AWARD winners in the Australian security industry have been recognised for their hard work, excellence and innovation on a national and international stage, at ASIAL’s 2016 Security Awards dinner in Sydney.
Alongside the ASIAL Awards were presented the OSPAs, which form part of a global initiative, with events in Germany, Norway, Poland, Romania the UK and US and plans afoot to enter OSPA winners into a worldwide OSPA. It was a great night, with an excellent atmosphere and well-deserving winners.
2016 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence – recipients:
Gender Diversity Award – Chubb Fire & Security
Chubb is proud of the gender diversity it has in key management and leadership teams. Chubb supports female representation across business units and has a Women’s Leadership Council.
Individual Achievement – Technical Security Award – Hailey Page, Chubb Fire & Security
Hailey joined Chubb in 2003 and has shown outstanding dedication to the company and has worked tirelessly to develop her career in the security industry. She is now one of the companies most respected Project Managers working on multi- million dollar government projects.
Special Security Event or Project (Less Than $200k) Award – Paul-Tec (Australia)
Paul-Tec designed the RealGuard SiteMaster3 to meet a market opportunity for intruder activated response equipment. For the first time Paul-Tec has a cost efficient alternative to employing on-site security guards.
Product of the Year – Access Control Award – Gallagher Security
Gallagher’s state of the art security management platform introduces a mobile application solution that significantly extends visibility and control of access and perimeter alarms. This maximises productivity while providing greater presence and situational awareness.
Product of the Year – CCTV Award – Genetec
Security Centre 5.5, is a unified security platform from Genetec that blends IP security systems within a single interface to simplify operations. From a cyber security perspective this latest version adds end to end encryption from the camera to the monitoring application. Finalist: Axis Communications
Product of the Year – Alarms Awards – Fire & Security Hardware
FSH has designed a revolutionary door monitoring sensor for high security applications. It is a quantum leap in door position monitoring, using a microprocessor and Hall Effect sensor combinations which allows the switch to be recalibrated in the event of door issues. Finalists: Gallagher Security.
Product of the Year – Communications/ Transmission System Award – Sylo
SYLO’s Cortex system integrates traditionally disparate public systems into a single sensory unit. This improves the health, safety and productivity of communities by providing convenient world leading on-demand public amenities.
Indigenous Employment Award – SNP Security
SNP Security is an advocate for Indigenous communities and actively works to provide a supportive work environment. Understanding challenges faced by the indigenous community delivers sustainable outcomes.
Finalist: Tri-Shield Services Pty Ltd.
Individual Achievement – General Security Award – Rick Beddoes, Meridian Protection Group
Rick has worked tirelessly in the NSW security guarding industry for over 23 years. He has been instrumental in multiple arrests in northern NSW and has nurtured the professional use of security dogs in the industry.
Finalist: Paul Mostyn, Southern Cross Protection.
Integrated Security Solutions (Less Than $200k) – Fredon Security
Canberra Hospital – ACT health has one of the largest C-Cure systems in Australia. As a result of a technically complicated upgrade project they now have a fully redundant and fault tolerant distributed architecture in an enterprise server configuration.
Integrated Security Solutions (More Than $200k) – ECS Services
For the installation of the electronic security systems at the new Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. The complexity of delivering a project of this scale under extreme Australian Government security requirements is a testament to the skills of ECS Security.
Special Security Event or Project (More Than $200k) – OmniVision
OmniVision provided a fully integrated security system to Australia Post/StarTrack. The solution provides 100% coverage of the parcels area within the sites comprising of CCTV cameras capable of vehicle and driver identification.
Finalists: AG Security and Gallagher.
Life memberships of ASIAL were also presented to 2 past presidents, Ged Byrnes and Anthony Elliot.
2016 Outstanding Security Performance Awards – recipients
Outstanding In-House Security Team – The Star Casino Asset Protection Team
The Star Asset Protection Team is well trained, engaged, results driven and successful. It is also a team that continues to work hard to be an industry leader. The asset protection team builds relationships with key stake holders and support the vison of being Australia’s leading entertainment destination
Finalist: Adelaide Convention Centre – Security Department
Outstanding Female Security Professional – Hailey Page, Chubb Fire & Security
Hailey has led the way within Chubb by undertaking what is a traditionally male dominated role and has proven she is more than capable of matching it with her counterparts. She actively encourages other women to undertake project management role and complete formal qualifications
Finalist: Sharon Wagg, Southern Cross Protection
Outstanding Security Consultant – Roger Pearce, Sydney Building Technology Brokers
The University of Queensland nominated Roger for his work in design and project upgrade of their control centre. With over 30 years’ experience in leading edge technology Roger was able to bring the project in under budget and produce annual cost saving for the university.
Finalist: Ben Beville, Southern Cross Protection
Outstanding Security Partnership – Wilson Security in partnership with Department of Defence
Wilson Security and the Department of Defence entered a contract to supply security services at 181 sites across all states except Queensland. Wilson Security had to provide services that proactively contribute to the Department of Defence’s security integrity and their mission to fight and win.
Finalist: SNP Security and Sydney Airport – One Aviation Team
Outstanding Training Initiative – Tactical Training Australia
The new Adelaide Royal Hospital with show case training skills provided by Tactical Training for security personnel that are required to provide best practice in response to client aggression within a major healthcare facility. The training has raised the profile, expertise and professionalism of the security industry
Finalist: MSS Security.
Outstanding Risk Management Solution – Wilson Security
Wilson Security’s service to the National Australia Bank encompasses security guarding, national mobile patrols, alarm response. Additionally they provide security support services such as project management and risk consultancy. This holistic view of the business and performance improvement demonstrates the value that true strategic partnerships can deliver.
Finalist: Western Advance
The Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence have been an initiative of the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) for 21 years. In 2015, ASIAL partnered with the World Excellence Awards to bring the global OSPAs program to Australia. This year, they again shared a prestigious Awards Ceremony & Dinner at The Westin on 20 October 2016, in Sydney’s iconic Martin Place.
ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires congratulated 2016 Security Awards winners and finalists, and thanked sponsors and partners of the event.
“This event provides an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognised and their successes to be celebrated,” said de Caires. "Congratulations to the winners and finalists and thank you to all our generous sponsors, including lead dinner sponsor Security Communication Solutions International (SCSI), entertainment/centrepiece/security guard sponsor Access Group Solutions.
"Thanks also go to our Award Category sponsors Access Group Solutions, Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australian Security Magazine, Gallagher, Integracom, the Security Exhibition & Conference, Security Solutions Magazine, Streamcorp Armoured and Wilson Security.
"I would like to acknowledge and thank our official media partners Australian Security Magazine, Govlink, Security Insider Magazine and Security Solutions Magazine, and our industry partners the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), ASIS International and Security Professionals Australasia."
“Winning a credible industry award is a valuable achievement,” said Professor Martin Gill, founder of the World Excellence Awards (WEA). ♦