Recipients of 2023 Australian Security Industry Awards announced

Vlado Damjanovski, Optic Security Group – Individual Achievement – Technical Security

The security industry celebrated its night of nights with 270 guests attending a special dinner at the Park Hyatt Melbourne for the announcement of the 2023 Australian Security Industry Awards recipients.

“From individuals who have demonstrated exceptional bravery and initiative, through to small, medium and large organisations who have implemented innovative security solutions and technologies, the awards provide an opportunity to recognise the many quiet achievers who help keep the community safe 24/7” says John Fleming, GM, ASIAL.

Featuring three separate awards programs, the Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Security Performance Awards and Australian Security Medals Foundation Awards, the following recipients were recognised.

Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence

Electronic Security Installation Over $100,000

Wilson Security

Electronic Security Installation Under $100,000

Wolftex Pty Ltd

Gender Diversity


Indigenous Employment

EON Protection

Individual Achievement – Protective Services

Sahil Hashmi, Citadel Security

Individual Achievement – Technical Security

Vlado Damjanovski, Optic Security Group

Integrated Security Solution Over $100,000


Integrated Security Solution Under $100,000

Securitas Australia – Remote Services

Product of the Year – Access Control

Integrated Control Technology

Product of the Year – Alarm

Ajax Systems

Product of the Year – CCTV Camera

Bosch Security Systems

Product of the Year – CCTV IP SYSTEMS/SOLUTION

Sprightly Transport Solutions

Product of the Year – CCTV IP SYSTEMS/SOLUTION

Veesion Australia and NZ

Product of the Year – Physical Security

Protective Fencing

Security Equipment Manufacturer/Distributor

Gallagher Security

Unsung Hero – Electronics

Stuart Norton-Baker, Optic Security Group

Unsung Hero – Protective Services

Abdulwahab Hajj, Access Group Solutions

 Outstanding Security Performance Awards

Outstanding Female Security Professional
Lacey Shields, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

 Outstanding Guarding Company
Certis Security Australia

 Outstanding In-house Security Manager/Director
Marie Patane, Sydney Metro

Outstanding Security Consultant
Intelligent Risks

Outstanding Security Partnership
Monash Health and Siemens

Outstanding Security Team
Team Casuarina, Access Group Solutions

Outstanding Training Initiative
Queensland Rail

Australian Security Medals Foundation Awards

Australian Security Medal of Valour Awards (ASMV)
Beau Ryan Paul McNamara, Border ID Security
Jacques Roux, Wilson Security

 St John ‘Save a Life’ Awards
Steve Morton, Wilson Security
Jimmy Tuan Lam, Wilson Security
Rohit Suthar, Wilson Security
Matthew Taylor, Wilson Security
Brenton Elliott, Wilson Security

Akshay Sharma, Securecorp
Joydeep Ghosh, Securecorp
Fadi Aoun, Vicinity Centres, Securecorp
Gagandeep Singh, Vicinity Centres, Securecorp
Al Shaharia Jihad, Vicinity Centres, Securecorp

Jason Muir, Certis Security Australia
Aaron Monaghan, Certis Security Australia
Darren Ratcliffe, Certis Security Australia
Adel Dzambic, Certis Security Australia

Jack Smyth, Access Group Solutions

Riley Innes, Access Group Solutions

Elvino Maroulis, Access Group Solutions

Mark Holmes, Access Group Solutions

Bishesh Rana, Access Group Solutions


Professor Martin Gill, Director, World Excellence Awards said, “the calibre and credentials of entrants this year reflects the high standing of security professionals in Australia.” He added “from 2024 recipients of the Australia OSPAs will qualify for the Global OSPAs, bringing worldwide attention to the outstanding security performers in Australia”.

Damian McMeekin, Chair of the Australian Medals Foundation Awards said,

“The sharp quality and value of the security sector’s service to the community was seen in

two members’ awards for valour, earned without regard to their own safety, and in 25 further

awards to members who contributed to saving lives through the  application of first aid.”

For more information on Award recipients contact us on 1300 127 425, email or visit