STE accepting applications for 2010 Security Innovation Awards

Security Technology Executive magazine is currently accepting entries for its 2010 Security Innovation Awards, which recognize the best and most unique security technology applications in the country.

The awards, now in their seventh year, will be presented at the ASIS 2011 conference in Orlando in September. The entries will be reviewed by a panel of security industry experts, with the "gold" winner to be featured on the cover of STE's September issue. The "silver" and "bronze" runners-up will be featured in subsequent issues.

"Over the years, STE has recognized innovative accomplishments in many vertical sectors, ranging from retail to critical infrastructure, corporate to transportation," said STE Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Steve Lasky. "Our staff and judges have been overwhelmed by the scope and diversity of submitted projects and the depth of knowledge displayed by integrator partners and their vendors."

The Security Innovation Awards are open to vendors, systems integrators, VARs and security or risk executives who want to share their successful collaborative efforts. To be eligible, the project must have taken place at a facility in the U.S. with work being completed (at least 90 percent) between January 2010 and June 2011. Applicants must also include high-resolution photos, with the end-user agreeable to a potential cover shoot. All winning project teams will be notified by early August.

The Port of Los Angeles, a project submitted by Verint Video Intelligence Solutions, took home last year's top prize. One judge stated: "It's clear that this project provided the level of security, collaboration and innovation required to secure the busiest port in the U.S. A massive video deployment integrated with enterprise electronic access control and a PSIM system was the core of this project. But designing the system to accommodate future improvements like ground radar and computer-aided dispatch made the L.A. port project stand out."

All entries must be received by June 24. For more information, download the entry form (PDF file).