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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
November 26, 2015

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Winners Announced for Security & Fire Excellence Awards

jimmy carr awardsThe winners have been announced for the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015.

Taking place at London Hilton in Park Lane the ceremony – which was supported by IFSEC and FIREX International – recognised the achievements of the most innovative, reliable and cost-effective products, services and solutions spanning a wide range of fields across the fire and security industries.

Comedian Jimmy Carr entertained the audience at the plush central London venue after a speech from IFSEC and FIREX event director Gerry Dunphy.

Simon Banks also told the audience the latest about the apprentice scheme organised by CSL Dualcom, which Banks founded and for which he now serves as group managing director.

The Engineers of Tomorrow Competition, which saw young installers pit their skills against one another in a timed installation challenge, had joint winners, with Jack Baker and Harrison Cooke from Kings Security sharing the spoils with Carlos and Bobby Dhunay from Telcam Security Systems.


Sponsors included Xtralis, Magenta Security Services, SGC Facilities Management, Securitas, Axis Communications, Grosvenor Technology, Swift Fire & Security, Panasonic, Bolster Systems and Bosch.

Among the winners were Schneider Electric, who triumphed in the CCTV System of the Year category with their Pelco range, while Cornerstone took home the gong for Security Consultant of the year.

Here are the list of winners in full:

  • Engineers of Tomorrow competition for young installers: Joint winners – Jack Baker and Harrison Cooke, Kings Security; Carlos and Bobby Dhunay, Telcam Security Systems. Third place: Padraig Lennon from NM Fire & Security and Johnny English, H&J Martin 
  • Wilf Knight Award: James Eaton
  • Inspiration in HR Award: Wilson James
  • International Achievement Award: Pilgrims Group
  • Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology: Guardian 24
  • CCTV System of the Year (Excluding Cameras and Lens): Schneider Electric (Pelco)
  • Communication Product of the Year: Parson360 by Parson IoT division (Video Systems Srl)
  • Security Consultant of the Year: Cornerstone Independent Security Consultancy
  • Security Manager of the Year: Guy Rampe, contract manager, Croma Vigilant Security
  • Event Security Team of the Year: SecuriGroup
  • Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year: Fidelity Integrated Systems
  • Large Security Installer of the Year: VPS Vacant Property Specialists
  • Combined Security & Fire Solution of the Year: Nobel Fire Systems with the GP-X ATM Protection System
  • Active Fire Innovation of the Year (Product, Service or Project): Cirrus HYBRID by Protec Fire Detection
  • Passive Fire Innovation of the Year (Product, Service or Project): CFS-C EL Firestop Collar Endless by Hilti
  • Best Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector: Creation and Establishment of a Security Commonwealth by the Security Institute
  • Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year: Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians
  • Intruder Alarm or Exterior Deterrent Product of the Year: Smart-i Home Security System by Y3K
  • Access Control Product of the Year (including Biometrics): MorphoWave by Morpho
  • CCTV Camera Equipment of the Year: Nubo by Panasonic
  • Security Project or Installation of the Year: Cutting Edge CCTV system at Manchester City FC by G4S Security Solutions
  • Customer Care Initiative of the Year: Fatality Mitigation Project by STM Group UK
  • ACS Champion of the Year: Phoenix Eye Ltd trading as Phoenix Eye and Phoenix Security
  • Security Guarding Company of the Year: Wilson James
  • Security Partnering Initiative of the Year: Post Office and Crime Stoppers
  • Security Training Initiative of the Year: The Kings Training Academy: Kings Security

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