Scott Safety’s Scott Sight Wins Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award

Monroe, N.C. (October 27, 2016) – Scott Safety continues to receive top industry and innovation honors with recognition by Frost & Sullivan for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. The April 2016 launch of Scott Sight, the first in-mask, hands-free thermal imaging camera, has earned Scott Safety Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award.

“Scott Sight’s situational awareness capabilities go well beyond other competing products,” said Frost & Sullivan Analyst Sanjana Prabhakar. “The company has successfully set the stage for future innovation in a market that has been historically underserved.”

Scott Sight provides visibility in smoke-filled environments, reducing the chance that hazards such as hot spots are missed, decreasing the time it takes to locate and rescue victims, and assisting firefighters in finding an escape route, all while leaving their hands free for other critical tasks. Firefighters are armed with situational intelligence to perceive the threat, understand the danger, and calculate their reaction.

Scott Safety’s Firefighter of the Future initiative, an internal “lean startup” team launched in 2014, was tasked with developing innovative, lifesaving solutions for firefighters. Working out of a technology “garage” hub, the team developed Scott Sight to provide always-on, always-available, and hands-free visibility to every firefighter.

Frost & Sullivan also recognized Scott Safety’s efforts to make this lifesaving technology affordable.  “We knew developing the technology wasn’t enough and that it also had to be affordable for an industry that is consistently facing budget constraints,” said Kim Henry, Scott Safety’s director of growth initiatives and lifesaving products.

Scott Safety will be presented the award at the Frost & Sullivan gala to be held Jan. 11, 2017, in San Diego.

Scott Sight was also recently awarded the 2016 Best of What’s New award from Popular Science. For more information, visit

Scott Safety, by Johnson Controls, is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for firefighters, industrial workers, police squads, militaries, homeland security forces, and rescue teams around the world. With five global manufacturing locations, Scott products protect thousands of individuals each day from environmental hazards including smoke, toxic fumes, combustible gases, falling objects, and contaminants. The Scott Safety product line includes self-contained breathing apparatus, supplied air and air-purifying respirators, PPE, gas detection instruments, thermal imaging cameras, and firefighter locators. For more information, visit

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