2022 ESX Innovation Award Winners Revealed

June 2, 2022 by ESX

ESX’s Innovation Awards distinguish innovation and excellence in the industry — and identify 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,” says 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®

Company: NAPCO Security Technologies


Readers / Keypads

Product: SPECTRE Nano

Company: STid


Cyber Security

Data Privacy Solutions

Product: uRISQ

Company: CSR Privacy Solutions


Dealer Services

Business Operations

Product: QuoteAnywhere and the Site Survey 3.0

Company: WeSuite, LLC


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


GPS / Mobile Tracking

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

Company: Alarm.com



Product: IQ WiFi 6

Company: Johnson Controls


Home Automation / Home Control Systems

Product: PoolScout

Company: Deep Innovations


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

Company: Alarm.com