TDSi News

How does terrorism impact the security market?

Statistically speaking, incidents of terrorism are unlikely to impact most businesses and institutions. However, the mere possibility of worst-case-scenario attacks is enough to keep security professionals awake at night. Compounding the collective anxiety is the minute-by-minute media coverage when an attack does occur. The immediacy of the shared experience of global tragedy impacts us all – including security system decision-makers. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Ho...

TDSi organises Awareness Day and Training event for system integrators in Dubai

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi completed an Awareness Day and Training event in Dubai this month for local systems integrators, as part of the company’s commitment to partner training across the region and worldwide. Deploying TDSi systems TDSi’s Senior Export Technical Support Engineer, Kevan Fry conducted the event and commented, “The event and training drew 50 engineers from 30 companies, all from local systems integrators keen to learn more about the advantages of...

Roundtable roundup: home automation, thermal cameras, alarms and more

Our Expert Panel is an opinionated group on a wide variety of topics, and we are dedicated to providing a useful and flexible forum to share those opinions. This week, our panelists address a range of opinions about several self-selected topics, culled from the large number of Expert Panelist responses we have collected in the last year. In this Expert Panel Roundtable article, we will share these varied and insightful responses to ensure they are not lost to posterity!

How do news reports influence opinions about security?

When security topics become a part of current events, it is usually in a negative light. Security generally only becomes news when it fails, sometimes in a dramatic, high profile and tragic way. However, security failures can also shed light on lessons learned and opportunities to improve. Working toward better security can translate into the purchase of more goods and equipment supplied by our market. For additional insights into the intersection of security and current events, we asked this we...

TDSi to launch new GARDiS Controller at The Security Event 2019

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce it will be launching its new GARDiS Controller on stand SE32 at The Security Event 2019, which is being held at the NEC in Birmingham from 9th – 11th April. The new controller is the latest development in TDSi’s recently launched fully integrated GARDiS range, following the release of its base software at the end of 2018. John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “We are proud to be showcasing our latest prod...

What role should consultants play in the security buying decision?

The security industry is full of individuals who call themselves consultants. It’s a term that is thrown around rather loosely, and in some situations the term can be roughly translated as “between jobs.” But “real” consultants provide real value to their clients in a variety of subject matter specialties. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What role should consultants play in the security technology buying decision?

WBE announces names of its founding partners for The Security Event 2019

The Security Event has built a platform which is truly designed by the industry, for the industry, with game-changing collaborations with manufacturers, distributors, service providers, associations and industry leaders, industry media and complementary events. Spearheading this approach, a truly outstanding group of global companies has been selected from a range of disciplines to help shape this game-changing new exhibition. The Security Event is proud to have support of its ten founding part...

What technology trend will have the biggest impact on physical security in 2019?

The year ahead holds endless promise for the physical security industry, and much of that future will be determined by which technologies the industry embraces. The menu of possibilities is long – from artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things to the cloud and much more – and each technology trend has the potential to transform the market in its own way. We tapped into the collective expertise of our Expert Panel Roundtable to answer this question: What technology trend will...

TDSi appoints Nicky Southwell as the new office manager at its Poole headquarters in Dorset

John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “Our Poole facility is at the heart of TDSi’s UK and international operations, the vital hub for our worldwide distribution, sales and support. As such, Nicky has an important role in ensuring TDSi continues to offer top-class service to our customers and partners.” Best security solutions Nicky also commented, “I am very pleased to be joining the TDSi team and to be overseeing our key Poole facility. TDSi’s team h...

Are cybersecurity concerns slowing down the ‘race to the bottom?’

Cybersecurity continues to be a major theme in the physical security industry, but effective cybersecurity comes at a cost. Higher cost is contrary to another major trend in the market: lower product pricing, which some have characterised as a ‘race to the bottom’. Chinese manufacturers, whose products tend to have lower prices, have been the target of cybersecurity concerns and even a government ban. So what is the overall impact of cybersecurity on pricing trends in video products?...

WBE announces event highlights and registration details for The Security Event 2019

The Security Event - powered by Security Essen arrives at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK from 9 to 11 April 2019. This major new security exhibition features around 100’s of security brands. Visitors can now register online for the event, organised by Western Business Exhibitions (WBE). Cooperation partner is Messe Essen (Germany), organiser of the trade fair for civil security Security Essen. The British market is one of the most important markets for the security...

How optimistic is the physical security outlook for 2019?

The new year 2019 is brimming with possibilities for the physical security industry, but will those possibilities prove to be good news or bad news for our market? Inevitably, it will be a combination of good and bad, but how much good and how bad? We wanted to check the temperature of the industry as it relates to expectations for the new year, so we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How optimistic is your outlook for the physical security industry in 2019? Why?