The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognise and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognised and their success to be celebrated. The criteria for these awards are based on extensive research on key factors that contribute to and characterise outstanding performance (Aspiring to Excellence – Perpetuity Research). The OSPAs are being set up in collaboration with security associations and groups across many countries.

The first OSPAs awards were held in Norway in 2015, since then, we have hosted events in many other countries – and more are planned.

Information on all our Awards can be found at the following websites:

Our Core Values


We believe that the OSPAs need to represent certain ideals to be a successful and reputable scheme. We pride ourselves on our values of always being:

  1. Independent
  2. Credible
  3. Transparent
  4. Respectable

Our Vision is that the winner of each award in each country will then be eligible to enter the World OSPAs in due course.