Now Open: The 2023 Readers' Choice Awards

Nov. 2, 2022
Manufacturers can submit new products for the zero-cost awards program through July 14 is proud to announce the opening of the 2023 Readers' Choice Product Awards (scroll for the submission form at the bottom of this page).

What it is

The SecurityInfoWatch Readers’ Choice Product Awards is the industry’s only ZERO-COST security product recognition program where the people who know, use and install the products are the ones who choose the winners.

How it Works

Manufacturer submittal period: From Feb. 10 through July 14, security hardware and software manufacturers may submit a maximum of two products (using the form at the bottom of this page) that have been officially made available to the public from April 2022 through July 2023, in one of 14 different categories.

Reader voting: Starting on Aug. 21, any SecurityInfoWatch reader may vote for their favorite product in each category (one vote only per IP address). Manufacturers are permitted to promote this voting opportunity via social media, blogs, eblast or any other means.

Product Categories

Products must be placed by the submitting vendor (using the form at the bottom of this page) into one of the following 14 categories:

  • Access Control Hardware
  • Access Control Software
  • Locks & Door Hardware
  • Video Surveillance Cameras
  • Video Surveillance Storage, Playback & Transmission
  • VMS & Enterprise Security Management Software
  • Business Management Software
  • Installation and/or Training Tools & Software
  • Smart Home & Residential Security
  • Intrusion Detection & Perimeter Security
  • Emergency Communications
  • Central Station Monitoring
  • Fire & Life Safety
  • Cybersecurity & IT Networking

Winner Announcements

The top vote-getter in each category will be declared the winning product, with the second-most (and in the largest categories, the third-most), being named an honorable mention.

The winning products will be announced on on Dec. 4. Winning products will also be featured in the December print issues of Security Business magazine and Locksmith Ledger International.

Winning manufacturers will have the opportunity to purchase promotional materials for internal and external use. 

Recaps of Previous Years

Read more about the winners of the 2022 SecurityInfoWatch Readers' Choice Awards.


If you have any questions, feel free to email Security Business magazine editor Paul Rothman or SecurityInfoWatch editor John Dobberstein

Simply fill out the full entry form below to submit a product for the 2023 SecurityInfoWatch Readers' Choice Awards.