ESX Reveals Its Most Innovative Security Technologies of 2018

The ESX Innovation Award winners are recognized as next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunities for growth.

NASHVILLE — ESX has announced the winners of its 2018 Innovation Awards program ahead of the big show, taking place June 19-22 here at the Music City Center. The program 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, according to the organization.

The judges for the 2018 Innovation Awards were: Don Childers of Security Central; Michele Monheim of Eastern States Sentinel Alarm Services; Mike Moritz of RFI, Steve Paley of Rapid Security Solutions; and Mark Sepulveda of USA Alarm Systems.

The awards program was judged by the panel 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 will be featured on the show floor at the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase in Booth 707 during expo hours.

The top ten category winners will also compete in the TechVision Challenge — a live, Shark Tank-style competition judged by industry experts including, Steve Firestone of Select Security, Robert Few of The Connection Xchange and Melissa Brinkman of Custom Alarm.

2018 ESX Innovation 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 Powerline Adapter with PoE (Power over Ethernet)

Cable & Wiring Accessories – Connectors/Wiring Harnesses/Terminals
Mag Daddy – ¾” Bridle Ring with 65# Magnet

Essence – Care@Home Communicator

Controllers & Control Panels – Analog/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

Nightingale Security – Robotic Aerial Security

Hosted and Managed Video Systems (VSaaS)
DICE Corporation – Cloud Video Recording

IP Cameras
Hikvision USA – Thermal Bi-Spectrum Camera System

Megapixel/HD Cameras
Honeywell – Honeywell Total Connect Wireless HD Video Camera Family

EIZO Inc. – DuraVision FDF2304W-IP

Video Analytics
Dahua Technology – 2MP AI Network Box Camera (IPC-HF824FN-FR)

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