End-Users, vendors, integrators take home Security Innovation hardware

Security Technology Executive magazine formally announced the winners of its fourth annual Security Innovation Awards on the ASIS show floor Tuesday.

Verint Systems, along with integrators Checkpoint Systems and EMC2, were recognized for an innovative project with northeastern grocery chain Price Chopper , which was featured on the cover of the September issue of STE. Mike Gulli, manager of LP administration for Price Chopper, accepted the award on behalf of the end-user. Elan Moriah, president of Verint Video Intelligence Solutions, accepted the award on behalf of the vendor; Steve White and Carl Goldstein claimed the award for Checkpoint Systems; and Dick O’Leary was honored from EMC2.

“It is satisfying to see the collective efforts of end-users, vendors and integrators,” said Steve Lasky, editor-in-chief of STE, who conducted the ceremony. “Seeing how the evolving technologies are being put into practice in applications like these is impressive.”

Also honored was the second-place Technicolor project, submitted by vendor TimeSight Systems. End-user Tony Castorino, Technicolor's director of Physical Security for North America, was honored, along with TimeSight CEO Charles Foley and David Sindaha of systems integrator VAS Security Systems.

The third-place project, Grubb Ventures, was also honored at the ceremony. Steve Van Till, President and CEO of Brivo Systems, accepted the award on behalf of Brivo, end-user Bill Burgess and systems integrator ASG Security. Brivo is no stranger to Innovation Awards success, as the company submitted last year’s first-place project, Dunkin’ Donuts.
“These applications show that you can attain your security goals if everyone is working off the same roadmap,” Lasky added.

The second-place Technicolor project will be featured in the October issue of STE, while the Grubb Ventures project will be featured in the November issue. To read the full Price Chopper project story, stop by the Cygnus Security booth (2357) on Wednesday to pick up a free copy of the September issue.

The annual STE Security Innovation Award is a contest offered to vendors, integrators and end-users who submit their projects for consideration by an independent panel of industry veterans and experts. Entries are judged on how effectively the project incorporates the input of multiple vendors and integrators to create an innovative security solution.

For more information on the Security Innovation Awards, or to learn about entering next year’s contest, please send an email to steve.lasky@cygnusb2b.com.