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Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs)




The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognise and reward companies and individuals across the security sector.








What are the OSPAs?

ospas logoThe OSPAs are a global awards scheme, currently running in 8 countries to recognise and reward outstanding individuals and companies across the security sector. The awards are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers to be recognised and their success to be celebrated.  The 2019 UK OSPAs offer 16 categories to choose from and you can enter as many that are applicable.  Categories and criteria can be viewed here

International Security Expo sponsors of the Outstanding New Security Product Category!

This OSPA recognises an outstanding new product that has been designed and implemented to improve any area of security practice, and has been introduced to the security market in the last 12 months. The key point about new products is that they have a marked effect on improving security performance; that is that they add value and have clearly identified benefits.

Finalists of this category were announced at the International Security Expo Networking Drinks Reception, held 28th November 2018, Olympia London Grand Hall, and are as follows;

Audax® with BIO-AX® body worn video camera ‘eco’ system

ClanTect with motion detection technology

Evolve Dynamics with Sky Mantis all weather drone

Facewatch with cloud-based facial recognition platform

FalconDHQ with real time situation and management system

StaySafe with IncidentEye incident management solution

L3 Security & Detection with ClearScan® checkpoint CT (computed tomography) scanner

Selectamark Security Systems with SelectaDNA tagging spray

Thruvision with Thruvision TAC people screening camera

Verint with Verint FaceDetect video analysis solution


OSPAs Awards Dinner

The Outstanding New Security Product Category will be presented by International Security Expo. The night will include welcome drinks, a 3-course meal with half bottle of wine per person, entertainment, the awards themselves and plenty of networking opportunities. It will be a celebration of the true success stories in the UK security sector.  The special celebratory evening is open to everyone from across the industry to recognise and reward outstanding performance, while providing a platform to socialise and network with likeminded colleagues.

Date: Thursday, 28th February 2019
Time: 18:45 – 01:00
Location: Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, W2 2TY
Dress Code: Black tie – Business attire acceptable
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Join the Big Security Debate

The speaker lineup includes: 

Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex will speak about how businesses and the private security sector can better enga ge to compliment the work of the police. 

Dr Glen Kitteringham will discuss new global research that invites a rethink on the way we treat and manage security officers. 

Ch Supt Nick Aldworth, Counter Terrorism National Coordinator - Protect and Prepare, will present an overview of counter terrorist activity and the development of public/private sector collaboration to combat the terrorist threat. 

Dave Humphries, Interim Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), will provide a regulator’s viewpoint of the private security industry, its development over time and its improvements in standards, but including, nonetheless, where it still needs to improve. 

The event will close with a debate, ‘Is the Security Industry Authority stifling the development of the security sector?’ involving well-known thought leaders Stuart Lowden and Geoff Zeidler.

The closing debate promises to be lively and thought provoking, and we urge everyone with an interest in security to consider attending and be ready to challenge and pose questions.

The summit is sponsored by the Security Industry Authority and will be supported by a comprehensive exhibition of products and services.  Doors will open at mid-day, lunch will be provided, and the event is set to conclude at 16:30 with the OSPAs awards dinner following at 18:45.

A few exhibition stands are still available – contact Christine Brooks for more information.