Five finalists named for the ADS Security Innovation Award 2022 Grand Final


Five finalists have been confirmed for the ADS Security Innovation Award 2022 Grand Final, with the winner set to be decided and announced at this year’s Security & Policing event on Tuesday 15 March.

Congratulations to the ADS Security Innovation Award 2022 finalists:

  • Basis Technology for use of artificial intelligence in natural language processing;
  • Detego Global for their digital forensics field triage solution;
  • Foster & Freeman for Crime-lite AUTO, which uses multi-spectral illumination to search, detect and capture evidence in a single device;
  • Scanna for a portable x-ray for use in covert investigation of suspicious ;
  • TapSOS for their TapSOS application which enables non-verbal 999 communications for those with physical, medical or situational barriers.

The finalists were selected by a judging panel comprising government officials and senior industry representatives.

The ADS Security Innovation Award recognises the innovative capabilities and services developed by UK security companies, and is specifically designed to identify those capabilities that have caused a step change in the effectiveness of the UK’s ability to prevent, respond to, reduce the impact of or investigate risks and incidents.

Security & Policing attendees will be able to watch live pitches from five finalists to a judging panel comprising of senior figures from industry, academic and government, at 11:15 in the Fusion Forum on the opening morning.

The Judging Panel includes:

  • Anita Friend, Head of Defence and Security Accelerator, Ministry of Defence
  • Angela Essel, Head of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre, Home Office
  • Dr Jason Dewhurst, Director of Science & Technology Delivery and Strategy, Home Office
  • Professor Andrew Shortland, Chair, Academic RISC
  • Chaired by Michael Clayforth-Carr, VP Security and Resilience Sector, ADS

The award winner will be announced at the exclusive Evening Drinks Reception on Tuesday evening at the event, with the award presented by Michael Clayforth-Carr, VP Security and Resilience Sector, ADS and a senior Government official.

Last year’s event saw AR Live Systems receive the 16th annual ADS Security Innovation Award.