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Exhibitors at Security & Policing are invited to enter the ADS Security Innovation Award which recognises the innovative capabilities and services developed by UK security companies.

Congratulations to Safetyflex Barriers for winning the 2019 ADS Security Innovation Award.

The company received the award for Springline 50, a new generation of anti-terrorist crash fencing that requires only 400mm foundations and stops an 18 tonne truck travelling at 50mph/80kph in accordance with PAS68 IWA14.

Alan Pratt, Chief Security, Science and Innovation Officer, Home Office, presented the award. FIND OUT MORE

Mercia Solutions was awarded the runners-up position for MediaStation, a networked system for downloading and transferring video, images and audio following forensic procedures that has been used evidentially by emergency services for disaster victim identification, saving hundreds of hours of police time through remote identification processing.

Two further companies were highly commended in the ADS Security Innovation Awards:

  • Jepson & Co – for PlateSync®, a unique networked security tool for preventing number plate cloning.
  • SeeQuestor – for SeeQuestor Model 5, enabling rapid on-site deployment and significant improved performance of the pioneering video analytics platform.


Innovation Award

Thank you to to all the companies who entered for the 2019 ADS Security Innovation Award.

About the Award

The annual ADS Security Innovation Award, recognises the innovative capabilities and services developed by UK security companies. The award is specifically designed to identify those capabilities that have caused a step change in the effectiveness of the UK’s ability to prevent, respond to, reduce the impact of or investigate risks.

Winners of the award received the following benefits:

  • Enhanced visibility at the Security & Policing event
  • Presentation of the award by a senior Government official
  • A slot in the new dedicated pitching area, the ‘Market Place’
  • Media support for announcement of the award
Three types of award were presented
To the highest scoring organisation, to the second highest scoring organisation (runner-up) and, at the judging panel’s discretion, to highly commended entrants.
Companies were notified of the results in February 2019.

Submissions were reviewed by an eminent panel of judges drawn from Government, Academia and Industry including:

  • Dr Alan Pratt – Chief Security, Science and Innovation Officer, Home Office
  • Prof Chris Hankin – Co-Director Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London
  • Michael Clayforth-Carr – Adviser Leonardo Security and Information Systems and Vice-Chair of UK RISC
  • Dr Lucy Mason – Head of the Defence and Security Accelerator
  • Shaun Hipgrave – Head of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre, Home Office
Visit in 2019