The increased visitor numbers in Kuala Lumpur reflects keen interest in latest UK technology Integrated security manufacturer TDSi announces a 23% increase in visitors to its stand at IFSEC Southeast Asia 2016, compared to last year. The TDSi team at the show in Kuala Lumpur enjoyed meeting a range of installers, system integrators and end users earlier this month, with a sneak preview of its new web-based GARDiS solution being a key draw. Great amount of visitor enthusiasm and interaction Sophie Wilkins, Marketing Executive at TDSi commented, “IFSEC Southeast Asia was again a great success for TDSi, with a tangible increase in visitors and keen interest from those that attended. There was a great amount of visitor enthusiasm and interaction across the show and especially with TDSi’s latest systems.” Sophie added, “As a key exhibitor on the UK Pavilion, we were also proud to present some of the best solutions the UK security industry has to offer. Naturally we had a lot of visitors from Malaysia as the host nation, but equally we had a lot of interest from visitors from across the region including Singapore, Philippines and Cambodia – as well as further afield, ranging from Japan to Saudi Arabia.” Software and systems integration Software and systems integration was the key theme on this year’s stand. Along with GARDiS, TDSi also showcased many of its other key products including the latest version of its EXgarde security management software. The new version provides full integration with ASSA ABLOY’s KS100 server cabinet wireless electronic lock, which provides the ability to include the physical security of servers within the wider security network. EXgarde can also be used to oversee and control a number of complementary security systems such as Texecom’s intruder panels and SimonsVoss’ SmartIntego wireless door locks. Also on show were TDSi’s SOLOgarde, MICROgarde and EXcel controllers, the company’s enterprise solutions, and the powerful integration possibilities between its own software products, including EXgarde and the VUgarde CCTV VMS. Drawing interests from markets globally IFSEC Southeast Asia follows another highly successful appearance at IFSEC International in London in June (which itself saw a 21% increase in new visitors and 38% increase in export markets visitors). TDSi believes this is clear reflection that the UK security industry has an impressive and well-deserved reputation for quality and innovation, which draws interest from markets across the world. Sophie concluded, “We are very encouraged by this increased interest in our products and services. Kuala Lumpur has again proven to be an ideal location for meeting our partners and customers in the Asia Pacific region. Crucially, it is also a reminder that there has never been a more important time for UK suppliers to embrace international markets and to win new business. As a business we generate a large percentage of our revenue from export markets and our international partnerships and customers are vital to our continued success.”
TDSi will be giving visitors a chance to see its new range of GARDiS software and hardware solutions Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be giving visitors a chance to see its new range of GARDiS software and hardware solutions at IFSEC Southeast Asia 2016, which is being held in Kuala Lumpur from 7th-9th September. The show follows this year’s highly successful IFSEC International in London, which saw increased stand visitor numbers and considerable interest in the company’s latest web-based product. IFSEC International success Sophie Wilkins, Marketing Executive at TDSi commented, “We were thrilled by the interest in GARDiS at IFSEC International, so we are very excited to be showcasing it to visitors, customers and partners in Kuala Lumpur in September. This will be the fourth time we have exhibited at IFSEC Southeast Asia and last year we enjoyed a 50% increase in visitors, so we have great expectations that 2016 will prove to be another highly successful event.” Sophie continued, “IFSEC Southeast Asia gives visitors who were unable to visit London, the chance to see GARDiS for themselves. As a web-based application it offers greater flexibility and suitability to modern applications, whilst maintaining the highest levels of security and dependability. We have ensured the range is built around an ONVIF Profile A and C compliant platform, which has recently been adopted by The IEC as the de-facto new international standard for access control. This makes GARDiS highly compatible with many other systems and suppliers, as well as being significantly future-proof.” Key products and themes As well as offering visitors a chance to see the GARDiS solution, TDSi will also be showcasing many of its other key products, with software and systems integration being a key theme on the stand. TDSi will also be showing visitors how the latest version of EXgarde provides full integration with ASSA ABLOY’s KS100 server cabinet wireless electronic lock, which provides the ability to include the physical security of servers within the wider security network. Equally, EXgarde can be used to oversee and control a number of complementary security systems such as Texecom’s alarm control panels and SimonsVoss’ SmartIntego wireless door locks. Also on Stand UK01, TDSi will be showing its SOLOgarde, MICROgarde and EXcel controllers, the company’s enterprise solutions, and the powerful integration possibilities between its own software products, including EXgarde security management and VUgarde CCTV VMS. Meeting the team As well as products, IFSEC Southeast Asia is the perfect opportunity to meet and speak to the TDSi team, as Sophie concluded, “This show is just as much about talking to customers and partners as it is about showing the latest technology. Our team will be on hand to answer any queries you might have or to make suggestions on specific project needs. The region is a rich and interesting one, with a number of thriving and growing security markets. This is very much reflected in the host city, so we are always excited to visit Kuala Lumpur and are looking forward to taking part this September.” Save
TDSi’s stand will display its SOLOgarde, MICROgarde and EXcel controllers, as well as the company’s enterprise solutions Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be showcasing its fully integrated security solutions, including a sneak peek at its new innovations, on its stand at this year’s IFSEC International. TDSi will be welcoming visitors to stand F1200, from 21st to 23rd June at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre. Year of planning for IFSEC Sophie Wilkins, Marketing Executive at TDSi commented, “Being such an integral part of the security calendar, we have been planning for this year’s IFSEC since the event wrapped last year. As well as presenting some exciting new solutions, our stand will also reflect the breadth of our product catalogue and will show just how our technology can be fully utilised in the real world.” As well as presenting products, IFSEC is vital for professional relationships as Sophie added, “As one of the key events of the year, it is also very important in giving us the opportunity to meet and converse with our customers, partners and end users. This gives us the opportunity to talk about other benefits, including how our partner programme has been developed to fully meet individual customer needs and to ensure our partners get the exact level of support they need.” Controllers, enterprise solutions & integration This year, TDSi’s stand will display its SOLOgarde, MICROgarde and EXcel controllers, as well as the company’s enterprise solutions and featuring the combined possibilities of its software products, including EXgarde security management and VUgarde CCTV software integration. Integration with other vendors and systems is another key theme for 2016. Recent additions include the launch of TDSi’s plugin for use with Milestone’s XProtect® Video Management Software (VMS) using the XProtect Access add-on - which integrates directly with the company’s EXgarde Access Management and Integrated Security Systems Management software. EXgarde also now features full integration with ASSA ABLOY’s KS100 server cabinet wireless electronic lock. TDSI will also be showing how its security systems can work directly with other specialist systems including Texecom’s alarm control panels, ASSA ABLOY's Aperio™, SimonsVoss SmartIntego wireless door locks, Milestone's video surveillance software and Microsoft Active Directory. Growth in visitors at IFSEC With a 25% increase in export market visitors to its stand at IFSEC 2015, TDSi is looking forward to meeting even more visitors this year, as Sophie concluded, “We have seen an impressive growth in visitor interest over the last few years and believe that London is the ideal venue for a truly world-class security event. We would urge all visitors to come along to the TDSi stand this year, whether that is to experience the latest technology innovations or to see how we can work with those in the channel to grow our mutual business. IFSEC International is the perfect place to embrace the brightest and best in security.”
The event raised £65 for Julia’s House and proved to be a highly enjoyable event for everyone involved The team at TDSi’s Poole headquarters has held a ‘Bake Off’ event to raise money for Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospices Julia's House (registered charity number 1067125). Helping the cause TDSi's Marketing Co-ordinator, Sophie Wilkins commented, “The Bake Off is the latest activity we have run to keep the fundraising momentum going for Julia’s House. Having run a similar themed event before, it has proven to be a popular one amongst the team and their families for obvious reasons!” Sophie added, “The TDSi team take the competition very seriously though, with a lot of effort and skill poured into each cake to prove the maker’s bakery skills and impress the judges and other tasters alike. The entries were sold off and the proceeds go directly to helping this fantastic cause.” Judges Alan Burgess and Mike Lee awarded first place to Product and Marketing Manager Sarah Phillips, with a fresh fruit Victoria sponge. Second place went to Katie Sussman (daughter of TDSi’s Technical Director Mike Sussman) with her rainbow cake and third place was awarded to Finance Manager Tanya Healey with her fruit slice. Other delicious treats that were offered included lemon tart, banana muffins, french fancies, raspberry cheesecake, chocolate caramel cheesecake and red velvet brownies. Sophie concluded, “Along with a DVD sale, the event raised £65 for Julia’s House and proved to be a highly enjoyable event for everyone involved. We have a continually evolving calendar of fundraising events taking place throughout the year. We also recently held a Greyhound Racing event and TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies, is in training to run the Bournemouth Marathon, which is taking place on 4th October, with the sponsorship money also being donated to Julia’s House.”
The team also took part in a 'Guess how many teabags in the jar' competition to raise further money The team at Integrated security manufacturer TDSi's Head Office in Poole, Dorset, have hosted an event entitled 'Time for Tea' to raise money for the company's chosen charity for the year, Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospices Julia's House (registered charity number 1067125). TDSi's Marketing Co-ordinator, Sophie Wilkins commented, "What could be finer than holding a tea party in the British summer sunshine – all in aid of a very worthy cause. Making the most of the weather, the team gathered outside the office to enjoy sweet treats including scones, cupcakes, cheescake and brownies - along with copious amounts of tea of course!" Event shared using Twitter TDSi shared the event using the twitter hashtag: #Showusyourmug and posted selfies of the team enjoying the treats of the event. The team also took part in a 'Guess how many teabags in the jar' competition to raise further money, which was won by Internal Sales team member Louise White – correctly guessing 108 to win a prize. Sophie added, "We raised just over £60 for Julia's House and had a lot of fun in the process, suitably spurred on by online support from the charity. We also raised the important debate over the the pronounciation of the word 'scone' and the equally vital question of whether the jam or cream should be applied first!"
The TDSi team will be organising many fundraising activities in the coming months As part of its commitment to the local community, Poole-based Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has chosen the Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospices charity Julia's House (registered charity number 1067125) to be the main beneficiary of its 2015 fundraising activities. TDSi, Managing Director comments TDSi is proud to support worthy charities and Julia's House is exactly the kind of organisation it likes to support, as Managing Director John Davies commented, “As a Dorset-based company we have strong ties to the local community and organisations, so we like to contribute as much as possible. Julia's House is a very popular choice with the TDSi team, a charity which helps life-limited children and their families across the area by offering invaluable support and respite sessions.” Organising fundraising activities The TDSi team will be organising many fundraising activities in the coming months, with John personally running in the local 26.2 mile Bournemouth Marathon later this year to raise money for the charity. Recently members of TDSi team visited the charity's hospice in Corfe Mullen, Dorset and a reciprocal visit was made by staff from the hospice to show the rest of the team at TDSi's headquarters in Poole exactly where the fundraising money goes and how it helps the people involved. Sophie Wilkins, Marketing Assistant at TDSi, was one member of the team that visited the hospice and commented, “It was a great insight into the wonderful work that Julia's House does and how it makes a huge impact on the children and their families that desperately need the charity's help. We had a tour of the facilities and met the staff that help people on a daily basis, sometimes under very challenging circumstances.” Sophie added, “The whole company is looking forward to starting the fundraising campaign, and we have some interesting ideas in the pipeline already – including another charity 'Bake-off' competition, which proved so popular last year! We have also had proposals of quiz events and other social and fun activities that make the fundraising equally enjoyable for the team.” TDSi embracing charity The TDSi team are no strangers to embracing charity fundraising activities. Previous initiatives have ranged from the fun ‘Wear it. Beat It’ red-themed day on behalf of the British Heart Foundation, to the 'Drench the Directors' and 'Bake-off' competitions in aid of the Boo charity, through to the gruelling Tough Mudder physical assault course activity in aid of Help for Heroes, which seriously tested the competitors to raise money.
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.