Premier honors at ISC West
The Security Industry Association (SIA) bestowed its highest honors to the manufacturing community today at the New Product Showcase.
The Best New Product Award was presented to the SafeRise access control product that uses biometrics, voice, face and license plate recognition and behavioral analytics in an integrated package. The product is manufactured by FST21 Americas.
OSID from Xtralis received the Judges’ Choice Award for its technology which provides smoke detection using infrared and ultraviolet dual beam technologies.
Some 85 products were entered in the 2011 Product Showcase and this year, new categories and honorable mentions populated the awards, which are based on new and innovative technologies, ease of use and installation prowess and a strong price to benefit ratio for the installation community.
Judges were impressed by the great number of innovative products for the 2011 awards and also bestowed the most honorable mentions than in any other years, according to NPS Chair Jennifer Martin of Pixim. “The SIA NPS continues to be the standard for representing products unique and innovative in the security industry,” she said.
A new display area outside the ISC West exhibit halls held the new product entries and allowed ISC West show goers to view the NPS entrants. Awards were presented at a formal awards ceremony at the SIA booth during the show and judges deliberated for two days, viewing presentations the day prior to the show and visiting booths for further information the opening day of the exhibition.
In addition to the Best New Product and Judges’ Choice honors, awards were presented in 21 product and service categories. Also, the judges presented nine honorable mention awards. Honorable mentions could be awarded in any category at the discretion of the judges. The 32 awards were the most ever presented in the 32-year history of the NPS. For the complete listing of award winners, refer to the May issue of SD&I magazine. – Deborah L. O’Mara, editor, SD&I magazine.