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TDSi promotes British exporting excellence as ‘Export Champion’

Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi is supporting the UK Department for International Trade’s ‘Great’ initiative as an Export Champion, encouraging British businesses to think globally when it comes to tapping into potentially lucrative markets.

TDSi’s managing director, John Davies, who has personally been appointed as a South West Export Champion, commented: “TDSi has been actively exporting its products since 1984. Currently, exports comprise 40% of our sales. Whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations with the EU, there are huge opportunities in selling revered UK products and services around the globe. We’re keen to encourage and inspire other British businesses to embrace all available markets.”

The ‘Great’ scheme strives to encourage customers from around the world to engage with and buy from UK producers and expert service providers, while the latter offer advice and support (including legal, financial and networking assistance) for UK businesses looking to embrace these potential markets.

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John Davies

As an Export Champion, TDSi is offering advice and experience to support other businesses looking to expand their export reach.

South East Asia and the Middle East

In conversation with Risk Xtra, Davies continued: “In the past, France and the EU have been our biggest export market, but South East Asia and the Middle East are due to eclipse their position this year. China is also a very important market for TDSi because, despite being one of the great ‘workshops of the world’, savvy security buyers there know British manufacturers like ourselves have a well-deserved reputation for offering innovation, quality and excellent value for money.”

Exporting shapes TDSi as a business. “It keeps us on our toes to deal with the competition and ensures we listen effectively to new customers and markets, adapting our products and services to maintain and establish relevance in each territory,” stated Davies.

Exporting also offers fresh opportunities aside from those in the domestic market. Davies said: “Despite being an SME manufacturer/exporter, we can take on the big boys, in other words competitors considerably larger than we are, and beat them. We offer specialised, top-quality security solutions and are highly responsive with great service delivery. This is why we’re winning in these overseas markets.”

Project involvement

TDSi has capitalised on these advantages by working on many impressive projects, including China Petroleum’s headquarters in Beijing (where it beat a $20 billion competitor), the Shanghai Metro and other Metro systems in China along with telecom and electricity companies in Thailand, Brunei and Malaysia.

In conclusion, Davies observed: “We’re keen to share this experience and knowledge through schemes such as ‘Great’, helping other UK companies to embrace a diverse selection of potential markets and help ensure the nation remains a powerful force in the sphere of international trade and exports.”

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TDSi appoints new channel partner manager for Northern England and Scotland

Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi welcomes Gwen Curran to the business as its new channel partner manager (North). Curran’s role is a pivotal one in TDSi’s ongoing relationship with its channel partners in Northern England and Scotland.

John Davies, managing director of TDSi, commented: “Channel partners are a lifeblood for TDSi and we have a close working relationship with them as we build our business together. We’re very pleased to welcome Gwen to this highly important role. She will be a key contact for our channel partners across the North.”

Reflecting upon her new position, Curran commented: “My new role means I will be working closely with leading channel partners in the North to grow awareness of our full access control offer supported by the wider TDSi integrated security portfolio. I’ll be here to support our installation partners with all of their TDSi needs, but equally to support their business with end users and grow joint revenue overall.”

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Gwen Curran: joining the team at TDSi

Curran’s career in the security industry started in 2004 when she joined Norbain, working as an internal account manager with the distributor for over a decade. Across those ten years, Curran worked with leading manufacturers on a range of security systems and products including CCTV, IP solutions, access control, gate automation and intruder alarm systems.

In 2013, Curran joined the Risco Group before taking on her new role at TDSi. 

Continued Curran: “Access control is an element of the security industry that’s growing at a rapid pace and, as part of the TDSi team, I aim to be an integral part of this vibrant sector. As a leading British security solutions manufacturer, TDSi’s systems are at the heart of many exciting projects, which often include close integration with many other leading brands and manufacturers.”

Curran concluded: “I’m looking forward to working alongside our channel partners and to being a key part of TDSi’s rich ongoing history and helping to grow the business.”

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ONVIF makes plans to highlight member companies at IFSEC International 2019

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, will be exhibiting at IFSEC International 2019. The show runs at ExCeL in London from 18-20 June. The organisation will be joined by 40-plus ONVIF member companies.

As part of its presence at the exhibition, ONVIF will host the ONVIF Lounge on Stand IF2524, which provides charging stations for attendee use throughout the show. Representatives from ONVIF and various member companies will be present at the booth throughout the event to answer questions about ONVIF and provide insight on how they use the ONVIF standards for their businesses. Participating companies will include Hikvision, Costain, Synectics and TDSi.

“We’re happy to be exhibiting at IFSEC again this year, giving those who are unfamiliar with ONVIF the opportunity to learn more,” said Per Björkdahl, chair of the ONVIF Steering Committee. “ONVIF provides valuable tools that can make things easier for practising security professionals and their host organisations. We hope that, by having member companies present on Stand IF2524, attendees gain the inside track on what it means to be an ONVIF member.”

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IFSEC International is Europe’s largest dedicated security exhibition, with more than 27,000 security professionals expected to attend this year’s event.

Founded in 2008, ONVIF has a global base of established member companies whi produce cameras, video management systems and access control solutions, in trun realising more than 12,000 Profile-conformant products.

ONVIF offers Profile S for basic streaming video, Profile G for edge storage and retrieval, Profile C for door control and event management, Profile Q for quick installation, Profile A for access control configuration and Profile T for advanced video streaming.

ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions that ONVIF-conformant products can provide.

*Further information about ONVIF-conformant products is available on the ONVIF website at www.onvif.org

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TDSi appearing with BSIA and ONVIF at IFSEC International 2019

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be appearing on both the BSIA and ONVIF stands at IFSEC International 2019, which runs from 18-20 June at London’s ExCeL. TDSi’s team will be available to discuss its latest products with customers and partners on the BSIA Stand (IF2755) and ONVIF Booth (2525) throughout the event.

John Davies, managing director of TDSi, commented: “We’re delighted to be appearing with the BSIA and ONVIF at IFSEC International. At this year’s event, we’ll be highlighting our new GARDiS security software and upcoming hardware range. The new GARDiS controller will be fully ONVIF compliant (Profile A and Profile C) and perfect for integrating with a variety of security and access control systems.”

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John Davies

The GARDiS range was launched at the end of last year with the first version of the access management software and was recently updated by GARDiS Version 1.1, which provides extra functionality and support for installers and end users. A prototype of the new GARDiS Controller (the first hardware in the range) was also unveiled in April this year and will shortly be available to order.

Davies added: “IFSEC International will provide the perfect opportunity for visitors across the UK and internationally to learn more about the benefits of the TDSi GARDiS range and to discuss specific requirements or project needs with our team. The event is a must-attend for anyone in the security industry, providing access to world-renowned industry leaders and networking with security directors and managers, installers, system integrators and distributors from across the globe.”

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TDSi introduces updated version of GARDiS integrated security software

Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi is proud to announce the launch of the latest enhanced version of its new GARDiS software. GARDiS Version 1.1 provides extra functionality and support for end users and security installers.

Tina Baker, software development manager at TDSi, commented: “The latest version of the GARDiS software brings considerable additions to the platform. These include Multiple Access Levels per person, an Office Mode (featuring a Double Tap) and the facility to import people’s details and keys rapidly to facilitate the on-boarding of new authorised users.”

The TDSi GARDiS Access Management Software was launched at the end of last year, ahead of the demonstration of its new prototype GARDiS Controller in April. The GARDiS software and hardware range is designed to give powerful, yet highly user friendly and fully-integrated security thanks to web-based software and integrated hardware.

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Further new functions of GARDiS Version 1.1 include ACU Holidays, which can be set against Door-Free access, Access Modes (Card Only/Card+PIN/PIN Only) and specific doors within access levels. There are new screens for ease of use, including ‘Assign multiple access levels to doors’ and ‘Assign multiple people to access levels’.

It’s also now possible to assign multiple access levels per person and temporary access level assignment, for example allowing specific people to unlock the required doors for meetings and then reverting to controlled access when finished. The GARDiS Installer program is also included and ready to use when the system’s activated to ensure security is up-and-running as soon as possible.

Baker added: “The latest version of the GARDiS software shows the rapid pace of development and evolution that the whole range embodies. Flexibility and enhanced security are vital to combat the latest threats and ensure that end users feel safe and can continue to go about their daily business unhindered by the systems that protect them.”

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TDSi presents new GARDiS software at Intersec Dubai

Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi is appearing with distribution partner IPTEC on Stand SA-B27 at Intersec Dubai 2019, which opened its doors yesterday and runs until 22 January. TDSi is showing its newly-released GARDiS software, along with the EXgarde Enterprise integrated security management solution and its range of controllers. The company is also discussing its forthcoming incorporation of Bluetooth Low Energy readers and mobile credentials into the TDSi product portfolio.

John Davies, managing director of TDSi, commented: “Intersec Dubai is always a key event at the beginning of the year and we’re very excited to be showcasing our new GARDiS software in the region for the first time in 2019. It was launched just last month for download and is the second part of the GARDiS range of products, more elements of which will be released in due course.”

Davies continued: “We’re also honoured to be appearing as part of the IPTEC Stand this year. As an expert local distributor, IPTEC’s expertise offers a great opportunity for visitors to discuss their specific requirements and to gain a better understanding of the latest security technology on offer, such as our own fully-integrated systems.”

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Held in Halls 1-8 at the Trade Centre Arena and Sheikh Saeed Halls 1-3 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec attracts exhibitors and visitors from across the Middle East, Asia and beyond. The show is also an important indicator of what to expect in the security market during the year ahead.

Davies added: “The security market in the Middle East has witnessed renewed growth since the event last year, and particularly so as a result of Governments looking to invest their reach further in terms of infrastructure. It’s a significant export market for TDSi and we rely heavily on our local partners such as IPTEC to ensure that we can offer end users the best possible support and services.”

John Davies: managing director at TDSi

John Davies: managing director at TDSi

Intersec Dubai highlights market demands and trends for the coming year. This is something which is highly important to TDSi. Davies concluded: “This event gives us a greater understanding of the needs and demands from this very important security market. If you are attending the event, come and visit myself and the team on Stand SA-B27. We’ll be delighted to discuss your specific security requirements and give you a demonstration of our powerful and highly flexible product range.”

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TDSi selects Julia’s House as chosen charity beneficiary in 2019

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.”

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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.”

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