This year’s most innovative electronic security technologies and services — see who was selected at the ESX Show

by Brianna Crandall — June 25, 2018 — The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) recently announced the winners of its 2018 Innovation Awards program, which recognizes 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.

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Hikvision’s Thermal Bi-Spectrum IP camera effectively addresses the requirements of highly reliable, low false alarm, unmanned perimeter detection at a very low cost of ownership. Image courtesy Hikvision

The winners selected are recognized 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 and Structured Wiring: Comtrend — PG-9172PoE Powerline Adapter with PoE (Power over Ethernet)

Cable and Wiring Accessories — Connectors/Wiring Harnesses/Terminals: Mag Daddy — ¾” Bridle Ring with 65# Magnet

PERS: Essence — Care@Home Communicator

Controllers and Control Panels — Analog/Addressable/Conventional Systems: NAPCO Security Technologies — FireLink

Detection Appliances — Smoke/Heat/Gas Detection Devices: Nortek Security & Control — 2GIG Stove and 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 and 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

Winners were featured on the show floor at the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase at the Nashville event, and the top ten category winners competed in the TechVision Challenge — a live, Shark Tank-style competition judged by industry experts at ESX.

For more information, visit the ESX 2018 Innovation Awards webpage.