Alocity Takes Top Prize at 2023 SIA New Product Showcase Awards

April 4, 2023
Lock and Key Solutions winners are the BEST EHD9000 cast-iron door closer and the Medeco eCLIQ

Alocity and IPVideo Corp. took two of the top honors March 29 at ISC West when the Security Industry Association (SIA) announced the 2023 winners of the SIA New Products and Solutions (NPS) Awards.

Alocity received the Best New Product honor for its Alocity Access Control Platform product, submitted in the Access Control Devices and Peripherals – Wireless category.

Alocity Access Control Platform is an intelligent security platform to manage access control with video and connected sensors, a multifunction reader with 3D face verification, mobile credentials over Bluetooth, and NFC. The platform also includes video intercom with remote unlock. The onboard zigbee module provides integration with zigbee motion, door/window contact, lights, locks and environmental sensors with automated workflows.

The Judges’ Choice Award was presented to IPVideo Corp. for the Sentry ERS product, submitted in the Emergency and Mass Communication Systems category. Sentry ERS is a lockdown and emergency response system purposely built with schools in mind. A single button push initiates lockdown protocols and immediate alerts are sent to police providing superior incident awareness with live video, voice, text and GPS location data from areas where traditional video cameras cannot be deployed.

Additionally, Bosch Security Systems received the SIA NPS Merit Award, which recognizes an individual or company who, through their support of the SIA NPS Awards, demonstrates a commitment to the vision and mission of the program, contributes to its success and promotes the advancement of SIA and the security industry overall.

“SIA congratulates the 2023 SIA NPS Awards honorees for being selected in this year’s competitive program,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “SIA applauds all the 2023 award winners, and in particular Alocity and IPVideo Corporation, whose contributions stood out among the impressive field of entrants to earn the Best New Product and Judges’ Choice honors.”

Lock and Key Solutions

Of particular note for the locksmith sector, dormakaba USA’s EHD9000 Cast Iron Door Closer was the winner in the Lock and Key Solutions category, with honorable mention going to Medeco eCLIQ.

The new BEST EHD9000 cast iron door closer is a rack-and-pinion door closer with a single-piece cast iron housing. This versatile door closer was developed for high durability and consistent performance in challenging conditions. Its rugged, single-piece construction withstands high-stress applications in high-traffic areas.  The EHD9000 also features a unique design to facilitate the installation and adjustment process for the installer.

“All adjustment points for the hydraulic functions and the spring force are front facing making them accessible at all times, including after installation and irrespective of the mounting position, said Bret Holbrook, senior vice president, sales at dormakaba Region Americas. “The EHD9000 was designed to be the most reliable, durable, rugged, and easy-to-install door closer for heavy use facilities in education, government, and healthcare.”

The EHD9000 features a non-handed design with backcheck and advanced variable backcheck as standard and delay action as optional functions. It is available with adjustable spring sizes 1-6+50%. The EHD9000 also has a full complement of standard and specialty arms and accessories available. It is ANSI / BHMA A156.4 Grade 1 certified.

Medeco eCLIQ is the newest addition to the ASSA ABLOY portfolio of Medeco CLIQ intelligent key systems. eCLIQ provides electronic access control without wiring and retrofits into existing doors and locks and offers the strongest possible security and a high degree of encryption.

Medeco eCLIQ features a non-mechanical key blade which includes an embedded battery that powers the electronics in the cylinder, and a water resistance rating of IP67. It also features a Bluetooth activation switch and a longer battery life — up to 10-year extended battery life for user keys.

eCLIQ is ideal for a variety of applications including critical infrastructure, healthcare, retail, and education. It offers robust scheduling, auditing, and management of access rights through local, self-hosted, or web-hosted software. Medeco eCLIQ will launch initially to critical infrastructure, OEM, and unmanned infrastructure market segments.

Additional Winners

Additional 2023 SIA NPS award winners and their categories are:

Access Control Devices & Peripherals Hardware – Wireless: Alocity – Alocity Access Control Platform

Access Control Software, Hardware, Devices & Peripherals – Wired: Alvarado – Argus V60

Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection/Armed Aggressor: Bullistic Barriers – Violentum Garage Door

Biometrics: RodgersAI – 3D Identity Recognition AI Terminal

Commercial Monitoring Solutions: Bosch – B6800-SR Software Central Station Receiver

Communications and Networking Solutions: Commend – Ivy Interactive Voice Assistant

Convergence and Integration Solutions: Sentry Interactive – Sentry Interactive Tower

Data Systems and Cybersecurity: BioConnect – Link for Data Cabinets and Remote Enclosures

Design, Diagnostic and Installation Tools: Cypress Integration Solutions – Cypress OSDP COMSET Tool

Emergency and Mass Communication Systems: IPVideo Corporation – Sentry ERS. Honorable Mention: Code Blue – CB1-W

Hosted Solutions: Teleportivity – FoneCam AI

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions (Physical) – Wired: Automatic System – Firstlane Plus

Law Enforcement/Public Safety/Guarding Systems: Key Systems Inc. – OC Spray Station

Loss Prevention and Article Surveillance Solutions: IronYun – AI Vision Analytics for Loss Detection and Prevention

Mobile Solutions (Connected): LiftMaster – MyQ Community App

Managed Services: Ai-RGUS – Ai-RGUS

Smart Home Solutions: Resideo – ProSeries Security and Smart Home Platform With Apple HomeKit Compatibility

Threat/Risk Management Software Applications: Resolver – Threat Protection Application

Unmanned – Drones & Robots for Security: Kabam – Co-lab Indoor Robot

Video Analytics: Intel – Intel Geti Computer Vision Software Platform. Honorable Mention: Raptor Vision – Raptor Vision Monitoring and Real Time Detection Solutions

Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies: Pelco Motorola – Sarix Thermal Enhanced 4 Series

Video Surveillance Cameras: Axis Communications – Q156-DLE Radar Video Fusion Camera. Honorable Mentions::Avigilon – H5A-IR PTZ Camera and Merit Lilin – S8R5722MX25-PTZ Camera With Advanced Image Stabilization and YOLO AI

Video Surveillance Data Storage: Wasabi Technologies – Wasabi Surveillance Cloud. Honorable Mention: Seneca, an Arrow Company – xCompress

Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories: Motorola Solutions – Flex Camera

Video Surveillance Management Systems: Honeywell – 35 Series Embedded NVR-HN35