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.
The ESA Summit is offering registration for “Rising Leaders” to gain valuableleadership skills and business tactics Leadership Summit presented by the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Irving, Texas, has penned the slogan: “Link. Learn. Lead.” for its 2016 event. Scheduled for January 31 through February 3 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona, the ESA Leadership Summit is a testament to a quickly changing security landscape and the processes executives need to develop to lead their organisations more effectively. Designed to encourage thought leadership and an exchange of ideas and strategies, the Leadership Summit features keynote speakers, interactive gatherings and networking sessions that encourage a free flow of ideas and new leadership concepts. This year, the Leadership Summit also offers special registration for executives who want to send their “Rising Leaders” to gain valuable leadership skills as a reward for their hard work and dedication to the organisation. Rising leaders can attend with senior management to learn successful new business practices and tactics. Speakers at the event include: Richard P. Farrell, President of Tangent Knowledge Systems, a Chicago sales training company, and the author of the book, “Selling Has Nothing To Do with Selling.” Robert Harris, CAE, who has helped thousands of associations and chambers of commerce in the U.S. in developing best practices to achieve their mission and goals. Gene Marks, journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc. magazine, FOX Business, Entrepreneur.com and Philadelphia magazine. Matthew H. Meade, co-chair of Buchanan’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group, where he provides advice regarding data security breaches, information and records management and other areas regarding privacy. Avish Parashar, who uses his 20-plus years of experience performing, teaching and studying improvisation comedy to show organizations and individuals how to deal with the unexpected quickly, effectively and with a sense of humour. Shelley Row, Shelley Row Associates LLC, who works with leaders, managers and organizations to improve professional decision making by identifying subtle personal behaviours that may hold individuals back. Dennis Snow, whose customer service abilities were honed during 20 years of tenure with the Walt Disney World Company and is currently a full-time speaker, trainer and consultant. Guest speakers will cover a range of expertise, fromcyber security to public relations In addition, the prestigious Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year will be announced in honour of outstanding achievement and effort on behalf of the association. Speakers show how to lead ESA Executive Committee Member Angela White, Vice President/President-elect and General Manager of Central 1 Security in Brookfield, Wisconsin, says guest speakers were strategically selected to engage all attendees, with expertise that ranges from business management and philosophy to cyber security, public relations and a diverse montage of topics. “There are so many facets of leadership that allow for growth both personally and professionally at the Leadership Summit. The speaker schedule was meticulously arranged to allow an attendee to participate in any or all of the presentations with ample time for networking,” White says. Robert Few, Director, Time Warner Cable-IntelligentHome, Charlotte, North Carolina, who coins himself as a “zealous attendee” of the conference and is a member of the Young Security Professionals (YSP), National Company and Government Relations Committees of ESA, says the Leadership Summit is a great forum for security companies to meet with existing vendors as well as new ones. There are also opportunities to network with other business owners to share, discover or further develop best practices and receive educational opportunities to either meet CEU requirements or simply learn how to be a stronger and more efficient leader. “I have told many colleagues that if you are going to attend one event, this is the one to go to,” Few says. “The only way you can possibly walk away without feeling empowered and confident about improving your business is if you sleep through it,” he says. The valuable networking opportunities at the Summit will allow attendees tointeract with their peers and share stories and experiences Few says he is especially excited about YSP’s participation at Summit. “The YSP council will be launching the inaugural class of ESA’s Mentorship programme. This program will consist of 25 mentor/mentee pairs and will be announced and recognised during the Summit.” New member finds fit with programme Patrick Cusick, Vice President at IQ Life Safety Systems Inc., Waterford, Michigan, is a new ESA member, having attended his first summit last year. Cusick says the networking aspect of the conference alone was valuable, and the keynote speakers and workshops provided actionable takeaways to hone his leadership skills. “Interacting with peers from around the country, sharing stories and experiences has influenced the decisions I make and will make as a leader of my organisation,” he says. “I am looking forward to reconnecting with the people I met last year and meeting new ones. ESA has done a tremendous job of getting speakers with vast experience in different fields. If you attend the presentations and participate in the workshops, you will definitely see a return on your investment.” White adds that the Leadership Summit continues to evolve strategically to assist the security industry. “There has been an evolution since its inception. Early on, there was more of a concentration on Subject Matter Experts specific to our industry. In time there was recognition that regardless of the nature of the business, we all face the same challenges and celebrations. That acknowledgement has given the advisors more latitude in selecting speakers, which in turn has continually improved the content.” Discount registration for the event ends December 31, 2015.
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