Editor's Note: Toot Your Own Horn!

May 6, 2022
With the Security Vanguard Awards back and open for entries, send us your most innovative recent security projects to get some well-deserved recognition

This article originally appeared in the May 2022 issue of Security Business magazine. When sharing, don’t forget to mention Security Business magazine on LinkedIn and @SecBusinessMag on Twitter.

Last year I had the distinct privilege to learn first-hand about one of the most innovative projects I have ever seen in decades working in and reporting on the security industry.

The new Manhattan West mixed-use development on the Far West Side of Manhattan is a testament to redevelopment. Its five buildings, 1.5-acre public park, a high-end retail mall, train station extension (and more) was spearheaded by Brookfield Properties and began nearly a decade ago.

The security development team that worked with Brookfield Properties on this dynamic project included security integrator Unlimited Technology Inc., as well as consulting firm Ross & Baruzzini and others.

This project was flat-out cool. They built the foundation of the entire development atop massive concrete beams that were laid over a railyard.

I could go on (read more at www.securityinfowatch.com/21243137)...but one thing is certain, Unlimited Technology, the integrator who submitted the project to the Vanguards for consideration, as well as its happy customer, enjoyed their moment in the sun in our industry. The project manager, end-user security director, and construction manager all appeared on the cover of this magazine! So for any integrators who had recognition envy, we turn the page to 2022 and another chance to grab a place in the spotlight.

Vanguard Awards Now Open for Submissions

The SecurityInfoWatch Media Group, which includes Security Business, as well as print magazines Security Technology Executive (STE) and Locksmith Ledger, and our flagship website SecurityInfoWatch.com has officially opened submissions for the 2022 Security Vanguard Awards.

Regardless of who within the security ecosystem (vendor, integrator, consultant, engineering firm, or end-user) submits it, 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. For integrators in particular, we would love to see projects that changed the trajectory of your business, broke you into a new vertical, or otherwise impacted the business.

How it Works

Participation in this program – which has been endorsed by SIA – is 100% cost-free. Additionally, the submission process is easy, and we PLEDGE that it will take five minutes or less. Simply tell us (via web-based form) the name and location of the project, all the stakeholders involved (vendors, integrators, consultants, etc.), and a paragraph or two as to why this particular project is innovative or special, and/or the impact it had on your business. It is important to be 100% sure that each stakeholder will want to go public with the project’s details.

If the project is chosen as a Vanguard Award winner, we will follow up with interviews and to set up photo shoots. Again, be sure all stakeholders in the project are willing to be publicized.

Submissions are open now at www.securityinfowatch.com/vanguard. Visit that page for the submission form and tons more details!

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 www.securitybusinessmag.com.