This year, the 35th Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) features 97 products submitted by 82 companies in 27 product categories, all hoping to take home the coveted Best New Product or Judges’ Choice Award for their submission.

At 3 p.m. today, these companies – along with everyone else – will learn whether they’ve earned a win in each category or the coveted Best New Product and Judges’ Choice Awards.

In keeping with SIA’s commitment to ensure that the NPS Awards are an accurate reflection of the ever-changing industry, SIA has added several new categories this year. This year’s categories are:

  • Access Control Hardware & Software
  • Access Control Products Wireless
  • Biometrics, Identification and Credentialing
  • Commercial and Monitoring Solutions
  • Convergence and Integrated Software and Solutions
  • Emergency Communication Systems
  • Fire/Life Safety
  • Green Solutions/Energy Conservation Products (new)
  • Hosted Solutions (new)
  • Industrial and Environmental Protection Devices (new)
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions Wireless
  • Locks/Safes/Hardware
  • Mobile Apps (new)
  • Network Support Solutions
  • Outdoor Perimeter Protection
  • Personnel, Loss Prevention and Asset Tracking Solutions (new)
  • Residential and Monitoring Solutions
  • Tools and Hardware
  • Video Analytics
  • Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies
  • Video Surveillance Cameras HD (Megapixel)
  • Video Surveillance Cameras IP (new)
  • Video Surveillance Data Storage (new)
  • Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories
  • Video Surveillance Management Systems (new)

"We're honored to have a record number of entries in this year's SIA New Product Showcase, " SIA CEO Don Erickson said. "ISC West is the premier launching pad for new security products and technologies, and we couldn't be more proud that more than 100 ISC West exhibitors are using NPS as a marketing force multiplier."