Category Winners for 2020 ESX Innovation Awards Revealed

The program recognizes outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life-safety industry forward.

DALLAS — ESX has released the category winners for the 2020 ESX Innovation Award competition. The products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a set of criteria that considered innovation, end-user experience, response to market need and more.

“We are proud to highlight next gen products and services that create new opportunities for security professionals to deliver what end users want,” says George De Marco, ESX Chair. “Many companies also want to gain insights on how to more effectively grow their revenues and maximize their profits.”

In the coming days, ESX will select 10 category winners to present their products for the ESX TechVision Challenge, a Shark Tank-style format scheduled to take place the week of Aug. 17. This year’s TechVision Challenge will be conducted virtually, with an on-demand video recording made available to the public.

The 2020 Innovation Awards chairman is Don Childers of Security Central. Childers’ committee included Grady Medcalf, Independent; Michele Monheim, Amherst Alarm; Mark Reimer, ADT; and Rodger Reiswig, Johnson Controls.

The companies behind the 17 breakthrough technologies for 2020, listed by category and product, are:

Installation / Service Tools
Productivity Mobile Applications
Product: On-Site Wrap Up

Mobile Apps for Consumers
Residential App for Lifestyle
Product: Highlights

Smart Home – Electronics / Control Systems / Networking
Home Automation / Home Control Systems
Product: Slimline Touchpad

Cyber Security Solutions
Product: Bold vCISO
Bold Group

Monitoring Station
Product: Bold Event Monitoring and Accounting Integration
Bold Group

Intrusion Systems
Controllers & Control Panels
Product: ClareOne – Smart Security and Smart Home Panel
Clare Controls

Monitoring Station
Sub-Category: Receivers/Hardware
Product: DICE Corp. Software Receiver (DCSR)
DICE Corp.

Commercial Automation / Control Systems / Networking
Product: IPtelX Alarm Signal Network
DICE Corp.

Access Control
Controllers – Stand-alone of Networked or Appliance Based Systems
Product: Switch Tech

Video Surveillance
Product: DuraVision FDF2711W-IP

Digital Health / Well-Being Systems
Mobile Tracking / mPERS
Product: Essence mPERS 5G

Monitoring Station
Enhanced/Verified Monitoring
Product: Evolon Verify

Video Surveillance
IP Cameras
Product: TNB-9000
Hanwah Techwin America

Access Control
Hosted/Managed Access Systems
Product: EdgeState

Access Control
Gate/Door Operators
Product: Serial Pro Wireless Bridge

Smart Home – Electronics / Control Systems / Networking
Energy Management Controls / Systems
Product: Xandar Kardian Smart Home System Using Radar
Xandar Kardian

Digital Health / Well-Being Systems
Product: Xandar Kardian PERS (Emergency Beacon)
Xandar Kardian

People’s Choice Award

New for this year is the People’s Choice Award program. Voting for the award is now open via an online ballot. Individuals may cast only one vote for their favorite among the group of 17 finalists. The product or service that receives the most votes will be named the 2020 ESX Innovation Award People’s Choice Winner. Voting closes Aug. 13.

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