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John Davies

Managing Director, TDSi

A graduate in Chemistry from University of London, John Davies began his working life at British Aerospace Military Aircraft Group in 1979. In 1981 he moved to Litton Industries Inc. and worked in Japan, Singapore and USA, in 1993 he established a business in Malaysia for a Canadian environmental services company, and in 1997 on return to the UK took up a directorship at Zellweger Analytics and moved to a telecom software start-up in 1999.

John joined TDSi in 2003 when it was owned by Norbain SD Limited and led the management buyout in February 2005. TDSi manufactures electronic access control and integrated security systems. Export sales have grown from 25% of the business to 40+%.

John is active with the BSIA (British Security Industry Association) having been Chairman of the Export Council and is also an industry representative on the Security Sector Advisory Group (SSAG) for UKTI DSO.

Round Table contributions by John Davies

Expert views on PSIM, analogue HD, video analytics and more
Expert views on PSIM, analogue HD, video analytics and more

Comment: [On how the meaning of “security” adapts according to geography:] The word “security” has different connotations or...

What will be the biggest security headlines in 2017?
What will be the biggest security headlines in 2017?

Comment: Undoubtedly, open platform systems will be a highlight of the security industry in 2017, with flexible integration now essential to a market...

What has caused disruption to the physical security market?
What has caused disruption to the physical security market?

Comment: While it has not perhaps been the greatest disruption to the market, the recent terror attacks in Paris and Belgium, plus the wave of refugees...

How is the role of women in the physical security market changing?
How is the role of women in the physical security market changing?

Comment: I firmly believe you should employ the right professional for the job – gender shouldn’t be a consideration. Having said that, it is...

Articles by John Davies

Growing need for open protocols in the security industryGrowing need for open protocols in the security industry
If all the components within a security and wider IT network have the ability to interact together, they can offer so much more than their individual capabilities...
Misguided trust leads to increase in security risks and potential attack from intrudersMisguided trust leads to increase in security risks and potential attack from intruders
Stringent security policies are necessary in an organisation to prevent incidents of misplaced trust leading to an attack from intruders Trust is a word closely...
Biometrics market poised for rapid growthBiometrics market poised for rapid growth
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