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Innovation wins

Win the security innovation award 2020 and set an example in the security industry. As an applicant and innovation provider, you are the focus of the industry:

  • with trade fair visitors and the trade press
  • in the documentation and press releases of the fair
  • through the special marking in the online exhibitor list
  • through the additional presentation as a finalist at the forum of the fair

The application phase begins on 1 March 2020 and ends on 15 June 2020. All exhibitors of security essen 2020 can take part.

Conditions of participation

The security innovation award 2020 focuses on outstanding innovations. All exhibitors have the opportunity to classify their application in the security theme areas themselves:

Past Security Innovation Awards

2018: Urban Alps AG, Stealth Key, Kötter Security and innogy SE are awarded with gold Special award for ip.access.

Gold, Technology & Products category: With 3D scanners and printers every child can copy a high security key today. Former employees or staff members who gain access to your house or company with a copied key can be dangerous. Without traces, without evidence of a criminal act for the insurance company. Stealth Key, the world's first 3D metal print key from Urban Alps AG, is built from the inside out and hides the security codes - a completely new level in key copy protection.

Gold, category services: To set standards in security and digitalisation was the goal of Kötter Security when they invested millions in the high-tech control centre. In addition to the standards to be fulfilled, all technical systems were redundantly secured and the processes from alarm reception to alarm handling and the execution of the operative intervention and finally to the information of the customer were consistently digitalised.

Gold, category Cyber Security/ Economic Protection: The Cyber Security Maturity Cockpit from innogy SE uses a unique methodology to measure maturity and efficiency as well as cost/benefit of cyber security measures on the basis of ISO 27001. It shows options for action and priorities for risk minimization as well as successes in a target group-oriented manner. The tool creates maximum transparency and enables decision-makers to make optimum use of monetary and human resources.

Special price: Presence for Safe Cities from ip.access is a unique, cost-effective ambient mobile radio detection system that is optimized for use in border and property protection. Based on presenceSensor, Presence for Safe Cities collects information and location data of mobile phone users in the vicinity of sensitive areas. This data can be combined with other data sources to provide meaningful, actionable information for government agencies. This provides security measures with a deeper level of information.

The winners and finalists 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.