Innovation Awards

ESX’s Innovation Awards distinguish innovation and excellence in the industry — and identify the next-gen products and services that will offer significant opportunity for growth. Companies that serve the electronic security and life safety industry are encouraged to enter products/services that benefit end users’ experience and those that benefit dealers, integrators or monitoring companies’ top line revenues and bottom line results.

New! Stand out from other brands and enhance your Innovation Awards submissions by pre-recording a 2-3 minute pitch video of your product or service.

2021 Award Winners

Click here to view the ESX 2021 Innovation Awards winners.

Important Dates

June 30: Deadline to vote for the 2021 People's Choice Award


The 2021 ESX Innovation Awards has two award types:

  • Innovation Awards, Best in Category: A panel of experts will review and select the best from each of the 14 product/service categories
  • People’s Choice Award: The ESX community will have the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite product or service from the Best in Category winners

Entry Information

2021 Entry Qualifications

To be considered for the Innovation Awards, the product or service entered must fit within one of the official award categories. The product or service entered must be either new or field tested and made available to the market after January 1, 2019 and prior to the ESX 2021 Virtual Experience. Each company is solely responsible for the submittal process and presentation materials.


Each product or service will be judged on the following:

  • Features and functions
  • Innovation
  • End user experience
  • Revenue growth potential
  • Impact on company value/efficiencies
  • Compliance with regulations

All entries are judged by members of the ESX Award Jury, representing leading professionals and experts in the electronic security and life safety industry. The Jury scores entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded based on the combined scoring of the Jury.

All decisions are final. By submitting a product or service to the 2021 ESX Innovation Awards, your entry will be submitted for the chance to win up to two awards – Best in Category and/or People’s Choice Award.

Award Benefits

Innovation Awards category winners will:

  • Receive a trophy
  • Be featured in a two-page spread in a fall 2021 edition of a prominent channel publication
  • Be announced in an official ESX Innovation Awards press release to trade media
  • Be included to compete in ESX’s 2021 People’s Choice Award