Announcing the 2024 Campus Safety BEST Awards Honorable Mentions

The following nominees were the honorable mentions in this year's BEST Awards program.
Published: July 9, 2024
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The following 2024 Campus Safety Best Electronic Systems Technologies (BEST) award nominees were the honorable mentions in this year’s program.

Click on the links below to learn about each BEST product nominee, or just check out our photo gallery! To read about this year’s winners, click here. 


911inform empowers first responders with critical information and emergency communication tools, streamlining emergency response, increasing situational awareness, and saving lives. The solution provides full Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’S Act compliance for in-building as well as remote workers across multiple platforms and devices with a flexible, customizable emergency response solution. For more information, click here.

Advanced Network Devices Smart IP Panic Button

Advanced Network Devices, a leader in mass notification solutions, is now introducing a one-of-a-kind IP PoE panic button with gunshot detection capability. This Smart IP Panic Button has a single large illuminated red button that can instantly initiate a facility lockdown or trigger an immediate emergency response to a specific location. For more information, click here.

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Aegis LIC-SLM Bored Lock

The Aegis Bored Lock is well suited for new construction and retrofit projects, but really shines in a retrofit application. It’s been designed to perfectly fit into existing cylindrical lock preps, and any minor modifications can easily be done in the field without voiding warranty or fire-label. For more information, click here.

ARC Facilities

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ARC Facilities empowers schools to reduce risk, improve safety, and better prepare for emergencies by providing instant access to critical building information to facilities and emergency response teams on mobile devices. For more information, click here.

Bosch Gun Detection System

The Gun Detection System is the first to pair video and audio AI for a multi-layered approach. When someone brandishing a gun approaches a building, the system is designed to promptly alert personnel. Audio AI is designed to detect and classify gunshots while estimating the direction from which they originate. For more information, click here.

CareHawk Spotlight

CareHawk® revolutionizes how school districts connect and communicate, setting the standard for emergency response and everyday communication. Spotlight™, a comprehensive suite of products, positions districts to better handle crisis situations, improve inner institutional communication flow, and leverage IP technology for a safe and responsive environment that supports learners’ growth. For more information, click here.

Cognosos Staff Safety

AI-powered, campus-wide staff safety and incident management solution, Cognosos Staff Safety offers hospitals and healthcare facilities discreet, wearable duress buttons that deliver room-level accuracy via a dedicated low-latency network, providing reliable protection and efficient incident management, enhancing security and compliance in healthcare environments. For more information, click here.

Corbin Russwin ML 2000 with Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (MELR)

The ML2000 Series mortise lock with Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (MELR) is an ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 mortise lock designed for high-traffic, abusive environments. This innovative, motor-driven lock offers seamless access, enhanced security, and quiet operation, making it perfect for demanding environments. For more information, click here.

Gallagher Security Advanced Alarm Management

Designed specifically for large campuses with Security Operations Centers (SOCs), Advanced Alarm Management enables next-level functionality and empowers organizations to handle alarm management internally to execute well-coordinated, targeted, and rapid responses to events, including the escalation of alarms in emergency situations where guards or police need to be dispatched. For more information, click here.


The Garrett Paragon possesses the best attributes of its predecessors, but also introduces never-before seen setup and operation features, as well as a distinct and pleasing new aesthetic. Modern, mission-critical security systems require a detector that is connectable, adaptable, and reliable. Paragon is all of that and more. For more information, click here.

Gloocel Singularity

Gloocel is the first Direct to Cloud Access building access system. Gloocel Direct to Cloud uses a mobile phone app and cloud relays to eliminate the need for traditional card readers, control panels, intercom panels, and cards as well as RF parking remotes for multi-family sites. For more information, click here.

HAZAVOID-Wireless Emergency Alert System

Hazavoid™ is a patented, high-quality, low-cost, wirelessly activated mass notification system designed to instantly notify large groups of people in the event of threat or any other high-risk situation. When time matters, Hazavoid™ will help save lives. For more information, click here.

Imron UnityIS®

UnityIS® is a web-based solution that manages wired/wireless access control, biometrics, visitor management, video surveillance, intrusion detection, AI analytics, and cybersecurity from one seamless interface. With a simple subscription model, no upfront license fees, unlimited access, and no software to load, you can stay focused on your business. For more information, click here.

Pelco Sarix Enhanced 4 and 4P Series

The Sarix Enhanced 4 Series camera line, consisting of the 4 and 4P Series cameras, introduces new analytical capabilities and sets an even higher standard for security by running multiple analytics at once. Extract more information and in greater detail to optimize threat detection and response efficiency. For more information, click here.

Raptor Alert Active Assailant

Exclusive collaboration between Raptor and RapidSOS provides enhanced communication and notification methods during active assailant emergencies. For more information, click here.

Raptor VisitorSafe

Raptor VisitorSafe provides the entire school community with a proactive approach to campus safety and a streamlined, frictionless visitor experience. Using advanced technology to verify identities helps ensure only safe individuals are on campus. Adding unprecedented levels of flexibility, schools can deploy Raptor VisitorSafe however and wherever they want. For more information, click here.

Rauland Ametek Telecenter U Kiosk

Telecenter® U Kiosk is a first-of-its-kind touch screen device, improving the way teachers and staff interact, communicate, and receive information about emergencies. These wall-mounted user interfaces are permanent fixtures for classrooms and offices and give staff unparalleled management of workflows, and emergency response tools through audio and visual communications. For more information, click here.

Rave Panic Button

With the Rave Panic Button, instantly communicate any type of emergency situation with the push of a button. Immediately connect with first responders and automatically send messages to on-site personnel and others involved to keep everyone informed and engaged throughout a situation. For more information, click here.

Regroup Mass Notification System

Regroup Mass Notification enhances campus safety with robust, cloud-based communication tools. Offering real-time alerts, two-way messaging, and integration with educational platforms, it ensures that every message—whether for daily updates or emergencies—reaches the right people, anywhere, anytime. For more information, click here.

Sargent PE80

The PE80 Series is the next generation of exit devices introducing new and enhanced features including larger visual status indicators, completely flush profile minimizing catch points, and more. Ideal for environments requiring maximum strength and durable security solutions, all configurations (rim, mortise, surface vertical and concealed vertical rod) exceed ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 requirements. For more information, click here.

Telecor ePanic

ePanic mobile duress leverages existing public address infrastructure. When initiated, ePanic pinpoints the alert’s location and opens two-way communication and a live video feed. The command center will see and manage the emergency through our Visual Console interface, with immediate point-and-click ability to initiate on- and off-site notification including lockdown. For more information, click here.

Verkada GC31-E Cellular Gateway

Verkada’s GC31-E Cellular Gateway is a connectivity device that makes it simple to deploy security solutions like video security cameras anywhere with power and cell signal, including hard-to-wire locations such as campus parking lots, athletic fields, and roadways. For more information, click here.

Wahsega Carina

Empower your school’s safety with Carina —a comprehensive and integrated building control platform enabling admins to manage campus safety protocols from anywhere, at any time. For more information, click here.

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