2019 was a triumphant year for PAC & GDX and sister companies 3xLOGIC and PACOM, with a number of high-profile awards given in recognition of our pioneering innovations. Gary Rowden, VP Sales at PAC & GDX, looks back at some of the highlights.
Every manufacturer of security technologies believes that their products represent the cutting edge of what’s currently possible. We certainly do, which is why it is a source of immense pride when others within our industry agree, and we are presented with awards for our achievements.
The year got off to a flying start when the PACOM 8003 intelligent control panel was announced as the winner in the Access Control (Hardware) category of the 2019 Benchmark Innovation Awards. This is a very notable accolade, as it is judged by the magazine’s in-house test team, alongside a number of industry experts. Entries are assessed on their ability to solve problems faced when designing and implementing a security solution.
Delivering advanced access control and intrusion detection, the PACOM 8003 can be configured across an organisation’s Ethernet backbone, reducing the need for traditional security cabling. It can support up to two doors, each with an in and out reader to achieve anti-passback control. It was these advanced features that also resulted in the PACOM 8003 being nominated as a finalist at the PSI Premiere Awards 2019 in the Intruder Product of the Year category.
On the record
It was a great year for 3xLOGIC too, with the VIGIL V250-16 network video recorder (NVR) emerging as a winner at the Security Today 2019 New Product of the Year Awards.
Honouring the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security, 3xLOGIC was the recipient of the NVR Product of the Year. This was thanks to the VIGIL V250-16’s ability to offer a cost effective platform that provides all the key functionality of a video management system with unrivalled ease of set-up.
Each year one of the top security publications in the US, SDM magazine, compiles a list of their Top 100 security dealers. These 100 integrator companies are asked to name their preferred suppliers, and for the third year in a row 3xLOGIC (combined with sister company Sonitrol) ranked among the top 10 preferred manufacturers.
Looking ahead, 3xLOGIC’s infinias access control solution will feature in the Innovation Gallery at Spain’s leading international security event, SICUR 2020. As a pioneering cloud-based system, infinias was chosen for its ability to create an easy to manage, simple to install and scalable solution, which is suitable for any size of project from a single door to an enterprise-wide installation.
Loud and proud
The level of technological development across the security industry means that competition is fierce and only solutions that offer the highest level of innovation are successful. Although we are very proud to have received these awards and recognition, there is no chance we’ll rest on our laurels— PAC & GDX, 3xLOGIC and PACOM are committed to setting new standards in 2020 and beyond.