Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to confirm its continued programme of Table Talks sessions for its partners and end users. TDSi began hosting these regular sessions during the Lockdown phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, to deliver technical and informational content to interested parties. TDSi’s Table Talks are free online discussion and training sessions with a Roundtable of its key technical and commercial team members. Each session features TDSi’s security experts, on hand to answer questions from attendees and to discuss relevant topics on integrated security systems, installation, and specification. System architecture and design TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies, who chairs Table Talk commented, “The COVID-19 restrictions have made it harder than normal for us to speak directly to our installation partners and customers, so we wanted to find a way to address this and Table Talk was born.” Our friendly panel of experts are on hand to offer advice on system architecture and design" John added, “The sessions are designed to fit the needs of our audience and we welcome questions posed beforehand (and during the sessions), so we can ensure the content is tailored directly to the needs of participants, rather than us jumping on a soapbox and regaling the audience with all things TDSi. Our friendly panel of experts are on hand to offer advice on system architecture and design, to talk about the latest technology or to answer questions on specific projects and installations.” Non-contact touchless systems Table Talk is presented once a month and chaired by John, who is accompanied by varied members of TDSi’s expert panel, typically including: Head of Development Tina Baker, Product Engineer Russell Marande, Sales Director Alex Rumsey, and International Business Manager Mica Negrilic. John adds, “The COVID-19 restrictions have seen big changes for everyone in security, with greater demand for non-contact touchless systems (including proximity readers and biometrics). The team and I will be on hand to answer any questions on the options, benefits and suitability of our systems and the integration potential they offer in working with security systems from other suppliers too.”
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has announced that it will be appearing as a partner at the Milestone Integration Expo UK, which is being held at the Hilton at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent on Wednesday 19th September 2018. Milestone Integration Expo UK 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, “As the World’s number one provider of VMS systems, we are 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, to provide a truly 360-degree view of security management.” Milestone VMS-Exgarde security management integration The event will feature eight Milestone Partners, providing insights into the flexibility of their integrated security products The event will feature eight Milestone Partners, providing insights into the flexibility of their integrated security products. Live demonstrations will be held throughout the day (09:30am to 4:45pm) 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. It starts on Wednesday 19th September at 09:30am, with a BBQ Dinner at the Hilton St. George's Park Hotel Restaurant starting at 7:00pm. 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. Alex concluded, “Unlike a general trade show, this is a highly focused event which will provide specific details and assistance for anyone that use Milestone’s market-leading systems. All the presentation teams will be there to provide a solid educational forum and to discuss specific applications for the technology in the real world. We look forward to seeing you there!”
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce exciting new features for its powerful EXgarde Web security solution. Additional functionality includes approving door entry PIN codes and photo capture, all from any secure Internet-enabled device. Alex Rumsey, Director of UK Sales at TDSi commented, “EXgarde Web was originally launched in 2014 and offers an additional option to interface with TDSi’s powerful EXgarde solution. It allows security operators or authorised staff to add new security users and grant access through any Internet enabled device. The operator can capture key fields (such as name, organisation and car registration, etc), assign security rights and issue access cards.” EXgarde Web security solution EXgarde Web’s new PIN code functionality allows a PIN to be amended and assigned to a door, as well as adding validity across a range of dates and times EXgarde Web’s new PIN code functionality allows a PIN to be amended and assigned to a door, as well as adding validity across a range of dates and times (which is useful for assigning cards for visitors or short-term contractors). Photos can also be captured through the web portal, so photo ID can be created easily and efficiently. The solution is also ideal for quickly responding to a security issue, such as a lost or stolen access card. The suspect card can be suspended, and a new card issued rapidly, with a visibility of all activity to assess the whole situation. Equally, it can be used to rapidly compile reports, for instance during a fire or other evacuation. EXgarde Web will report on who has entered or left the building, which is invaluable to the Fire Marshall and Search & Rescue teams. Intuitive interface for secure access Secure access can be gained from any Internet portal, including major smartphone platforms as well as PC and Apple" Alex added, “EXgarde Web does not require any new software, the user just requires a spare Network User client licence for the functionality to be supported. Secure access can be gained from any Internet portal, including major smartphone platforms as well as PC and Apple. Using a highly intuitive interface, little or no training is required to operate the software.” The solution is perfect for all sizes of organisations and applications. It is particularly suited to operators such as Receptionists or anyone who uses the system on an infrequent basis, as the software is very easy to use. EXgarde Web’s flexibility deliberately has more limited features compared to the full blown EXgarde PRO Client interface, to ensure security in the unlikelihood a mobile device is breached, or the operator makes a mistake. Integrated security Alex concluded, “EXgarde Web requires the latest version of EXgarde with the free web module installed on a client device. EXgarde Web can be used over multiple devices providing an unbeatable level of flexibility and usability for this powerful integrated security solution. If your business is already using EXgarde it is the perfect way to enhance your security regime for a minimal outlay.”
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Rumsey as Director of UK Sales. Alex’s promotion sees him take on the new role having previously been Channel Partner Manager at the company. TDSi plans for growth in UK Reflecting upon the promotion, TDSi Managing Director John Davies commented, “We are very excited to announce Alex’s appointment to this critical role. This promotion is very well deserved - Alex has proven time and again that he has the expertise, ability and dedication to successfully promote TDSi’s products and services to the UK market.” John continued, “Alex is the perfect person to steer TDSi’s continued growth plans in the UK. His appointment also frees up other parts of the senior management team to further focus on developing exciting new products and to concentrate on other strategic projects, such as exports growth. This is particularly good timing in view of the lucrative opportunities being presented by the lower value of the Pound against the Euro and US Dollar.” Support for existing customers and partners Alex also commented on his promotion to Director of UK Sales, “I am delighted to be taking on the senior sales role in the UK. TDSi proudly manufacturers its systems and products in the UK, but the domestic market is also a key region for our sales. There are huge opportunities to grow and expand in the UK security market and I will be looking to focus our team fully on these, as well as supporting our existing customers and partners here.” Alex’s promotion follows a number of recent new TDSi appointments including: Finance and Operations Director Paula Warburton, Marketing Manager Francesca Meyrick and Customer Care Advisor Madison Read.
The Award was presented to Ian Trayling of AlertSystems by TDSi Managing Director, John Davies Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has awarded AlertSystems its ‘Platinum Partner of the Year Award’ for 2016. The Award was presented to Ian Trayling of AlertSystems and recognises the expert installer for its close partnership with the security manufacturer. Successful partnership Having received the award, Paul Brake Joint Managing Director of AlertSystems said, “I speak for the whole team when I say we are delighted and honoured to be presented with this award, which reflects how closely we work with TDSi to provide our customers with the best solutions and implementation. TDSi’s products offer outstanding quality of service and value for money, which in turn helps us to offer our clients very attractive ROI in a highly competitive market. We look forward to continuing our fruitful partnership.” TDSi’s Channel Partner Manager, Alex Rumsey was equally enthusiastic about the award, “AlertSystems has continuously delivered the highest levels of professionalism, technical expertise and market awareness which makes them an ideal partner for TDSi. With a highly keen interest in the market, AlertSystems has grown its business with TDSi significantly throughout the last 12 months, with a stand-out project for Capita Customer Management and Marlborough College. This award is richly deserved and we are proud to be forging a continued partnership of success.” Trusted security supplier A provider of Electronic Security Systems to businesses, AlertSystems is committed to providing excellent products and outstanding customer care to organisations seeking high quality security solutions. With thousands of commercial security installations across the UK, the company is a trusted security supplier to organisations from all major industry sectors, including transport, logistics, food production, schools, universities, hotels, utilities, waste management and many more.
Neil will provide business, technical & marketing assistance to TDSi's broad network of specialist partners Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has appointed Neil Hughes as its new Channel Partner Manager. As well as taking a central role in the company’s channel partner relations, Neil is also a key contact for TDSi’s partners and customers in the northern UK. Reflecting upon TDSi’s latest recruit, Managing Director John Davies commented, “Neil’s appointment is an important part of our ongoing and evolving commitment to offer expert support to our channel partners.” Direct support for Gold and Platinum partners John added, “Our partners are a vital ingredient to our success and Neil will be on hand to offer direct support for our Gold and Platinum partners, bringing considerable skills from previous roles with security manufacturers, systems design and installation businesses. We all welcome Neil to the TDSi team and know he will be a great asset to our business and our partners.” Commenting upon his appointment Neil said, “I feel my new role is very well matched to my 29 years’ of experience in the security industry. I have considerable expertise and experience across access control, intruder and CCTV systems and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead. TDSi has a wide range of products and services to offer to market, not just access control but video management systems, integration and more – so I am keen to meet partners and customers to promote this.” Neil will be working in close partnership with TDSi’s southern Channel Partner Manager Alex Rumsey, covering the UK and beyond and providing business, technical and marketing assistance to the company’s broad network of specialist partners. Neil concluded, “It is an exciting time to join TDSi, with considerable investment in new products, research & development and exciting future plans to share with our loyal clients.”
The event is the opportunity to learn more about how products can be integrated with a broad range of complementary systems Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be demonstrating the considerable benefits of full integration of its solutions with other specialist manufacturers, including Texecom, Milestone, ASSA ABLOY and SimonsVoss, on stand F1100, at IFSEC International 2015 this month. John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, "IFSEC International is the perfect opportunity to learn more about how our products can be integrated with a broad range of complementary systems, from wireless locking systems to intruder alarms and CCTV VMS Platforms. All of these can be centrally administered by our EXgarde software, which provides a fully comprehensive, centrally managed security." TDSi to be a key part of 'Harmony Village' TDSi will again be a key part of the 'Harmony Village' at IFSEC International, which includes partners Texecom, GJD and Elmdene all in close proximity – making it simple for visitors to understand the connecting technologies. TDSi will also be working in close co-operation with Milestone, ASSA ABLOY and SimonsVoss at the show to explain the integration partnerships between the technologies and the providers. Distribution Partner Manager; LeAnne Hill, Channel Partner Manager; Alex Rumsey and Channel Partner Manager; Richard Hill will all be on hand on stand F1100 to discuss the benefits of working with TDSi in the UK. For international visitors attending the show, International Business Development Manager; Mica Negrilic will be available to talk about opportunities to partner TDSi in EMEA. John Davies will also be on hand to talk about the opportunities in China and the Asia Pacific region. Latest range of readers on display On stand F1100 TDSi will display its latest range of readers. These include new versions of its MIFARE and Proximity Readers, including MIFARE Plus and DESFire technologies, for added security and flexibility. Also on display will be the company's SOLOgarde, MICROgarde and EX-Series controllers, along with the combination options of its software products - including EXgarde security management and VUgarde Video Management Software. Motivational speakers This year IFSEC International features a number of well-known motivational speakers - including British racing driver and former track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy MBE, sporting executive Baroness Karren Brady CBE and Adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE. TDSi is keen to encourage visitors from across the UK who may be considering attending the show. A recent blog (www.tdsi.co.uk/ifsec15_north) outlines the benefits of attending the show and also makes suggestions on the best ways to travel to the ExCel and to make the most of the event.