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ESX Innovation Award winners revealed


June 18, 2021
By SP&T Staff

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) recently announced the category winners of the 2021 ESX Innovation Awards. These winners 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 Judging Panel included: Don Childers, Security Central; Grady Medcalf, Comcast; Michele Monheim, Amherst Alarm, Inc.; and Rodger Reiswig, Johnson Controls.

“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 a statement. “In addition, these winners offer innovative solutions for companies looking to effectively grow their revenues, improve the customer experience and maximize their profits.”

The winners are listed in alphabetical order by category:

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Access Control
Controllers – Stand-Alone of Networked or Appliance Based Systems
Product: X1 Series
Company: DMP

Hosted/Managed Access Systems
Product: Brivo Access
Company: Brivo

Entry Control
Product: AXIS Camera Station Secure Entry
Company: Axis Communications, Inc.

Digital Health/Well-Being Systems/ PERS
Product: Aloe Care Health Smart Hub
Company: Aloe Care Health

Fire/Life Safety/ Cellular/Radio Communications
Product: MQ03-LTE-M-FIRE-AV
Company: M2M Services

Installation/Service Tools
Residential — Systems Design/LifeCycle Maintenance
Product: Alula Services Platform Optimization
Company: Alula

Intrusion Systems/ Controllers & Control Panels
Product: 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel
Company: Nortek Control

Notification Appliances — Motion/Contacts/Environmental
Product: Integrated FogShield
Company: Essence Group

Monitoring Station/ Alarm Monitoring for End User
Product: Instant Connect
Company: Dynamark Monitoring, Inc.

Smart Home — Electronics/Control Systems/Networking / Internet of Things
Product: Flex IO
Company: Alarm.com

IT/Networking
Product: IQ WiFi
Company: Johnson Controls

Specialty Products & Services
Product: IQ Water Valve
Company: Johnson Controls

Video Surveillance / Video Analytics
Product: Video Analytics Doorbell
Company: Alarm.com