Optic Security Group picks up Axis Communications top government award

Defsec Update - 23 May 2019

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Optic Security Group wins Axis award
Optic Security Group's Fortlock wins Axis Communication's NZ government award.

Fortlock, part of the Optic Security Group, has been awarded Axis Communication’s coveted Government Partner of the Year for New Zealand.

It was the highlight of Axis Communications’ annual Oceania Axis Partner Summit 2019, in which the global surveillance camera giant hosted some of the region’s top resellers, distributors, vendor partners and end-users at the Reef View Hotel on Australia’s Hamilton Island.

“Behind this award is Optic Security Group’s significant ongoing partnerships with key government organisations,” said Group Commercial Director Andrew Moss. “To win this award in this high-security space is something we’re really proud of.”

According to Moss, the Optic Security Group ‘difference’ incorporates “providing government customers with in-depth technical and industry expertise to tackle all emerging security challenges.”

Wai King Wong, Country Manager for ANZ at Axis, said  “innovation, dedication to cyber security and recognition of the strength of our local partners is what sets us apart, and with this event we get the chance to not only explore emerging trends and new technologies, but we also get the chance to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of our many friends and partners in the industry.”

“Axis has awarded Fortlock Security with an Award in the Category ‘Government Project – NZ’ for their outstanding work across multiple agencies in New Zealand Government,” he continued. “Fortlock is an Axis Gold partner, that has delivered many of Axis’ solutions in NZ for very long time. “

“We would like to congratulate [Group CEO] Jason Cherrington and his team in NZ for their achievement, continued support and look forward to growing our relationship with Fortlock and their new venture as Optic Security”

The gala dinner, held on the last night of the Axis partner summit, followed two full days of seminars and updates. The theme for this year’s event was Expanding Insights and Opportunities, with a focus on adding value to a facility or organisation through video data analysis, AI and emerging technologies, such as Facial Recognition and pedestrian heat mapping. 

The summit’s emphasis on cyber security was reflected by the choice of Stephen Knights, Director of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), as keynote speaker.

“Stephen talked about the convergence of information and physical security,” said Moss. “It’s a change that Optic Security Group, as a provider of converged security solutions, is at the very forefront of.”

About Optic Security Group

Optic Security Group is the largest independent and most technically advanced provider of converged physical, IT and information security solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Launched in December 2018 by combining the talent and capability of New Zealand companies Fortlock, Comsmart, Circuit Systems and SSL with Australia-based Securities and Security & Technology Services and Bemac, the group helps organisations to safeguard their people, information and technology. Optic brings together 200 staff across 10 locations in Australia and New Zealand, and combined revenues in excess of NZD 100 million to provide physical, IT and information security services to 1,000 existing – and a growing list of new – customers.