2023 BEST Awards Honorable Mentions

Here are the honorable mentions for this year's 2023 Campus Safety Best Electronic Systems Technologies (BEST) award program.
Published: August 2, 2023

The following 2023 Campus Safety Best Electronic Systems Technologies (BEST) award nominees were the honorable mentions in this year’s program.

Click here to read about the 2023 BEST award winners.

O2O Lockdown by Proxess LLC

Priced similar to a standard Grade 1 keyed lock and installing in minutes using only a screwdriver, Proxess wire-free locks deliver ultimate key control by eliminating the daily use of brass keys, while bringing Lockdown capabilities and real time event reporting for every interior and exterior door! proxess.com

BadgePass ONE

The first of its kind, BadgePass ONE is changing the way customers produce Photo ID badges. With BadgePass ONE, users can manage and issue credentials from anywhere, including their phone or tablet. Access control capabilities are included with every system, enabling cards to be automatically activated on print. badgepass.com

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EN5060 Locator by Inovonics

When deployed as part of an Inovonics mobile duress or senior living system, EN5060 locators help determine precise floor and room location for alarm events to improve response times. inovonics.com

LenelS2 NetBox Access Control System

The full-featured, browser-based NetBox access control system is an easy-to-use, scalable solution that can meet a range of deployment requirements. The system integrates with existing infrastructure, provides a unified security management experience, and provides school and campus security with the tools needed to maximize situational awareness and safety. lenels2.com

Everbridge Critical Event Management

The Everbridge CEM Platform is the ultimate solution for organizations seeking to enhance safety and resilience. It empowers organizations to prepare for, respond to, and recover from critical events, ensuring their people are safe worldwide – even while traveling. everbridge.com

Raptor Connect

Raptor Connect gives schools the power to initiate multiple emergency response mechanisms from a single point through bi-directional integrations with our ecosystem of safety technology partners. Take full advantage of your digital emergency response technologies and activate an emergency response from a single point instead of activating separate systems. raptortech.com Campus Safety BEST Awards

Vocera Smartbadge by Stryker

Faster communication for your next emergency – lightweight and worn by everyone. vocera.com

CrisisAlert™ by Centegix

CrisisAlertTM wearable panic button is the fastest, easiest way for staff to get help in an emergency. It has the unique ability to deliver precise location information to responders and provides full campus coverage, empowering educators and administrators to direct help where it’s needed because in a crisis, every second matters. centegix.com

AtlasIED IPX Series

AtlasIED’s IPX family of IP endpoints is a comprehensive, integration-friendly mass communication solution for schools that need effective emergency notification, intercom, and paging capabilities beyond those of a traditional handset-based communications system. atlasied.com

CH2000IP Life Safety Communication Platform by CareHawk

Designed to Meet the Evolving Needs of K-12 Schools
School communication needs have evolved beyond basic paging and intercom. Schools need a single platform to make paging and classroom communication a breeze, integrate with emerging third-party technologies, and ensure emergency responsiveness. The CH2000IP sets the bar for life safety communications. carehawk.com

Regroup Mass Notification System

Regroup Mass Notification is a cloud-based platform that has been empowering better mass communication for 17 years. Used by thousands of organizations every day, it saves lives, prepares for emergencies, responds to potential hazards, and empowers overall resilience. Regroup offers a comprehensive communication solution for educational institutions with a world-class web platform and a free mobile application that allows emergency and day-to-day communications with students and staff, providing location-based alerts, two-way communication, customizable preferences in multiple languages and more. regroup.com

CrisisGo Wearable Panic Button

CrisisGo’s wearable panic button offers a quick and convenient way to connect with safety resources wherever you are, whether you’re on the move or stationary. With just a press of a button, you can instantly alert your safety team or first responders for help. crisisgo.com

Intrado Wearable Panic Button

Intrado’s new Wearable 911 Panic Button allows users to simultaneously submit a 911 request for assistance while silently notifying staff, instantly initiate lockdowns, and leverage 100% connectivity on or off-campus. Location data, incident details, floor plans and more are automatically shared with first responders. go.intrado.com

AXIS C12 Network Ceiling Speaker Series (AXIS C1210-E Network Ceiling Speaker & AXIS C1211-E Network Ceiling Speaker)

The AXIS C12 Network Ceiling Speaker Series includes easy-to-integrate, all-in-one speakers designed to deliver clear live or prerecorded public address announcements for general and emergency purposes. Triggered by analytics in a video surveillance system, users can deliver safety instructions or warning announcements to proactively deter intruders, verify events, and more. axis.com

Milestone Kite™

Kite is fast to deploy, cost-effective, easy to use, and scalable, making it perfect for a wide range of applications. From small- to medium-size single-location installations to organizations with multiple locations, Kite can use new or existing cameras and devices and be up and running in a matter of minutes. milestonesys.com

DAX by Detrios

Detrios’ DAX software is the industry’s only off-the-shelf solution that integrates event management and access control systems to automate unlocking and securing classrooms, conference rooms, event halls, laboratories, and other campus doors/spaces. DAX eliminates manual schedule programming, increases security and creates efficient, seamless access experiences for students, faculty, and staff. meetdax.com

Premium Exit Device SARGENT PE80 Series | Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series by ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY’s next generation of exit devices, marketed as the SARGENT PE80 Series and the Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series, is specifically engineered for high-traffic, high-abuse spaces — especially colleges and universities. It is ANSI/BHMA A156.3 Grade 1 certified and has undergone demanding cycle testing and strength testing by Underwriters Laboratory (UL). corbinrusswin.com

ShieldWrite Bullet Resistant Whiteboard by Versare Solutions LLC

ShieldWrite™ is a bullet resistant, highly mobile whiteboard that moves quickly and easily wherever you need it to go – even in an emergency. Uniquely sized, ShieldWrite delivers greater freedom to communicate, collaborate and problem-solve – all with a ballistic-grade core capable of withstanding semi-automatic rifle or handgun bullets. versalre.com

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