The South Africa Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) is thrilled to announce the winners of the highly anticipated 2023 edition. These awards recognise and honor the exceptional achievements of security professionals and organisations that have demonstrated outstanding performance and innovation in the security industry.
The winners of the 2023 South Africa OSPAs were presented with their trophies on Wednesday, 7th June 2023, at 2.30pm. The event took place in the Securex Seminar Theatre, located on the exhibition floor of Securex South Africa.
The OSPAs are renowned globally for their independent and rigorous judging process, which focuses on recognising excellence and best practices within the security sector. With a panel of esteemed judges, including leading experts and professionals, the OSPAs ensure a fair and comprehensive evaluation of all nominations.
Here are the winners of the 2023 South Africa OSPAs:
Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
Olarm provides innovative hardware and software solutions to the security industry. Their products include communicators with managed connectivity for alarms and electric fences, IO modules, device management and monitoring software, and a consumer mobile app. Their key strengths include creating unique, innovative security solutions. They work closely with consumers, the countrywide installer network and armed response companies to understand their specific security requirements. Olarm remains dedicated to maintaining its high-performance standards in security installations and integrations. This commitment is upheld by continuous investments in emerging technologies and innovative techniques, as well as an unwavering focus on quality and customer satisfaction.
“It is wonderful for us to receive this award as it recognises our team’s dedication and hard work in delivering innovative, resilient market-leading products and services that make people safer and alarm response centres smarter.”Mark Slingsby, Olarm CEO
Outstanding New Security Product
CathexisVision Carbon – Cathexis Technologies
Cathexis is a software developer and electronics manufacturer specialising in video management software and AI solutions. Cathexis has been developing security solutions for over 25 years. With our headquarters in South Africa, offices in the USA, Europe and the Middle East, and distributors in the USA, Australia and Africa. Cathexis has developed CathexisVision Carbon- a sleek user interface with an enhanced feature set, that is easy to navigate and intuitive to use. Carbon’s modern aesthetic is designed with operators’ needs in mind, providing improved performance, and offering the ultimate in operator ease-of-use. Carbon simplifies the monitoring of CathexisVision sites and offers a streamlined platform to access client’s security assets.
I am immensely proud of our team for consistently bringing innovative solutions to the market. Our aim is to enhance, secure and optimize our customers’ assets through great products like our Carbon interface.
Dene Alkema, MD of Cathexis Africa
Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer
Paxton has made significant strides in the South African market since arriving in 2011. The company’s focus on providing reliable, scalable, and simple-to-use security solutions has resonated well with businesses and institutions across the country. Paxton has established a strong network of expert installers and integrators while the company continues to expand and grow its user base. Their commitment to innovation has enabled them to introduce new technology, with future-proof products and features that have further enhanced the Paxton offering. The security manufacturers success in the South African market is a testament to their dedication to customer satisfaction and providing high-quality and ground-breaking security solutions.
“This is the first time we have won a regional security award. It recognises our efforts in the years of developing and growing Paxton’s brand name in South Africa.
I want to thank our team who have worked hard to achieve this, and our customers who continue to support us along the journey. I am sure more awards will come, and we are excited for Paxton’s future growth!”Graham Thorne, Paxton’s Country Sales Manager, South Africa
The 2023 South Africa OSPAs winners were selected from a pool of exceptional nominees, representing diverse sectors of the security industry. These winners have demonstrated exemplary commitment, innovation, and excellence in their respective categories.
The South Africa OSPAs would like to express gratitude to Securex South Africa for their collaboration in hosting the awards ceremony, as well as their continued support in recognising excellence within the security industry.