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ESX announces 2018 Innovation Awards winners

ESX announces 2018 Innovation Awards winners

IRVING, Texas—ESX today announced the Innovation Awards winners for 2018, a recognition for 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, ESA said.

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.

These professionals judged 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, and compliance with regulations.

Winners will be featured on the show floor at the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase in Booth 707 during expo hours, June 20-21. ESX will be held in Nashville, Tenn., this year, from June 19-22.

In addition, the top 10 category winners will compete in the TechVision Challenge—a live, Shark Tank-style competition judged by industry experts at ESX. The judges for the 2018 TechVision Challenge will be: Steve Firestone of Select Security, Robert Few of The Connection Xchange and Melissa Brinkman of Custom Alarm.

Registration packages are available for ESX 2018, where you can see these products and more in Nashville, June 19-22.


2018 Award Winners


Electronic/Mechanical Locks

Yale Locks & Hardware - Nest x Yale Lock


Gate/Door Operators

Nortek Security & Control - Linear Smart Garage Door Operator


Hosted/Managed Access Systems

DMP - Virtual Keypad Access


Cable & Structured Wiring

Comtrend - PG-9172PoE Powerline Adapter with PoE (Power over Ethernet)


Cable & Wiring Accessories - Connectors/Wiring Harnesses/Terminals

Mag Daddy - �” 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



Mag Daddy - Camera Mounting Kit


Cellular/Radio Communicators

M2M Services - MQ03-LTE


Controllers & Control Panels

Alula - Connect+ Two-Way Voice Platform


Notification Appliances - Monitor/Contacts/Environmental

OPTEX - WFX-360 Series


Outdoor Detection

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�


Enhanced/Verified Monitoring

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


IP Cameras

Hikvision USA Inc. - Thermal Bi-Spectrum Camera System


Megapixel/HD Cameras

Honeywell - Honeywell Total Connect Wireless HD Video Camera Family



EIZO Inc. - DuraVision FDF2304W-IP


Video Analytics

Dahua Technology - 2MP AI Network Box Camera (IPC-HF824FN-FR)


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