2020 SIA New Product Showcase Awards Presented

July 10, 2020
BEST Switch Tech and the Medeco All Weather Padlock are among the winners.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced the 2020 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program in partnership with ISC West that recognizes innovative security products, services and solutions. Top among the winners, who were recognized July 9 during a virtual awards show, was Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, which received the 2020 Best New Product Award. Leica Geosystems was honored for its 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247, submitted in the Emerging Technologies category.

The 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247 is “a first-of-its-kind reality capture sensor for building security and operations,” Leica Geosystems says. “It is the latest product in the company’s BLK product line, a collection of reality capture, scanning and photogrammetry hardware and software. The BLK247 offers continuous, 24/7 LiDAR-based 3D monitoring and change detection within spaces. It does this using LiDAR, 3D digital fencing and continuous scanning to monitor buildings and spaces 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

The prestigious Judges’ Choice Award was presented to Suprema Inc. for the Airfob Patch, submitted in the Access Control Devices & Peripherals Hardware – Wireless category.

“Airfob Patch is the world’s first mobile-to-RF-card signal translator, enabling mobile phones to communicate with the existing RF card readers,” Suprema says. “Wire, batteries nor construction is required for installation. Airfob Patch charges itself by using the existing RF field signals transmitted from the RF reader. It transforms the RF fields into its own power source.”

In addition, John Spooner, executive vice president at Alarm Detection Systems and an active volunteer judge in the SIA New Product Showcase program, received the New Product Showcase Merit Award, which recognizes an individual or company who, through their support of the New Product Showcase, 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 is proud to present John Spooner with the 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Merit Award; John has not missed a single SIA New Product Showcase event since he began as an active volunteer judge in the program 17 years ago,” says Chris Grniet, chair of the SIA New Product Showcase Committee. “He has always been a fair and honest participant and has never hesitated to jump in and help whenever we need him. He has been exemplary in his commitment, participation and ability to help the group reach consensus.”

Since its inception in 1979, the SIA New Product Showcase has been the security industry’s premier product awards program. New products are reviewed by a panel of judges who have extensive industry experience, and in 2020, the 30 judges presented awards covering 23 product and service categories.

2020 SIA New Product Showcase winners :

Best New Product Award

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon: 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247

Judges’ Choice Award

Suprema Inc.: Airfob Patch

New Product Showcase Merit Award

John Spooner, executive vice president, Alarm Detection Systems

Category award winners:

Access Control Devices & Peripherals Hardware – Wireless

dormakaba: BEST Switch Tech

Access Control Software, Hardware, Devices & Peripherals – Wired  

Swiftlane: Swiftlane Access Control

Honorable Mention — Altronix Corp.: Tango

Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection

Gibraltar Perimeter Security: G-1441 Ultra-Shallow Bollard


IDEMIA: VisionPass

Commercial Monitoring Solutions

IronYun Inc.: AI NVR Edge Analytics

Communications and Networking Solutions

Axis Communications Inc.: AXIS C8210 Network Audio Amplifier

Convergence and Integration Solutions

Blue Light: Blue Fusion

Design, Diagnostic and Installation Tools

Alarm.com: On-Site Wrap Up

Emergency and Mass Communication Systems

Verint: NowForce

Emerging Technologies

BioConnect: BioConnect’s Unified Mobile Access Solution

Environmental Monitoring Systems

IPVideo Corporation: HALO IOT Smart Sensor 2.0

Fire/Life Safety

Kidde: Kidde Optica Smoke Detectors

Hosted Solutions/Managed Services

SiteOwl: SiteOwl

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions (Physical) – Wireless

Alula: Slimline Touchpad

Honorable Mention — Cartell: CW-SYS Wireless Driveway System

Lock and Key Solutions

Medeco: All Weather Padlock

Honorable Mention — Abloy Oy: ABLOY BEAT

Mobile Solutions (Connected)

CloudScann: Visual Intelligence Control Center (VICC) With VisualC3 Mobile

Honorable Mention — Rapid Response Monitoring: rapidSMS

Smart Home Solutions

Alarm.com/Building36: Smart Water Valve+Meter

Threat/Risk Management Software Applications

Splan Inc.: SIVI – Splan Intelligent Visitor Insights

Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies

Axis Communications Inc.: AXIS Live Privacy Shield

Video Surveillance Cameras (HD/Megapixel)

Bosch Security and Safety Systems: MIC IP Ultra 7100i

Honorable Mention — Hanwha Techwin: PNM-9085RQZ

Video Surveillance Data Storage

Dragonfruit AI: Dragonfruit LiveArchive

Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories

EIZO Inc.: FDF2711W-IP

Video Surveillance Management Systems

Airship Industries Inc.: Airship EMS v5.4.5

Learn more about the SIA New Product Showcase here.