2014 Security Industry Awards for Excellence
Members of the Australian security industry convened at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney in October for the 2014 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence; the peak national awards for security professionals.
An initiative of Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), the annual Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence promote and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of security professionals.
In its 19th year, the Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence recognised the following outstanding individuals and organisations:
Individual Achievement, General Security: Mouhamed ‘Moe’ Abdallah, Wilson Security
Moe Abdallah is Wilson Security’s site supervisor at the Commonwealth Law Courts. Over the past 12 months, Moe has saved the lives of two solicitors who suffered heart attacks by performing CPR and using a defibrillator until paramedics arrived. A statement by the court advised that had the two separate incidents gone unnoticed both solicitors would have died. The doctor described Moe’s actions as a miracle.
Security Student of the Year: Aziz Raonaq, Crown Melbourne Ltd
Aziz came to Australia as a migrant with little English. Working in a factory by day, he completed a Certificate II in Security Operations by night, allowing him to gain employment in the security industry. Selected by Crown Melbourne for their Talent Management Program, Aziz went on to complete a Diploma in Management in July 2014 and has since embarked on a rewarding career in the security industry.
Special Security Event or Project: Charter Security, World Aids Conference – Melbourne 2014
Charter Security provided event security for the largest conference in the world in 2014; the 20th International Aids Conference in Melbourne. The conference attended by 14,000 delegates, included 1,000 media representatives, world leaders and celebrities.
Training: MSS Security
MSS Security’s Learning Management System enables the company to monitor the training and compliance status of employees working across all sites, and allows employees access to their training records and the enrol themselves in other courses. The system delivers a skills enhancement program that matches position descriptions to actual tasks required. A skills gap analysis compares required tasks with the individual’s skill level, enabling training programs to be developed and skills deficiencies to be identified.
Integrated Security Solutions above $250,000: Chubb Fire and Security, Attorney General’s Project
Chubb Fire and Security was awarded the Attorney General’s contract to upgrade security and surveillance systems across the ACT. The project involved installation of a state-of-the-art integrated enterprise solution that included IP Video Management, Advanced Intelligent Analytics and Intrusion Detection. The system, including all cameras, was interconnected using an optical fibre network back to the Australian Federal Police 24/7 Operations and Coordination Centre.
Integrated Security Solutions under $250,000: Fredon Security, West Belconnen ESA
Fredon Security was engaged to provide and install a highly automated security system for the first station to be built as part of the ACT Emergency Services Agency’s station upgrade and relocation program. Each of the station’s inhabitants required a unified control panel with a simple user interface to execute multiple functions with feedback to the operator. Fredon Security worked with multiple stakeholders to develop a solution for the unique integration challenges.
Individual Achievement, Security Management: Hayley Morgan, CAP Security Services, 1300SMILES Stadium Contract
Having won the security management contract for the North Queensland Cowboys stadium, Haley Morgan of CAP security set about transforming security arrangements at the SMILES stadium. As a result of her hands on and consultative management style service delivery standards at the stadium have improved significantly.
In-house Security Team: Australian Turf Club, Keeping the Sport of Kings Safe
The Australian Turf Club’s innovative in-house security team have delivered a safe, desirable and rewarding experience for hundreds of thousands of race goers, over four Sydney racecourses covering over 750 acres.
If you’d like to nominate for the 2015 Security Industry Awards for Excellence, watch this space: www.asial.com.au/Events/Awards-for-excellence.