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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 new standards are needed in the security marketplace?
What new standards are needed in the security marketplace?

Comment: Generally, there needs to be greater harmonisation of security standards globally. Having an open protocol approach benefits customers and ensures...

How are customer expectations changing in the physical security market?
How are customer expectations changing in the physical security market?

Comment: Security consumers have come to expect technology that is “plug & play,” much in line with the smartphones and apps they use all...

What are the new opportunities for RMR in the security industry?
What are the new opportunities for RMR in the security industry?

Comment: Recurring monthly revenue is the perfect stable and sustainable business model for security providers. Looking at how businesses and individuals...

How are smartphones impacting the physical security market?
How are smartphones impacting the physical security market?

Comment: Smartphones and mobile devices have become a central part of many technology areas and physical security is no exception. The security protocols...

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
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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