ESX Announces 2024 Innovation Awards Winners

June 4, 2024 by ESX

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 Innovation Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation within the electronic security and life safety industry. These prestigious awards highlight next-generation products and services that present significant growth opportunities for integrator companies.

An independent panel of judges selected the winners based on a comprehensive set of criteria, including ingenuity, applicability, response to market needs, and more. The 2024 ESX Innovation Awards Judging Panel, led by Preston Atkins, Systems Engineer at

“The ESX Innovation Award winners showcase the industry’s leading-edge advancements,” explains ESX Chairman, George De Marco. “These innovative products and services are driving efficiency and profitability. Congratulations to this year’s outstanding innovators for shaping the future of security and life safety technology.”


2024 ESX Innovation Award Winners:

ESX congratulates the visionary companies behind these breakthrough technologies. Winners are listed in order by category:

Access Control/ ID Systems

Readers / Keypads


Fire/ Life Safety

Detection Appliances – Smoke / Heat / Gas Detection Services

  • FireProtect 2 RB (Heat/Smoke/CO) UL Jeweller by Ajax Systems

Cellular / Radio Communications


Installation/ Service Tools

Tools / Testers

  • Camerashine Surveillance Cleaning Kit– Clean Any Camera Safely from the Ground by Camerashine

Systems Design / LifeCycle Maintenance – Commercial


Intrusion Systems

Outdoor Detection


Monitoring (Central Station)

Alarm Monitoring for End User

  • Patented Becklar Engage Platform– an AI-Powered Platform that Makes a Difference in the Moments that Matter by Becklar


Smart Home– Electronics, Control Systems, & Networking

IT / Networking

Home Automation / Home Control Systems

  • Control4 Halo Touch Remote by Snap One


Specialty Products & Services

Power Supplies & Batteries


Video Surveillance

Managed Video

  • Advanced Interactive Video Monitoring and Remote Guarding Solution – Eyeforce by Becklar

Video Analytics

Video Management Software

  • Eagle Eye 911 Camera Sharing/ Eagle Eye 911 Public Safety Sharing Complete by Eagle Eye Networks

Megapixel / HD Cameras

  • First Alert VX3 HD Outdoor Camera by Resideo

IP Cameras


The ESX Innovation Awards continue to spotlight the innovative efforts of companies that are shaping the future of the security and life safety industry. The awards ceremony will take place during the ESX 2024 Expo, where attendees can explore these cutting-edge products and services.

The TechVision Challenge

The TechVision Challenge is a Shark Tank Style Competition held at ESX where judges recognize outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. The TechVision Challenge is an opportunity for manufacturers and service providers to come up with innovative end-user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators, and monitoring professionals become more efficient and profitable.

The selection of the winner is based on specific judging criteria that include:

  • Features & Functions
  • Aesthetic & Design Qualities
  • Groundbreaking or Innovative
  • Improving End User Experience
  • Overall WOW Factor
  • Improves Efficiency
  • Increases Company Value
  • Regulatory Compliance

It is up to each contestant to prepare their own presentations for the competition and the TechVision Challenge judging criteria will be used to determine what product or service will be named Best of Show for ESX 2024.

This year, nine participants from the Innovation Awards judging process were invited to compete in the TechVision Challenge and an interactive judging panel of three judges watched the presentations. The judges then have up to 12 minutes for each presentation to judge each product.

This year, we had incredible products in the competition for “Best of Show”, but the ultimate winner was Ajax Systems for the FireProtect 2 RB (Heat/Smoke/CO) UL Jeweller with runner-up Eagle Eye Networks for their Eagle Eye 911 Camera Sharing/ Eagle Eye 911 Public Safety Sharing Complete.