ESX 2023

Innovation Awards

Do your products/services have what it takes to win?

Recognizing outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. Manufacturers and service providers serving the channel with innovative end user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals become more efficient and profitable are encouraged to apply.


Entry Qualifications

• Product or service entered must fit within one of the official award categories.
• Product or service entered must be either new or field tested and made available to the market after January 1, 2021 and prior to ESX 2023.
• Each company is solely responsible for the submittal process and presentation materials.

Award Benefits

EACH INNOVATION AWARDS ENTRANT WILL RECEIVE:

  • Exposure on the ESX site
  • An official Innovation Award Entrant tabletop sign for display at your ESX booth
  • A listing in the ESX Preview Magazine (a print and digital publication sent to over 20,000 electronic security professionals. The brochure will also be included in select editions of industry trade media magazines).

WINNERS WILL ALSO BE:

  • Awarded a trophy
  • Featured in Security Nation Magazine
  • Announced in an official ESX Innovation Awards press release to trade media
  • Recognized at ESX in the Innovation Awards Showcase on the Expo floor
  • Considered to compete in ESX TechVision Challenge
    (Based on the judges’ discretion, a total of up to 10 companies will be selected from the field of Innovation Award category winners to compete in the TechVision Challenge, an interactive “Shark Tank” style competition that will be held live at ESX)

Award Categories

  • Access Control/ID Systems
Access Control/ID Systems
  • Card Printers / ID Badging Systems
  • Cards & Credentials – Biometrics / Smartcards / Wiegand / RFID / Magnetic Stripe / Bar Code / etc.
  • Controllers – Stand-alone or Networked or Appliance Based Systems
  • Electronic / Mechanical Locks
  • Entry Control Solutions / Physical Barriers
  • Gate / Door Operators
  • Hosted / Managed Access Systems
  • Readers / Keypads
  • Telephone Entry Control / Intercom
  • Visitor Management Solutions
  • Cabling Products and Accessories
Cabling Products and Accessories
  • Cable & Structured Wiring 
  • Cabling & Wiring Accessories – Connectors / Wiring Harnesses / Terminals 
  • Commercial Automation, Control Systems and Networking
Commercial Automation, Control Systems and Networking
  • Building Automation Software / Systems 
  • Digital Signage 
  • HVAC Control / Energy Management 
  • IT / Networking 
  • Lighting Control Systems 
  • PBX & VoIP / Cloud Based Phone Systems 
  • Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) 
  • Cyber Security
Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Solutions
  • Data Privacy Solutions
  • Dealer Services
Dealer Services
  • Business Operations 
  • Compliance Software / Service 
  • Financial Software 
  • Financial Services
  • Fleet Tracking 
  • Marketing Support Services 
  • Digital Health/Well-being Systems
Digital Health/Well-being Systems
  • Activity Sensing / Medicine Management 
  • Connected Fitness 
  • Mobile Tracking / mPERS 
  • PERS
  • Fire/Life Safety
  • Installation/Service Tools
Fire/Life Safety
  • Cellular / Radio Communications 
  • Controllers & Control Panels – Analog / Addressable / Conventional Systems 
  • Detection Appliances – Smoke / Heat / Gas Detection Services 
  • Emergency Communications / Voice Evacuation Systems 
  • Gate / Door Operators 
  • Hosted / Managed Access Systems 
  • Notification Appliances – Annunciators / Strobes / Audible Devices 
  • Readers / Keypads 
  • Telephone Entry Control / Intercom 
Installation/Service Tools
  • Productivity Mobile Applications 
  • Systems Design/LifeCycle Maintenance – Commercial 
  • Systems Design/LifeCycle Maintenance – Residential 
  • Tools / Testers 
  • Intrusion Systems
  • Mobile Apps for Consumers
Intrusion Systems
  • Cellular / Radio Communications 
  • Controllers & Control Panels 
  • Detection Sensors – Annunciators / Strobes / Audible Devices 
  • DIY Security 
  • Notification Appliances – Motion / Contacts / Environmental 
  • Outdoor Detection 
Mobile Apps for Consumers
  • App for Security / Life Safety Systems – Commercial 
  • App for Security / Life Safety Systems – Residential 
  • Lifestyle App – Residential 
    • Monitoring (Central Station)
    • Smart Home – Electronics, Control Systems & Networking
    • Specialty Products and Services
    • Video Surveillance
    Monitoring (Central Station)
    • Alarm Monitoring for End User 
    • Dealer App 
    • Enhanced / Verified Monitoring 
    • GPS / Mobile Tracking 
    • Interactive Services for End User 
    • Managed Access 
    • Managed Video 
    • Receiver / Hardware 
    • Software
    Smart Home – Electronics, Control Systems & Networking
    • Architectural Speakers 
    • Audio / Video Receivers / Electronic Door Locks / Garage Door Controls 
    • Energy Management Controls / Systems 
    • Home Automation / Home Control Systems 
    • Internet of Things (IoT) Device 
    • IT / Networking 
    • Lighting Control Systems 
    • Multi-Room / Distributed Audio Systems 
    • Power Management Systems 
    • Structure Cabling Systems & AV Wire 
    • TVs / Projectors / Screens
    Specialty Products and Services
    • Drones 
    • Power Supplies & Batteries 
    • Robots 
    • Solar 
    • Surge Protection
    Video Surveillance
    • Analog Cameras 
    • Digital Recording & Network Storage 
    • Hosted & Managed Video Systems (VSaaS) 
    • Housings / Enclosures / Mounts 
    • IP Cameras 
    • Lenses 
    • Megapixel / HD Cameras 
    • Monitors 
    • Multiplexers / Scanners / Encoders / Switching Systems 
    • Video Analytics 
    • Video Management Software 

    Judging Criteria

    The awards program will be judged by a panel of industry professionals for the following criteria:

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

    Entry Fees


    INITIAL ENTRY

    Exhibitor/Sponsor: $995
    NonExhibitor/Sponsor: $1,495


    EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY

    Exhibitor/Sponsor: $695
    NonExhibitor/Sponsor: $1,195



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