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ESX announces 2023 Innovation Award winners

ESX announces 2023 Innovation Award winners

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) has revealed the winners of the 2023 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. 

Innovation AwardsThe 2023 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 and VP industry relations/global fire detection products of Johnson Controls; Richard Tampier, vice president of strategic growth at ADT Commercial; and Philip Love from Security Central.

ESX noted that it was grateful to these judges for lending their time and expertise to this important program that recognizes "forward-thinking ideas within the security industry."

“This year’s ESX Innovation Award winners are a shining example of the transformative power of creativity and innovation,” said ESX Chairman George De Marco. “Their ideas and solutions are pushing the industry forward, making for a more productive and profitable future for alarm dealers, integrators, and monitoring companies. Congratulations to all the 2023 ESX innovation winners!”

The following are the breakthrough technologies for 2023 that earned them the Innovation Awards (winners listed in alphabetical order by category).   

Access Control ID Systems: 

Controllers – Stand-alone or Networked or Appliance Based Systems 


Product: Cell Connector for Access Control 


Company: STid  

Product: Architect Series 


Dealer Services: 

Customer Experience 

Company: MacGuard Security Advisors 

Product: Likelihood to Stay Score 

Business Operations 

Company: National Monitoring Center 

Product: Nexus 

Financial Services 

Company: Bold Group 

Product: Managely, Financial and Business Management Software 


Intrusion Control Systems: 

Detection Sensors – Annunciators / Strobes / Audible Devices 

Company: Essence Security 

Product: Myshield 1.5 

Notification Appliances – Motion / Contacts / Environmental 

Company: Winland Electronics 

Product:  EAPro-Gateway and Associated Wireless Sensors 


Monitoring Central Stations: 

Alarm Monitoring for End User 

Company: Becklar 

Product: The Becklar Customer Engagement Platform  

Dealer App 

Company: AvantGuard 

Product: AG Mobile Technician App 


Company: Bosch 

Product: Conettix B6800-SR Software Central Station Receiver 


Smart Home: 

Home Automation / Home Control Systems 

Company: Napco Security Technologies 

Product: Prima 

Audio / Video Receivers / Electronic Door Locks / Garage Door Controls 

Company: Snap One 

Product: Episode Radiance 


Video Surveillance: 

Video Analytics 

Company: Eagle Eye Networks 

Product: Smart Video Search 

Video Management Software 

Company: Dice Corporation 

Product: Matrix Interactive Video Monitoring Platform 


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