The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) announced the category winners of the 2021 ESX Innovation Awards. These products and services were selected by an independent panel of judges based on a specific set of criteria, including ingenuity, applicability, response to market need and more.

The 2021 ESX Innovation Awards judging panel, led by Don Childers of Security Central, included Grady Medcalf, Comcast; Michele Monheim, Amherst Alarm, Inc.; and Rodger Reiswig, Johnson Controls.

The winners are as follows:

Access Control

Controllers – Stand-Alone of Networked or Appliance Based Systems

Product: X1 Series

Company: DMP

Hosted/Managed Access Systems

Product: Brivo Access

Company: Brivo

Entry Control

Product: AXIS Camera Station Secure Entry

Company: Axis Communications Inc.

Digital Health/Well-Being Systems


Product: Aloe Care Health Smart Hub

Company: Aloe Care Health

Fire/Life Safety

Cellular/Radio Communications

Product: MQ03-LTE-M-FIRE-AV

Company: M2M Services

Installation/Service Tools

Residential — Systems Design/LifeCycle Maintenance

Product: Alula Services Platform Optimization

Company: Alula

Intrusion Systems

Controllers & Control Panels

Product: 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel

Company: Nortek Control

Notification Appliances — Motion/Contacts/Environmental

Product: Integrated FogShield

Company: Essence Group

Monitoring Station

Alarm Monitoring for End User

Product: Instant Connect

Company: Dynamark Monitoring Inc.

Smart Home — Electronics/Control Systems/Networking

Internet of Things

Product: Flex IO



Product: IQ WiFi

Company: Johnson Controls

Specialty Products & Services


Product: IQ Water Valve

Company: Johnson Controls

Video Surveillance

Video Analytics

Product: Video Analytics Doorbell


“We are proud to highlight next-gen products and services that create new opportunities for security professionals to offer their end users,” said George De Marco, ESX chairman. “In addition, these winners offer innovative solutions for companies looking to effectively grow their revenues, improve the customer experience and maximize their profits.”

For more information visit the ESX website.