Security industry update

NZSA – AGM – 7.30am Tuesday 2 November 2021

The AGM will be held at the New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland on Tuesday 2 November. Due to the cancellation of the Facilities Integrate event we have moved venues this year. Breakfast will be provided followed by the AGM at 8.15am.

A formal notification will be sent to members on or before 8 October together with the Annual Report, Board Nomination form, Proxy form and Notice of Motion form.

Should the event be unable to proceed due to lockdown restrictions we will revert to a virtual meeting and will provide details closer to the date.

Stolen safe

We have been contacted by a local Private Investigation agency with regards to the theft of a safe from 17 Tirotai Crescent, Westmere, overnight on the 9th and 10th September. Two vehicles of interest were noted in the area around that time – a white Toyota utility with canopy (possibly 2005 or newer) and a white Subaru Legacy wagon.

The safe contained private papers and jewellery plus access codes for cryptocurrency worth in excess of NZD $4 million.

A substantial reward is being offered for information that leads to recovery of the safe and we have been asked to inform members providing locksmith services and with patrol services in the Westmere (Auckland) area.

Any information can be forwarded to Michael Campbell at [email protected] or 021 993983.

Launch of NZ Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs)

The New Zealand OSPAs have arrived! An independent global awards scheme to recognise outstanding performance in the security sector. The awards are open to everyone, and you don’t have to be a member of an association to enter.

The OSPA’s are also intended to compliment existing Award Programmes such as the recently held NZ Security Industry Awards and are held at different timing during the year.

Currently running in 15-countries the OSPAs are based on extensive research on the key factors that contribute to and characterise outstanding performance.

The award scheme is run on strict ethical principles with core values of being independent, credible, transparent and respectable. The judges are nominated by leading security associations and special interest groups to represent them – they all sign up to an ethics policy and agree to mark independently against set criteria and declare any conflict of interest on every mark sheet.

For 2022, the awards are being offered in the following categories:

  • Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
  • Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
  • Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
  • Outstanding Security Consultant
  • Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
  • Outstanding New Security Product
  • Outstanding Security Partnership
  • Outstanding Investigator
  • Outstanding Police/Law Enforcement Initiative
  • Outstanding Security Officer
  • Outstanding Female Security Professional
  • Outstanding Young Security Professional
  • Lifetime Achievement

There is no charge to enter, and nominations must be submitted by 14 January 2022. Winners will be selected from a list of finalists and presented with their awards at a networking event to be held at the end of April in Auckland.

The inaugural awards are supported by ASIS New Zealand Chapter, New Zealand Security Association (NZSA), New Zealand Security Sector Network and the University of New Zealand.

More information about the New Zealand OSPAs can be found here.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or require assistance.

Stay safe and keep well.

The NZSA team.