SSI Announces Most Valuable Security Products for 2023
A dozen recipients of this year’s Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards illustrate how important products and technologies are to the success of security integration companies.
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LAS VEGAS – At ISC West, Security Sales & Integration announced the winners of the 2023 SSI Most Valuable Products (MVP) Awards, recognizing those manufacturers’ products and technologies that make a substantial impact on integrators.
This year, awards went to 12 recipients in nine categories: Access Control, Business Operations, Fire/Life Safety, Home Controls, Installation Aids, Intrusion Detection, Miscellaneous Security Products, Security Apps and Video Surveillance. All entries for the Most Valuable Products Awards were judged on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer by industry leaders, along with the editors of SSI.
Jason Knott, Chief Content Officer for SSI, says: “2023 has been an amazing year as the security industry battled through supply chain issues and surging demand, yet the manufacturers responded with incredible ingenuity and perseverance. End users rely on integrators to identify and install the right solutions to meet their needs. The MVP Awards recognize the companies that are developing these innovative technologies and elevating peace of mind.”
“This was another tremendous year for the Most Valuable Product Awards program, not only in terms of participation level but also in the innovation on display and commitment from vendors to propel the industry forward,” says Security Sales & Integration Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher Scott Goldfine.
“It is clear that while the industry was slowed by the pandemic and supply chain issues, these companies kept their R&D fires burning, and dealers and integrators everywhere can now benefit from the fruits of this pent-up productivity,” Goldfine continues. “While only so many entrants can be named as winners, it needs to be known that judges were vexed by the universally high level of products that, in many cases, led to razor-thin margins of victory. All of 2023’s MVP companies deserve well-earned praise and congratulations.”
The purpose of the MVP program is to illuminate how important products and technologies are to the success of security integration companies. Judging criteria not only analyzed the technical merits of the products, but the ability of the devices to help integrators open up avenues to a potential new customer base, enable integrators to design and install systems faster and, thus, more profitably or help integrators gain a profitable margin on the equipment itself. All products must either have shipped in the past 12 months or by September 2022.
Without further ado, here are the 2023 SSI Most Valuable Products – congratulations to all!
Access Control – Camden Door Controls, CX-EPD1289L Strike, Camden Door Controls
Access Control – Doordeck, Doordeck Software, Doordeck
Business Operations – IDIS America, All-in-One AI Box for Retail, IDIS America
Fire/Life Safety – IPVideo Corporation, Sentry ERS EMS, IPVideo Corporation
Home Controls – Alarm.com, Water Dragon, Alarm.com
Home Controls – NAPCO Security Technologies, Prima, NAPCO
Installation Aids – Axis Communications, Inc., Axis Device Manager Extend, Axis Communications
Intrusion Detection – Magos Systems, SR-150 Perimeter Protection System, Magos Systems
Miscellaneous – The Genie Company, BenchSentry Wi-Fi Delivery Box, The Genie Company
Security Apps – Athena Security Inc., Only Weapons Detection System, Athena Security
Video Surveillance – BriefCam, BriefCam Video Content Analytics Platform, BriefCam
Video Surveillance – Eagle Eye Networks, Smart Video Search, Eagle Eye Networks
View the slide show. (Note: write-ups are edited versions of submitted descriptions; all prices are provided by winning companies.)
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