SECURITY 2017 Best New Products Awards, sponsored by Sony, are a celebration of the most innovative products to hit the Australian market over the last 12 months. Winners were Dahua, Avigilon and Amaryllo, in that order. 

Products were judged on originality, impact of innovation, measurability of the benefits, and applicability to the Australian market by a panel of leading security experts.  

Dahua Technology took out this year’s Best New Product Award from over 50 entries. The Dahua NVR5224-24P-4KS2 is a 24-Channel NVR capable of transmitting over cable distances of up to 800m between the camera and NVR, which is a huge increase in distance compared to the current 100m limit of Cat-based IP networks.

1st Runner Up was awarded to Avigilon for Appearance Search technology, a sophisticated deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) search engine technology. Appearance Search sorts through hours of footage with ease, to quickly locate specific people and vehicles across an entire site.

2nd Runner Up was awarded to Amaryllo International’s ATOM AR3S, the world’s first professional IP66-certified outdoor robot. The ATOM AR3S recognises faces as well as deciphering military-grade 256-bit encryption. The AR3S is also fast to set up as it can be powered from a standard Edison light bulb socket.

“The standard of entries for this year’s awards was second to none, making the judging decision harder than ever and therefore a special mention goes out to all entries,” said ASIAL’s John Fleming. ♦