The 2024 Readers' Choice Awards from SecurityInfoWatch

June 6, 2024
MANUFACTURERS: It is time to submit your new products (released in the past 18 months) for our annual awards!

The manufacturer submittal period for the 2024 SIW Readers' Choice Product Awards is OPEN until July 26, 2024. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the submission form and read further for all the rules and details.   

About the Award

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 (CLOSES ON JULY 26, 2024): Hardware and software manufacturers may submit a maximum of two products (using the form at the bottom of this page) for products that were officially introduced to the market between April 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024. Nothing before April 1, 2023 will be accepted (this will be vetted).

Reader voting (RUNS FROM AUG. 12 to SEPT. 29): Any SecurityInfoWatch reader may vote for their favorite product in each category (one vote only per IP address). Manufacturers are encouraged to promote this voting opportunity to partners and contacts via social media, blogs, email, or any other means.

Product Categories

For 2024, products may be placed into one of the following 16 categories (choose the ONE category that best fits the product). Our editorial team reserves the right to shift a product category for applicability reasons. 

  • Access Control Hardware
  • Access Control Software
  • Business Management Software & Solutions
  • Cybersecurity Hardware & Software
  • Door Hardware
  • Emergency Communications & Mass Notification
  • Fire & Life Safety
  • Installation & Training: Tools & Software
  • Intercoms & Visitor Management
  • Intrusion Detection & Perimeter Security
  • IT Networking & Cabling Products
  • Locks
  • Smart Home & Residential Security
  • SOFTWARE: VMS, Enterprise Security Management, PSIM, AI and other security-related software
  • Video Surveillance Cameras
  • Video Surveillance & Data Storage, Playback & Transmission

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 as honorable mention. 

The winning products will be announced on on DECEMBER 10, 2024. The products will also appear in the WINTER 2024 BIG BOOK Product Guide that is included in the December print issues of Security Business magazine, Security Technology Executive magazine, and Locksmith Ledger International.

The contact(s) from winning manufacturers will be contacted by our team to purchase promotional materials for internal and external use. 

Recaps of Previous Years

2023 Readers' Choice Winners

2022 Readers' Choice Winners


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