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Ekin’s Safe City Technology Wins Red Dot Award For Design Quality

New York City - APRIL 30, 2018 -Ekin, Leader in Safe City Technologies, today announced it received the coveted Red Dot Award: Product Design for its Box Spotter. Expertly designed to keep cities safe, Ekin Box Spotter ensures continuous traffic safety by automatically detecting the license plate and speed of vehicles in its field of view. The portable Ekin Box Spotter was tested and assessed over the course of a rigorous evaluation process led by the Red Dot jury. Each year, a panel of design experts awards the internationally recognized seal of quality only to products that stand out for their high design quality.

With high-resolution images, 24/7 video surveillance and detailed analysis and reporting, Ekin Box Spotter is truly a comprehensive safe city solution. Thanks to its compact design, Ekin Box Spotter can be mounted to a pole or used on a tripod to provide instant safety at required locations.

While most police tech products involve a complicated installation process, Ekin Box Spotter is simple to install and easy to use. Melding exceptional hardware, software and design, Box Spotter is managed by Ekin’s proprietary, integrated operating system, Red Eagle (OS). By streamlining the management of many Ekin products across a city, Red Eagle OS provides a distinct advantage over other police technologies.

Akif Ekin, President of Ekin, said: “We are pleased to announce Ekin is the recipient of Red Dot, a highly regarded design award. While police technology isn’t always known for its beautiful design, we have made it a priority to change that stigma and develop products like the Ekin Box Spotter that redefine functional design and innovation.”

“I want to congratulate the award winners sincerely on their wonderful success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Success in the competition is proof of the good design quality of the products and once again shows that companies are on the right path. When I speak about good design, I am referring to more than just an attractive product. All of the products are characterised by outstanding functionality. This demonstrates that the designers have understood their clients and their needs”, said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design has roots dating back as far as 1955 and determines the best products created each year based on innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability. The Ekin Box Spotter competed against 6,300 entries designed and manufactured in 59 different countries in the Red Dot awards this year.

About Ekin

Founded in 1998, Ekin is the leading provider of safe city technologies worldwide. The company’s state-of-the-art products enable law enforcement and private corporations to more efficiently and effectively protect the public. An integrated operating system that centrally manages all of Ekin’s products, Ekin Red Eagle (OS) features automatic facial and license plate recognition, speed and parking violation detection and smart intersection and system control software. With a focus on mobile, versatile security technology, Ekin’s easily implementable security systems are available for cities, airports, shopping centers, universities and arenas around the world. Known for its sleek design and innovative approach to security, Ekin has received a number of prestigious awards for their work in the safe city field like German Design, CES Innovation Award, A Design and Golden Bridge, European Business Awards ‘One to Watch’ and the prestigious Red Dot. To learn more about Ekin and its line of safe city products now available in the United States, visit www.ekin.com

About the Red Dot Design Award:

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information available at www.red-dot.de.




Key Takeaways
  • The Ekin Box Spotter received the prestigious Red Dot for combining sleek design with cutting-edge technology
  • The Ekin Box Spotter competed against 6,300 entries designed and manufactured in 59 different countries in the Red Dot awards this year.
  • Expertly designed to keep cities safe, Ekin Box Spotter ensures continuous traffic safety by automatically detecting the license plate and speed of a vehicle within its field of view.
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“We are pleased to announce Ekin is the recipient of Red Dot, a highly regarded design award. While police technology isn’t always known for its be...
Akif Ekin President of Ekin
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Julia Hesse
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