF2304W-IP Video Analytics Dahua Technology – 2MP AI Network Box Camera (IPC-HF824FN-FR) The standard-setting awards program was judged by a panel of industry professionals in the following areas: Features and functions Innovation End-user experience Ability to solve a problem Revenue growth potential Impact on company value and efficiencies Compliance with regulations The top ten category winners will compete in the TechVision Challenge – a live, Shark Tank-style competition judged by industry experts at ESXTop-10 winners in TechVision Challenge The judges for the 2018 Innovation Awards were: Don Childers of Security Central; Michele Monheim of Eastern States Sentinel Alarm Services, Inc.; Mike Moritz of RFI, Steve Paley of Rapid Security Solutions, LLC; and Mark Sepulveda of USA Alarm Systems. Winners will be featured on the show floor at the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase in Booth 707 during expo hours, June 20-21. In addition, the top ten category winners will compete in the TechVision Challenge – a live, Shark Tank-style competition judged by industry experts at ESX. The judges for the 2018 TechVision Challenge will be: Steve Firestone of Select Security, Robert Few of The Connection Xchange and Melissa Brinkman of Custom Alarm.