THIS year’s Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence along with the Outstanding Security Performance Awards have been judged, with scores in the process of being collated. The awards will be presented at the ASIAL Awards Dinner at the Westin in Sydney on Thursday, October 22.

The panel was comprised of a group of experienced technical and security management judges who spent time going through each of the large number of submissions prior to meeting. The ASIAL Security Industry Awards were handled first, with submissions reappraised by the panel before a group assessment was made. Needless to say, the judges did not always agree but the panel contained a good balance of informed opinion and knowledge and found its way to a consensus.
 
Awards included those for gender diversity, indigenous employment, individual achievement in general security and technical security, product of the year in categories including access control, alarms, CCTV and communications/transmission. Also judged were awards for special security event or project and best technical security solution over $A100,000. 

When it came to the Outstanding Security Performance Awards – judges allocated scores based on their individual assessments as part of prior reading of submissions and much discussion. The aggregated score sheets of the judging panel will be used to determine the award winners. These awards including outstanding guarding company, outstanding inhouse security manager, outstanding inhouse security team, outstanding security consultant, outstanding security installer, outstanding security partnership and outstanding security training partnership. 

“The Australian Security Industry Awards and the Outstanding Security Performance Awards are an excellent opportunity for organisations and individuals to receive recognition for achievements in the security industry,” said ASIAL’s John Fleming. “It was pleasing to see so many excellent nominations and some very deserving winners.” ♦