Security Industry High Achievers Recognised

Oct 22, 2018 Industry News

The achievements of outstanding individuals and organisations in the security industry have been recognised at the 23rd annual Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence and 4th annual Outstanding Security Performance Awards held in Sydney on the 18th October 2018.

Commenting on the awards, ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires said “The security industry performs a critical role as part of Australia’s national security mix. These awards provide an opportunity to recognise the many hard working individuals and organisations whose significant contribution often goes unacknowledged.”

Managing Director of the OSPAs, Professor Martin Gill reflected “This was another successful evening where we recognised a range of deserving winners who show the security sector in a good light. Many congratulations to all those who won, and to the many others who, by entering, and becoming finalists, showcased security at its best”.

The full list of winners and their successful nominations are included below:

Commenting on the awards, ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires said “The security industry performs a critical role as part of Australia’s national security mix. These awards provide an opportunity to recognise the many hard working individuals and organisations whose significant contribution often goes unacknowledged.”

Managing Director of the OSPAs, Professor Martin Gill reflected “This was another successful evening where we recognised a range of deserving winners who show the security sector in a good light. Many congratulations to all those who won, and to the many others who, by entering, and becoming finalists, showcased security at its best”.

The full list of winners and their successful nominations are included below:

2018 Australian Security Excellence Awards winners

Individual achievement – General: Robert SpringMillennium Hi-Tech Holdings

Robert Spring is the Logan City Grand Plaza’s Security Manager, he has a strong focus and commitment to the community, having developed relationships both inside and outside the Shopping Centre. This commitment sees him attend community meetings with local police and organisations such as Uniting Care Qld and Youth Off the Streets to collaborate and enrich the lives of many youths who come to the Grand Plaza.

Special Security Event or Project (Over $500,000): Wilson Security

The 2018 Commonwealth games was the largest event in Australia in the last decade. Wilson Security provided services that at all times maintained the protection of assets, equipment and infrastructure in place for the Games. They displayed outstanding commitment and willingness to respond to operational challenges that arose to support the safety and security of the Commonwealth games.

Product of the year (ALARM): Integriti Version 18, Inner Range

Inner Range’s Integriti technology platform delivers a security solution with cost-savings benefits due to its integrated security, access control and building automation functionality. The software is ideal for use in a wide range of applications since it is fully scalable. This makes Integriti suitable for small sites, mainstream applications and distributed multi-site organisations.

Product of the year (CCTV –IP System): Security Monitoring Centres (SMC)

SMC’s latest product Remote Video Response (RVR) utilises the latest security automation software to integrate intruder detection systems and video surveillance systems. This service is fully integrated with SMC’s automation platform (MasterMind) and available in a fully redundant configuration at both of their Graded A1 monitoring centres.

Product of the year (Communication): KastleAlert, Kastle Systems Australia

KastleAlert is a mobile mass communications system that is the fastest method to get the word out during any emergency event. By employing a crowdsourced approach, KastleAlert empowers anyone to immediately report issues the instant they see something thus enabling incident managers and first responders to deliver timely communications and guidance to all those affected.

Product of the year (Physical Security): Safetyflex 9-40S Truck Stopper bollard, Ezi Security Systems

Ezi Security Systems designs, manufactures and installs a premium range of perimeter security solutions for both vehicle and pedestrian access control. They have specialised expertise in Hostile Vehicle Mitigation and protection of Crowded Spaces. The truck stopper bollard is crash rated for 7200KG at 64kph the truck stopper requires a super shallow foundation of only 200mm deep.

Indigenous Employment: Wilson Security

Wilson Security has been actively working with a number of its key clients to sponsor training and licensing of indigenous security guards to work for their clients after completion of their qualifications. Clients include the Department of Defence.

Special Security Event or Project (Under $500,000): Dynamic Alternatives

Dynamic Alternatives completed an Active Armed Offender Response Project for the City of Gold Coast in 2018. The project consisted of approximately 40 site audits and risk analyses, risk treatment plans and a three-tiered training program all of which looked at methodically addressing the vulnerabilities across all their critical assets. They developed individual site plans, an organisational policy, defined a management structure and strategy and provided a robust tangible result to manage the Active Armed Offender risk.

Integrated Security Solution (Under $500,000): Blue Force

Blueforce has delivered Jandakot Airport in West Australia with a comprehensive CCTV, access control and monitoring solution which is user-friendly, cost-effective and fully-integrated. Blueforce’s fully-integrated solution will enable Jandakot Airport to truly embrace the future

Individual achievement – Technical: Simon Pollak, Scentre Group

Simon’s technical contribution at Scentre Group was the development of the Security Technology Strategy. This strategy positioned security technology as a business asset to be developed and utilised far more broadly. Simon has also completed postgraduate studies in cyber security and has carried out research on  cyber security for  both CCTV and intrusion detection systems,

Integrated Security Solution (Over $500,000): Chubb and SAAB

The establishment of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) was a significant milestone in the delivery of world class paediatric health services in Queensland. The Chubb and SAAB project team’s successful delivery of the security upgrade was a significant achievement. The project was one of the most technically demanding projects undertaken, and the success demonstrates the exceptional standards that can be achieved when dedicated individuals work together.

2018 Outstanding  Security Performance Awards winners

Outstanding Female Security Professional: Suzette Po-WilliamsCentral Monitoring Services

Suzette is proud to be a part of the security industry with over 28 years of service. Her work experience has covered guarding, control rooms, mobile patrols, alarm response, CIT, loss prevention and security monitoring training. Suzette’s 25 years  with her employer Central Monitoring Services (CMS)  has been the most rewarding part of her career.

Outstanding Guarding Company: Assetlink Services

Assetlink has positioned itself in the market as a thought leader – sharing industry best practice and leading the change. In 2018 Assetlink hosted an industry breakfast in Sydney and Melbourne, ‘Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism’, which explored and highlighted vulnerabilities, best practice strategies, tools and resources to secure and protect high-traffic properties from terrorism.

Outstanding In-House Security Manager:  Joshua TylerWestpac Group

The Westpac Group has been radically transforming their corporate office spaces over the past four years to move from a static to an agile workforce.  Joshua’s role as Security Integration Manager ensures that, as the property teams develop new buildings, that they adopt the security design requirements to support this transformation. Joshua ensures that the systems are adaptable to suit the requirements of an ever changing workplace.

Outstanding Security Consultant: Intelligent Risks

Intelligent Risks is an Australian owned security consultancy that is a global leader in security, risk management, crisis management, governance, audit and assurance services to clients across Australia and internationally.  Intelligent Risk has been engaged as the security advisor to the last three successful summer Olympic Games bids: Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024. This is a significant and unique achievement (no other firm worldwide has achieved this),

Outstanding Security Officer: Stephen Payne, Assetlink Services

Stephen Payne is a Security Team Member at Casuarina Square, Darwin’s largest commercial retail space, Stephen has the experience and confidence to competently deal with every type of incident.

Stephen constantly deals with people suffering from significant substance abuse issues and high levels of youth anti-social behaviour. Despite the volatile environment Stephen is a compassionate security guard who is always watching out for everyone’s well-being.

Outstanding Security Training Initiative: MSS Security

MSS Security had a unique need for a structured development program inclusive of a formalised succession planning process. They introduced the STEPS Program. The STEPS Program (Supported Training and Experience Pathway for Success) provides an organisational development strategy that meets training needs for those progressing within the business.

Outstanding Contract Security Manager: Steve Sullivan, Wilson Security

Steve’s primary responsibility is for the Department of Defence contract. This includes the delivery of access control, mobile patrols and alarm response services to 181 Defence sites, including 55 manned sites – in all states and territories excluding Queensland. Steve’s leadership style, communication skills and ability to motivate team members is exemplary.

Outstanding Security Partnership: Selecta DNA

An alliance was formed between VicPol, the Royal Automobile Club Victoria (RACV), Neighbourhood Watch, Crimestoppers Victoria and Federation University and named the Safety Alliance Victoria (SAV). The purpose of the Alliance is to deliver meaningful and measured crime prevention outcomes for the benefit of Victorians.  The first project under this Alliance was to partner with SelectaDNA in order to pilot the use of Forensic Marking systems to prevent domestic burglary.

Outstanding Security Team: The Star

The Star Security team strategy is to ensure guests and employees are safe from threats of illegal activity, violence, anti-social behaviour and other harmful situations. There is also a huge emphasis on customer experience with approximately 1 million people walking through the doors every month wanting to be entertained in some way. The Star’s Security team are responsible for all areas of the complex.

 

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