In July, SecurityInfoWatch.com unveiled the security industry’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards program that is 100% decided by the very people who use, install – and even compete against – these products every day. More than 100 security industry manufacturers and software developers submitted products introduced in the physical security industry over the 12-month span of June 2021 through June 2022 for voting.
Once the vendor submission period ended, voting was open through the full month of September to any SecurityInfoWatch reader (one vote per IP address) in 13 different product categories, where we received more than 1,650 unique votes. Simply put, the product garnering the most votes in a particular category was named the winner. Honorable mention products received the second- or third-most votes in the category (two honorable mentions were chosen in the larger categories).
“SecurityInfoWatch congratulates all of the award winners in the first-ever Reader’s Choice Awards,” said SecurityInfoWatch Editorial Director Steve Lasky. “These products represent the best of the best among the newest technologies that are helping to secure people and property. We were truly overwhelmed by the number of survey responses during year one and look forward to seeing even greater participation in the years to come.”
Without further ado, here are your Readers’ Choice Products for 2022:
CATEGORY: Locks and Door Hardware
Allegion’s Schlage NDE and LE Locks with Si option. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278696.
WINNER: Allegion’s Schlage NDE and LE Locks with Si option
Schlage NDE and LE mobile-enabled wireless locks with Si option support the secure application area of HID smart and NFC mobile credentials. The interoperable locks are ideal for institutions already using HID iCLASS, iCLASS SE, or Seos credentials that want to extend access control further into their buildings using Schlage wireless locks. This option gives customers the flexibility to choose the solution that fits the needs of their facility and leverages existing credential investments. Read more about the product and request more info at https://commercial.schlage.com.
Honorable Mention: Adams Rite by ASSA ABLOY DL100 Wireless Deadlatch
Adams Rite by ASSA ABLOY DL100 Wireless Deadlatch. Learn more about this product at www.adamsrite.com/en/products/deadlatches/dl100-wireless-deadlatch.The DL100 combines electrified locking hardware to connect wirelessly to any new or existing access control system for aluminum-stile doors, extending real-time security cost-effectively to more openings. It uses low-energy motorized EcoLatch technology for silent operation and supports HID multiclass SE and NFC/BLE mobile access card technologies. Learn more about this product at www.adamsrite.com/en/products/deadlatches/dl100-wireless-deadlatch.
CATEGORY: Access Control Hardware
WINNER: Invixium IXM TFACE Dual-Biometric Reader
Invixium IXM TFACE Dual-Biometric Reader. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21253521.IXM TFACE is a dual-biometric reader built for access control or workforce management applications. Enclosed in a slim, mullion-mount design, it performs fast and accurate face recognition for masked or maskless individuals with liveness detection along with fingerprint, RFID, PIN or QR code authentication in seconds. It also features a Corning Gorilla Glass-protected LCD touchscreen, PoE+, Wi-Fi, IP65 and IK08 ratings. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21253521.
Honorable Mention: STid Spectre nano reader
STid Spectre nano reader. Learn more about this product at https://stid-security.com/en/products/spectre-nano-uhf-bluetooth-multi-technology-readerThe SPECTRE nano reader helps expedite entry and exit from parking facilities using contactless technologies that can recognize either a driver, vehicle or both by using UHF windshield tags, a badge or even the driver’s Bluetooth smartphone with integration of the STid Mobile ID ecosystem. Learn more about this product at https://stid-security.com/en/products/spectre-nano-uhf-bluetooth-multi-technology-reader.
Honorable Mention: Alarm.com Access Control Readers and Mobile Credentials
Alarm.com Access Control Readers and Mobile Credentials. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21265086.Alarm.com for Business customers can leverage three new readers featuring support for encrypted credentials and mobile access credentials. Available in mullion, single gang, and keypad form factors, users can leverage smartphones to unlock doors instead of using a separate badge or key fob. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21265086.
CATEGORY: Access Control Software
WINNER: Axis Communications AXIS Camera Station Secure Entry
Axis Communications AXIS Camera Station Secure Entry. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21223686.Preloaded on Axis recorders and included in all AXIS Camera Station licenses, AXIS Camera Station Secure Entry provides access control management that gives operators complete insight into everything happening at a location. From retail stores to educational facilities and commercial buildings, the solution enables management of a single site and is designed with cybersecurity in mind, featuring encrypted communication to ensure user data is always protected. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21223686.
Honorable Mention: ACRE’s Feenics One Mobile App
ACRE’s Feenics One Mobile App. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278720.The Feenics One Mobile App enables the management of an employee’s digital identity. Mobile credentials can be managed and customers can enable two-factor authentication for access authorization at doors. It allows for password-less login capabilities to Feenics’ access control and visitor management applications. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278720.
CATEGORY: Video Surveillance Cameras
WINNER: Hanwha Techwin PNM-C12083RVD Dual-Channel Multi-Directional Camera
Hanwha Techwin PNM-C12083RVD Dual-Channel Multi-Directional Camera. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21260432.The PNM-C12083RVD brings the power of AI to a multi-directional camera. The camera generates metadata tags for any person, face, vehicle, or license plate detected, which can be used for forensic search or for real-time notifications via compatible VMS. The camera also generates a DetectionShot (a frame of the scene when an object is detected) which can be displayed during a forensic search. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21260432.
Honorable Mention: Teledyne FLIR’s FLIR FH-Series ID camera
Teledyne FLIR’s FLIR FH-Series ID camera. Learn more about this product at www.flir.com/products/fh-series-id.The FLIR FH-Series ID are ruggedized, multispectral fixed cameras that integrate thermal imaging with 4K visible imaging for perimeter intruder-detection. Built-in convolutional neural network (CNN) analytics detect and classify human and vehicle threats moving at high or low speeds, minimizing false alarms and operations costs. Learn more about this product at www.flir.com/products/fh-series-id.
Honorable Mention: i-PRO S-Series Multi-Sensor AI Cameras
i-PRO S-Series Multi-Sensor AI Cameras. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21266779.S-Series multi-sensor cameras come preloaded with four AI analytics applications packaged in the thinnest outdoor vandal and weather-resistant configurations available. Full AI support enables operators to use AI parameters such as object attributes like color, hat, glasses, etc., for real-time alerts and detailed forensic search. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21266779.
CATEGORY: Video Surveillance Storage & Playback
WINNER: Micron i400 microSD Card
Micron i400 microSD Card. Learn more about this product at www.micron.com/solutions/video-surveillance.Micron’s i400 1.5TB microSD card delivers industrial storage for AI-enhanced video security and is ideally suited for video storage at the edge and for hybrid VSaaS deployments. Its 1.5TB density can store up to four months or 120 days of video security media locally, enabling users to optimize what data is stored in the cloud. This capacity eliminates the need to continuously upload data to the cloud for primary storage, which consumes network bandwidth and operational expenses. Learn more about this product at www.micron.com/solutions/video-surveillance.
Honorable Mention: Salient Systems PowerPlatinum NVR
Salient Systems PowerPlatinum NVR. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278806.PowerPlatinum is a 2U rack-mount NVR designed to handle demanding IP video surveillance requirements. It meets enterprise video requirements with the offering of high-performance CPU power, 96GB memory, hot-swappable hard drives, and dual redundant hot-plug power supplies. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278806.
CATEGORY: Video Surveillance Software
WINNER: The Ambient.ai Platform
The Ambient.ai Platform. Learn more about this product at https://ambient.ai/product.The Ambient.ai Platform uses computer vision intelligence to deliver near-human perception of surveillance video feeds at scale – automating threat detection and access control alert verification and enabling faster response. With real-time alerts, mobile dispatch, graph-based forensic search, and operational dashboards, security teams are able to respond to incidents up to 10-times faster. Learn more about this product at https://ambient.ai/product.
Honorable Mention: Alarm.com Business Activity Analytics (BAA)
Alarm.com Business Activity Analytics (BAA), included with Alarm.com Pro Series cameras. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278724.Included with Alarm.com Pro Series business security cameras, Business Activity Analytics (BAA) provides commercial managers with insights on key performance indicators and real-time alerts to help ensure customer and employee safety. Analytics include occupancy tracking, people counting, heat mapping, crowd gathering detection, and queue monitoring. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278724.
CATEGORY: Intrusion Detection & Perimeter Security
WINNER: Bosch Security Manager Mobile App
Bosch Security Manager Mobile App. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278799.Designed to enhance working with Bosch intrusion control panels, the app features a simple, modern interface that allows users to control and manage their alarm systems, including arming and disarming, adding and deleting passcodes, reviewing event history, and managing push notifications. It uses Bosch’s Remote Connect cloud service, which provides a secure, reliable IP or cellular connection without requiring special settings in the customers’ network. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278799.
Honorable Mention: Magos Systems SR-150 Radar
Magos Systems SR-150 Radar. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21272150.The SR-150 is a short-range, ground-based radar detection system that provides 150 meters of coverage, including up to 30 degrees of elevation coverage and 120 degrees of azimuth coverage. Using C-band frequency, the radar consumes less power than many other technologies. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21272150.
CATEGORY: Emergency Communications
WINNER: AtlasIED IP-APX Loudspeaker
AtlasIED IP-APX Loudspeaker. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278755.The IP-APX constant directivity, PoE+-enabled loudspeaker features a high-output horn for clear, intelligible sound in any indoor or outdoor environment. The weather-resistant unit provides coverage in outdoor spaces where day-to-day communications and critical emergency notifications must be delivered with highly intelligible audio quality and coverage. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278755.
Honorable Mention: IPVideo Corp.’s HALO IoT Smart Sensor 3C
IPVideo Corp.’s HALO IoT Smart Sensor 3C. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21257613.The HALO IoT Smart Sensor 3C provides building health monitoring, indoor air quality monitoring, vape and THC detection, gunshot detection, emergency keyword and panic button alerting, two-way audio, motion detection, occupancy alerting, chemical alerting, VOC alerting, tamper alerting and more. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21257613.
CATEGORY: Fire & Life Safety
WINNER: Altronix R1042ULADA Rack-Mount NAC Power Extender
Altronix R1042ULADA Rack-Mount NAC Power Extender. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278771.Ideal for installations where wall space is limited or not an option, the rack-mount NAC Power Extenders provide system designers more flexibility when specifying fire alarm systems. A unique rack drawer increases capacity. It offers up to 4-Class A or 4-Class B NAC outputs and provides 24VDC at 10A and interface with virtually any fire alarm control panel (FACP) and synchronizes with Potter/Amseco, Gentex, System Sensor and CooperWheelock notification appliances. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278771.
Honorable Mention: Telguard TG-7FE Fire Alarm Communicator
Telguard TG-7FE Fire Alarm Communicator. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278775.The TG-7FE is a dual-path internet and 5G LTE-M commercial fire communicator, fully compliant with all applicable UL and ULC standards in the U.S. and Canada. It operates on panel power (12/24V) or via plug-in transformer and is available in AT&T or Verizon models. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278775.
CATEGORY: Residential Security & Smart Home
WINNER: Johnson Controls IQ Panel 4
Johnson Controls IQ Panel 4. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21231661.The IQ Panel 4 delivers improved connectivity and reliability on LTE, Wi-Fi, Z Wave, Bluetooth, PowerG, and legacy security wireless. It also includes an integrated IoT processor from Qualcomm. The 7-inch HD touchscreen has an upgraded 8MP camera with flex-tilt to adjust camera angle for disarm photos, peek in, and alarm videos. Dual SRF featuring PowerG provides long range secure encrypted wireless. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21231661.
Honorable Mention: Amazon’s Blink Video Doorbell
Amazon’s Blink Video Doorbell. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278794.Amazon’s Blink Video Doorbell features a 640x360 HD resolution camera and a wide field of view to see who’s at your front door. Customers can view and record 1080p HD video during the day and infrared HD vision at night, all with a two-year battery life. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278794.
Honorable Mention: Resideo ProSeries Smart Home Platform
Resideo ProSeries Smart Home Platform. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21261495.Resideo's ProSeries platform is an integrated security system for residential and small business applications featuring Amazon Alexa built-in, smart home control from a single app, and easy expansion. Users can optionally arm and disarm the system from in-wall Brilliant Smart Home Control or via the Brilliant app. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21261495.
CATEGORY: Central Station Monitoring
WINNER: RGB Spectrum’s Zio Mobile App
RGB Spectrum’s Zio Mobile App. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278765.Deployed on any mobile device, Zio allows data to be pushed or pulled from an encoder, media server, video wall or desktop display and shared on a smartphone. Anyone can share relevant video and data with those out in the mobile workforce with one click. The mobile app is ideal for security operations centers, emergency communications centers, mobile dispatch, government agencies, public safety and more. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278765.
Honorable Mention: ADT SMART Monitoring
ADT SMART Monitoring. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278733.To help better prioritize and reduce false alarms, ADT SMART (System Monitoring and Response Technology) Monitoring communicates more alarm details and thus helps dispatchers determine which type of support the customer needs. With SMART, alarms reach first responders eight times faster with a 52% reduction in false alarms. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278733.
CATEGORY: COVID-19 Mitigation
WINNER: Aiphone IX-DVM Video Intercom
Aiphone IX-DVM Video Intercom. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21277603.The IX-DVM mullion-mount IP video door station is weather- and vandal-resistant and features a touchless sensor for gesture-activated calling. The “Hand Wave” touchless sensor provides a method to call inside a facility without needing to touch the exterior intercom. Mounting in spaces as thin as 2 inches, the station is equipped with a 720p HD wide dynamic range camera and programmable to call up to 20 different stations with three different call levels. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21277603.
Honorable Mention: LenelS2 COVID-19 Contact Notification Service
LenelS2 COVID-19 Contact Notification Service. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21218363.The COVID-19 Contact Notification Service for organizations using LenelS2’s OnGuard or NetBox access control security systems and BlueDiamond mobile credential app enables users to receive real-time social distancing reminders and anonymized notifications if they have recently come into contact with a user who self-assessed as being COVID-positive. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21218363.
CATEGORY: Business Management Software & Solutions
WINNER: HiveWatch Security Fusion Platform
HiveWatch Security Fusion Platform. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278618.HiveWatch is a “Security Fusion Platform” that brings together data from disparate security systems and provides an intelligent, holistic, and actionable view. It consists of an intelligent operating system for an organization’s physical security programs, which gives security leaders a central place to understand the performance of their security staff, technology, and customers, where they can execute quick reactions to incidents, resolve noisy events, and detect new threats. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21278618.
Honorable Mention: Vintra BI (Business Intelligence)
Vintra BI (Business Intelligence). Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21277557.The Vintra BI module enables security leaders to leverage machine learning on video analytics metadata, resulting in valuable insights regarding such things as employee occupancy and usage, office traffic flows, employee safety and more. Read more about the product and request more info at www.securityinfowatch.com/21277557.
Be sure to bookmark www.securityinfowatch.com/readerschoice for updates, vendor submissions and reader voting for the 2023 SecurityInfoWatch Readers’ Choice Awards. These products will also be featured in the Winter Big Book, a bonus publication to the December issues of Security Business magazine, Security Technology Executive magazine and Locksmith Ledger magazine. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org