Month: January 2021

Senaca EA scoops 4 major awards

Senaca EA, has yet again claimed its place as The Market Leader after emerging as the    overall Best in three categories at this year’s OSPAS Awards and Real Estate Excellence Awards. This makes a total of 10 awards won by Senaca EA in the last 2 years.

The OSPAs recognize and reward Companies and Individuals across the security sector. The OSPAs operate in 11 Countries which include USA, UK, Germany, Australia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Romania and now in Kenya . The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for   outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognized and their success to be celebrated.

Senaca EA recorded   a resounding victory at The OSPAs in 2 categories, bagging 3 Awards including sweeping the top slots for the;

  1. Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
  2. Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
  3. Outstanding Security Training Initiative for our Academy the Private Security Training Academy.

This comes hot on the heels of similar success at the Real Estate Excellence Awards where the Company was yet again able to bag the 2nd award in a successive year as the Best Manned Security Solutions Provider in 2020. Making the award a testament to Senaca EA’s transformation plan has placed the Company at the helm of the Industry.

Commenting on the awards, General Manager John Sanga said, “These awards recognize the efforts we have put in and we are continuing to put in, to offer tailored solutions to our clients through best trained security officers. This has increased our portfolio in serving and             integrating new technology with security in line with our new Vision “Securing the future now.”

The Company was recognized as the  Outstanding Security Installer /Integrator. This award recognizes the fact that Senaca has long positioned itself as a leading security firm across East African Market specializing in      integrated security solutions. Over time, the company has challenged the conventional  market ethos and approaches with the use of GSM radios and integrated automated systems in regards to communication, thus transforming how       business is conducted. We continue to put effort in being responsive to customers emerging needs and preferences.

The President and the Chair Panelist of The OSPAs Awards, Professor Martin Gill indicated that the awards are key for benchmarking against the best and encouraged all nominees raise the standards in the security market.

Below is a list of the awards at The Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2020    (https://ke.theospas.com/winners-2020/):

  1. Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
  2. Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
  3. Outstanding Security Training Initiative
  4. Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
  5. Outstanding Female Security Professional

Last year we were proud to have won the   following awards from various entities:

  1. Fastest Growing Security Company in East Africa
  2. Most Innovative Security Brand
  3. Most Promising Security Company
  4. Leading Security in Gender Diversity
  5. Strategic Leadership and Governance of a Private Firm
  6. Visionary Leadership Award

We thank our esteemed employees and    clients who have been instrumental in our growth and recognition. It is your confidence in us, honesty, constant engagement, recommendations for continuous improvement and        business referrals as our valued client that have accorded Senaca EA with these much-coveted Crowns for two successive years. We also acknowledge the overwhelming support we have      received from all our staff and clients this challenging year amidst the COVID 19 Pandemic and the kindness and concern extended to our security officers in the line of duty.

In 2021, Senaca EA is implementing its Transformation Plan (SEA T-Plan). Our key area of focus are customer tailored solutions, an improved look and an unapologetic pride in improved our          customer service. We are looking forward to offering you bespoke security solutions designed with every client’s uniqueness in mind and giving you the peace of mind you deserve in all matters security.

 

Diversity in the Security Industry

DIVERSITY IN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY

 

Do an image search using the terms “security manager,” “security director,” or “security professional,” and the results will be fairly predictable. With its roots in law enforcement especially in my mother country Kenya, the security industry has long been dominated by men, whether in management, sales, or technical positions.

In recent years, however, this has begun to change. First making inroads in traditionally  female roles like marketing and human          resources, now more women are making their mark in leadership and other types of roles across the security industry. In fact, the last 10 years has demonstrated to professionals across all industries that business growth is best achieved by eliminating limitations based on gender. Yes Diversity is looking good. While the proportion of women to men continues to lag behind that reality, the balance is shifting and becoming more visible in the security     industry as well. Can you argue about that?

A few pioneers have paved the way over the years and present a more balanced model of what a security  professional might look like. Let’s make our company the case study        Senaca EA. As one of the earliest women in a top management position in the company since  inception, CEO Naomi Kipkorir co-founded the company in 2002 and built it over the next few years into being awarded as the most            innovative security company in 2019 at the Real Estate Excellence Awards. How amazing is this.

Home grown security officer Eunice Ndeto has risen through the ranks to become an expert in matters of the Control Room and Operational Excellence. Mercy Bonareri a Human Resource practitioner has continued to provide guidance to strengthen security operation for our         organization in the highly labor intensive field.        Annette Kimitei who has vastly grown in the      industry, regardless of her  not  being a       conventional security expert  has  helped shape the National  conversation about the role of women and the diversity of security in      current Information age, she was a moderator at the 2020 Women In Safety Excellence     Official Global Launch. Main topic of discussion being “The Call for Diversity in Security

There is good reason to applaud the growing presence of women in every type of security role. In a leadership effectiveness study       conducted recently via HR World. Women were rated higher than men in twelve of the fifteen functions listed. The roles included sales,      operations, finance, management, engineering and other positions traditionally held by men. Women were rated as excelling in – among other things – taking initiative, acting with     resilience, practicing self-development, driving for results and displaying high integrity and      honesty. Are you shocked yet? In fact, they were thought to be more effective in 84 percent of the capabilities that we most frequently measure to differentiate excellent  leaders, according to a Harvard Business      Review article. It is also worth noting that   women have traditionally been, and are often still, described as being stronger in the areas of compassion and empathy and as being able to work out compromises.Today, a fast-growing number of organizations within the security industry are hiring and     promoting women in a wider range of roles. This is even evident in our country where we have women sitting in the National Security  Table like Honorable Raychelle Omamo. Have you not seen women taking positions in the cyber-security field? You may have. We foresee a future where women will be taking their place as thought leaders, technology experts and  accomplished specialists in this field.

A number of industry groups have been created to offer community, education and networking opportunities for women. ASIS International created the Global ASIS Women in Security Council to provide resources and assistance to women in the security industry, as well as to inspire those  interested in entering the security industry. Have you heard about it? The council offers mentoring, volunteering and other support opportunities for its members. The growing presence of women in the security industry is without question a positive trend. As more young women enter the field, they will continue to bring with them the benefits of a more balanced workplace and a wider point of view, which is definitely something to celebrate.

We encourage both men and women to join this conversation.

The Call for Diversity in Security.