SSI Highlighting Inaugural Awesome Application Award Winners Across Five Categories
The awards highlight applications in access control, video surveillance, fire/life safety and others.
The electronic security industry excels in helping customers solve all types of problems, not simply requests to install burglar alarms or place a few surveillance cameras here and there. The range of clients, especially on the commercial and industrial side, lends itself to previously unthinkable applications and new uses for today’s technology.
One needs to look no further than a new program Security Sales & Integration launched this year for a sampling of such diversity, the Awesome Application Awards, which invited manufacturers to submit projects in which their wares were implemented to meet end-user clients’ unique security, safety or other organizational needs. SSI unveiled the winners during fall’s ASIS Expo in Anaheim, Calif.
A panel of experienced security industry professionals judged each entrant based on not only the technical merits and ease of installation of the product or technology solution, but also the ability of it to help integrators meet project bid, specification or design parameters; satisfy regulatory, compliance or code requirements; and deliver the highest level of system capabilities, features, functionality, user-friendliness, results and client satisfaction.
The judging committee included: Paul Boucherle, principal, Matterhorn Consulting, and SSI’s Business Fitness columnist; Tony Byerly, executive vice president, electronic security, Securitas (formerly Diebold), and SSI Editorial Advisory Board member; Bob Dolph, SSI’s Tech Talk columnist; Peter Giacalone, president, Giacalone Associates, and SSI’s Monitoring Matters contributing columnist; and Eric Yunag, president and CEO, Dakota Security Systems, and SSI’s Editorial Advisory Board member.
- Access Control — ASSA ABLOY’s EcoFlex
- Fire/Life Safety — Regroup’s mass notification system
- Video Surveillance — Axis Communications’ IP cameras protecting artwork
- Miscellaneous — System Surveyor smartening Knight Security Systems’ operations
- Special Category — Axis Communications furthering a manatee foundation
SSI wishes to thank all who entered this year’s inaugural competition and looks forward to seeing what’s in store next year. Bravo to all!
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