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2022 ESX Innovation Award winners announced

2022 ESX Innovation Award winners announced Awards distinguish innovation and excellence, identify next-gen products offering growth opportunities for integrators

2022 ESX Innovation Award winners announced

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has announced the winners of the 2022 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Innovation Awards, distinguishing innovation and excellence in the industry, and identifying the next-gen products and services that will offer significant opportunities for growth for integrator companies.

These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a specific set of criteria, including ingenuity, applicability, response to market need and more.

The 2022 ESX Innovation Awards Judging Panel, led by Mark Reimer of ADT, also included Michele Monheim, Customer Service Manager of Amherst Alarm, Inc.; Rodger Reiswig, Fellow & VP Industry Relations, Global Fire Detection Products of Johnson Controls; and Eric Widner, General Manager of LOUD Security. ESX is grateful to these judges for lending their time and expertise to this important program that recognizes forward-thinking ideas within the security industry.

“We are proud to highlight next-gen products and services that create new opportunities for security professionals to offer their end users,” said George De Marco, ESX chairman. “In addition, these winners offer innovative solutions for companies looking to effectively grow their revenues, improve the customer experience and maximize their profits.”

ESX congratulates the forward-thinking companies behind these 22 breakthrough technologies and services for 2022.

Access Control/ID Systems
Gate/Door Operators
Product: IQ Lockdown
Company: Johnson Controls
Electronic/Mechanical Locks
Product: Home Connect 620 Keypad Connected Smartlock
Company: Kwikset 
Hosted / Managed Access Systems
Product: AirAccess Access Control up to 2x RMR & Wireless Networking Made Easy
Company: NAPCO Security Technologies
Readers / Keypads
Product: SPECTRE Nano
Company: STid
Cyber Security
Data Privacy Solutions
Product: uRISQ
Company: CSRPS 
Dealer Services
Business Operations
Product: QuoteAnywhere and the Site Survey 3.0
Company: WeSuite
Fire Life/Safety
Controllers & Control Panels – Analog / Addressable / Conventional Systems
Product: FireLink XL 255 New 255Pt Addressable FACP powered by StarLink Cellular
Company: NAPCO Security Technologies
Cellular / Radio Communications
Product: StarLink Max Fire Cellular Communicator
Company: NAPCO Security Technologies
Installation/Service Tools
Systems Design/LifeCycle Maintenance – Commercial
Product: SiteOWL
Company: SiteOWL
Intrusion Systems
Controllers & Control Panels
Product: IQ Pro
Company: Johnson Controls
Mobile Apps for Consumers
App for Security / Life Safety Systems – Residential
Product: Alarm Verification Services
Company: Alula
Monitoring (Central Station)
Interactive Services for End User
Product: AG Chat
Company: AvantGuard Monitoring Centers 
Dealer App
Product: AvantGuard MLS Reporting Tool
Company: AvantGuard Monitoring Centers 
Emergency Communications / Voice Evacuation Systems
Product: Security mPERS Umbrella
Company: Essence Security International Ltd.
Enhanced / Verified Monitoring
Product: Evolon Enterprise 2.0
Company: Evolon Technology, Inc.
Product: On Demand Mobile Guard Services
Company: RSPNDR Inc. 
Smart Home — Electronics/Control Systems/Networking
Energy Management Controls / Systems
Product: Smart Thermostat HD
Product: IQ WiFi 6
Company: Johnson Controls 
Home Automation / Home Control Systems
Product: PoolScout
Company: Deep Innovation
Specialty Products & Services
Power Supplies & Batteries
Product: Tango – PoE Driven Access Control Power Supply/Chargers
Company: Altronix
Command Center Technologies
Product: Vistacom SecureView
Company: Vistacom Control Room Solutions
Video Surveillance
Video Analytics
Product: Business Activity Analytics and Pro Series Cameras by



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