Award Policies


  1. Each participating company must be a contracted ISC West 2018 exhibitor.
  2. The product or service entered in the New Product Showcase (NPS) program must have been released after April 7, 2017, and must be available for sale and shipment on or before April 10, 2018.
  3. If, after registering for the NPS, a company discovers that the product or service entered will not be available for sale and shipment by April 10, 2018, its representative is required to notify the Security Industry Association (SIA) as soon as possible. The company has the option of continuing to promote the product on the NPS website, in the on site display at ISC West, and in the NPS booklet (if prior to print deadline), but the product will not be eligible for any award. Failure to advise SIA that the product will not be available by April 10, 2018, may result in the company being disqualified from the 2018 NPS program and barred from future NPS programs for as many as 2 years.


  1. Presentations to the NPS judging panel will be made on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Each participating company agrees to make a representative available for its presentation time, which will be scheduled between 8:30am and 5:00pm on that date. (Presenters should plan on arriving in Las Vegas on Monday, April 9)
  2. Only those entries that have been presented to the judging panel are eligible to win an award.
  3. The judges who volunteer for the NPS are skilled and experienced in security technology design and application. Their names may be found in the front of the NPS booklet distributed at ISC West. Before participating on a judging panel, each judge must sign a Code of Ethics.
  4. Representatives of companies participating in NPS agree not to discuss their entry with any judge prior to their presentation or during the time between their presentation and the NPS award ceremony.
  5. Presenters who fail to show up at the scheduled time may forfeit their time block to present their product to the judging panel. Every effort will be made to locate the presenter and reschedule the presentation, but no guarantees are made that an alternate presentation time will be available on that day.
  6. Presenters are allowed to bring up to 5 VIP guests to attend the presentation to judges. Guests may be colleagues, vendors, or customers. Presenters should make arrangements in advance for their guests by contacting SIA.


  1. Winning companies will, in addition to receiving an award, be sent an NPS logo for use in electronic and printed promotional materials. The logo will be sent via e-mail along with a guide to graphic standards within two weeks of the conclusion of ISC West.
  2. The presentation of an award to a product or service does not constitute endorsement of that product or service by the Security Industry Association or the New Product Showcase.

More Information

For more information about eligibility or the judging process, please contact Frank McDonough at or call 301-804-4715 .

SIA NPS Application Deadline
February 26, 2018

April 10, 2018
-Face-to-Face Presentations 
-Drop off your New Product in the Showcase Area

April 11, 2018
NPS Awards Ceremony
3:30pm on the Lobby Stage

April 13, 2018
Pick up your New Product from the Showcase Area
3:00pm - 5:00pm


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