Saluting Security’s Most Valuable Products
More than two dozen of the industry’s finest products stood tallest among in excess of the 60 entered in Security Sales & Integration first Most Valuable Products (MVP) Awards competition.
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Security Sales & Integration is proud to introduce the Most Valuable Products (MVP) Awards to the industry. The program honors those products and technologies critical to the success of security integration companies.
“Security integration is a products-driven business. However, security integrators are bombarded with an ever-increasing array of products all touted as the ‘latest and greatest.’ This has made it exceedingly challenging for integrators to separate the chaff from the wheat and make the best informed purchasing decisions,” saysSSI Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher Scott Goldfine. “To solve this quandary and better serve the channel, SSI has stepped forward to launch the Most Valuable Product Awards.”
A panel of experienced independent security integrators evaluated more than 60 new product entries to arrive at this year’s 28 MVP winners. They encompass the 10 main categories and subcategories of Access Control, Business Operations, Central Station/Monitoring, Fire/Life Safety, Home Controls, Installation Aids, Intrusion Detection, Miscellaneous Security Products, Security Apps and Video Surveillance. Each product was judged on its design, features and benefits, including helping integrators tap into new markets, perform installations faster and more cost effectively, or realize desirable profit margins.
Representatives from the winning manufacturers were formally presented with their MVP awards during the SAMMY Awards gala April 14 at ISC West in Las Vegas. In the listings here, MVP logos indicate winners and prices are MSRPs.
With that, it’s time to window-shop some of the electronic security industry’s very finest product offerings. SSI congratulates 2015’s MVPs!
Access Control Management Programs & Software
Access Control Panels, Keypads & Readers
- MVP WINNER: Securitron R100 Surface Mounted Wireless Reader
- Kantech – Tyco Security Products KT-1 PoE+ Controller
- Safety Technology Int’l (STI) 3-in-1 Stopper Station
Electronic and Mechanical Locks
- MVP WINNER: Medeco M100 Aperio eCylinder
- HES (an ASSA ABLOY Group company) 9600 Electric Strike
- Kwikset SmartCode 916 Electronic Deadbolt
- Medeco Security Locks XT Expiring Key System
Intercoms & Telephone Entry
Miscellaneous Access Products
- MVP WINNER: Securitron EcoPower Power Supply
- Medeco Security Locks CLIQ Mobile Programmer
- Medeco Security Locks XT Remote Programmer
Alarm Signal Transmission & Communications
Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)
- MVP WINNER: SmartTek Systems Smart Alert
Miscellaneous Monitoring Products
- MVP WINNER: ipDatatel Z-Wave Gateway 3.0 (IPD GATEWAY 3.0)
Fire Keypads and Control Panels
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