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 2021 Virtual Security Awards, held on 27 October 3pm AEDT sponsored by TEAM Software.
Organised by ASIAL, the 25th Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence was held in conjunction with the 6th Outstanding Security Performance Awards (the OSPAs) and 10th Australian Security Medals Awards.
2021 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence - recipients:
Electronic Security Installation over $100,000 Award - Omnivision Pty Ltd
Omnivision successfully completed a major integrated security upgrade across 9 sites with centralised control and one high security access card.
Electronic Security Installation over $100,000 Award - Securitas ACT
The Canberra COVID-19 Temporary Hospital facility required a robust and detailed security setup not only for security but for the site to create flow for staff, patients and logistics. Securitas delivered the fast-paced project in 13 days by working on a 24/7 roster.
Gender Diversity Award - IAG Cyber and Protective Services
IAG's security division (Cyber and Protective Services) aims to revolutionise the security industry through real, lasting, cultural change. Flexibility and professional development support and inspire women in the workplace.
Gender Diversity Award - Royal Eagle Security Services
Royal Eagle Security Services have actively created a gender diverse team as a long-term initiative. Employing women in leadership roles and technical roles. The company is committed to the recruitment and training of a diverse workplace.
Indigenous Employment Award - Northern Protective Services
Based in the Kununurra WA, NPS work closely with the indigenous community offering traineeship programs. One of their successful candidates has now gone on to be the Young Indigenous Ambassador for the Kimberley Region.
Individual Achievement - Protective Services Award - Najibullah Mahdawi, Access Group Solutions
Najib is part of the security team at the Dandenong Plaza. His measured response to life threatening situations at the Plaza has defused many situations. He also runs a community program for Afghani youth in the area.
Integrated Security Solution over $100,000 Award - Saab Australia
Saab Australia delivered a state-of-the-art security management system for a 1700 bed correctional centre in a remote location. Implementing a high degree of integration across all subsystems. One of the most complex undertakings in the history of Australia’s corrections sector.
Product of the Year - CCTV Camera Award - Bosch, FLEXIDOME multi 7000i
Each camera has 4 independent image sensors connected by one IP address. In addition, the built-in artificial intelligence takes data usage to a whole new level. These cameras are ideal for wide area coverage.
Product of the Year - CCTV IP Systems/Solution Award - Permaconn, Video Verification
The Permaconn video verification service allows monitoring centre operators to quickly view relevant real time video events within their automation software when triggered by an alarm panel at the customers premises.
Product of the Year - Physical Security Award - Ezi Security Systems City Protector CPM40/M50
The EZI Security Systems extreme performance hostile vehicle barriers can be installed in a very shallow mount and offer fast removal if access is required. Arresting a 7200kg truck impact at 64kph in under 1 metre.
Security Equipment Manufacturer/Distributor Award - Gallagher
Since installing the Gallagher monitored pulse fence system and command centre across 32 utility sites, Gallagher’s ongoing professional support has ensured the success of the project.
2021 Outstanding Security Performance Awards - recipients:
Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director - Michael Joyce, Client Services Manager - Protective Services, Certis Australia
Managing the Services Australia contract across 157 sites during the pandemic has been a challenge that Michael not only delivered on but identified key areas of improvement.
Outstanding Female Security Professional - Eliza Thorn, Manager Queensland, Northern Territory and Pacific, Intelligent Risks
Eliza has been an integral member of the IR team that coordinated the urgent evacuation of over 100 at risk Afghanis from Kabul during the recent crisis following the Taliban defeat of the elected Government.
Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director - Tony Keane, Head of Integrity & Security, AFL
Tony is the Head of AFL Integrity and Security, during the Pandemic Tony’s role has been critical to the survival of the AFL business. Without his direction the AFL may never have completed the 2020 season.
Outstanding Security Consultant - Joe Saunders, State Manager (VIC/TAS), Risk 2 Solution
Joe is the founder and National Practice lead for Violence Protection part of the R2S group. He created the world’s first ISO 31000 aligned model for the management and prevention of workplace violence.
Outstanding Security Guarding Company - Wilson Security
From management to frontline, Wilson Security has built a culture of exceptional customer service, underpinned by an unwavering focus to protect the client, people and property.
Outstanding Security Partnership - MSS Security/Tennis Australia
The global pandemic meant that delivering the security overlay for the 2021 Australian Open was the greatest challenge MSS Security has faced in 30 years of partnering at major sports events in Victoria.
Outstanding Security Team - Sydney Local Health District Security Team, NSW Health
The Sydney Local Health District Security team surged to cover the Homebush mass vaccination and testing clinics and hotel quarantine. All hospitals in the district needed to ramp up security numbers and maintain compliance to high standards which was no mean feat.
Outstanding Security Training Initiative - Technical Advanced Training (TAT)
Technical Advanced Training equips students with sound knowledge and exceptional training. The Education Departments performance indicator survey shows that TAT is a consistently high scorer for an RTO.
Australian Security Medals Foundation medals recipients:
ASMF Australian Security Medal - Robert Delaney
Rob spent many years in the intelligence community. Rob’s leadership, drive and initiative achieved a long-standing collaborative relationship between the commonwealth and state police forces and an ongoing partnership with Australia’s largest joint counter terrorism team. Rob’s activity has featured service and initiative above and beyond the nominal requirements of duty.
ASMF Australian Security Medal for Valour - Clifford Hagart
Clifford is Security Manager at South Headland Square Shopping Centre in Western Australia. On Friday 1st of May 2020 a man went on a stabbing frenzy in and around the centre. Clifford bravely ran and confronted the man as he attacked a policewoman with a knife preventing that stabbing attack as he brought the aggressor down. Mr Hagart displayed extraordinary bravery, professionalism, and empathy during the violence and chaos.
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