The winning products and services of the 2019 Innovation Awards were revealed at ESX 2019 on June 4 in Indianapolis.
Each year, the ESX Innovation Awards program recognizes outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. This year’s winners continue that legacy with novel innovations and improvements.
To determine the best of the best, 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 for each category were as follows:
COMMERCIAL AUTOMATION / CONTROL SYSTEMS / NETWORKING
DIGITAL HEALTH / WELL-BEING SYSTEMS
FIRE / LIFE SAFETY
INSTALLATION / SERVICE TOOLS
MOBILE APPS FOR CONSUMERS
SPECIALTY PRODUCTS & SERVICES
The winners selected are recognized as next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunities for growth. Judges from across the country were invited to provide their expert opinions based on thorough criteria.
This year’s judges were: Rodger Reiswig, Johnson Controls (Florida); Grady Medcalf, Spectrum (Colorado); Michele Monheim, Amherst Alarm (Upstate New York); Steven E. Paley, Rapid Security Solutions (Florida) and Adam Thompson, Wired-Up Systems (Arizona).
Entrants to the Innovation Awards program were judged on: features and functions, innovation, end-user experience, ability to solve a problem, revenue growth potential, impact on company efficiencies and compliance with regulations. These metrics provided a rubric that determined the most innovative and exceptional products and services in the industry.
Winners of the Innovation Awards were featured in the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase in Booth 615 during live expo hours.