Winners of the 17th Annual Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence were presented with their awards at the Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne on Thursday 3rd May 2012, attended by approximately 200 industry leaders.
Organised by the Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL) the awards provide an opportunity to recognise security professionals from across Australia. Nominations are open to members and non-members of ASIAL.
Commenting on the awards, ASIAL CEO, Bryan de Caires said “The exceptional calibre of this year’s award winners is testimony to the broad depth of expertise within the industry and the increasingly important role that the private security industry plays in safeguarding critical infrastructure, business, government and the community.”
The 9 winners presented with awards included:
Individual Achievement Award (Technical Award) – Andrew Keddy
Andrew Keddy (Spectrum Fire & Security) provided seamless project management of the state-of-the-art Command Centre for the 2011 CHOGM Conference in Perth.
Integrated Security Solution Award (Projects above $250K) – SAAB Security
The electronic security solution for the 300 bed Southern Queensland Correctional Centre near Gatton in the Lockyer Valley Queensland included 440 cameras, 260 controlled doors, 370 mobile duress beacons, 400 intruder alarm points and 1.4 kilometres of monitored perimeter fencing.
Individual Achievement (General Award) – Adam Motum, MSS Security
As Site Security Manager at the University of Technology in Sydney, Adam responded to a violent and aggressive incident, involving an attack on a victim with a meat clever. Adam placed himself between the bloodied victim and attacker to protect the victim, UTS staff and students from further injury and attempted to calm the situation. He managed to extract the victim form the scene to safety and return to the scene to assist others in detaining the offender.
Integrated Security Solution Award (Projects below $250K) – Pacom Systems and CDS Security
Through a state-of-the-art IT-based integrated security platform, Tabcorp’s Melbourne based control room was upgraded and migrated to Sydney. Despite a daunting timeline, the project was implemented in time for the Spring Racing Carnival – undoubtedly the highlight of the racing year in Australia.
Security Management Award – Qantas Contracted Security Services Unit
The establishment of a contracted security services unit for managing all contracted security services is unique to both Qantas and the security industry for large organisational relationships. The initiative has resulted in significant performance and compliance improvements.
Special Security Event Award – Paramax
The access control solution delivered for CHOGM 2011 involved single and triple walkway portals and hand held readers for vehicle screening and in excess of 16,000 omni-directional RFID ‘hands free’ accreditation passes and more than 1,000 vehicle passes with embedded RFID.
Special Security Event Award – Spectrum Fire & Security
The CHOGM Maylands Command Centre required CCTV presentation, capture, storage and 24/7-operator support. Whilst providing a system capable of managing more than 350 inbound surveillance images including six Police Airwing FLIR cameras, Spectrum exceeded contracted requirements in providing quality images to WA Police in the Command Centre and in the field by use of iPad technology.
Special Security Event Award – SNP Security
SNP’s 160 security officers provided over 14,000 man hours at the CHOGM venues, including foot patrols, static guards, screening points, vehicle inspection, explosive ordnance reconnaissance and CCTV and communication room guards. The protection of close to 10,000 high profile public figures including Heads of State, Ministers, delegates, and liaison with foreign security officers and multiple law enforcement agencies presented significant operational challenges.
In House Security Team Award – BlueScope Steel Security
The BlueScope Steel in-house security team has achieved 15 years of loss time injury free for their group and has assisted in the organisation achieving a 50% reduction in the last 12 months for the entire operation.
The judging panel awarded highly commended citations to:
• Australian Turf Club (Mounted Security Implementation) in the Special Security Event or Project category
• Chubb Fire & Security (RAAF Edinburgh Stage 2 Redevelopment) in the Integrated Security Solution (Projects Above $250K)
• Kangan Institute (Automotive Centre of Excellence) in the Integrated Security Solution (Projects Above $250K)
Nominations for the 2013 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence will open later this year. For more information visit www.asial.com.au/awardsforexcellence