The Security Industry Association announced winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards Program. Winners were recognized on stage at ISC West 2018, North America’s largest security tradeshow, and IPConfigure took top honors as Best in Show.

The SIA New Product Showcase received 122 entries in 2018 — beating the previous record from 2017 — with technologies covering 29 categories.

IPConfigure was recognized with the Best New Product award for its Orchid Core VMS for AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP).

The Orchid Core VMS “provides local and remote access to live and recorded video through an intuitive Web browser interface, with the same user experience on both workstations and mobile devices. In addition, each Axis Communications network cameras and video encoder equipped with an ARTPEC-6 processor can now host Orchid Core VMS’ recording engine, database, video storage, and an encrypted Web browser interface for live viewing, search, and video playback functions. While Orchid Core VMS runs as a self-contained application on Axis cameras, it also supports federating with Orchid Fusion and Orchid Fusion Cloud for enterprise deployments with unlimited cameras, users and locations via a unified user interface.”

“The SIA New Product Showcase challenges our industry’s solutions developers to create and deliver exceptional security offerings, and this year we saw many new entrants competing in the showcase,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “It’s always a highly competitive program, and I congratulate IPConfigure for distinguishing itself by winning Best New Product overall — particularly notable considering the high number of entrants.”

Since its inception in 1979, SIA NPS has been the security industry’s premier awards-based marketing program, the organization reported. This year’s NPS Program had 122 entries from small, medium and large companies in the security industry. This number set a record for entrants in recent years.

In addition, the Judges’ Choice Award was presented to Allegion for its Von Duprin Remote Undogging and Monitoring Kit. According to Allegion, the product allows remote undogging (locking) of mechanical exit devices — commonly found on secondary perimeter openings in many institutions. The Von Duprin RU retrofit kit for exit devices is billed as “a cost-effective solution for these secondary openings that enables remote undogging for centralized lock down and door status monitoring.”

The NPS judges presented awards in 29 product and service categories. The full SIA NPS Award Winner’s List appears below, and it also will be posted on the SIA NPS website at

2018 SIA NPS Category Award Winners:

  •  Access Control Devices & Peripherals — RBH Access Technologies; Blueline 
    • Honorable Mention: FEIG Electronics; Wiegand Switch
  • Access Control Devices & Peripherals Wireless — ASSA ABLOY; Yale nexTouch Sectional Mortise Lock
  • Access Control Software & Controllers — Brivo; Brivo ACS300 Wireless Access Controller 
  • Cloud Solutions — Honeywell; MAXPRO Cloud 
  • Commercial Monitoring Solutions — NETGEAR; FlexPower Camera & FlexPower Base Station
    • Honorable Mention: Louroe Electronics; Digifact A 
  • Convergence and Integrated Software and Solutions — ASSA ABLOY; ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio Electrical Elevation
  • Cybersecurity – Razberi Technologies; Razberi CameraDefense
  • Drones/Robotics — Cobalt Robotics; Cobalt 
  • Emergency Communication/Mass Notification Systems — Telecor; eVisual Console 
    • Honorable Mention: Pro-Lite, Inc.; ReAct! by Pro-Lite
  • Fire/Life Safety — Advanced; DynamixSmoke 
  • Green/Sustainable Solutions Products — ASSA ABLOY; Ecoflex Electrified Exit Trim 
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions — Axis Communications; AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector
    • Honorable Mention: Gallagher; Gallagher Class 5 Intruder Alarm System 
  • Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solutions Wireless — Johnson Controls; iotega
  • Law Enforcement/Guarding Systems — Robotic Assistance Devices; Security Control Observation Tower (SCOT) 
  • Lock Systems and Secure Storage Containers — BQT Solutions; Electronic Roller Door Lock 
  • Loss Prevention and Article Surveillance Solutions — Dri Mark Products, Inc.; FlashTest Counterfeit Detector 
  • Mobile Apps — Iris ID Systems Inc.; iCAM M300 Biometric Multimode Android Phone 
  • Network Support Solutions — Microsemi; SyncServer S80 
  • Outdoor Perimeter Protection — NETGEAR; Arlo Security Light 
  • Personal Protective Equipment — Ontech Security S.L.; Wardiam Safety
  • Residential and Monitoring Solutions — Reliance Worldwide Corporation; Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor 
  • Tools and Hardware — Axis Communications; AXIS Device Manager 
  • User Authentication, Identification, Credentialing & Management — IDEMIA; MorphoWave Compact by IDEMIA 
  • Video Analytics — IC Realtime; Ella 
    • Honorable Mention: Verint; Verint FaceDetect 
  • Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies — Vumii Imaging Inc.; Sii FG 
    • Honorable Mention: Axis Communications; AXIS P1280-E Thermal Network Camera 
  • Video Surveillance Cameras HD (Megapixel) — Hanwha Techwin; XNV-6085 
  • Video Surveillance Cameras IP — MOBOTIX AG; M16 Thermal 
  • Video Surveillance Data Storage — Micron Technology, Inc.; Micron Industrial microSD Card 
  • Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories — Paige Datacom Solutions; GameChanger Cable 
  • Video Surveillance Management Systems — March Networks; March Networks 8724 V Tribrid NVR