#SecurityAward winners and finalists

OPSA Awards

Companies and individuals in the Australian security industry have been recognised for their hard work, excellence and innovation on a national and international stage, at the 2016 Security Awards.

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.

Photos available here!

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 Mr 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).

“We are all familiar with award schemes around the world which promote and share excellence; Pulitzers for writing, Tony awards for Theatre and Nobel for science. Winning in one of these schemes is the ultimate accolade, and winners are recognised worldwide.”

As the OSPAs form part of a global initiative – with events in Germany, Norway, Poland, Romania the UK and US – it is the WEA’s intention to enter OSPA winners into a worldwide OSPA.

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 Inc.

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.

Finalists: Axis Communications

Product of the Year – Alarms Awards – Fire & Security Hardware

FSH have 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.

Finalists: CUSafe.

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.

Finalists: Ryalex.

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.

Finalist: OmniVision.

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.

Finalist: AG Security and Gallagher. 

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

Thank you to our sponsors and partners

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Lead dinner sponsor

Entertainment, centrepiece and security guard sponsor

Award Category Sponsors

Gender Diversity
Outstanding Female Security Professional
Outstanding Security Consultant
Outstanding Risk Management Solution
Outstanding Security Partnership
Outstanding Security Training Initiative 
Special Security Event or Project 
(More Than $200k)
Individual Achievement – 
General Security
Integrated Security Solutions 
(Less Than $200k)

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