The Security Vanguard Award

April 11, 2022, Security Business and Security Technology Executive (STE) magazines, in coordination with SIA, honor the industry’s most innovative and collaborative security projects

Nashville, TN – Nov. 11, 2022 –
 The Endeavor Business Media (EBM) Security Group, which includes SecurityInfoWatch.comSecurity Business magazine and Security Technology Executive (STE) magazine, has announced the 2022 winning submissions for its annual Security Vanguard Awards, which honor the industry’s most innovative and collaborative security projects.

The Vanguard Project of the Year was submitted by integrator Sciens Building Solutions, and involved a massive, multi-year collaborative security project at the World Equestrian Center (WEC), located in Ocala, Fla. 

“The top project reflects the strong collaboration between end-user client and skilled systems integrator – resulting in a tightly-packaged project that expanded on the fly as security requirements shifted at the stunning equestrian resort and show complex,” said EBM Security Group Editorial Director Steve Lasky.

Read the full article on the WEC Project of the Year at

Vanguard Award Honorable Mention Projects

Our two honorable-mention Vanguard Award projects run the gamut of potential security technology implementations. One features a collaborative effort amongst a global security solutions provider, a local systems integration firm and one of the largest county municipalities in the country; the other showcases a unique combination of screening technologies, video surveillance and human/canine patrols that tamed more than 300,000 fans at an international convention.

“Each project team confronted starkly different challenges from the outset but found a common denominator for each job in their firm commitment to integrated solutions that meet the needs of an end-user,” Lasky said.

The first Vanguard Award honorable mention is the Harris County project, submitted by Honeywell Building Technologies and featuring the work of Texas-based integration partner ESI Fire & Security Protection. Read the full article at

The second Vanguard Award honorable mention was submitted by security consultant Sentinel Consulting and centers on the security operations for the 2022 Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Read the full article at  

ABOUT THE ANNUAL VANGUARD AWARDS, Security Business and Security Technology Executive (STE) magazines, in coordination with the Security Industry Association (SIA), will honor the industry’s most innovative and collaborative security projects with this industry award. The coveted accolade recognizes the most impressive integrated technology and solutions project of the previous year – highlighting the lead technology vendors, systems integrator, consultant and the end-user client.

Who Can Enter?

The 2022 Security Vanguard Award is open to all technology vendors, security solutions providers, systems integrators, PE and A&E; firms and end-users for projects that were completed (or will be 90% complete) from August 2020 to June 2022.

There is ZERO COST to enter this awards program. 

We are looking for enterprise-level collaborative security projects that exemplify the best working partnerships among security solutions providers, security systems integrators and the end-user clients they serve. 

All major stakeholders (ie- end-user, integrator, vendor) MUST be willing to publicize the project, potentially pose for photographs, and participate in on-the-record interviews.

The Benefits

In a word, recognition. The top-ranked project will be featured as a cover story in both Security Business and STE magazine, as well as spotlighted as the lead feature on 

2022 Winners

2021 Winners

    2020 Winners