SafeRise award

SafeRise from FST21 Americas received the Best New Product award. L to R: Moshe Sheffer, vice president of operations; Avi Lupo, chief executive officer; Major General (Res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash, founder FST21 Ltd.; and Shakar Belkin, chief technology officer.

One of the most anticipated presentations made Wednesday during ISC West was SIA’s New Product Showcase. NPS chair Jennifer Martin of Pixim and SIA CEO Richard Chace presented 32 awards in 21 categories including honorary mentions — the most this program has awarded to date.

The Best New Product Award went to FST21 Americas for its SafeRise intelligent access control solution. SafeRise employs facial, voice and behavioral recognition technology — what CEO Avi Lupo calls “second generation biometrics” — to secure building entry points in the commercial, residential and government spaces. He explains the term by saying that standard biometrics require an action: pressing a thumbprint, looking into an iris scanner, etc., while SafeRise can recognize a person from ten feet away without them doing anything.

“The judges were very impressed by SafeRise’s use of some of the most innovative security technologies available,” Martin said. “It is an excellent example of what the New Product Showcase is all about.

Open-area Smoke Imaging Detection (OSID) by Xtralis received the Judges’ Choice Award, for the “unique and/or creative application of a new product,” as Martin described. OSID provides smoke detection for large, open spaces requiring standard sensitivity detection. In its simplest configuration, OSID uses one imager, a camera-like device with a wide field of view, and a wired or battery-powered emitter roughly aligned on the opposite wall within the protected area. 

The category award winners were as follows:

Best in Access Control Products: Tailgate Detector TDflex from IEE Sensing

Honorable Mention: T24 IP Video Door Station from Mobotix

Best in Biometrics, Identification and Credentialing: MiY-ID from 3M Cogent

Best in Commercial and Monitoring Solutions: Conettix D6200 Programming/Administration Software from Bosch Security Systems

Best in Convergence Solutions: Freedom from Viscount Systems

Best in Detection Controls, Devices and Sensors: VESDA ECO from Xtralis

Honorable Mention: LH-e988 from Shenzhen Longhorn Security Technology

Best in Fire/Life Safety: Gemini C-Series Combination Burg/Fire System from NAPCO Security Technologies

Best in Integrated Software, Products and Systems: Web Object Scalar from DataDirect Networks

Best in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions: Blue Line Gen 2 Motion Detectors from Bosch Security Systems

Best in Network Support Solutions: OneReach PoE Extender Cabling System from Berk-Tek

Best in OEM: MegaQ from Intersil|Techwell

Best in Outdoor Perimeter Protection: Motion Tracking Light from Nightwatcher Security

Best in Public Safety Solutions: PAIR02 from Pentax Imaging

Best in Residential and Monitoring Solutions: Wireless Broadband Alarm Transmitter from ipDatatel

Best in Tools and Hardware: Image Resolution Lens Calculator Application from Theia Technologies

Honorable Mention: ABC Vault from Viscount Systems

Best in Video Analytics: iCVR-HD High Definition Camera from VideoIQ

Best in Video Storage, Distributions and Management: E3200 Physical Security Appliance from Aimetis

Honorable Mention: razberi from GVI Security

Best in Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies: VerifIR from SRI International Sarnoff

Best in Video Surveillance Cameras HD (Megapixel): AutoDome 800 Series HD PTZ Camera System from Bosch Security Systems

Honorable Mention: AV8185DN from Arecont Vision

Best in Video Surveillance Cameras Network (IP): HSD626 from Optelecom-NKF

Honorable Mention: M5014 PTZ Dome Network Camera from Axis Communications

Honorable Mention: SNC-DH180 IR Mini-Dome Network Camera from Sony Electronics

Best in Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories: Rack Mount Modular Surge Protection from DITEK

Honorable Mention: VisionFrame Video Monitor Wall from Middle Atlantic Products

Best in Wireless: AD-Series Wireless Locking System from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Honorable Mention: 8-Channel Receiver from STI-Safety Technology International