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.
Honeywell MAXPRO Cloud integrated video surveillance and access control security system wins ESX award The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) - the national trade event where electronic security and life safety dealers, integrators, and monitoring professionals connect, learn, and prepare for the future - announced the winner of ESX 2015 TechVision Challenge. ESX continues to highlight next-generation technology in the electronic security and life safety industry. This year, ESX restructured its product and services awards program to address the innovative technology trends influencing the industry. Formally known as the Maximum Impact Awards, the ESX Innovation Awards celebrate those products and services that help security and life safety dealers, integrators and monitoring companies enhance the customer experience, improve top and bottom line results or achieve operational excellence. Of the 25 ESX Innovation Award category winners, the judges nominated 10 products or services to compete in the inaugural event, ESX TechVision Challenge. The purpose of the event is to choose the “Best of Show”, an award that exemplifies the most innovative product or service for ESX 2015. ESX TechVision challenge The ESX TechVision Challenge is an interactive competition, featuring a lively, competitive battle where only the most innovative technology product or service will prevail. The TechVision Challenge is designed to be a head-to-head competition in a “Shark Tank” style format. Presiding over the competition, a group of industry judges, who in “Shark Tank” fashion, heard quick, energetic elevator pitches on the company and their product or service and made their case as to why they weredeserving of the top spot. The winner of the 2015 ESX TechVision Challenge was announced on the ESX Stage in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, June 25th before a crowd of security and life safety professionals. George De Marco, Chairman of ESX, emceed the event and acknowledged the 10 companies that participated in the challenge Bold Technologies for WebProtecMe, DynaQuip Controls for WaterCopPRO, Essence for Care@home, Honeywell Security Group for MAXPRO Cloud, Innovative Business Software for Safe and Secure, Interlogix for ZeroWire, I-View Now for I-View Now/Honeywell Total Connect Integration, Optex for SL-650 QDMQuad Photo Beam, Resolution Products for HeliPad Wireless Security Keypad, and ZKAccess for BioCam 300. Honeywell MAXPRO integrated solution The winner of the 2015 TechVision Challenge was Honeywell Security Group for its MAXPRO Cloud, an integrated video surveillance and access control security system that allows users visibility and control, anywhere, at any time across multi-site locations, from any computer, tablet or mobile device. This cloud hosted managed service solution provides insights across multi-site locations that allows users to monitor, manage, and control all their locations, all in one place, simplifying security management and streamlining operations in ways that were not possible. “All the competing companies appreciated the new event and it was exciting to witness the well delivered presentations by these security professionals”, says George De Marco, ESX Chairman Accepting the award on behalf of the Honeywell Security Group was Michael Coniff, Senior Product Marketing Manager, who was surprised and excited by the award. “We pride ourselves on implementing technology solutions that truly make a difference for the security professional and the end-user and MAXPRO Cloud does just that. Not only is it cutting edge technology, MAXPRO Cloud offers business insights and a new source of RMR opportunities for security dealers and integrators through hosted video services,” says Alan Stoddard, Senior Director of Product Management Honeywell Security Group. “The ESX TechVision Challenge is here to stay,” says George De Marco, ESX Chairman. “All the competing companies appreciated the new event and it was exciting to witness the well delivered presentations by these security professionals.” ESX TechVision Challenge judges The industry sharks who judged the TechVision Challenge were Don Childers, CEO of Smokey Mountain Systems, Robert Few, Director of Regulatory, Sales Operations and Customer Experience for Time Warner Cable – IntelligentHome and Steve Firestone, President of Select Security.