Accepting the NPS Innovation Award for NoblePeak Vision Corp. are: Mike Decelle (second from left), CEO; Cliff King, COO (center); and Phil Davis, vice president of sales and marketing (second from right); from Wendy Diddell, SIA president (left) and Richard Chace, SIA executive director (right).

An innovative camera that sees in the dark by sensing short-wave infrared (SWIR) light produced during the day by the sun won the 2008 Security Industry Association New Product Showcase at ISC West last month.

The SWIR light is absorbed by ions in the earth’s upper atmosphere during the day and emitted from all directions at night, thereby producing no shadows because it has no single source. A CMOS sensor in the TriWave camera from NoblePeak Vision Corp., Wakefield, Mass., is specially treated to be sensitive to SWIR light.

“It is truly a breakthrough product,” said Shayne Bates, principal of Security Consulting for Koffel Associates and a 2008 NPS judge, about the camera. “The TriWave camera will change the way we think about cameras and how we use them in a range of facilities and conditions.”

The other NPS winners include:
  • Special Achievement in Innovation: Theia Technologies, SY125 Ultra Wide Lens

  • Judge’s Choice Award for Residential: NAPCO Security Systems, ISee Video EOP Kit

  • Judge’s Choice Award for Commercial: Brivo Systems, OnSite SE

Product Achievement Awards for:

  • Access Control: Tyco International/Software House, iSTAR Pro-Rack Mount

  • Biometrics: Privaris, plusID 75

  • Convergence: Proximex, Surveillint 3.0

  • Fire/Life Safety: Linear LLC, Wireless Carbon Monoxide Detector with Add-on Receiver in a Kit

  • Home Technologies: GE Security, SmartCommand

  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention: Winland Electronics, EnviroAlert-EA800

  • Integrated Software, Products and Systems: Brivo Systems, OnSite SE

  • IP Devices, Products and Software: JVC Professional Products Company, VN-V686WPU

  • Monitoring: Dedicated Micros, NetVu Console

  • Urban Security/Critical Infrastructure: Avigilon, High Definition Surveillance System V 3.0

  • Video Analytics: VideoIQ, iCVR

  • Video Devices: NoblePeak Vision Corp., TriWave Camera

  • Video Storage and Distribution: Pivot3, High-Definition Storage
All 2008 NPS entrants and product descriptions are on the New Product Showcase site,