The Security Industry Association (SIA) named the winners of the 2014 SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) Wednesday, April 2, at ISC West, awarding 24 specialized product awards in addition to the top two prizes of Best New Product and the Judge’s Choice Award.
The top NPS prize of Best New Product went to Building Intelligence Inc., New York, N.Y., for its SV3 product. Building Intelligence describes the product as the “next generation” in vehicle access management for entry points and loading docks, ensuring that no risks are posed by incoming vehicles, visitors, and vendors—the three “V’s” in the product name SV3.
Among those accepting the award on behalf of Building Intelligence was Laurie Aaron, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the company.
Rand Price of SIA congratulates Laurie Aaron, Executive Vice President & CMO; Travis Sinnott, Vice President of Engineering & CTO; and Jeffrey Friedman, President & CEO of Building Intelligence.
“Building Intelligence Inc. is very pleased to have won the 2014 New Product of the Year Award!” Aaron said. “It is an experience that validates our value proposition, our product strategy and our innovation as a company. Drawing inspiration from clients and technology partners, SV3 would not be possible without their great feedback and cooperation. We truly feel like this was a win for us, our clients and our technology partners.
“Building Intelligence is a pioneer in enterprise risk management (ERM) for visitors, vehicles, and vendors as it pertains to their onsite access,” Aaron added. “SV3 won this award because it addresses a security risk that has historically been solved using paper-based, manual processes, prone to error and delays with regards to the flow of day-to-day business transactions. SV3 solves the problem using technology to streamline the process of scheduling, identifying, vetting and approving the access of unknown people and vehicles that require access to one’s secured areas. When all modules are adopted, SV3 provides a holistic approach to visitors, vehicles, and vendors that promote accountability, auditability and ultimately establishes an ERM model for enhanced security and operations.”
SIA CEO Don Erickson congratulated Building Intelligence, saying “Each year, the companies competing in SIA’s New Product Showcase at ISC West present the leading-edge security solutions that are shaping the industry. These new technologies and solutions are the drivers that are moving the security industry forward, and I congratulate Building Intelligence on their win at this year’s NPS.”
SIA’s panel of NPS judged awarded the prestigious Judge’s Choice Award to dFENCE, Melbourne, Australia, for its dFENCE product.
Craig Harwood (center) and a colleague of dFENCE accept their award from SIA’s Rand Price.
According to the company, “dFENCE is a movable ballistic resistant barrier taking the form of an aesthetically modern and functional shelving unit at all other times. The dFENCE unit can be moved easily into place on its inbuilt multidirectional wheels during an armed intrusion with no prepreparation of the defensive position. Once in the desired position, the dFENCE unit is simply locked into place in front of a door or in the defensive position to provide a ballistic resistant and difficult to circumvent barrier.”
Since its inception in 1979, NPS has recognized products in the security industry for their innovative or efficient approaches in areas like access control hardware and software; biometrics, identification and credentialing; emergency communications systems; intrusion detection and prevention solutions; and others.
This year’s NPS Program had 105 entries from 88 companies. A complete list of the winners is available online.