The Institute encourages and recognises excellence, as a part of its commitment to professional development and raising awareness of good security. It has developed an Awards Ceremony, where individuals and companies going the extra mile are recognised, and where its own Awards are presented.
The Institute makes four awards annually.
GEORGE VAN SCHALKWYK AWARD: for the best contribution to security management by an Institute member
JOHN APLIN AWARD: for the student achieving the highest marks in the Certificate in Security Management
WILF KNIGHT AWARD: to the higher education student making the most notible contribution to security development, as recommended by the university
PRESIDENTS AWARD: is voted on by the membership for the person making an exceptional contribution to the Security Institute.