The Electronic Security Expo (ESX)—the national trade event where electronic security and life safety dealers, integrators, and monitoring professionals connect, learn, and prepare for the future — announced the names of 25 companies selected as winners of the ESX 2015 Innovation Awards.

The ESX Innovation Awards honor industry products and services for their innovative technology, design or application. Winners were selected by a panel of judges who evaluated the products and services entered for their potential to help security and life safety professionals run, grow, and maximize their businesses, as well as rethink the future.

All winners will be featured in the ESX 2015 Product Preview Brochure. Those wishing to learn more about these products and services up close can view the winners at ESX 2015 — both in each exhibitor’s booth and in the Innovation Awards Showcase on the show floor.

“Our winners represent the best of the best, we applaud them for driving our industry forward and improving both the end-user experience and our ability to run our companies efficiently and profitably,” said George De Marco, ESX chairman.

The ESX Innovation Awards judges have also chosen the 10 most innovative products and services from the field of ESX 2015 Innovation Award winners to compete in the ESX TechVision Challenge — a head-to-head judged competition in a “Shark Tank” style format. Each contestant will be given a few minutes behind closed doors to present their product or service before our “industry sharks.” The judges will challenge participants to “prove” why their new product or service is deserving of the title Best of Show. The names of the TechVision Challenge participants will be announced at a future date.

Categories and winners are:


Access Control

Bristol ID Technologies: RFID Hangtag

Cards & Credentials - Biometrics, Smartcards, Wiegand, RFID, Magnetic Stripe, Bar Code, etc.


Honeywell Security Group: Pro-Watch 4.2

Controllers - Stand-alone, Networked or Appliance Based Systems


ZKAccess: BioCam300

Readers / Keypads


Cabling Products and Accessories

GEM Electronics: Universal BNC Compression Plug

Cable & Wiring Accessories - Connectors, Wiring Harnesses, Terminals


Dealer Services

Monitronics: Monitronics Dealer Portal

Business Operations & Financial Software


Digital Health/Well-Being Systems

Essence: Care@Home™

Activity Sensing/Medicine Management


Fire Life Safety

Advanced Fire Systems Inc.: PerfectSync

Emergency Communications/ Voice Evac Systems


System Sensor: FAAST XT

Detection Appliances - Smoke/Heat/Gas Detection Devices


Home Electronics, Control Systems & Networking

White Rabbit Electronics: White Rabbit Smart Hub

Home Automation / Home Control Systems


Bold Technologies: WebProtectMe: Powered by Bold



Intrusion Systems

Interlogix: ZeroWire

Controllers & Control Panels


DynaQuip Controls: WaterCopPRO Integrated

Detection Sensors - Motion, Contacts, Environmental


ipDatatel: IPD Dual-Path Wi-Fi & Cellular Alarm Communicator

Cellular/Radio Communications



Outdoor Detection


Resolution Products: HeliPAD Wireless Security Keypad

Secured Wireless Communications Technology


Mobile Apps for Consumers/End Users

Cornell Communications: Inform

Commercial App for Security/Life Safety Systems


Innovative Business Software: Safe and Secure

Residential App for Security/Life Style/Life Safety Systems


Monitoring Center

ipDatatel: ipDatatel Z-Wave Gateway 3.0 (IPD GATEWAY 3.0)

Alarm Monitoring


I-View Now: I-View Now/Honeywell Total Connect Integration

Enhanced/ Verified Monitoring


Dice Corporation: UL Listed Hosted Monitoring Centers

Interactive Services/Security as a Service (SaaS)


Innovative Business Software: SBN Cloud

Monitoring Software


Specialty Products & Services

Dice Corporation: Telecom and ISP Provider


Video Surveillance

Honeywell Security Group: MAXPRO Cloud

Hosted & Managed Video Systems (VSaaS)


Honeywell Security Group: HRGX with I-View Now

Digital Recording & Network Storage


Salient Systems: Web Client H.264

Video Management Software