Suzette Po-Williams, Central Monitoring Services.

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THE Security Awards for Excellence and OSPAs hosted by ASIAL were presented last night at an awards night at Doltone House at Hyde Park in Sydney.

2018 Australian Security Excellence Awards winners:

Individual achievement – General: Robert Spring, Millennium 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 crowd-sourced 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.

For the fourth year running, the Australian OSPAs partnered with ASIAL’s Security Awards for Excellence to recognise and reward companies, teams and individuals who have performed at an exceptional level within the security sector. The competition this year was tough, winners and runners up were selected by a judging panel of esteemed security professionals.

According to Professor Martin Gill, founder of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards, it was been a great night celebrating the achievements of the many worthy winners.

“The judges were impressed by the quality of entries and the winners should feel very proud, Professor Gill said. “Well done to the Australian security sector and especially to the OSPA winners.”

The OSPA Winners for 2018:

Outstanding Female Security Professional – Sponsored by Edith Cowan University:

Suzette Po-Williams – Central Monitoring Services Pty Ltd

Outstanding Guarding Company – Sponsored by Guardhouse:

Assetlink Services Pty Ltd

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Directory – Sponsored by Assure Protection Services:

Joshua Tyler – Westpac Group

Outstanding Security Consultant – Sponsored by Gallagher:

Intelligent Risks Pty Ltd

Outstanding Security Officer – Sponsored by Sharp Eyes Group Solutions:

Stephen Payne – Assetlink Services Pty Ltd

Outstanding Security Training Initiative – Sponsored by Asia Pacific Security Magazine:

MSS Security

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director:

Steve Sullivan – Wilson Security Pty Ltd

Outstanding Security Partnership:

SelectaDNA

Outstanding Security Team:

The Star