Visonic's PowerMax solution recognized by Frost & Sullivan with 2010 Product Leadership Award

Research firm names Tower 20 family of outdoor detectors as the innovative element of the solution


Bloomfield, CT - May 3, 2010 – Visonic Ltd., a leading developer and manufacturer of wireless home security and safety systems and components, today announced that Frost & Sullivan, a global research and growth consulting firm, has conferred the 2010 North American Product Leadership of the Year Award in In-Building Wireless Networks Market on Visonic's PowerMax solution.

Frost & Sullivan's research approach enables determining how best-in-class companies worldwide manage growth, innovation and leadership. The research is based on four criteria that were used to benchmark Visonic’s PowerMax performance against key competitors: product features, innovation, customer value and quality.

Product Features and Functionality

The research establishes that Visonic has aligned itself to the market dynamics by delivering remote monitoring capabilities and easy-to-use functionalities both for central monitoring stations and security professionals. Installers benefit from factory pre-enrolled security kits that create a plug-and-play experience; this facilitates installation and saves valuable time. Central stations receive opportunities for expanded services such as video alarm verification, end-user event messaging and web-based home control services.

Innovative Element of the Product

Frost & Sullivan acknowledges the innovation in the Tower20 outdoor detectors that address significant issues that lead to its efficiency and ability to perform critical monitoring and control. The research states that "Tower20 is the first outdoor detector to prevent false alarms caused in unstable, uncontrollable and unpredictable outdoor conditions while still providing reliable detection of real threats." The research also depicts the numerous patented technologies such as Octa-Quad, Anti-masking, V-Slot and Obsidian Black Mirror that clearly distinguish the Tower20 from competing products.

Customer Value Enhancements

In this criterion, the research emphasizes Visonic's integration of security systems with Internet protocol for communication. The solution delivers "a highly reliable and cost-efficient platform for security management with unprecedented value to customers by enabling them to keep in touch with home wherever they are."
Homeowners enjoy remote security control and surveillance services at no additional cost since the system simply connects to the home Internet infrastructure. The research also highlights Visonic's capabilities to customize its PowerMax solutions to meet customer-specific needs such as language, permitted RF range and local tastes both in look and feel and in features.

Product Quality

In the quality criteria, Frost & Sullivan's research recognizes Visonic's advanced manufacturing capabilities that produce a wide variety of control panels and devices. "Visonic delivers best in class products without compromising on quality with strong quality control techniques and setting quality standards under ISO 9001 quality management system certified procedures."

"With its innovative features, ease-of-use, and the value it delivers, Visonic's PowerMax clearly stood out compared to competing solutions on the market," said Soundarya G, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "The solution addresses critical home security issues with innovative and sophisticated technologies, without compromising ease-of-use, ease-of-installation and advanced monitoring capabilities. It is this unique combination of technology and usability that led us to recognize Visonic with the 2010 Product Leadership Award."

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