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19/10/2015

2015 Detektor International Awards Finalists Revealed

Stockholm, Sweden

It is time once again to reveal the finalists for three of the most prestigious awards in the security industry - The Detektor International Awards 2015.

Today we begin with the Access Control category finalists, tomorrow will be the Alarm & Detection category finalists and on Wednesday we will reveal the final candidates in the CCTV category. 

Many hundreds of products are launched into the security industry each year, but only a small minority are truly inspirational. The Detektor International Awards aim to highlight and reward only those that display the most genuine innovation. To celebrate the high status of these awards, each year unique glass sculptures are created especially for the winners by a renowned Swedish artist. The resulting works of art are presented to the overall winners and are designed to reflect a dedication to innovation and original design.

Since inception as an independent event, companies cannot apply to be included. Instead, over the 12 to 18 months prior to the awards ceremony, the panel of Detektor International judges scrutinise the industry for potential candidates. This year in particular presented quite a challenge as so many diverse product innovations were launched from every corner of the globe and every spectrum of the industry. And now, after much deliberation a shortlist of four finalists have been selected in each of three categories: Access Control, Alarm & Detection and CCTV.

The Access Control Category Finalists

1. A8004-VE Network Video Door Station from Axis Communications (Sweden)

In Brief: The first to deliver open platform technology to this corner of the market, the Axis A8004-VE Network Video Door Station is a non-proprietary IP-based door station for two-way communication, video identification and remote entry control.

2. HID Mobile Access from HID Global (USA)

In Brief: The HID Mobile Access solution, powered by Seos, allows users to open perimeter gates, doors and interior locks with a mobile device, a card or both. Choose from a simple "tap” experience or open doors from an impressive distance with HID Global’s patented "Twist and Go” gesture technology.

3. Justin key technology from Salto Systems (Spain)

In Brief: – Salto in-house designed Justin apps bring flexibility to access control making its easy and secure to use smartphones as a part of an access control solution particularly in vertical markets.

4. KS100 – Aperio Server Cabinet Lock from Assa Abloy (Sweden)

In Brief: The Aperio KS100 server cabinet lock extends access control to a server cabinet without the complexity and expense of changing or adding additional access control system.

The winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the security industry banquet during the Sectech Stockholm show in Sweden from the 11th -12th November 2015 at the Scandic Talk Hotel in Stockholm.

Tomorrow we will be announcing the finalist nominations for the Alarm & Detection category.


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