Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) is proud to present the 13th Merlion Awards. The Merlion Awards serve to honour outstanding new designs and products in the field of security. Underlining the importance of innovation, the Awards give well-deserving companies the accolades of excellence and pride of place to showcase their exemplary products at the exhibition.

The Awards are divided into five (5) categories:

  • Surveillance Cameras
  • Access Control 
  • Alarm Systems
  • Mobility Technology
  • Security Robotics 


Ownership of this prestigious Awards gives immediate prominence to your product and serves as a testimony of your company’s innovative edge. This will be highlighted through:

  • Prototype and/or photo displays of your innovative design and product to a quality trade audience
  • Exclusive post-event feature of the winners in the Safety & Security Asia 2020 publicity portals
  • Use of the Merlion Awards logo in your promotional materials and corporate literature
  • Announcement of Results and Presentation of Awards during the Opening Ceremony of SSA 2020 on 6 October 2020



All companies in the securiity industry wih relevant products listed in the five (5) categories of awards are eligible to submit their entries for the Awards. 

All entries must be made using the Official Entry Form. There is no limit to the number of entries submitted. An administrative fee of SGD$53.50 (inclusive of GST) is payable for each individual submission. 

JUDGING CRITERA for Surveillance Cameras, Access Control, Alarm Systems & Mobility Technology

The judges will consider the following criteria for excellence in each of these categories: 

  • Product innovation
  • Design
  • Benefits to consumers
  • User-friendliness of product
  • Significance of Unique Feature(s)
  • On-site demonstration and judging 

This is to ensure that the product is functioning according to the product description. Demonstrations and/or videos are required to be submitted together with this manual.

Shortlisted companies will be required to display their products at SSA 2019. A table/counter space will be allocated for non-exhibitors at the subsidised rate of S$535.50 (inclusive of GST).


JUDGING CRITERIA for Security Robotics

This Merlion Award recognises the innovative development and creation of advanced Robotics and/or Drone technologies to address issues and needs in the security industry. 

In light of increasing global terrorism and rapid advancements in technology such as the Internet of Things and breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence that permeate and influence how we conduct our daily lives, we seek to give due recognition to innovative smart robotic solutions that can assist today's security agencies and their customers by augmenting and improving their security solutions offered. 

To enter your innovation for this category, you will be asked to provide the following: 

  • Brief description (max. 200 words) of the product/system submission and highlight the security challenges that it addresses and how they are being solved
    • Problem Statement/Definition - Describe the context and the identified issue(s)
    • Solution Proposal - Describe how the identified problem(s) were resolved 
  • Documentation of the solution's benefits / USPs / ROIs (e.g. case studies, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, videos, press reports, papers, etc) 
  • Proof of solution ownership or distributorship 
  • Client(s) testimonial(s) on submitted entry 

The judges will be looking for evidence of the submitted entry in: 

  • Solving identified problem(s) and benefitting the security industry 
  • Enhanced and seamless integration with existing security implementation systems 
  • Demonstration of good product design (UI, UE, form, engineering, maintenance and ergonomics) 
  • Demonstration of reliability, scalability and having adequate built-in fail-safes during operation 
  • Demonstration of proof of good ROI (increased efficiency, effectiveness, productivity such as headcount reductions, cost savings etc). 

Shortlisted companies will be required to display their products at SSA 2019. A table/counter space will be allocated for non-exhibitors at the subsidised rate of S$535.50 (inclusive of GST).

Awards will be given to all oustanding entries with scores of 90 and above out of 100 marks

Click here to download the Official Entry form today!

For more infomation, please contact: 

Sharon Tan |
(65) 6278 8888 ext.121