2022 ESX Innovation Award winners revealed

June 6, 2022
Awards highlight industry innovation across a broad range of categories
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The Electronic Security Association (ESA) on Monday announced that winners of its annual ESX Innovation Awards, which distinguish innovation and excellence in the industry — and identify the next-gen products and services that will offer significant opportunities for growth for integrator companies.

These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a specific set of criteria, including ingenuity, applicability, response to market need and more.

The 2022 ESX Innovation Awards Judging Panel, led by Mark Reimer of ADT, included Michele Monheim, Amherst Alarm, Inc.; and Rodger Reiswig, Johnson Controls. ESX is grateful to these judges for lending their time and expertise to this important program that recognizes forward-thinking ideas within the security industry.

“We are proud to highlight next-gen products and services that create new opportunities for security professionals to offer their end users,” says George De Marco, ESX chairman. “In addition, these winners offer innovative solutions for companies looking to effectively grow their revenues, improve the customer experience and maximize their profits.”

ESX congratulates the forward thinking companies behind these 22 breakthrough technologies for 2022

Access Control/ID Systems

  • Gate/Door Operators

        Product: IQ Lockdown

        Company: Johnson Controls

  • Electronic/Mechanical Locks

        Product: Home Connect 620 Keypad Connected Smartlock

        Company: Kwikset

  • Hosted / Managed Access Systems

        Product: AirAccess®

        Company: NAPCO Security Technologies

  • Readers / Keypads

        Product: SPECTRE Nano

        Company: STid


  • Data Privacy Solutions

        Product: uRISQ

        Company: CSR Privacy Solutions

Dealer Services

  • Business Operations

        Product: QuoteAnywhere and the Site Survey 3.0

        Company: WeSuite, LLC

Fire Life/Safety

  • Controllers & Control Panels – Analog / Addressable / Conventional Systems

        Product: FireLink XL 255 New 255Pt Addressable FACP powered by StarLink Cellular

        Company: NAPCO Security Technologies

  • Cellular / Radio Communications

        Product: StarLink Max Fire Cellular Communicator

        Company: NAPCO Security Technologies

Installation/Service Tools

  • Systems Design/LifeCycle Maintenance – Commercial

        Product: SiteOwl

        Company: SiteOwl

Intrusion Systems

  • Controllers & Control Panels

        Product: IQ Pro

        Company: Johnson Controls

Mobile Apps for Consumers

        Product: Alarm Verification Services

        Company: Alula

Monitoring (Central Station)

  • Interactive Services for End User

        Product: AG Chat

        Company: AvantGuard Monitoring Centers

  • Dealer App

        Product: AvantGuard MLS Reporting Tool

        Company: AvantGuard Monitoring Centers

  • GPS/Mobile Tracking

        Product: Security mPERS Umbrella

        Company: Essence Security International Ltd.

  • Enhanced / Verified Monitoring

        Product: Evolon Enterprise 2.0

        Company: Evolon Technology, Inc.

  • Software

        Product: On Demand Mobile Guard Services

        Company: RSPNDR Inc.

Smart Home — Electronics/Control Systems/Networking

  • Energy Management Controls / Systems

        Product: Smart Thermostat HD

        Company: Alarm.com

  • IT/Networking

        Product: IQ WiFi 6

        Company: Johnson Controls

  • Home Automation / Home Control Systems

        Product: PoolScout

        Company: Deep Innovations

Specialty Products & Services

  • Power Supplies & Batteries

        Product: Tango - PoE Driven Access Control Power Supply/Chargers

        Company: Altronix

  • Command Center Technologies

        Product: Vistacom SecureView™

        Company: Vistacom Control Room Solutions

Video Surveillance

  • Video Analytics

        Product: Business Activity Analytics and Pro Series Cameras

        Company: Alarm.com