ISD wins 'Best in Show' for Microsoft-enabled camera

April 11, 2013
Company's Lynx camera takes top prize in SIA New Product Showcase

The Security Industry Association’s premier marketing program, the New Product Showcase, announced winners today at ISC West 2013 in Las Vegas. Some 76 companies made presentations to the judges and awards were based on innovative technologies and pertinence to the security systems installation marketplace. Products must be available for sale on or before April 10, 2013. Judges also look at the total cost of ownership of the product and its applicability to the dealer-installer network.

Now in its 33rd year, awards are presented in a number of categories but only if they are judged innovative. In other words, awards do not have to be presented in a particular category. Judging is an intensive process dominated by systems integrators and who know what they need in the field and what works. The process spans several days, with product demos and trade show floor visits.

Innovative Security Designs’ Lynx, an edge camera for video surveillance that can be run on Microsoft Windows, was selected as the overall best new product. “There’s so much work that went into this and it’s really a collaboration of such a great team, and working with such a great partner in the Microsoft Global Security team,” said Ian Johnston, ISD’s president and CEO. “We were able to sprint to market with this device, only on the sheer determination that we know it’s a good idea and knowing it will change the world.”

Read an in-depth look at the ISD Microsoft-enabled camera at

Here are the other 2013 SIA NPS winners:

Judges’ Choice: MiY-Touch indoor biometric touchscreen access control reader, designed with an intuitive interface and visual user feedback.

Access Control Hardware & Solutions: Daq Electronics EntroWatch access control software. Honorable Mention: HID Global ICLASS SE platform.

Access Control Products-Wireless: The Medeco M100 retrofit mortise cylinder.

Biometrics, Identification and Credentialing: SRI International Sarnoff IOM PassThru drive-up iris recognition system for vehicle entry points.

Commercial and Monitoring Solutions: Louroe Electronics IF-PX Power over Ethernet Interface Power Extractor. Honorable Mention: Vigilant Robots Vigilus Mobile Camera Platform.

Convergence and Integrated Software and Solutions: Pacom Systems 8002 Pacom-Edge Controller.

Detection Devices, Sensors and Sub Systems: Elerts Corp. Elerts Epic.

Green solutions: RHB Access Technologies UNC-500-FT-8R-RM rack mount network fault tolerant access control panel.

Emergency Communication Systems: Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell Emergency Command Center ECC.

Entry/Exit Screening Systems and Asset Tracking: Stanley Security Solutions AeroScout MobileView Locator for iPad.

Fire/Life Safety: System Sensor i4 Series Combination Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detector and Interface Module.

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions: Bosch Security Systems B Series Control Panels.

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions-Wireless:  Honeywell International Lynx Touch 5100 system. Honorable Mention: Inovonics Corp. Area Control Gateway.

Locks/Safes/Hardware:  Securitron Assa Abloy M380 Series Magnalock.

Network Support Solutions: Quest Technology International LocJack.

Outdoor Perimeter Protection: Totus Solutions Outdoor LED Lighting-Based Secured Wireless Surveillance Platform.

Residential and Monitoring Solutions: IpDatatel Inc., IPD BAT CU universal communicator. Honorable mention: Qolsys IQ Solution.

Tools and Hardware: Byte Brothers Low Voltage Pro Whole Job Tester.

Video Analytics: BriefCam VSEnterprise V2.4.

Video Storage, Distribution and Management: NUUO Inc. NVR Solo.

Video Surveillance and Advanced Imaging: Axton True Hybrid and White Light Illuminator; Honorable mention: Samsung Techwin SCP-2370RH Spider Cam.

Video Surveillance Cameras HD: Innovative Security Designs Lynx. Honorable Mention: StarDot Technologies Multi-Channel Long Distance Coaxial (MCLDC).

Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories: NuOptic LLC True Hybrid Varifocal Illumination System.

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