The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) announced the winner of ESX 2015 TechVision Challenge.

Formally known as the Maximum Impact Awards, the ESX Innovation Awards celebrate those products and services that help security and life safety dealers, integrators and monitoring companies enhance the customer experience, improve top- and bottom-line results or achieve operational excellence.

Of the 25 ESX Innovation Award category winners, the judges nominated 10 products or services to compete in the inaugural event, ESX TechVision Challenge. The purpose of the event is to choose the “Best of Show,” an award that exemplifies the most innovative product or service for ESX 2015.

The ESX TechVision Challenge is an interactive competition, featuring a lively, competitive battle in which only the most innovative technology product or service will prevail. The TechVision Challenge is designed to be a head‐to-head competition in a “Shark Tank” style format. Presiding over the competition, a group of industry judges listened to quick, energetic elevator pitches of the company and its product or service as the spokesperson made their case for why they were deserving of the top spot.

The winner of the 2015 ESX TechVision Challenge was announced on June 25 before a crowd of security and life safety professionals. George De Marco, chairman of ESX, emceed the event and acknowledged the 10 companies that participated in the challenge:

  • Bold Technologies for WebProtecMe
  • DynaQuip Controls for WaterCopPRO
  • Essence for Care@home
  • Honeywell Security Group for MAXPRO Cloud
  • Innovative Business Software for Safe and Secure
  • Interlogix for ZeroWire
  • I‐View Now for I‐View Now/Honeywell Total Connect Integration
  • Optex for SL-650 QDMQuad Photo Beam
  • Resolution Products for HeliPad Wireless Security Keypad
  • ZKAccess for BioCam 300.

The winner of the 2015 TechVision Challenge was Honeywell Security Group for its MAXPRO Cloud, an integrated video surveillance and access control security system that allows users visibility and control anywhere, at any time across multi-site locations, from multiple devices.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Honeywell Security Group was Michael Coniff, senior product marketing manager.

“We pride ourselves on implementing technology solutions that truly make a difference for the security professional and the end user, and MAXPRO Cloud does just that. Not only is it cutting-edge technology, MAXPRO Cloud offers business insights and a new source of RMR opportunities for security dealers and integrators through hosted video services,” said Alan Stoddard, senior director of product management Honeywell Security Group.

The industry sharks who judged the TechVision Challenge were Don Childers, CEO of Smokey Mountain Systems; Robert Few, director of regulatory, sales operations and customer experience for Time Warner Cable – IntelligentHome; and Steve Firestone, president of Select Security.

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