ESX announces 2017 innovation award winners

Award recognizes products and services driving the industry forward
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Electronic Security Expo announced the winners (see list below) for its 2017 Innovation Awards, recognizing outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward.

Winners will be featured at ESX 2017, June 13-16 in Nashville, Tenn., and all entrants are listed in the ESX Product Preview Brochure, delivered to 20,000 industry professionals through print and digital distributions. In addition, the top ten category winners will be placed in the TechVision Challenge, a live Shark Tank-style competition, judged by industry experts, which will be held at ESX 2017.

Winners were selected from a pool of applicants of manufacturers and service providers serving the industry with innovative end user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals become more efficient and profitable.

"The ESX Innovation Awards recognize innovative technology and excellence in the industry—and identify next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunity for growth and relevance in servicing the marketplace," ESX chairman George De Marco said in the announcement.

A panel of industry professionals judges the awards program based on many factors, including features and functions; innovation; end-user experience; ability to solve a problem; revenue growth potential; impact on company value and efficiencies; and compliance with regulations.

To celebrate its 10th year, ESX is offering registration discounts, expanding the opportunity for even more electronic security and life safety professionals to experience the event. A premium pass is currently offered at $299 (a savings of $500) and ESX Day Passes are now available for $175 for industry professionals only able to attend one day of the show. Prices will increase at the expo, according to the ESX.

2017 ESX Innovation Award Winners

Access Control

Nortek Security & Control - Linear e3 Entry


Cabling Products & Accessories

Mag Daddy - Mag Daddy Magnetic J-Hooks


Dealer Services

DMP - Secura, Dealer Services, Marketing Support


Digital Health/Well-Being Systems

Essence - Essence Care@Home Active


Fire/Life Safety

Honeywell - 5800COMBO Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector


Installation/Service Tools



Intrusion Systems

Napco - Starlink Connect Universal Radio & Connected Home Hub


Monitoring (Central Station)

Honeywell - Honeywell, I-View Now, and AlarmNet Integrated Complete Solution


Smart Home - Electronics/Control Systems/Networking

August Home - August Smart Lock Pro (Z-Wave)


Video Surveillance

Hikvision USA - DS-2TD4035D-25 Bi-Spectrum PTZ Camera System