Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
May 16, 2019

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Benchmark Magazine reveals finalists for Innovation Awards 2019

Benchmark Magazine has announced the finalists for its Innovation Awards for 2019.

The publication rigorously tests hardware and software under a range of conditions to see how it compares to the manufacturer’s marketing claims and whether it meets the increasingly sophisticated needs of today’s security personnel.

We’ve listed below the brands are in contention across nine categories – spanning video surveillance, access control, site protection, business intelligence and infrastructure. You can read about each product on the Benchmark Magazine website.

The publication, which performs as a kind of Which Magazine for the physical security sector, writes that: “We passionately believe that the future of the electronic security sector lies in the creation of innovative and smart solutions. In order to allow installers and integrators to create such solutions, it is vital that manufacturers deliver innovation that both enhances the technological capabilities of their products, and allows those developments to be implemented in a realistic fashion. In order to highlight such advances, Benchmark runs its Innovation Awards scheme, which recognises and rewards innovative thinking.”

Nearly half  of all finalists– 22 out of 45 – will be showcasing the innovation in contention and their other products at IFSEC International 2019, Europe’s largest annual integrated security event. The exhibitors in question are in bold below and listed at the bottom of this article.

IFSEC International 2019 takes place 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London. Book your free ticket now.


  • FLIR: Saros DH-390 (IFSEC stand IF730)
  • Hikvision: Thermal Smart Linkage Tracking (IFSEC stand IF1530)
  • Edesix: VB-300 (IFSEC stand IF1236)
  • Hanwha Techwin: Wisenet XNP-6550RH (IFSEC stand IF1310)
  • IDIS: Super Fisheye 5MP Compact (IFSEC stand IF1110)

IDIS Super Fisheye 5MP Compact


  • Milestone: XProtect+ 2019
  • Bosch: BVMS Pro 9
  • Johnson Controls: TrickleStor
  • Mobotix: Mx6 Second Generation Platform (IFSEC stand IF1330)
  • IPS: VideoManager 3D VMS

Mobotix Mx6 Second Generation Platform


  • Paxton: PaxLock Pro
  • Nortech: FeeMaster Smart Range
  • Pacom: 8003 Controller (IFSEC stand IF2930)
  • Comelit: VIP Mini HF WiFi
  • ASSA Abloy: Aperio H100



  • Vanderbilt: ACT Enterprise (IFSEC stand IF1520) 
  • Qognify: Qognify ACI
  • Evva: Xesar 3.0
  • BQT Solutions: Net2 Integration
  • TDSi: GARDiS


  • Takex: PIR-T40NAM (IFSEC stand IF2602)
  • OPTEX: OPTEX Bridge powered by CHeKT (IFSEC stand IF1730)
  • SICK: Visionary-T DT Sensor
  • InnoSent: iSYS-5021 with Tracker (IFSEC stand IF1624)
  • Raytec: Urban-X

InnoSent iSYS-5021 with Tracker


  • BT Redcare: Redcare Ultimate (IFSEC stand IF3020)
  • Pyronix: ProControl+
  • Teleste: S-AWARE
  • Reconeyez: Video Verification System
  • Texecom: Texecom Cloud (IFSEC stand IF2210)


  • Avigilon: AI Appliance (IFSEC stand IF1810)
  • Axis: AXIS Guard Suite (IFSEC stand IF920)
  • Davantis: Daview Mini (IFSEC stand IF1337)
  • Genetec: Streamvault Appliances (IFSEC stand IF710)
  • Briefcam: Briefcam Protect (IFSEC stand IF3246)

Axis Guard Suite, Motion Guard


  • Herta: BioFinder (IFSEC stand IF430)
  • Allgovision: Flow Map
  • Anyvision: Better Tomorrow platform (IFSEC stand IF1340)
  • SAST: IoT Platform


  • Seagate: SkyHawk AI 14TB (IFSEC stand IF1240)
  • ComNet: CTS24+2
  • D-Link: DIS-700G
  • NVT Phybridge: EC Extender Kit (IFSEC stand IF640)
  • InfiNet: InfiLink 2×2

Here are the 22 finalists whose products you can see at IFSEC International:

  • FLIR Commercial Systems
  • Hikvision
  • Edesix
  • Hanwha Techwin
  • IDIS
  • Mobotix
  • Pacom
  • Vanderbilt
  • Takex
  • InnoSent
  • BT Redcare
  • Texecom
  • Avigilon
  • Axis Communications
  • Davantis
  • Genetec
  • Briefcam
  • Herta
  • Anyvision
  • Seagate
  • NVT Phybridge

IFSEC International 2019 takes place 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London (stand IF2618). Book your free ticket now.

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