Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will again be supporting Dorset-based children’s hospice Julia’s House by naming the organisation as its charity beneficiary in 2019. The announcement follows a programme of successful activities last year which included a ‘Change for Change’ collection day, a Halloween ‘Bake-Off’ event, participation in the gruelling Tough Mudder and ‘Christmas Jumper Day’.
Francesca Meyrick, marketing manager at TDSi, commented: “Julia’s House holds a special place in the hearts of the TDSi team. Located not far from our head office in Poole, the charity’s hospice supports children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. We’ve been supporting the charity through fundraising initiatives for a number of years now. 2018 was no different, with the Tough Mudder event alone raising £1,200 for this wonderful cause.”
Members of the TDSi team recently visited the hospice centre in Corfe Mullen, Dorset to see how the money raised is helping children and their families. Meyrick elaborated: “It was great to see the amazing facilities and to understand how vital this charity is to those that rely upon its services. Those of us who visited the facility were quite overcome by the amazing work the charity carries out on a daily basis for people that desperately need its support.”
Visiting Julia’s House in person galvanised TDSi into repeating its support in 2019. Meyrick added: “It was also a real eye-opener with regards to the costs involved and just how important it is to show continued support to the charity, which is why we’ve chosen to focus our efforts again for 2019. We’re all excited to be planning and organising a fresh set of fundraising activities to continue our ongoing support.”
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is introducing its new GARDiS software to the European market on Stand 3C30.1 in Hall 3 at Security Essen 2018 in Germany, which is running from 25-28 September.
Mica Negrilic, international business development manager at TDSi, commented: “We’re proud and very excited to be appearing at Security Essen 2018, where the company will be formally introducing its GARDiS software to the European market. While we usually visit the bi-annual show, this is the first time we’ve had a formal presence at the event for a few years. We’re looking to engage with our existing and new partners and resellers across Europe and beyond.”
Negrilic added: “When we attended the last edition of Security Essen in 2016 we were very impressed by the breadth of visitors from across the EU, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and beyond. There are big opportunities for the security sector across these regions and we feel that TDSi’s portfolio of high quality and high integration systems are perfect for these markets.”
Negrilic and TDSi’s managing director John Davies are available on Stand 3C30.1 to discuss specific security requirements and projects, as well as the considerable advantages of being a TDSi Channel or Distribution Partner.
In conclusion, Negrilic (who heads up TDSi’s French office at Noisy-le-Grand near Paris) said: “This is a particularly exciting time to be working with TDSi. We have impressive growth targets across Europe and this event is the perfect opportunity to meet with us and discuss the potential to grow our businesses together. If you’re attending Security Essen, make sure you visit the TDSi stand to learn more.”
Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi will be appearing as a partner at the Milestone Integration Expo UK, which is being held at the Hilton at St George’s Park Hotel, Burton Upon Trent on Wednesday 19 September.
The Milestone Integration Expo UK provides visitors with a greater insight into the powerful integration of Milestone’s XProtect VMS (Video Management System) solution by a number of complementary security systems, including TDSi’s EXgarde security management software.
Alex Rumsey, director of UK sales at TDSi, commented: “Given that it’s the world’s Number One provider of VMS solutions, we’re proud that Milestone has invited us to partner with them at this event. This is the perfect opportunity for installers, specifiers and end users to view and understand the powerful integration capabilities of using Milestone’s XProtect VMS and our EXgarde solution in order to provide a truly 360-degree view of security management.”
Alex Rumsey of TDSi
The event will feature eight Milestone Partners, all of them providing insights into the flexibility of their integrated security products. Live demonstrations will be held throughout the day from 9.30 am until 4.45 pm, giving visitors the opportunity to attend and participate in as many of these as required.
The Milestone Integration Expo UK is free to attend, but requires registration. Visitors will have access to the newest technologies within access control, video analytics, body-worn cameras, system design and storage optimisation, along with networking opportunities with some of the most successful IP video systems integrators, resellers and distributors in the UK.
Rumsey concluded: “Unlike a general trade show, this is a highly focused event which will provide specific details and assistance for anyone that uses Milestone’s market-leading systems. All of the presentation teams will be there to provide a solid educational forum and to discuss specific applications for the technology in the real world.”
*For further details and to register for Milestone Integration Expo UK visit www.milestonesys.com/events/events-and-webinars/milestone-integration-expo-uk/
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has recognised Masco Security Services as European System Integrator of the Year and GTIE as Strategic Growth Partner of the Year in the company’s prestigious 2017-2018 Partner Awards.
Malta-based Masco Security Services has been awarded European System Integrator of the Year in recognition of its work in the access control segment, specifically for projects including the new Transport Malta headquarters in Lija, the Spinola Park offices in St Julian’s, Bit8’s offices in Gzira and the new Busy Bee factory in Mriehel.
Upon receiving the award, a spokesperson for Masco Security Services commented: “We would like to thank TDSi for its constant support, our clients for their continued faith in our services and, above all, our dedicated team for their hard work and excellent service.”
French security specialist GTIE won the Strategic Growth Partner Award in recognition of a number of projects, including a security installation at Clinique Saint Yves which uses TDSi’s new GARDiS readers.
Mica Negrilic, TDSi’s international business development manager, stated: “GTIE has also shown a great interest in taking our new GARDiS software to a broad spectrum of clients, and we’re already seeing a number of new opportunities that promise significant growth in the local security market.”
Negrilic concluded: “This has been another exciting and successful year for TDSi and, undoubtedly, much of this success comes down to the hard work and commitment of our excellent partners. Masco Security Services and GTIE richly deserve these accolades and we very much look forward to continuing our successful working relationship with both companies going forward.”
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has awarded ADI Global Distribution its UK Distributor of the Year Award 2017-2018. The award was presented to ADI Global’s product manager for access control, Joe Davies, and EMEA product manager for access control Glenn Davies at IFSEC International.
While presenting the award, Andy Cross (distribution channel manager at TDSi) commented: “ADI Global has proven time and again that it’s an excellent security distributor, with the highly impressive 30% growth speaking for itself. TDSi only sells its products via our channel partners and therefore this commitment is of paramount importance to our business. I’m delighted to present this richly deserved award to our friends at ADI Global.”
ADI Global’s Joe Davies responded: “We’re honoured to have been recognised by TDSI in this year’s Partner Awards. It’s important that we sell and supply the best systems to our customers and their end users. TDSi’s solutions provide not only market-leading systems, but also highly impressive Return on Investment. The company has a well-deserved reputation for innovation and quality, along with keen pricing, which are three key attractions for any security buyer.”
Having the largest distribution branch network in the UK security industry, ADI Global Distribution delivers unsurpassed service and 24-hour online access. The company prides itself on building trusted and personal business partnerships with its installation customers, providing the necessary tools and security systems to enhance their capabilities and expand their business.
Integrated security solutions developer TDSi has announce the detail of a new distribution partnership with Enterprise Security Distribution. The partnership deal will see TDSi’s products and services being offered across the UK through Enterprise Security Distribution’s network of regional branches.
Andy Cross, TDSi’s distribution channel manager, commented: “We have ambitious plans to grow and further develop our distribution partnerships and Enterprise Security Distribution is a perfect partner. With a network of ten branches across the UK, ranging from Kent right up to Manchester, Enterprise Security Distribution boasts highly impressive market penetration and professional expertise across numerous sectors.”
Tony Streams, managing director at Enterprise Security Distribution, responded: “TDSi offers an unbeatable range of innovative and reliable security systems which provide high levels of RoI. Backed by class-leading technology and support services, we believe this partnership with TDSi will offer our customers improved choice and access to some of the best security solutions available.”
TDSi only sells its products through designated channel partners, so expert distribution partnerships are the key to its success. Andy Cross explained: “We rely upon the knowledge and market relationship of our partners to supply our customers with TDSi products and support. It would be impossible for us to reach and support all of these customers without this expert help. Therefore, it’s vital that we forge the right partnerships to ensure market growth and mutual success in growing our business.”
TDSi’s distribution partners have their specific expertise and focus, be that by geographical location or specific vertical sector. Cross concluded: “Enterprise Security Distribution has enviable expertise in not only access control systems, but also CCTV, intruder detection and fire safety systems. We believe our products are a great fit as part of these fully-integrated solutions and we’re very excited indeed to be opening this new chapter of co-operation.”
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has announced that its software analyst and developer Ian Hoare has graduated with a Master’s degree in Cyber Security and Human Factors from Bournemouth University. Hoare’s qualification demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to research, education and training.
TDSi’s managing director John Davies commented: “We’re very proud that Ian has earned his Master’s degree, having worked extremely hard to study alongside his role at TDSi. As a company, we champion education and training as it benefits not only the person and the business, but also the security industry as a whole.”
Hoare elaborated on the significance of his new degree for his role at TDSi. “This new qualification demonstrates that I’m up-to-date with the very latest advances in cloud computing and online security. The TDSi team is always at the forefront of secure software for the modern world, but we’re keen to illustrate this with Continuing Professional Development, giving additional confidence to our customers that all has been done to secure their data.”
Ian Hoare of TDSi
As part of his graduation process, Hoare produced a dissertation that examines the secure development life-cycle and how it can fit into the agile development process. He commented: “The Agile development process doesn’t allow for any security processes. There’s an argument that it shouldn’t, as it’s an overhead of the initial development.”
Hoare concluded: “However, it’s important to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities within the system, as the financial costs are far greater if vulnerabilities are found after the product is released. This is even more important with the EU’s looming General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force in May next year.”
Hoare’s Master’s in Cyber Security and Human Factors is just part of an ongoing process of training and research. He concluded: “The cloud environment is continuously changing, with new threats evolving. It’s vital to use this knowledge now and to continuously keep this learning and information updated as technology and security needs evolve.”