News for Immediate Release

Jillian Bateman

ESX Announces Winners of 2018 Innovation Awards

The year’s most innovative electronic security technologies and services revealed

ESX has announced the winners of its 2018 Innovation Awards program, which 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.

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

2018 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 Inc. – 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)

The standard-setting awards program was judged by a panel of industry professionals 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

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

Winners will be featured on the show floor at the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase in Booth 707 during expo hours, June 20-21.

In addition, the top ten category winners will compete in the TechVision Challenge – a live, Shark Tank-style competition judged by industry experts at ESX.

The judges for the 2018 TechVision Challenge will be: Steve Firestone of Select Security, Robert Few of The Connection Xchange and Melissa Brinkman of Custom Alarm.

Registration packages are available for ESX 2018, where you can see these products and more in Nashville, June 19-22. Visit for more information.

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