Awards judging panel met during the week.

The Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence and the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) were judged at the ASIAL HQ in Sydney this week.

According to ASIAL GM, John Fleming, this year was harder than ever, thanks to the large number of nominations – with particularly strong entries and diverse entries in the indigenous employment, integrated security solutions, projects and best products categories making the process very difficult.

The OSPAs were also challenging to call – especially in the security consultant, guarding and training initiative categories, and in some cases, it was tough to know who would take out a category until the judges’ scores had been added up.

Judges were drawn from consulting, technical and security management disciplines and their differing notions of what constituted performance led to plenty of constructive argument.

“I’d like to thank all the nominators for this year’s awards, as well as the judges, particularly Rachell DeLuca, who flew up from Melbourne to participate,” Fleming said.

The 2019 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence and the OSPAs will be held at the Park Hyatt Melbourne on October 17 and will also feature the 2019 Australian Security Medals for the first time. Fine out more here.
Security Industry Awards for Excellence:

Awards to be presented include:

Individual Achievement – General
Individual Achievement – Technical
Gender Diversity
Indigenous Employment
Special Security Event or Project:
Outstanding Security Partnership
Integrated Security Solution:
– Under $500,000
– Over $500,000

Product of the Year:

– Alarm
– Access Control
– CCTV Camera
– CCTV IP System/Solution
– Communication/Transmission System
– Physical Security (i.e. bollard, gate, barrier, lock) .

Outstanding Security Performance Awards

Outstanding Female Security Professional
Outstanding Guarding Company
Oustanding Security Manager
Outstanding Security Consultant
Outstanding Security Partnership
Outstanding Security Team
Oustanding Training Initiative.