Security Hardware and Technology

The 2017 Winners for Innovation in Security

The Security Industry Association’s (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) recognizes innovative products, services, and solutions in electronic physical security. Technologies highlighted in the New Product Showcase are used in the protection of life and property in residential, commercial, and institutional settings.

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Established in 1979, each year at ISC West security conference in Las Vegas, NV, the SIA NPS program recognizes winners in several product and service categories and presents the prestigious Judges’ Choice and Best New Product awards.

The winners for NPS 2017 Judges’ Choice and Best New Product awards include:

Best New Product


Biometric Access Control System (BACS)

CrucialTrak Biometric Access Control System (BACS) a multibiometric authentication technology, providing the highest security measures by layering four different biometric authentications into one terminal. In each BACS module, up to four biometric identification technologies are considered: touchless fingerprint, iris patterns, vein patterns, and facial recognition authentication. Users can customize different biometric identification layering options accordingly, depending on the level of security required. Our highly secured algorithm maximizes accuracy and accountability of the identification process.

CrucialTrak specializes in nano-technology-driven biometrics implemented in a product line of biometric readers and access gates.

Judges’ Choice


Thermal Imaging Radar

The Thermal Radar Hydra provides unprecedented wide area intrusion detection through continuous 360° thermal intrusion detection combined with 360° targeted surveillance from a 30X zoom laser IR starlight PTZ. Thermal Radar continuously scans 850,000 square meters every 2 seconds, targeting intruders with edge-based analytics followed up with slew-to-cue operation from the starlight PTZ. Hydra is a proven method of protection creating unparalleled situational awareness and actionable intelligence to your most vulnerable areas of concern.

Thermal Imaging Radar manufactures perimeter security solutions, including the award winning Thermal Radar—a continuous 360-degree thermal threat detection solution.

The 2017 NPS winners in all categories include:


Access Control Devices and Peripherals


1500/1600 Electric Strike Platform

Access Control Devices and Peripherals Wireless

HID Global

Location Services

Access Control Software and Controllers

Tyco Security Products

iSTAR Ultra Video

Antiterrorism/Force Protection

Patriot One Technologies

Nforce CMR 1000

Honorable Mention

Shooter Detection Systems

Guardian Indoor Shooter Detection

Cloud Solutions



Commercial Monitoring Solutions

Secure Global Solutions

Next Stage

Honorable Mention

Christie Digital Systems


Convergence and Integrated Software and Solutions

Right Crowd

Software Essentials

Emergency Communications/Mass Notification Systems

V5 Systems

Acoustic gunshot sensor

Fire/Life Safety


1500 Combo Smoke Co2 Detector

Green/Sustainable Solutions Products

Assa Abloy


Hosted Solutions/Managed Services

Sure ID

Certified Edge

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions


Redscan RLS2030S

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions Wireless


Zigbee Multi Sensor

Law Enforcement/Guarding Systems



Lock Systems and Secure Storage Containers


Auto-Bolt Max

Loss Prevention and Article Surveillance Solutions

March Networks

Searchlight for Retail—RFID Solution

Mobile Apps


Mobile ID

Network Support Solutions

KBC Networks Limited


Outdoor Perimeter Protection


Wardium Perimeter

Residential and Monitoring Solutions


Starlink Connect Z-Model

Tools & Hardware


Site Designer

User Authentication, Identification, Credentialing, and Management

FST Biometrics

iMiD Access 4.0

Video Analytics

UMBO Computer Vision

UMBO Light

Honorable Mention

Text Speak Design

Text Speak 1 Box

Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies

Thermal Impairing Radar


Video Surveillance Cameras HD (Megapixel)

Wireless CCTV

Body Camera Connect

Video Surveillance Cameras IP


Q6155E PTZ Dome

Video Surveillance Data Storage

Quantum Corporation

Quantum Stor Next 5.4

Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories

V5 Systems

Camera Adaptive Platform

Video Surveillance Management Systems

Flir Systems

United VMS


A trusted and valued source for information on the latest products and technologies available, SIA’s NPS is an established, proven channel as a launch pad for innovative products.