ESX recently announced the winners of its 2018 Innovation Awards program, which recognizes products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward.
According to ESX, judges selected winners from a pool of applications from manufacturers and service providers, serving the industry with end-user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals become more efficient and profitable.
The judges for the 2018 Innovation Awards were: Don Childers of Security Central; Michele Monheim of Eastern States Sentinel Alarms Services Inc.; Mike Moritz of RFI; Steve Paley of Rapid Security Solutions LLC; and Mark Sepulveda of USA Alarm Systems.
The winners include:
Electronic/mechanical locks: Yale Locks & Hardware — Nest x Yale Lock
Gate/door operators: Nortek Security & Control — Linear Smart Garage Door Operator
PERS: Essence — Care@Home Communicator
Controllers & control panels: Alula – Connect+ Two-Way Voice Platform
Residential app for security/life safety systems: Honeywell — Honeywell Lyric Controller and Apple Homekit
Enhanced/verified monitoring: NMC — Proactive Video Monitoring
Internet of Things (IoT) device: Interlogix — UltraSync Doorbell Camera
Drones: Nightingale Security — Robotic Aerial Security
For the full list of winners, click here.
Winners were featured on the show floor at the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase from June 20-21.
Additionally, the top ten category winners competed in the TechVision Challenge, a live competition judged by industry experts at ESX.