Submissions officially open for annual STE Security Innovation Awards

April 10, 2013
Winners to be honored at ISC East and SIA Gala Banquet

LAS VEGAS — Security Technology Executive magazine, in cooperation with the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC East, announces at ISC West the official opening of the 2013 annual STE Security Innovation Awards, honoring the best in the industry in cooperative, innovative security deployments.

Find out if your project ranks among the most unique and innovative in North America...and get well-deserved recognition at ISC East and the SIA Gala Banquet, as well as in the November/December issue of STE. Submissions are now being accepted for the annual awards, with full details and entry form available at

Benefits of Entry
For vendors, this contest gives you the opportunity to honor your most important end-user clients, your talented integrator partners who got the job done, and of course the innovative technologies that made it happen. For integrators, consultants and systems engineers, it’s an opportunity to honor your most important end-user clients, as well as your trusted vendor partners who supplied innovative technologies. And for end-users, it’s an opportunity to showcase your organization and how it places innovative security as a top priority, as well as to demonstrate the collaborative nature of your security department with the rest of your organization and outside sources.

Our panel of industry experts will select the top projects (gold, silver, bronze and hon. mention), which will be featured in the Nov/Dec issue of STE magazine, with the Gold winner featured on the cover. The gold and silver projects, along with their primary participants, will be honored and recognized on stage at the SIA Gala Banquet at ISC East on Nov. 20.

Entry Fees and Deadlines

Enter the 2013 Security Innovation Awards early to take full advantage of our discounted pricing. Here’s an overview of the fees and deadlines:

• Aug. 19, 2013 — early bird entry deadline $249 ($199 for SIA members).
• Sept. 16, 2013 — Late entry deadline $399 ($349 for SIA members).
*Additional entries: $50 each additional entry submitted from the same manufacturer or the same integrator or the same end-user.
• Nov. 20, 2013 — awards presented at SIA Gala Banquet at ISC East.

Past Winners

Last year’s Gold Innovation Award-winning project exemplified the tight cooperation and work it takes to complete a successful security project on a huge scale. Securing the Devon Tower, the tallest building between California and the Mississippi River, was no small feat — it took a team of integrators, consultants, architects and 12 different security-related technology vendors to secure the building, which serves as the headquarters of Devon Energy Corporation.

Under the supervision of Dowley Security’s team of integrators and working with lead vendor AMAG Technology, Devon’s director of corporate security Kent Chrisman needed a solution to secure the 1.8 million square-foot glass tower that houses more than 3,000 employees and is open to the public in downtown Oklahoma City for dining and special events. “It was crucial for us to be able to take a highly public space and ensure both its aesthetic beauty and the security of its occupants. It is a balancing act trying to keep the architects happy and at the same time making sure all your systems work,” says Chrisman, who has been with Devon Energy for five years after spending 14 years as a special agent for the United States Secret Service.

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For full details on how to enter the Security Innovation Awards, what it takes to win, and to download the official entry form, please visit If you have any questions about the contest, please contact managing editor Paul Rothman at [email protected]. For more information about the SIA and its Gala Banquet at ISC East, visit and

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Paul Rothman | Editor-in-Chief/Security Business

Paul Rothman is Editor-in-Chief of Security Business magazine. Email him your comments and questions at [email protected]. Access the current issue, full archives and apply for a free subscription at