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.
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 G.hn 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
- 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.