The Detektor International Award was established in the year 2000 by the security trade magazine Detektor International to reward and encourage research and development within the security technology field.

On yearly basis the Detektor International Award confirms and recognises products that respond to the criteria of outstanding innovations and contributions to the advancement of the security industry.

Divided in four categories 12 products are nominated for the prize every year. Four of them are chosen for the Best Product Award. The remaining eight products are received the "Innovative Achievement Award".

The nominated security technology manufacturers that gathered for the 2018 edition of Detektor International Award at Bella Center i Copenhagen were:

ID & Access Control: 
Salto, iloq and Assa Abloy.

Video Surveillance: 
Bosch Building Technologies, Axis Communications and Genetec.

Alarm & Detection: 
Flir Systems, Optex and Panasonic.

IoT Security: 
Dualtech, Vivotek and Vanderbilt