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 deploying TDSi systems in the projects they are planning and working on.” At the vanguard of TDSi’s latest technology is the new cloud based GARDiS range Kevan added, “The event featured one-on-one meetings along with further training sessions, which are part of TDSi’s ongoing market awareness program, delivering our vision of the concept that everyone deserves peace of mind from their security investments.” GARDiS access management software TDSi has an ongoing commitment to offering education and training to its partners, as Kevan concluded, “TDSi’s products are only available through our systems integration and installation partners, so they are a vital part of our success. With the pace of technology evolution, it is vital that our partners are fully up to speed with the latest products and developments so we can continue to offer customers the very best service.” At the vanguard of TDSi’s latest technology is the new cloud based GARDiS range, which was launched with the GARDiS access management software at the end of last year, before unveiling its new GARDiS controller this month. GARDiS is designed to give powerful, yet highly user-friendly and fully integrated security, utilising Cloud-based software and integrated hardware.
GARDiS has been designed to meet and anticipate important international security standards Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is gearing up for its forthcoming appearance at Intersec 2017 (22nd-24th January) in Dubai, which will feature the introduction of the company’s new GARDiS web-based range of software and hardware solutions to the Middle East market on stand S1-A09. Significant growth trend John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “Intersec always provides an exciting start to the security calendar each year. The event gives visitors and exhibitors a first glimpse of what will be entering the market for the new year and Dubai is the perfect host location—boasting a vibrant and interesting venue, which draws crowds from across the Middle East and beyond.” The TDSi team at Intersec 2017 will include International Business Development Manager Mica Negrilic and Senior Technical Sales Engineer Kevan Fry. Mica reflected, “The Middle East is a key export market for TDSi and has seen significant growth for us in recent years. Intersec offers our team the opportunity to talk directly to the people who buy and sell the products across the region and beyond. This gives a better understanding of the demands and needs from this important security market.” GARDiS web-based application The TDSi stand will feature its product portfolio as well as GARDiS, the company’s forthcoming web-based application that offers even greater flexibility and suitability to modern applications. One software install is all that is required to provide complete access control security for all the business needs. "Intersec offers our team the opportunity to talk directly tothe people who buy and sellthe products across the regionand beyond" TDSi’s GARDiS offers all the benefits of a highly secure web-based application—it is easily adaptable for an increased workload, provides easier maintenance and installation, is more secure, and is accessible from anywhere on any device. GARDiS also features a simple-to-use and intuitive interface, that is designed and built directly around the needs of users and operators. International security standards compliant GARDiS has also been designed to meet and anticipate important international security standards, including ONVIF Profile A and C, which were recently adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as the de-facto new international standard for access control. This ushers in the era of open platforms for access control. Mica concluded, “At Intersec 2016 we recorded a 30% increase in the number of visitors to our stand (a trend which continued across our appearances at a number of events worldwide throughout the year), so we are very keen to engage with our current and potential partners and customers again. If you are visiting the event in January, we would be delighted to show you our latest systems and services.” Save
The company has already completed training sessions in France and South East Asia Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is offering a programme of free authorised training sessions internationally to meet demand from installers, partners and customers around the world. The company has already completed training sessions in France and South East Asia with further dates to be announced. Offering latest technology trends and opportunities Kevan Fry, Senior Export Technical Support Engineer at TDSi commented, “Part of the feedback we regularly receive from our partners and customers were requests for further direct training from our technical support team. TDSi’s systems are designed to offer straightforward installation and integration with other new and existing systems, but the pace of development is such that training is highly beneficial.” As well as specific technical detail on TDSi products, the training programme has a wider appeal, as Kevan continued, “We look at the ways in which modern integrated solutions work, offering attendees an insight into the latest technology trends and opportunities or benefits they may not have considered before.” CPD accredited training TDSi engineers are also on hand to assist with the commissioning of specific projects or queries, as Kevan added, “Sometimes our customers require additional help when they are working on a specific project. For example, when a particularly complex solution is being commissioned our engineers can be on hand to offer support when it is most needed, ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible.” TDSi ran its first authorised training sessions in France in November and has further dates planned in December, with additional sessions being planned for next year. TDSi’s training is fully CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited. Kevan concluded, “Having the most up to date skill set and most relevant training brings a raft of benefits to all concerned – including reduced installation time and improved project design. Knowing how to best use our integrated security systems means they can be efficiently installed and used to their full potential – a real value-add in a highly competitive market.”
TDSi will also be showcasing its new readers range with MIFARE and Proximity versions Integrated security manufacturer, TDSi announces that it will be showcasing the latest version of its powerful security management software, EXgarde 4.4, its new range of readers and offering sales and technical advice to visitors at IFSEC Southeast Asia 2015 in Kuala Lumpur from 2nd - 4th September. The show is a huge draw to the security community in Southeast Asia and an important one in TDSi's calendar, according to TDSi's Managing Director John Davies, “IFSEC Southeast Asia is a key show in one of our biggest export regions, so we are very excited to be returning to Kuala Lumpur.” John continued, “China is already a huge export market for us in the region but equally we are expanding in other flourishing territories such as Malaysia and its neighbours, so this is a great opportunity to engage with our local customers and partners. This year we will be proudly demonstrating EXgarde 4.4, which is the latest version of our fully integrated access control solution and new range of versatile readers which have been developed with feedback from our customers and partners” EXgarde 4.4 software with enhanced features The main additions to EXgarde 4.4 include a Tenant Event Split option, Elevator Dispatch facility, integration with SimonsVoss SmartIntego wireless locking solutions, an updated EXtour Module and new EXgarde Web Interface. The new features are designed for a myriad of uses, from giving landlords greater control over access rights, to ensuring elevator systems work in conjunction with access control to maximum efficiency and save users time in high traffic buildings. Equally, TDSi has included integration with SimonsVoss SmartIntego wireless locking systems for a wider range of options and scope of installation. The updated EXtour module assists security teams with their scheduled tours and the newly developed web interface provides greater flexibility as to where and how security operators use and manage EXgarde. New range of readers with MIFARE and Proximity versions TDSi will also be showcasing its new readers range at the show which is to be released shortly. With MIFARE and Proximity versions available, in both square and mullion configurations, the readers are designed to be ergonomic and to attractively fit into their surroundings, whilst being easy to install and use. John Davies concluded, “IFSEC Southeast Asia is the perfect opportunity for visitors to meet members of the TDSi team face to face and to discuss security needs or technical queries with our Senior Export Technical Support Engineer, Kevan Fry. We will also be talking about the considerable benefits of joining out partner programme and the opportunities to build business in one of the most dynamic security markets in the world.”
Business Development and Marketing are two key functions in any business and TDSI is no exception Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi has appointed its new Strategic Business Development Manager, Gary Aimson and Marketing Assistant, Sophie Wilkins to facilitate the company’s ongoing growth, in its latest round of recruitment. John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “Business Development and Marketing are two key functions in any business and we are no exception. With TDSi’s accelerated levels of growth and expansion in the security market its vital that this is focused and that all opportunities, whatever the vertical market, are explored and thoroughly exploited. Equally, with our expanding portfolio of products and services it is vital that we are able to keep our customers and partners abreast of the latest developments - so we are also growing our marketing team to match the considerable demands of our flourishing business.” Gary Aimson joins TDSi from Reliance High Tech Ltd, where he was the Corporate Solutions Manager following business development roles at Vindex Systems Ltd and Chubb Electronic Security Ltd. Upon Gary’s appointment, Adam Norris, Director of UK Sales at TDSi commented, “Gary is one of the best relationship builders I have ever worked with. It is testament to his skill that his external customers always think of Gary as one of their own team. Undoubtedly his skill in making internal resources work to benefit his customers as well as his own team will be hugely beneficial at TDSi and he is the perfect choice to continue our ambitious growth plans moving forward.” Sophie Wilkins joins TDSi as a Business and Management graduate from Bournemouth University. TDSi’s Marketing Manager, Sarah Phillips commented, “We like to nurture local talent and Sophie had exactly the right blend of drive and determination as well as the academic training that we were looking for. With our rapid growth, TDSi relies heavily on a well-targeted marketing profile to take our products and services to existing and potential customers. Sophie is further developing our social media profile, events programming and partner marketing support.” The continued expansion of the TDSi team follows the recent announcement of the company’s new Graduate Software Developer; Thomas Bird and Senior Export Technical Support Engineer; Kevan Fry. Other new recruits over the last few months have included Officer Manager; Kathryn Sutcliffe, Exports Customer Care Advisor; Jody Hayter and TDSi France’s new Paris-based Assistante Technico-Commerciale; Samia Dali.
This latest round of TDSi appointments follows an impressive set of recent recruitments across the company Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi announces the appointment of its new Graduate Software Developer; Thomas Bird and Senior Export Technical Support Engineer; Kevan Fry. Reflecting on the appointments, John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “Software has rapidly become an essential facet of any security provider’s offering and at TDSi it is as much a focus for our development as our hardware products. We have a highly talented and experienced development team, but it’s also a discipline that is very rapidly evolving. An important part of keeping our team fresh is taking on young people with a flair and passion to develop our offering – so I am delighted to welcome Thomas Bird as our latest graduate recruit.” Thomas studied A-Levels at Exeter College before gaining a first class degree in Mathematics at Portsmouth University. He went on to study a Master’s Degree in Advanced Mathematics at Exeter University and graduated with a merit. Growing the technical support team, which assists both partners and customers, is equally vital, as John Davies added, “As well as developing the right products we need to ensure these systems can be successfully installed and integrated at customer sites around the world – so I am equally pleased to welcome Kevan to the team. He will be available to support our export partners and their technical needs or enquires wherever they are in the world.” Before taking on the new role, Kevan previously worked with TDSi as a contractor, as well as being an EPOS systems engineer and also a Radar Technician with the Royal Air Force. Upon accepting the new role he commented, “I enjoy learning and training with new technology as well as travelling and meeting new people – so being the new Senior Export Technical Support Engineer is a perfect role for me. TDSi and its team have a great energy and I look forward to being a key part of the ongoing success.” This latest round of TDSi appointments follows an impressive set of recent recruitments across the company, which have included Poole-based Officer Manager; Kathryn Sutcliffe, exports Customer Care Advisor; Jody Hayter and TDSi France’s new Paris-based Assistante Technico-Commerciale; Samia Dali. TDSi has also bolstered its sales team this year with the appointments of Regional Account Manager for Northern UK Nick Bartlett and the Director of UK Sales, Adam Norris.