Security Products Readers' Choice Award 2012

Every year, Security Products spotlights those products deemed most interesting and relevant to our readers. The 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards highlight a wide array of products from leading manufacturers in the security industry.

Our readers voted for the product winners throughout the year by responding via the magazine’s readers’ service cards or on the site. Check out the winning products below. Congratulations to all the winners.

Reader's Choice Award 2012 Security Products Magazine


HD PenCam

The HD PenCam features a miniature video camera and DVR inside a working pen. The camera records high definition AVI videos (1,280x720) as well as high resolution JPEG images. The product includes a USB cable and accommodates a 16 GB MicroSD card. With the card, the camera can store up to eight hours of video or 72,000 images. It uses a lithium-ion battery that recharges at any computer’s USB port.

    Azco Technologies Inc.


    The AZCAM002 Mini High Resolution WDR Pinhole Camera is powered by the Pixim Seawolf chip based on digital pixel system technology. The resolution is up to 690 TVL and the WDR is up to 120dB. The image and color quality perform well in low-light environments. This camera series uses digital sampling. The application of 3D digital noise reduction technology ensures higher S/N, which reduces the digital storage and transmission data-saving system cost.

      SecurityMan Inc.

      iCamDVR1W - SecurityMan, Inc.


      The iCamDVR1W wireless camera system for PC recording and monitoring includes a wireless camera/receiver and a USB converter box, which users can connect to a PC via a USB 2.0 port and install the software to operate. The system features audio/video recording to the hosting PC and allows remote monitoring over the network from a PC or a smartphone. Users can upgrade the system by adding three wired and/or other digital wireless cameras.

        Ek Ekcessories Inc.

        iCat Reel iT - EK USA

        iCat Rell iT

        The iCat Reel iT connects to an iPhone or iPod to prevent the device from slipping and falling. A metal clip carabiner attaches to belt loops, purses or backpacks while a cord secures the device. The 22- inch retractable nylon braid allows use of the device while preventing unintended damage. The product is licensed by Apple and is available in more than 20 colors.

          Larson Electronics

          Larson Electronics - Magnalight CS-A-24LED

          Magnalight CS-A-24LED

          The Magnalight CS-A-24LED Strobe Beacon mounts to any surface that will accept a magnet; the unit is powered by four AA batteries and produces up to 40 hours of runtime. Visible for up to three miles, the device provides an alternative to permanently mounted strobe lights that require wires and mounting hardware. The signal beacon is equipped with a magnetic base that allows operators to mount it to any vehicle, equipment or metallic surface.

            Coast to Coast Computer Products

            Coast to Coast Computer Products - MXI Stealth ZONE

            MXI Stealth ZONE

            The MXI Stealth ZONE client device is a self-contained, portable USB drive that is FIPS-, HIPPA- and Sarbanes Oxley-compliant. With the device, users can securely boot a Windows 7 environment without using a virtualization layer or network connection. This innovative, easy-to-deploy product provides users with secure access to data, systems and applications at any time and from anywhere.

              Digimerge Technologies

              2011 ECHELON Series - Digimerge Technologies

              2011 ECHELON Series

              The 2011 ECHELON Series of feature-packed, highperformance cameras support up to 600 TVL as well as advanced digital noise reduction, which removes signal noise from night vision images for clearer images and reduced DVR storage requirements. Included in the lineup are bullet cameras and weatherproof, vandal-resistant domes with three-axis brackets for wall or ceiling mounting. The cameras are available with either fixed or 2.8- to 12-millimeter varifocal lenses, plus infrared LEDs for low-light performance.


                Cellcrypt Mobile

                Cellcrypt Mobile is a downloadable Android application that provides encrypted voice calling for off-the-shelf cell phones using government-certified security. The application runs on Android devices operating over Wi-Fi, GSM and CDMA wireless networks. It is a software-only solution that uses the IP data channel of cellular (2G, 3G, 4G), Wi-Fi and satellite networks and can be deployed to personnel anywhere in the world in as little as 10 minutes.

                  Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

                  Schlage HandKey - Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

                  Schlage HandKey

                  The Schlage HandKey reader measures the size and shape of a user’s hand to verify identity. The user places a hand on the platen, then enters a unique PIN on the keypad or uses a card to gain access. The device does not read fingerprints or palm prints and works even if the user’s hand is wet, dirty or injured. Easy to install and maintain, the reader can operate as a stand-alone device, or users can integrate it into a new or existing access control system.

                    Smiths Detection


                    The Sensa-LINX wireless communication system is designed to improve situational awareness and earlywarning response to chemical attacks or threats detected by its suite of chemical sensors. The system integrates into Smiths Detection chemical warfare agent and toxic industrial chemical sensors used in military and emergency response applications. It also enables deployed sensors to be controlled remotely and to transmit data such as detection results to a command and control post.

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