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PSi Premier Awards 2013 winners announced

PSIBrocket Hall was the grand venue for the PSi Premier Awards 2013 Dinner with fifty-seven finalists, but only eight winners announced. Here we list the winners in each of the eight categories, however for more information see the August edition of PSi.

Rather than take the opinions of a panel of industry judges, the PSi Premier Awards seeks its list of finalists, and ultimately its winners, from the people who buy and install security equipment. Because of this, the awards are genuine notices of approval from the security industry and each of the companies that reached the final stage of the campaign should rightly be proud of their achievement.

This is why Brocket Hall was a buzz of excitement in late July as the winners of this year’s awards campaign were announced by the guest speaker snooker legend Dennis Taylor and PSi editor Andy Clutton. Eight categories covered the best of CCTV, intruder alarms, access control, software, communications, fire safety, distribution and innovation.

And so to the winners:

CCTV product of the year

Winner: Samsung – SNP-6200
The ONVIF compliant SNP-6200 is capable of capturing 2 megapixel evidence grade images which can be displayed in 16:9 format at Full HD 1080p resolution and utilises Progressive Scan technology to provide sharp edges on moving subjects and vehicles. The camera supports multi-streaming of video using either H.264 and MJPEG compression and can therefore be simultaneously used for real-time monitoring, mobile monitoring, high quality or high-efficiency recording, SD memory recording and for E-mail notification purposes.

Software-based Security Product of the Year

Winner: Siemens – SPC Manager
SPC Manager software from Siemens Building Technologies facilitates the administration of multiple SPC intrusion detection and access control systems at one or more locations. SPC Manager supports up to one thousand SPC panels that can be located anywhere in the world. The software uses an always-on IP communication system to provide continuous monitoring of key status information such as “panel set,” “panel unset” or “panel partially set.” It also monitors events and activities for each panel and provides a convenient summarised overview with drill-down options for additional details.

Technology Innovation of the Year

Winner: Xtralis – Fastrace 2/2x
The Adpro FastTrace 2 and 2x (hybrid) H.264 single and multi-site video security system supports up to 16 analogue and/or IP cameras. Offering video alarm verification, remote site monitoring and control the units currently come with IntrusionTrace/IntrusionTrace Plus and LoiterTrace analytics packages which can easily be utilised by redeeming the remotely purchased licence. These products can detect behaviours such as running, rolling and loitering and allow trigger zones to be set up.

Communications Product of the Year

Winner: CSL DualCom –WorldSIM
Exclusive to CSL DualCom, and since October 2012 embedded into the entire GradeShift range at no extra cost, the WorldSIM provides installers with access to all four UK mobile networks(Vodafone, O2, Orange and T-Mobile) in one single product. WorldSIM provides installers with near 100% radio coverage in the UK. As return visits to site are inconvenient, time consuming and costly for installers, with WorldSIM they can feel reassured that they’ll get a signal every time.

Intruder Alarm Product of the Year

Winner: Pyronix – Enforcer
The Enforcer is a wireless system which includes a control panel and a variety of wireless devices which all use the Pyronix proprietary two-way wireless technology. This two-way wireless technology is a vital part of the system that enables reliability and provides major advantages. Each wireless device on the Enforcer is both a transmitter and a receiver. To learn wireless devices on to the system is quick and simple – with the “One Push to Learn” button.

Access Control Product of the Year

Winner: Paxton – Net2 Entry
Net2 Entry from Paxton is a simple door entry system that offers easy installation with just three components that plug together. The units auto-detect for straightforward installation and offer a scalable, flexible approach to easy install security. The control unit contains a PoE switch, removing the need for local power. It also contains a backup battery in the event of a mains power failure. The system is scalable via a Net2 Entry extension switch or a third part PoE switch. This means that installers can offer Net2 Entry to customers for large or small sites.

Fire Safety Product of the Year

Winner: EMS – FireCell Fusion Hybrid
The FireCell Fusion Hybrid system allows you to mix wireless and wired devices, 126 per loop, wired or virtual, using EMS technology. A Radio Loop Module can be installed onto the wired loop to provide up to 32 wireless devices to a specific location (including the RLM). With up to 504 devices per panel and a wireless network capability providing a capacity of up to 4,032 devices, FireCell Fusion offers a comprehensive route to fire safety.

Distributor of the Year

Winner: ADI Global
ADI Global has over 50 years of experience in the specialist security sector and provides installers with security solutions and bespoke support services to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.

Congratulations to all of the winners and many thanks to the readers of PSi who voted in their thousands to select their industry favourites.