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The Categories 2018

 

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Please click on the category name below, to go to the full entry criteria for each category

COMPANY

PEOPLE

INDIVIDUAL, TEAM OR COMPANY

VENDORS

PROJECTS

FIRE

FIRE & SECURITY INTEGRATED

 

General Supporting Information

You should endeavour to provide all the information necessary for our judges to make a decision in the answers you give above. If you feel that supporting material - in the form of additional documentation, images, CD or DVD footage - is critical to your application, you may include this in your entry as a web link to Dropbox or equivalent file sharing service.

REMEMBER: The judges will be looking for quality, not quantity. Hundreds of entries are received for these Awards and it is simply not possible to properly evaluate reams of supporting information for all of them, so the more you can plead your case in your answers to the questions above, and the fewer 'extras' you submit in support, the better.

Rules of Entry

∙ There is no limit to the number of relevant categories a company or organisation can enter, but a separate entry form must be submitted for each category

∙ All entries will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used for this judging process

∙ The independent judging panel, consisting of experts from the Security & Fire Industries, will mark each entry against specific criteria

∙ The judges' decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into after the final decision has been made

∙ No employee of UBM Information Ltd, or any persons related to them are entitled to enter

∙ Sponsors and their subsidiaries cannot enter the category they are sponsoring

∙ Once an individual, company, or organisation is announced as a finalist, the company cannot withdraw from the competition

∙ Shortlisted candidates will be informed no later than five weeks before the awards event and invited to attend on the night at the London Hilton on Park Lane. (Payment will be required in advance if attending)

∙ Winners and finalists may inform of their status in advertising (or use the position-specific logo in promotional material and marketing collateral), but it must be clear in which year they were successful

∙ The winners will be revealed and presented with their trophies at the Awards Ceremony on Date to be Added at the London Hilton, Park Lane.  To book your tables at the event, please go to the ATTEND section of this site NOW.  Please note that the event has sold out for the last 4 years, so you are strongly advised to book NOW to avoid disappointment.

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COMPANY

ACS Champion of the Year

The Security Industry Authority’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) aims to raise standards and promote Best Practice. They also create a safer environment for the public and better opportunities for participants in the private security industry and their partner organisations. This award is open to all SIA Approved Contractors and seeks to identify those that have taken exceptional steps to further the spirit of the scheme given their available resources.

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Active promotion of the ACS and its benefits for customers and other key stakeholders
■ Consistent contribution to furthering the aims of the ACS
■ Evidence of the creation of a safer environment for the public
■ Participation in new opportunities for the private security industry

Please complete as you wish to appear on all correspondence for the awards. This text will also be used for the on-screen graphics and on the trophy (should you be a winner) so ACCURACY IS ESSENTIAL

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Contractors Name:

Q1. Please give details of active promotion of the ACS and its benefits with customers and stakeholders. (max 200 words)

Q2. Please detail your contributions that have helped to further the aims of the ACS. (max 200 words)

Q3. Please give evidence of the creation of a safer environment for the public at large. (max 200 words)

Q4. Please detail how you participate in new opportunities for the private security industry. (max 200 words)

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year

This award will be presented to an organisation that has clearly defined, embraced, initiated, actively promoted and sustained a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy in 2016-2017, and is open to any type of security business.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Evidence of a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy/programme

■ Targets that have been set for improving the business by way of a dedicated CSR policy

■ Benchmarks for CSR, and what progression has been made towards achieving them

■ Ways in which the CSR strategy has benefited the business

■ Evidence of an ongoing commitment to CSR by way of staff/business partner education

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer. Company Name:
Team Name:

Q1. Please provide a brief outline of your business (max 200 words)

Q2. Describe the business challenges/issues you wanted to address with your Corporate Social Responsibility policy (max 200 words)

Q3. Please give details of your Corporate Social Responsibility policy/engagement planning and explain the necessary steps subsequently taken to overcome the business issues you identified (max 200 words)

Q4. Explain how your Corporate Social Responsibility policy/programme has added to the business in terms of (a) value creation (b) risk mitigation and (c) brand differentiation (max 200 words)

Q5. Please demonstrate how your organisation creates an ongoing commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and educates employees/business partners on why ‘doing things the right way’ is important to the company (max 200

 

Customer Care Initiative of the Year

This award will go to the individual or organisation that has truly and demonstrably embraced and promoted Best Practice in the customer care arena and is open to any type of security business.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Evidence of a clear strategy for improving customer care explaining how you set out to address this issue?

■ What targets do you have for improving customer care and service? What are your benchmarks, and how far have you progressed towards achieving them?

■ What is your current rate of repeat business or customer retention compared to a year ago?

■ Is the customer care initiative being accompanied by any training of your staff? If so, please explain the training programme and its benefits

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer

Organisation Name:
Initiative / Project Name:

Q1. Please detail evidence of a clear strategy for improving customer care - how did you set out to address this issue? (max 200 words)

Q2. What targets are you using for improving customer care and service? What are your benchmarks and/or measurement systems, and how far have you progressed towards achieving them? (max 200 words)

Q3. What is your current rate of repeat business or customer retention compared to a year ago? (max 200 words)

Q4. Is the customer care initiative being accompanied by training of your staff? If so, please outline the training programme and benefits realised to date. (max 200 words)

 

In-house Security Team of the Year

This award will be presented to an individual or organisation whose in-house security team (ie: employed by the firm) has made very significant progress in identifying and counteracting risks or threats on the organisation they work for.  

The judges will be looking for:

■ Details of vulnerabilities or threats identified by the team or in-house security manager.

■ Explain what planning, training, process and/or organisational changes were required to tackle the risk or threat.

■ Explain what technologies and other resources were brought in to mitigate the threat.

■ Detail further improvements which are underway to tighten security still further (associated with the identified threat)

■Describe how the team ensures new systems and processes and/or standards are maintained

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Full Name: (if applying as an individual)
Organisation Name:
Initiative Name:

Q1. Please give details of vulnerabilities or threats identified by the team or in-house security manager. (max 200 words)

Q2. Explain what planning, training, process and/or organisational changes were required to tackle the risk or threat. (max 200 words)

Q3. Explain what technologies and/or other resources or companies were brought in to assist in mitigating the threat. (max 200 words)

Q4. Associated with the pre-identified threat or risk, detail further improvements which are underway to tighten security and mitigate the threat still further.

 

Large Security Installer of the Year

This award will go to the individual or company that has shown the highest standard of workmanship and customer support throughout the year. Individuals or companies employing 51 people, or more are eligible

The judges will be looking for:

■ Information focused on a range of successful installations (up to four projects carried out during 2017-2018)

■ Examples of where significant obstacles associated with the installation(s) have been met and overcome

■ References from customers to prove assertions are essential (please note that your submission will not be considered without them)

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer unless otherwise stated.

Full Name (If applying as an individual):
Company Name:

Q1. Please give examples of successful installations (up to four projects completed during 2017-2018) (max 200 words per installation)

Q2. Please give examples of where obstacles associated with the installation(s) have been met and overcome. (max 200 words per installation)

Q3. Please explain how these obstacles were overcome (max 200 words per installation)

Q4. Please provide references from customers concerned in these installations to prove assertions (this is compulsory for consideration for this award) – (Please note that customer references are in addition to the stated word count)

 

Medium Security Installer of the Year

This award will go to the individual or company that has shown the highest standard of workmanship and customer support throughout the year. Individuals or companies employing 21-50 people, or more are eligible

The judges will be looking for:

■ Information focused on a range of successful installations (up to four projects carried out during 2017-2018)

■ Examples of where significant obstacles associated with the installation(s) have been met and overcome

■ References from customers to prove assertions are essential (please note that your submission will not be considered without them)

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer unless otherwise stated.

Full Name (If applying as an individual):
Company Name:

Q1. Please give examples of successful installations (up to four projects completed during 2017-2018) (max 200 words per installation)

Q2. Please give examples where obstacles associated with the installation(s) have been met and overcome. (max 200 words)

Q3. Please explain how these obstacles were overcome (max 200 words per installation)

Q4. Please provide references from customers concerned in these installations to prove assertions (this is compulsory for consideration for this award) – (Please note that customer references are in addition to the stated word count)

 

Small Security Installer of the Year

This award will go to the individual or company that has shown the highest standard of workmanship and customer support throughout the year. Individuals or companies employing up to 20 people are eligible

The judges will be looking for:

■ Information focused on a range of successful installations (up to two projects carried out during 2017-2018)

■ Examples of where significant obstacles associated with the installation(s) have been met and overcome

■ References from customers to prove assertions are essential (please note that your submission will not be considered without them)

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer unless otherwise stated.

Full Name (If applying as an individual):
Company Name:

Q1. Please give examples of successful installations (up to two projects completed during 2017-2018) (max 200 words per installation)

Q2. Please give examples where obstacles associated with the installation(s) have been met and overcome. (max 200 words)

Q3. Please explain how these obstacles were overcome (max 200 words per installation)

Q4. Please provide references from customers concerned in these installations to prove assertions (this is compulsory for consideration for this award) – (Please note that customer references are in addition to the stated word count)

 

Security Consultancy of the Year

This award will be presented to a security consultancy consistently demonstrating excellence in the sphere of physical and/or cyber security consultancy or risk management.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Specific areas of expertise in security arena, and an outline of the major project work undertaken during the past 12 months

■ Evidence of continuing leadership in the wider security community

■ Star quality - what sets this consultant or consultancy apart from its peers?

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer unless otherwise stated

Consultancy or Individual Consultant’s Name:

Q1. Please describe the areas of expertise in physical and/or cyber security and risk management, and outline the major work undertaken during the past 12 months which demonstrates response to market need. (max 300 words)

Q2. Please describe how the consultancy has demonstrated continuing leadership in the wider security community. (max 200 words)

Q3. Outline what sets this consultant/consultancy apart from its peers in the physical and/or cyber security sector.

 

Security Guarding Company of the Year OVER £25M Turnover (With £25M or more turnover in Financial Year 2017/18)

This award will be presented to the security guarding/door supervision company with a turnover OVER £25M that has demonstrated professionalism, consistency of service and responsibility to both customers and staff alike. All companies entering this category – including those with door supervision as a specialism – must be SIA Approved Contractors.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Details of your company, including business performance, growth and areas of speciality

■ Commitment to training - how has your company integrated staff resources and technology?

■ Examples of contracts under management - a minimum of two customer references that set your company apart from the competition are required

■ Demonstration of strong employee loyalty and high retention rates. It is important to detail average levels of employee turnover among full-time staff who have completed their probationary period in the last 12 months.

■ Star quality - what sets your company apart from the competition?

■ Examples of commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

■ Have you met the SIA's ongoing requirements for the ACS, and do you either hold or aspire to the Investors in People accreditation?

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer. Company Name:

Q1. Please give details of your company including business performance, growth and areas of speciality. (max 200 words)

Q2. How has your company integrated staff resources and technology and demonstrated a long-term commitment to training? (max 200 words)

Q3. Please give details of contracts under management. A minimum of two customer references that set your company apart from the competition is required (max 200 words). Please note that customer references are in addition to the stated word count

Q4. Please give details of staff loyalty, for example the average level of employee turnover among those members of staff that complete their probationary period in the last 12 months. (max 200 words)

Q5. In no more than 200 words describe what elements you believe set your company apart from the competition?

Q6. Has your company met the SIA's requirement for the ACS? Please detail how this was achieved.

 

Security Guarding Company of the Year UNDER £25M Turnover (With under £25M turnover in Financial Year 2017/18)

This award will be presented to the security guarding/door supervision company with a turnover UNDER £50M that has demonstrated professionalism, consistency of service and responsibility to both customers and staff alike. All companies entering this category – including those with door supervision as a specialism – must be SIA Approved Contractors

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Details of your company, including business performance, growth and areas of speciality

■ Commitment to training - how has your company integrated staff resources and technology?

■ Examples of contracts under management - a minimum of two customer references that set your company apart from the competition are required

■ Staff loyalty - for example, the average level of employee turnover among full-time staff members who have completed their probationary period

■ Star quality - what sets your company apart from the competition?

■ Examples of commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

■ Have you met the SIA's ongoing requirements for the ACS, and do you either hold or aspire to the Investors in People accreditation?

Company Name:

Q1. Please give details of your company including business performance, growth and areas of speciality. (max 200 words)

Q2. How has your company integrated staff resources and technology and demonstrated a long-term commitment to training? (max 200 words)

Q3. Please give details of contracts under management. A minimum of two customer references that set your company apart from the competition is required (max 200 words). Please note that customer references are in addition to the stated word count

Q4. Please give details of staff loyalty, for example the average level of employee turnover among those members of staff that complete their probationary period. (max 200 words)

Q5. In no more than 200 words describe what elements you believe set your company apart from the competition?

Has your company met the SIA's requirement for the ACS?

 

Security Integrator of the Year (New Category for 2018)

This award will go to the security-focused systems integration business that can demonstrate a combination of networking skills and ability to integrate network video with other security or operational systems (perhaps including access control, building management etc.) and by so doing meet a specific operational and/or security requirements of the customer(s).

The judges will be looking for:

■ Information focused on a range of successful pure IP or hybrid (analogue and IP-based) integrations (up to two projects carried out during 2017-2018)

■ Examples of where significant obstacles associated with the integration(s) have been met and overcome

■ References from customers to prove assertions are essential (please note that your submission will not be considered without them)

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer unless otherwise stated.

Company Name:

Q1. Please give examples of successful integrations between video and other security or operational systems (up to two projects completed during 2017-2018) (max 300 words per installation)

Q2. Please give examples where obstacles associated with the integrations (s) have been met and overcome. (max 200 words per integration)

Q3. Please explain how these obstacles were overcome and what solution was put together by your company (max 200 words per integration)

Q4. Please explain the results in security and/or operational/business improvements for the customer

Q4. Please provide references from customers concerned in these project(s) to prove assertions (this is compulsory for consideration for this award) – (Please note that customer references are in addition to the stated word count)

 

Security Partnering Initiative of the Year

In today’s world, every successful business is involved in partnering with a view accessing broader expertise and serving more customers in a consistently excellent way. This award is specifically designed to recognise the security organisation or individual that has demonstrated the most success in working cohesively with security guarding companies, installers integrators, vendors and/or consultants. 

The judges will be looking for:
■ Evidence of a clear partnering strategy including objectives of the strategy.

■ Details of how you work with your partners and how you support them in the interests of the customer.

■ What do you do to stimulate that building of an effective and cohesive/collaborative team

■ What processes do you have in place to standardise quality of service, streamline decision-making and realise efficiencies?

■ Do you have systems for vetting and appointing partners? If so, how do these work, and what benefits does this bring to the customer?

■ Feel free to include a simple example of how working more closely with everyone in the supply chain is producing better results for all participating companies and for the end-customer.

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Company Name:
Partnering Initiative Name: (if there is one)

Q1. Please describe your partnering strategy and objectives for this strategy. (max 200 words)

Q2. How do you work with your partners and how do you support them in the interests of the customer?

(max 200 words)

Q3. What processes do you have in place to standardise quality of service, streamline decision-making and realise efficiencies in the customer’s interests? (max 200 words)

Q4. Please give example(s) of how working more closely with your partners is producing better results for all participating companies and the end-customer.

 

Security Training Initiative of the Year

This award will be presented to an individual or organisation whose in-house or partner training programme actively promotes Best Practice within the security sector and shows clear results of having done so.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Details of the training programme(s) involved, including the number of delegates trained in the past year, length of training time and training budget or spend per delegate

■ Training objectives and evidence of having achieved them in addition to the introduction of good working practices as a result of that training

■ Feedback on how the training programme met its objectives

■ How is this training programme preparing staff or partners to prepare for changing market needs?

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Full Name: (if applying as an individual)
Organisation Name:
Training Programme / Initiative Name: Q1. Please give details of the training programme, including number of delegates trained in the past year, length of training and training budget or spend per delegate. (max 200 words)

Q2. Please give details of objectives of the training programme or initiative. Provide evidence of having achieved these objectives including introduction of better working practices and higher standards and/or hitting educational targets because of the training programme. (max 200 words)

Q3. Please detail feedback you have received on how the training programme(s) met its objectives. (max 200 words)

Q4. Describe How this training programme is different to other training programmes, or an improvement on the programme(s) that preceded it and summarise results achieve from it in the last 12 months.

Q5. Please provide a reference from someone who has attended one of the above training courses in the last year? (Should this be compulsory – would strengthen the validity of this entry – key part of any training is to get responses so should be easy to get reference).

 

PEOPLE

Event Security Team of the Year

Over the last few years, the growth in major outdoor festivals, concerts and functions has seen a new type of security professional organisation emerge. This category is designed for companies specialising in providing security for music festivals and concerts and sporting events (encompassing the protection of VIPs and senior politicians, etc.) All companies applying must be SIA Approved Contractors and individual team members must all hold valid SIA licence cards.

The judges will be looking for:

■ A description of your business and how it has developed. What sets you apart from your competitors? What makes you special?

■ Some examples of challenging live events where you have provided the security. How did you complete the task? In what ways was your solution innovative and of benefit to the customer?

■ At least two testimonials from satisfied clients

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Company Name:

Q1. Describe your business and how you developed a specialism in event security. What sets you apart from your competitors? What makes you an event security specialist? (max 200 words)

Q2. Provide some information about how you approach securing an event. What information do you need to plan and resource it correctly?

Q3. Please give up to two examples of challenging live events where you provided the security solution. How did you address the issues involved? In what ways was your solution innovative? (max 200 words)

Q4. Please give details of at least two (brief) testimonials from satisfied clients (ideally the ones mentioned in answer to Q3) (max 200 words)

 

Security Manager of the Year

This award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated continual and consistent excellence in a senior security management role. The individual must also have a role in which at least 50% of all tasks he or she undertakes are within one single organisation’s core security function. With a proven ability to inspire and lead a team of dedicated and professional security personnel, the winning security manager may either be employed by the company for whose people, buildings and assets they assume overall security responsibility, or by a private sector security solutions provider (in which case they must hold a valid Security Industry Authority licence to practise).

The judges will be looking for:

■ Individuals for whom security management comprises at least 50% of their role inside a single company

■ Evidence of the effective management of both security technology and personnel

■ Clear evidence of innovation in a range of security management-related tasks

■ Demonstration of continual leadership and participation in the wider security community

■ Evidence of a reduction in risk, crime and/or losses as a result of processes, training and initiatives led by him or her

■ Star quality: what personal characteristics set this individual apart from his or her peers?

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Security Manager’s Name:
Company Name:

Q1. Please describe how the nominated security manager effectively manages both technology and security team members (max 200 words)

Q2. Please give details of any innovations in business process, training regime or technology the manager involved has helped bring about

Q3 List the operational and/or security benefits that flowed from changes and initiatives that the nominated security manager drove through/oversaw. (max 200 words)

Q4. Please describe how the manager has demonstrated leadership/participation in the wider security community over a sustained period (max 200 words)

Q5. Please give details of reductions in security risks, crime and overall losses as a result of the security manager’s specific actions, initiative or projects (max 200 words)

Q6. Please outline what sets this individual apart from his/her peers in the security management.

 

INDIVIDUAL, TEAM OR COMPANY

Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector

This award will be presented to the individual, team or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the implementation or enhancement of security sector standards within either their own or a client organisation. They must also have made a significant contribution to the introduction and promotion of standards within the security sector.

The judges will be looking for:

∙ Details of how security sector standards have been implemented and used to improve the provision of service within their host or a client organisation

∙ Evidence of a more effective and/or safer working environment through the introduction and implementation of standards within a security environment

∙ Evidence of how implementation of security sector standards has raised the profile and professionalism of their host or a client organisation

∙ Evidence of a dedication and commitment to standards within the security environment

∙ Details of how implementation of security sector standards has helped achieve business as well as security objectives

∙ Evidence of a significant contribution to the introduction of new security sector standards/Codes of Practice and the subsequent promotion thereof

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Company or Individual Name:
Team Name (if applicable):

Q1. Please describe how the individual, team or organisation has implemented security sector standards to bring concrete improvements to the client or organisation where those standards were brought in. (max 200 words)

Q2. Please describe the new security sector standard or Code of Practice, explain how you/the company encouraged its use and what benefits have arisen. (e.g.  a dedicated service to the British Standards or European Standards Committee or the introduction of a Code of Practice where there may have been a shortage of British or European Standards) (max 200 words)

Q3. Please give evidence of how implementation of these new standards has ensured a safer working environment for the organisation affected (max 200 words)

Q4. How has the implementation of the security sector standard(s) raised the profile (internal or external?) and professionalism of the client or organisation. (max 200 words)

Q5. How have these new security sector standards helped achieve the client or organisation’s overall business objectives. (max 200 words)

 

VENDORS

Security Hardware Manufacturer of the Year (New Category for 2018)

This award aims to pick out the hardware vendor which has gone above and beyond in three core areas:

1.     Innovation: bringing well-designed and well-received products to market in the last 12-months

2.     Marketing: exhibiting commitment to communicate features of their new products to installers and benefits to end-users

3.     Commitment to high physical, integration and cyber security standards: both in terms of meeting existing security standards and enabling integration and hardening systems using these products against cyber attacks

4.     Being a good employer and building products which meet or exceed the latest environmental and energy usage standards to minimise impact on the environment.

NOTE:

The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer unless otherwise stated.

Company Name:

Q1. Please provide list and brief description of standout products launched in the last 12 months. Give evidence in terms of UK and/or European sales of the products that shows it was well received by the market. (max 200 words)

Q2. Please describe how these products were promoted to partners and/or end-customers. (You may give examples of brochures and content used to communicate benefits to key audiences by putting links to content in your answer) (max 200 words for written answer alone, linked content is excluded from this restriction)

Q3. Please detail the security, integration, cyber security/hardening standards credentials of each of these products and what makes them the best they can be in all these areas (max 200 words)

Q4. Please detail the environmental standards which your product adheres to in terms of materials used, recyclability and wider corporate commitments to be a good global citizen and employer (max 200 words)

 

Security Services Provider of the Year (New Category for 2018)

The security market is not immune from a growing trend for ‘servitization’ of hardware and software-based offerings. This award category aims to recognise vendors or systems integrators that have created new security-based services for businesses or even consumers.  These services might be new Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings providing video storage, security alerts and other functionality. Alternatively, for hardware vendors they may be about offering customers an alternative means of purchasing products – paying for what the use (megabits of video data) or they deliver in operational and even financial benefit e.g. revenue taken, losses averted etc. All offerings must have been launched since January 2017.

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer unless otherwise stated.

Company Name:

Q1. Please explain what service(s) you have launched and to meet what specific pre-identified need. (max 200 words)

Q2. Please explain how you are supporting and pricing this service (max 200 words)

Q3. Please give details of anticipated and actual take-up of the service since launch within the last year (must not be launched before 1st January 2017) (max 200 words)

Q4. Please give details of plans to expand the service, introduce new features or modules. Evidence a roadmap for expansion of the service. (max 200 words)

 

Security Software Manufacturer of the Year (New Category for 2018)

This award aims to pick out the security software vendor which has gone above and beyond in three core areas:

1.     Innovation: bringing well-designed and well-received software-led products to market in the last 12-months

2.     Marketing: exhibiting commitment to communicating features of these new products to installers and benefits to end-users

3.     Commitment to high physical, integration and cyber security standards: both in terms of meeting existing security standards and enabling easy integration with other security and IT systems and aiding systems hardening for these new products to mitigate against cyber attacks

4.     Being a good employer and building products which meet or exceed the latest environmental and energy usage standards to minimise impact on the environment.

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer unless otherwise stated.

Company Name:

Q1. Please provide list and brief description of standout software-based products and/or integrations enabled in the last 12 months. Give evidence in terms of UK and/or European licenses or subscriptions to the software that shows it was well received by the market. (max 200 words)

Q2. Please describe how these products or technology integration partnerships were promoted to partners and/or end-customers. (You may give examples of brochures and content used to communicate benefits to key audiences by putting links to content in your answer) (max 200 words for written answer alone, linked content is excluded from this restriction)

Q3. Please detail the security, integration, cyber security/hardening standards credentials of each of these offerings and what makes them the best they can be in all these areas (max 200 words)

Q4. Please provide evidence of strong corporate social responsibility, good employer credentials, geographical expansion, commitment to the environment and wider corporate commitments to be a good global citizen (max 200 words)

 

Holistic Security Systems of the Year - Physical & Cyber Security (New Category for 2018)

The security market is witnessing a bringing together of security systems to help tighten security. Initially this convergence was associated with integrating access control and other physical security systems with video/CCTV. Today that integration is extending into IT or cyber security as security teams work much more closely with IT teams to observe and tackle internet borne cyber threats alongside physical threats.

This award category is looking to celebrate vendors that are operating on the cutting-edge of this, focused on helping organisations combat both physical and cyber threats and attacks.

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer unless otherwise stated.

Company Name:

Q1. Please explain what initiative, product, service or technology partnership you have launched to help organisations gain visibility and tackle cyber and physical threats side by side (max 200 words)

Q2. Please explain how you put this offering or partnership together and provide evidence of how it has helped at least one client (max 200 words)

Q3. Explain next steps to offer this offering to more companies and deliver even great security benefits (max 200 words)

 

PROJECTS

Counter-Terrorism Project of the Year

Acts of terrorism have required not only new UK legislation but also concerted efforts to combat what is now an ever-present danger facing the nation. This category showcases specific counter-terrorism projects, schemes or initiatives which were formulated in direct response to terrorist threats or actual events

The category is open to security teams and/or companies operational in either the private or public sectors.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Description of the defined threat/risk addressed by the counter-terrorism solution

■ An outline of the challenges involved in confronting the defined threat/risk

■ Demonstration of how the counter-terrorism project, scheme or initiative has been/will be put into practice during an emergency scenario

■ Outline of new training established with a view towards implementing, managing and/or maintaining the solution

■ Measurement of the counter-terrorism solution's success (for example, by way of assessment against Key Performance Indicators/central criteria)

NOTE:

The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Company Name:
Team Name:

Q1. Describe your business or security operation and how it has developed (max 200 words)

Q2. Explain the nature of the terrorist threat/problem identified by way of risk assessment (max 200 words)

Q3. Please outline the counter-terrorism solution/project/scheme/initiative formulated in response, with particular attention paid to primary function(s) (max 200 words)

Q4. What were the main challenges involved in the development of the counter-terrorism innovation/solution/project/scheme/initiative and how have they been addressed? (max 200 words)

Q5. Please give demonstrable examples of successes realised as a result of the counter-terrorism solution’s development and subsequent introduction (max 200 words)

 

Cyber Security Project of the Year

When it comes to the successful delivery of cyber security programmes, genuine innovation may be realised in many ways. This category is specifically designed to recognise solutions, installations or projects which have resulted in significant and risk reductions. The category is open to end user organisations, cyber/infosecurity vendors, security consultancies and individual professionals operational in either the private or public sectors. It must evidence projects or solutions realised in 2017-2018.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Description of the defined threat(s) or risk(s) addressed by the cyber security project or installation

■ An outline of the challenges involved in confronting the defined threat(s) or risk(s)

■ Demonstration of how the cyber security solution, installation or project has been/will be put into practice during an 'attack' scenario

■ Measurement of the cyber security solution, installation or project’s positive impact including evidencing ways it has contributed to the prevention, control or mitigation of cyber-attacks as a result of the technology, integrations and processes deployed to support it.

■ Outline of new training established with a view to implementing and managing the solution

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Company Name:
Project / Initiative Name:

Q1. Explain the nature of the cyber threat/risk addressed by the cyber security solution, installation or project (max 200 words)

Q2. Please outline how the cyber security project or solution was formulated in response to a known threat or event (max 200 words)

Q3. What were the main challenges involved in the development of the cyber security solution, installation or project etc. and how have they been addressed (e.g. through training)? (max 200 words)

Q4. Please demonstrate how the cyber security solution, installation or project has been/will be put into practice during an ‘attack’ scenario (max 200 words)

Q5. Evidence ways in which the solution imposed has contributed to the prevention, control or mitigation of cyber-attacks as a result of the technology and management processes deployed (max 200 words)

 

Security Project of the Year

This award will go to the most innovative and exciting security project completed since 1st August 2017.  Security projects completed prior to this date cannot be accepted

Entries which demonstrate holistic security thinking, addressing organisations’ physical as well as cyber security requirements and illustrate that any systems put in are both future-proof and supported by a highly-trained and professional security team working with the latest standards, are likely to be the ones which the judges look on most favourably.

This category is open to end-user organisations, cyber/infosecurity and physical security vendors, security consultancies and individual professionals operational in either the private or public sectors. It must evidence projects that were underway during 2017/18.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Description of the project and what it needed to address

■ Demonstration of how the project has been/will be put into practice in case of an event. Proof that it works/worked is important.

■ Measurement of the project’s positive impact including evidencing ways it has contributed to the prevention, control or mitigation of security threats, known risks, losses, reported security incidents.

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Company Name:
Project / Initiative Name:

Q1. Explain the nature of the threat/risk addressed by the project (max 200 words)

Q2. Please outline how the project was formulated in response to known threats, events etc. (max 200 words)

Q3. What were the main challenges involved in the development of the project etc. in terms of people, technology and processes - and how have these challenges been addressed? (max 200 words)

Q4. Please demonstrate how the project has been/will be put into practice during an ‘attack’ scenario (max 200 words)

Q5. Evidence ways in which the solution imposed has contributed to the prevention, control or mitigation of security threats and risks (max 200 words)

 

FIRE

Active Fire Project of the Year

The category is designed to showcase successful Active Fire projects developed over the last 12 months.  Judges will be looking for evidence of Best Practice in design as well as demonstrable success in areas such as customer satisfaction, performance, implementation and overcoming specific challenges.  Entries may include details of innovations and existing products deployed after 1st August 2017. Projects implemented prior to this date cannot be accepted.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Detailed Description of the project and what it needed to address

■ Your description of why this is both an exciting and ground-breaking project i.e. what made it that little bit different

■ Demonstration of how it works/worked in case of an event is important

■ Measurement of the project’s positive impact including evidencing ways it has contributed to the prevention, control or mitigation and damage by fire. There is no need to supply full test evidence linked to site(s) concerned if this is commercially sensitive, however any performance claims need to be backed up with independent fire test evidence. A written letter headed declaration of reaction to fire or of fire resistance performance from a notified test lab will suffice as evidence of performance claims.

■Customer endorsement i.e. written testimonial of its success

■ Consider including photographs or website links for the judges to look at within your entry file 

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Company Name:
Project / Initiative Name:

Q1. Please detail your strategy for your active fire project? (max 200 words)

Q2. Explain the nature of the threat/risk and fire standards addressed/adhered to by the project (max 200 words)

Q3. Please outline how the project was formulated in response to known threats, events, concerns (max 200 words)

Q4. What were the main challenges involved in the development of the project etc. in terms of people, technology and processes - and how have these challenges been addressed? (max 200 words)

Q5. Please demonstrate how the installation/project has been/will operate in practice during a fire including details of escalation procedures etc. (max 200 words)

Q6. Evidence ways in which the processes and solutions deployed prevent, control and/or mitigate against fires. What evidence, statistical or anecdotal, indicates that the target audience have benefited from the delivery of your project? (max 200 words)

 

Passive Fire Project of the Year

The category is designed to showcase successful Passive Fire projects developed over the last 12 months.  Judges will be looking for evidence of Best Practice in design as well as demonstrable success in areas such as customer satisfaction, performance, implementation, overcoming specific challenges.  Entries may include details of innovations and existing passive fire products deployed after 1st August 2017. Projects implemented prior to this date cannot be accepted.

The judges will be looking for:

■ Description of the project and what it needed to address

■ Demonstration of how the products deployed work/worked to prevent the spreading of fire

■ Explain why the project is genuinely breaking new ground.

■ Measurement of the project’s positive impact including evidencing ways it has contributed to the prevention, control or mitigation and damage by fire. There is no need to supply full test evidence linked to site(s) concerned if this is commercially sensitive, however any performance claims need to be backed up with independent fire test evidence. A written letter headed declaration of reaction to fire or of fire resistance performance from a notified test lab will suffice as evidence of performance claims.

■Customer endorsement i.e. written testimonial of its success

■ Consider including photographs or website links for the judges to look at within your entry file 

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Company Name:
Project / Initiative Name:

Q1. Please detail your strategy for this passive fire project? (max 200 words)

Q2. Explain the nature of the threat/risk and fire standards addressed/adhered to in this project (max 200 words)

Q3. Please outline how the project was formulated in response to known standards, threats, events, concerns (max 200 words)

Q4. What were the main challenges involved in the development of the project etc. in terms of people, technology and processes - and how have these challenges been addressed? (max 200 words)

Q5. Please demonstrate how the installation/project prevents and/or suppresses fire at the site(s) affected by this project (max 200 words)

Q6. Evidence ways in which the processes and solutions deployed prevent, control and/or mitigate against fires. What evidence, statistical or anecdotal, indicates that the target audience have benefited from this project? (max 200 words)

 

FIRE & SECURITY INTEGRATED

Combined Security & Fire Solution of the Year

All security, fire and building management systems are being brought together with a view to providing more comprehensive view of threats and improving response speeds and effectiveness in case of incidents. This category is designed to showcase the most innovative and exciting integrated fire and security project completed since 1st August 2017. Projects completed prior to this date cannot be accepted into this category. S

The judges will be looking for:

■ Description of the project and what led to the decision to combine fire and security systems in the first place.

■ Demonstration of how the integration work was done and what obstacles were overcome to deliver increased intelligence by combining both security and fire systems.

■ Explain why the project is genuinely breaking new ground.

■Customer endorsement i.e. written testimonial of its success

■ Consider including photographs or website links for the judges to look at within your entry file 

NOTE:
The maximum word count for each question is 200 words per answer.

Company Name:
Project / Initiative Name:

Q1. Please detail your strategy for brining fire and security systems together? (max 200 words)

Q2. Explain the nature of the threat/risk you were addressing by bringing fire and security systems together (max 200 words)

Q3. Please outline how the project was formulated in response to known standards, threats, events, concerns (max 200 words)

Q4. What were the main challenges involved in the development of the project etc. in terms of people, technology and processes - and how have these challenges been addressed? (max 200 words)

Q5. Please demonstrate how the installation/project prevents and/or reduces the impact of both fire and security events at the site(s) (max 200 words)

Q6. Evidence ways in which the processes and solutions deployed prevent, control and/or mitigate against fires and security breaches. What evidence, statistical or anecdotal, indicates that the target audience have benefited from this project? (max 200 words)

 

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