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Thirteen companies are waiting for the decision

For the sixth time, Messe Essen awarded the “Oscar of the security industry”, honouring extraordinary achievements in the categories Technology & Products, Services and Cyber Security/Economic Security. From a pool of 75 top-class submissions, the specialist jury, made up The members of our specialist jury come from various segments of the security industry. They have evaluated the competition submissions according to the of prominent members from the security industry, shortlisted 13 companies for the final round which then presented their innovations live to the jury.The winners were announced in a festive ceremony on the first day of the fair.

The winners 2018

2016: The winners were: Hutchinson GmbH, VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH and Multicomsystem

Technology & Products: The VLPK from Hutchinson bridges the gap between unprotected and armoured emergency vehicles. Applications include police, special forces and fire departments. The VLPK is an optional, upgradable protection kit which provides protection for the emergency services in a whole range of uses, from violent demonstrations (e.g. Molotov cocktails and paving stones) to ballistic protection (e. g. against Kalashnikov AK47) for the special forces.

Fire Prevention: Cables and electrical equipment that get too hot can arise fires that cause lots of damage and personal injury. This can be prevented through permanent temperature monitoring of the cable and equipment. The newly developed RFID Temperatur Transponder “TempTag” from Multicomsystem adopts this function and alerts the responsible department when temperatures are exceeded, long before smoke starts to develop. The early warning system can be retrofitted.

Services: VdS has published a certifiable standard for information security, the first to be specifically geared to the needs of SMEs. The VdS 3473 standard combines the minimum requirements for organisation, together with the requirements for analysis, engineering, operations and prevention, whilst offering a robust level of protection. A free, web-based tool for self-assessment and a one-day quick audit are also offered.

Finalists and winners 2016

2014: Gold for Sälzer, Lock Your World and JOB

Technology and technics category: Sälzer GmbH, Germany won the golden award with the Multifunctional Security Door Called Secufire®. The multifunctional security door called Secufire® constitutes the world's first and, as yet, only fully glazed tubular frame door which has an escape route function (anti-panic) and unites the inhibition of burglary and shooting-through as well as full fire protection suitability in itself - and this in an appealing optical design. Until now, at least two complete door structures had to be combined with each other in a complicated way if all these properties and functions were needed.

Services category: Lock Your World GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, was the winner of Gold with its pyware anywhere. The locking system is a comprehensive locking and authorisation concept without any physical connection to the utilisation location. Almost everything can be equipped with this flexible electronic admission and access protection - not only buildings, rooms, containers, tanks and cases but also vehicles or aeroplanes.

Fire protection category: The JOB GmbH, Germany was with "E Bulb" the winner of Gold. E Bulb is a miniature extinguishing system which can be installed in any electrical appliance - no matter whether a computer, a television set or a tumble dryer. If the electronics of the appliance overheat or a fire starts, it is capable of releasing an extinguishing agent in the appliance and, at the same time, of interrupting the supply of any further electricity.

2012: Detection Technologies und EPS were the winners

Technology category: In 2012, the innovation award in gold went to ection Detection Technologies Ltd., Great Britain for the VibraSector Intrusion Point Location System. The technology of the VibraSector Intrusion Point Location System provides decisive monitoring for fence installations (even consisting of different fence types and materials) without any power loss as protection against any intrusion and sabotage or destruction.

Fire protection category: The winner was EPS Vertriebs GmbHfor its PROTECTOR-ST-01 Monitoring and Alarm System. PROTECTOR-ST-01 is an intelligent monitoring and alarm system for fire extinguishers. In the event of danger, the installation which is connected with one or several smoke detectors by radio gives both optical and acoustic signals and indicates where functioning fire extinguishers are located.

Technical special prize: For Zweibrüder Optoelectronics GmbH & Co. KGand Invictus AG.