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Entries open for Fifth Annual Gordon McLanaghan Award for Security Innovation

by Brian Sims

Global MSC Security has announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Gordon McLanaghan Award, which recognises an individual, project team or organisation that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to achieve a technical security solution.

The fifth annual award will be presented at a gala charity dinner (raising funds for The Lily Foundation) at The Bristol Hotel in Bristol on 11 November. It takes place on the eve of the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2019 in the presence of security practitioners and suppliers from across the UK. The award is bestowed in memory of Gordon McLanaghan, an innovator within the Bristol City Council CCTV and Emergency Control Centre who sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2014.

The 2018 winner of the award was the Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service whose area manager for resilience, mobilising and service training, namely Kevin Thomas, is returning this year. On 12 November, Thomas will share with conference delegates detail on how the Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service’s Control Centre is staffed by emergency call-takers that are also Security Industry Authority-qualified CCTV operators. This enables the Control Centre to support the round-the-clock monitoring of surveillance cameras located across 11 towns.

The Gordon McLanaghan Award is independently judged by a panel of experienced security practitioners who’ll be looking for evidence of innovation and the impact a given technical security solution has had in solving a specified issue.

In addition to the prestige of being presented with a piece of Bristol Blue glassware, the winner will be given a cheque for £1,000.

*The 2019 Gordon McLanaghan Award is free to enter. More information can be found online here. The deadline for entries is Monday 30 September 2019

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