Security 2010 Exhibition, organised by Diversified Exhibitions Australia has announced the winner of its 2010 New Product Award.
The exhibition was held on September 1-3 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
Identicom SafeTcard from GSS Global Security Services was chosen from 11 finalists to receive this year’s award. The SafeTcard is a personal protection alarm worn on the body and is also a fully functional GPS tracker as well as a one-way voice transmitter.
In an emergency, the Identicom SafeTcard activates an alarm in the 24/7 staffed control room over the existing GSM network. Its geo-fence function also allows for automatic alarm functions in environments where the users are unable to activate the unit themselves as in the case of dementia patients.
BREON Enterprise’s M-Scope walkthrough metal detectors (K38) and Kobra Shredders’ Data Security Inc Degaussers HD-1T and HPM-1 (B18) were recognised as runner-up and second runner-up respectively.
The awards criteria included innovation, originality and benefits to the security industry. Ease of integration into the current marketplace as well as likely uptake in the industry were the other factors taken into consideration.
The finalists of this year’s New Product Award included:
- Genetec – Open Platform Systems – FitPC2
- Scates – SHERPA Rapid Deployment Surveillance System
- 3Dimensional Consulting – simTRACK
- FSH Fire & Security Hardware – MEM2400EXT Retail Loss Prevention Locking Device
- Jacques – IP Video Intercom
- Videofied XT
- Training Group International – Essential Security Awareness Training
- TeleEye Holding – iView Mobile Video Monitoring Solution
“We selected the Identicom SafeTcard because of its ingenious way of combining access control with emergency response. We can see this product being deployed by a wide range of organisations, for instance in government, retail and healthcare.”
Security 2010 Exhibition is Australia’s most important industry event covering the latest security products from around the world including access control, biometrics, monitoring, alarms and physical security.