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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

What are the security challenges for schools and colleges?
What are the security challenges for schools and colleges?

Comment: By their very nature, educational establishments are open environments, but at the same time they need to protect young people, staff and...

Is the role of manpower more or less important for security today?
Is the role of manpower more or less important for security today?

Comment: As security systems become more technology-centric and advanced, it's not so much the quantity of installation manpower that is required, but the...

Does the security market really understand the meaning of 'cloud?'
Does the security market really understand the meaning of 'cloud?'

Comment: When the security industry talks about “The Cloud,” we usually mean software systems and services hosted in remote server farms and...

What motivates customers to buy more security systems?
What motivates customers to buy more security systems?

Comment: The age-old motivator is inevitably “fear.” This includes a fear of the loss of assets or freedoms and the need to protect ourselves...

Articles by John Davies

Key practical steps to an effective business security cultureKey practical steps to an effective business security culture
There has never been closer integration between physical and logical security systems, so there has also never been greater importance when it comes to defining and maintaining the security...
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
2014 has been a year of significant growth for TDSi TDSi 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: In 2014 we saw continued growth at TDSI , largely through...
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