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April 28, 2022 ESX

The Innovation Awards gather some of the best and most promising products and services in the electronic security and life safety industry. Contestants compete in categories such as outdoor detection, drones, video analytics, cable and wiring accessories and so much more! Manufacturers and service providers serving the channel with innovative end user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators and monitoring professional become more efficient and profitable are encouraged to apply. The benefits of entering as a a contestant for the ESX Innovation Awards includes getting exposure on the ESX site, a listing in the ESX Preview Magazine (a print and digital publication sent to over 20,000 electronic security professionals and n official Innovation Award Entrant tabletop sign for display at your ESX booth. Winners at the ESX Awards will be featured on our Security Nation Magazine and receive consideration to compete in ESX’s TechVision Challenge. Winners are also awarded a trophy, and announced in an official press release and recognized in the ESX Showcase on the Expo Floor. Some of the criteria in order to qualify include innovation, end-user experience, compliance with regulations, impact on company values and efficiencies. If you are interested in entering the Innovation Awards as an exhibitor/sponsor for ESX, enter now!



July 2, 2021 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 2021 ESX Innovation Awards Judging Panel, led by Don Childers of Security Central, included Grady Medcalf, Comcast; Michele Monheim, Amherst Alarm, Inc.; and Rodger Reiswig, Johnson Controls. 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 13 breakthrough technologies for 2021 (winners listed in alphabetical order by category).  


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  


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  




Product: IQ WiFi  

Company: Johnson Controls  


Specialty Products & Services  


Product: IQ Water Valve  

Company: Johnson Controls  


Video Surveillance  

Video Analytics  

Product: Video Analytics Doorbell