At Benchmark, we passionately believe the future of the electronic security sector lies in the creation of innovative and smart solutions that deliver added value for the end user.

In order to allow installers and integrators to create such solutions, it is vital that manufacturers and service providers deliver innovations that both enhance the technological capabilities of their products and allow those developments to be implemented in a realistic and cost-effective manner.

To highlight such technological advances, Benchmark runs its annual Innovation Awards scheme, which recognises and rewards innovative thinking and smart design.

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Winners

Site Protection (Software): Panasonic – WV-ASF950

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Site Protection (Software) Winner: Panasonic – WV-ASF950 Panasonic’s WV-ASF950 is facial recognition server software that utilises deep learning technologies. Featuring a core engine that boasts high facial recognition performance, the...

Site Protection (Hardware): Axis – AXIS D2050-VE

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Site Protection (Hardware) Winner: Axis – AXIS D2050-VE The AXIS D2050-VE is a network-connected radar detector which provides reliable and accurate detection. The radar element senses approaching people and vehicles at a protected premises...

Video Surveillance (Software): Cathexis – CathexisVision 2018

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Video Surveillance (Software) Winner: Cathexis – CathexisVision 2018 CathexisVision 2018 is the latest version of the South African manufacturer’s VMS, which offers a package combining flexibility, feature-rich functionality and ease of...

Video Surveillance (Hardware): Hikvision – DeepinView Cameras

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Video Surveillance (Hardware) Winner: Hikvision – DeepinView Cameras Hikvision’s DeepinView IP Camera Series incorporates the use of deep learning algorithms to enhance the intelligence of edge devices, thus increasing the value of...

Access Control (Software): Inner Range – Integriti V18

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Access Control (Software) Winner: Inner Range – Integriti V18 Inner Range’s Integriti technology platform delivers a security solution with cost-savings being achieved due to its integrated security, access control and building...

Access Control (Hardware): Paxton – Net2 Entry Premium Monitor

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Access Control (Hardware) Winner: Paxton – Net2 Entry Premium Monitor Paxton’s Net2 Entry Premium Monitor is the latest addition to its plug-and-play door entry system. The interior monitor is designed to deliver a personalised user...

Intelligent Systems: IPS – AnalyticsManager V8

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Intelligent Systems Winner: IPS – AnalyticsManager V8 IPS AnalyticsManager V8 is a web-based system designed to help create a centrally managed solution which enhances the performance of IVA options for varied applications. Without alarm...

Business Intelligence: AI Tech – AI Retail

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Business Intelligence Winner: AI Tech – AI Retail AI-Retail is a cutting-edge video analytic solution, developed by A.I. Tech for the delivery of business intelligence, which allows retailers to improve sales and marketing performance,...

Infrastructure: NVT Phybridge – FLEX Extender Kit

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Infrastructure Winner: NVT Phybridge – FLEX Extender Kit NVT Phybridge’s FLEX Extender Kit builds on the success of the FLEX range of switches. The extender kit offers a robust long reach single-port UTP solution that delivers PoE and IP...

Cybersecurity: Secure Logiq – Logical Cybercheck

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Cybersecurity Winner: Secure Logiq – Logical Cybercheck Secure Logiq offers a range of servers built specifically with the needs of the security market in mind. Optimised for HD video, analytics and smart video solutions, the hardware can be...