2018 SIA New Product Showcase Winners

May 16, 2018
Allegion's Von Duprin Remote Undogging and Monitoring Kit captured the Judge's Award

Las Vegas, NV — The Security Industry Association announced winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards Program on April 11 at ISC West 2018, North America’s largest security tradeshow. IPConfigure took top honors as Best in Show and Allegion's Von Duprin Remote Undogging and Monitoring Kit captured the Judge's Award.

ASSA ABLOY's Yale nexTouch Sectional Mortise Lock was cited in the wireless access control category and ASSA ABLOY's Ecoflex Electrified Exit Trim won the Green / Sustainable Products award.

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 prestigious Judges’ Choice Award was presented to Allegion for its Von Duprin Remote Undogging and Monitoring Kit. This 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 Judge’s Choice award is truly an honor,” said Yong Lacy, Allegion category leader, openings. “Protecting the safety and security of students and faculty has always been a priority for Allegion, and this latest innovation confirms that dedication. We thank SIA for recognizing the importance of this product and the need for enhanced perimeter security, especially in K-12 facilities.”

These latest Von Duprin solutions were designed to enhance perimeter security in K-12 facilities by enabling remote undogging for centralized lockdown and door status monitoring. The retrofitable solutions expand the reach of the electronic access control system to secondary openings that traditionally would go unaddressed because of the cost and complexity of running wires. Without electronic access control, these openings may be left unlocked or propped open, compromising security and limiting a school’s ability to effectively lockdown the facility in response to an emergency.

The NPS judges presented awards in 29 product and service categories. The full SIA NPS Award Winner’s List appears below.

2018 SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) Best New Product Award

IPConfigure; Orchid Core VMS for AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP)

2018 SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) Judges’ Choice Award                             

Allegion; Von Duprin Remote Undogging Kit for Exit Devices

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 Elevations 


Razberi Technologies; Razberi CameraDefense


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