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Jillian Bateman

ESX Announces 2017 Innovation Award Winners

Recognizing Outstanding Products and Services that Drive the Electronic Security and Life Safety Industry Forward.

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) announced the winners for its 2017 Innovation Awards, recognizing outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward.

Winners were selected 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 ESX Innovation Awards recognize innovative technology and excellence in the industry — and identify next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunity for growth and relevance in servicing the marketplace," says George De Marco, ESX Chairman.

2017 Award Winners

Access Control
Nortek Security & Control - Linear e3 Entry

Cabling Products & Accessories
Mag Daddy - Mag Daddy Magnetic J-Hooks

Dealer Services
DMP - Secura, Dealer Services, Marketing Support

Digital Health/Well-Being Systems
Essence - Essence Care@Home Active

Fire/Life Safety
Honeywell - 5800COMBO Smoke & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector

Installation/Service Tools

Intrusion Systems
Napco - Starlink Connect Universal Radio & Connected Home Hub

Monitoring (Central Station)
Honeywell - Honeywell, I-View Now, and AlarmNet Integrated Complete Solution

Smart Home - Electronics/Control Systems/Networking
August Home - August Smart Lock Pro (Z-Wave)

Video Surveillance
Hikvision USA - DS-2TD4035D-25 Bi-Spectrum PTZ Camera System

The awards program — setting a standard for excellence in the industry — 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
Winners will be featured at ESX 2017, being held June 13-16 in Nashville, TN. All entrants are listed in the ESX Product Preview Brochure, delivered to 20,000 industry professionals through print and digital distributions. In addition, the top ten category winners will be placed in the TechVision Challenge, a live Shark Tank-style competition, judged by industry experts.

To celebrate its 10th year, ESX is offering unprecedented registration discounts, expanding the opportunity for even more electronic security and life safety professionals to experience the event. A premium pass is currently offered at $299 (a savings of $500) and ESX Day Passes are now available for $175 for industry professionals only able to attend one day of the show. Prices will increase at the expo. Register now.

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ESX brings together professionals who are passionate about the business of electronic security and life safety. Dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals attend ESX to connect with like-minded peers, learn from business thought leaders, and discover emerging trends and technologies. Exceptional peer-delivered education offers strategies that help security and life safety professionals run, grow, and maximize their businesses—as well as rethink the future. The exhibit hall showcases the latest products, technologies and services, while dynamic networking events offer professionals opportunities to engage and collaborate. Learn more at or follow us on:
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"ESX is the best way in the industry to network with peers to grow your business."
— Jamie Vos | Security Solutions NW | WA
"ESX is the best show in the security industry to learn new ways to grow my business and to network with people who are very knowledgeable and passionate about what we do."
— Jacob Engel | Strauss Security Solutions | IA
"I was challenged to think outside the box. Seminars were inspiring and made me think about the future of our business in a proactive way."
— John Yohe | Security Unlimited Professionals | OH
"We had breakfast with a new intercom provider — and we quoted it the first day back to the office."
— Chris Gilbert | Security Pros, LLC | KY
"I enjoyed the interactions I was able to have with other owners at ESX. It seems like everyone has the same problems!"
— Agnes Albright | Security Alarm Corporation | FL
"The speakers and education programming as a whole were top notch. If you didn’t attend — you missed out."
— LJ Lynes | Stanley Security | MS
"As a business owner and the sales manager, time away from my day-to-day operations is expensive — but the insight, education, connections, and business intelligence gleaned from my time at ESX was priceless."
— Sofia Aguilar | A-1 Security | CO
"You can get what you want out of this show. There’s been a lot of great ideas gained from ESX."
— Dee Ann Harn, RFI Enterprises, CEO | CA


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