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ESX Showcases Winners of 2018 Innovation Awards on Expo FloorThe year’s most innovative electronic security technologies take the spotlight
The products that won the ESX Innovation Awards are being showcased live at Booth 707 on the ESX Expo floor, June 20-21 in Nashville.
The winners of the Techvision Challenge, which pits Innovation Awards winners against one another in a "Shark Tank" style competition, were announced at 2 p.m., June 20 on the expo floor. The Optex Fitlink Series was awarded Runner-up, and the DMP Virtual Keypad Access was winner of the Techvision Challenge.
ESX’s Innovation Awards 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.
The winners selected are recognized as next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunities for growth.
2018 Award Winners
Yale Locks & Hardware – Nest x Yale Lock
Nortek Security & Control – Linear Smart Garage Door Operator
Hosted/Managed Access Systems
DMP – Virtual Keypad Access
Cable & Structured Wiring
Comtrend – PG-9172PoE G.hn 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
M2M Services – MQ03-LTE
Controllers & Control Panels
Alula – Connect+ Two-Way Voice Platform
Notification Appliances - Monitor/Contacts/Environmental
OPTEX – WFX-360 Series
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™
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
Hikvision USA Inc. – Thermal Bi-Spectrum Camera System
Honeywell – Honeywell Total Connect Wireless HD Video Camera Family
EIZO Inc. – DuraVision FDF2304W-IP
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
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.
In addition, the top ten category winners are competing in the TechVision Challenge – a live, Shark Tank-style competition judged by industry experts at ESX.
The judges for the 2018 TechVision Challenge are: Steve Firestone of Select Security, Robert Few of The Connection Xchange and Melissa Brinkman of Custom Alarm.
ESX 2018 will continue through June 22. More updates will be posted at ESXweb.com, and a live stream will be active at key times throughout the day on ESXweb.com/Live.