The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC West have revealed the initial details for the SIA New Products and Solutions (NPS) Awards at ISC West 2022, including a new name and logo and the awards submission and presentation schedule. The SIA NPS Awards competition – formerly the SIA New Product Showcase – is the industry’s premier awards program and is presented in partnership with ISC West recognising innovative security products, services and solutions.
The renaming from the SIA New Product Showcase brand to the SIA New Products and Solutions Awards reflects the evolution of the security industry to include offerings beyond solely hardware and software, while still retaining the longstanding and highly respected SIA NPS brand.
“My committee members and I are excited about the rebranding of this program and were pleased to participate with SIA in this transformation,” said Christopher Grniet, Chair of the SIA NPS Committee. “We believe the new name and logo align with the evolution of the industry by recognising that products are no longer just hardware and software but include the innovation and advancement in services and other solutions provided by the companies in this space.”
Since its inception in 1979, SIA NPS has been the security industry’s premier product awards program. New products and solutions are reviewed by a panel of more than 30 independent judges with extensive industry experience and entrants compete for awards in 36 categories, as well as the prestigious Best New Product and Judges’ Choice awards.
The 2022 SIA NPS award categories are:
“Participating in the SIA NPS Awards – the leading awards program at the security industry’s largest converged security trade show – is a fantastic opportunity for companies to present their security offerings,” said SIA CEO, Don Erickson. “Each year, the SIA NPS judges dedicate significant time and consideration to carefully evaluating the submissions and selecting honourees from a pool of high-quality entries, signalling the best and most innovative products, solutions and services on the market today.”
“The SIA NPS Awards are an exciting part of ISC West each year and we are pleased to present an elevated experience for the award program at ISC West 2022,” said Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Event Director at ISC Security Events. “ISC West continues to be the top platform for introducing new security offerings into the market each year and 2022 SIA NPS entrants’ products will be displayed prominently on the trade show floor, where they will be visible to tens of thousands of potential buyers.”
Entrants in the 2022 SIA NPS Awards will make face-to-face presentations of their products and solutions to the NPS judges during ISC West and entries will be showcased in the heart of the ISC West show floor. The awards ceremony will take place the afternoon of Wednesday 23 March, also on the show floor.
The deadline to submit entries for the 2022 SIA NPS Awards program is Friday 4 February. Key dates and early program details are listed on the SIA website and the official entry form and additional details will be made available on the ISC West website in early January. Companies interested in entering the awards can contact an ISC West show representative to learn more and prepare to enter.