ESX 2019 Innovation Awards

Does Your Product or Service Drive the Electronic Security and Life Safety Industry Forward?

ESX’s Innovation Awards distinguish innovation and excellence in the industry — and identify the next-gen products and services that will offer significant opportunity for growth. Companies that serve the industry are encouraged to enter products/services that benefit end users’ experience and those that benefit dealers, integrators or monitoring companies’ top line revenues and bottom line results.

Award Categories

  • Controllers – Stand-alone, Networked or Appliance Based Systems
  • Card Printers/ID Badging Systems
  • Cards & Credentials – Biometrics, Smartcards, Wiegand, RFID, Magnetic Stripe, Bar Code, etc.
  • Electronic/Mechanical Locks
  • Entry Control Solutions/Physical Barriers
  • Gate/Door Operators
  • Hosted/Managed Access Systems
  • Readers/Keypads
  • Telephone Entry Control/Intercom
  • Visitor Management Solutions
  • Cable & Structured Wiring
  • Cable & Wiring Accessories – Connectors, Wiring Harnesses, Terminals
  • Building Automation Software /Systems
  • Digital Signage
  • HVAC Control/Energy Management
  • IT/Networking
  • Lighting Control Systems
  • PBX & VoIP, Cloud Based Phone Systems
  • Physical Security Information Management (PSIM)
  • Cyber Security Solutions
  • Business Operations
  • Compliance Software/Service
  • Financial Software
  • Fleet Tracking
  • Marketing Support Services
  • PERS
  • Activity Sensing/Medicine Management
  • Connected Fitness
  • Mobile Tracking/mPERS
  • Cellular/Radio Communicators
  • Controllers & Control Panels – Analog, Addressable, Conventional systems
  • Detection Appliances – Smoke/Heat/Gas Detection Devices
  • Emergency Communications/Voice Evacuation Systems
  • Notification Appliances – Annunciators, Strobes & Audible Devices
  • Productivity Mobile Applications
  • Tools/Testers
  • Cellular/Radio Communicators
  • Controllers & Control Panels
  • Detection Sensors – Annunciators, Strobes & Audible devices
  • DIY Security
  • Notification Appliances – Motion, Contacts, Environmental
  • Outdoor Detection
  • Commercial App for Security/Life Safety Systems
  • Residential App for Security/Life Safety Systems
  • Residential App for Life Style
  • Alarm Monitoring for End User
  • Enhanced/Verified Monitoring
  • Interactive Services for End User
  • GPS/Mobile Tracking
  • Managed Access
  • Managed Video
  • Dealer App
  • Receiver/Hardware
  • Software
  • Architectural Speakers
  • Audio/Video Receivers
  • Electronic Door Locks/Garage Door Controls
  • Energy Management Control /Systems
  • Home Automation/Home Control Systems
  • IT/Networking
  • Lighting Control Systems
  • Multi-Room/Distributed Audio Systems
  • Power Management Systems
  • Structure Cabling Systems & A/V Wire
  • TV’s/Projectors/Screens
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Device
  • Power Supplies & Batteries
  • Solar
  • Surge Protection
  • Drones
  • Robots
  • Other
  • Megapixel/HD Cameras
  • Analog Cameras
  • Digital Recording & Network Storage
  • Hosted & Managed Video Systems (VSaaS)
  • Housings, Enclosures, Mounts
  • IP Cameras
  • Lenses
  • Monitors
  • Multiplexers, Scanners, Encoders & Switching Systems
  • Video Analytics
  • Video Management Software

Judging Criteria

Each product or service will be judged on the following:

  • Features and functions
  • Innovation
  • End user experience
  • Revenue growth potential
  • Impact on company value/efficiencies
  • Compliance with regulations

Award Benefits

Each 2019 entrant will receive:

  • a listing in the 2019 ESX Product Preview Brochure (print and digital magazine sent to over 20,000 electronic security professionals)
  • exposure on the ESX site
  • an official Innovation Award Entrant tabletop sign for display at ESX booth

In addition, each ESX Innovation Award category winner will be:

  • Awarded a trophy
  • Featured in a two-page spread in the June 2019 edition of a prominent channel publication
  • Announced in an official ESX Innovation Awards press release to trade media
  • Recognized at ESX 2019 in the Innovation Awards Showcase in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Considered to compete in ESX’s 2019 TechVision Challenge.

*All category winners will be nominated for the TechVision Challenge and up to 10 companies will be selected to compete. This is a live “Shark Tank” style competition. Each company will present before a panel of “industry sharks” who will determine the “Best of Show” product or service. Note: Being chosen as an Innovation Award Category Winner does NOT guarantee entry into the TechVision Challenge as a finalist for Best of Show.

Entry Fees

ESX Exhibiting/Sponsoring Company

  • $895 for first product or service
  • $595 for any additional product or service

Non-Exhibiting/Sponsoring Company

  • $1,395 for first product or service
  • $1,095 for any additional product or service

Entry Qualifications

To be considered for the Innovation Awards:

Product or service entered must fit within one of the official award categories. Product or service entered must be either New or Field Tested and made available to the market after January 1, 2017 and prior to ESX 2019. If you are an ESX 2019 Exhibitor, one sample of your award-winning product must be available for display in the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase at ESX 2019, June 4-5, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Each company is solely responsible for the submittal process and presentation materials.