A PHALANX of brilliant security integrations has fought it out for top honours across multiple categories of the ASIAL Excellence Awards, which will be presented in Melbourne, late October. 

Submissions included ECS’ integration of thermal surveillance technology for NSW Roads and Maritime Services, Norman Disney Young’s work on the new Bendigo Hospital, the Geutebruck digital surveillance upgrade at Crown Perth, SAPE Industry’s enterprise CCTV installation for Aurukun Shire in far north Queensland, Schneider Electric’s integration of 16 sub-systems for Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Fredon’s integration for the new Australian Embassy in Bangkok and Honeywell Building Solutions’ layered solution installed at Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison. 

According to ASIAL general manager, John Fleming, each of these major integrations represented the pinnacle of electronic security technology in its vertical, with applications often installed under conditions of extreme duress. 
 
“Judges for this year’s ASIAL Excellence Awards and for the OSPA’s were generally pleased with the quality of entries received and there were some real standouts in key categories that really tested the panel, with some judges taking time out for further consideration of entries during the judging process,” Fleming said.

The Awards Dinner will be held on 19 October 2017 at the River Room, Crown Melbourne, from 6.30pm-10.30pm. ASIAL's Awards for Excellence cover a wide range of categories, including individual and company achievement, as well as best integration. The MC for the evening will be one of Australia's most experienced and well-travelled comedians, Lehmo.♦

* The judging panel included Lyndall Milenkovic of ASIS NSW, who is not pictured, as well as input from NSW Police.