MDI’s iTRUST & SAFEnet Security Solution Awarded 2005 Integrated Physical Security Product of the Year by Network Defense & Product News and Government Security News

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – March 31, 2005, MDI Security Systems, the foundation of MDI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDII), a recognized leader in delivering open, integrated security management and video security solutions, today announced that the company has been awarded the 2005 Integrated Physical Security Product of the year by Network Defense & Product News (NDPN) and Government Security News. NDPN, together with a distinguished panel of industry judges selected both the iTRUSTâ„? and SAFEnet® systems based on technology features, capabilities, functionality, scalability and true integration of access control, alarm, video and system management.

The final NDPN award judging round to determine the winner included an in-depth product evaluation by a select group of experts including members of the software and physical security trade press, mainstream technology writers, analysts and consultants. MDI’s iTRUST & SAFEnet solutions were selected from a field of over 25 industry recognized products in the Integrated Physical Security category by demonstrating their ability to truly integrate all identified security components while receiving high marks in the end-user functionality category. This category evaluated options that would enable organizations to secure their facilities more efficiently and effectively such as:

System customization options
Management reporting capabilities
System intensity and intelligence at the door and panel level
System capabilities in degraded mode to minimize loss of data and downtime
Automatic failure notification and recovery options
System communication protocols
System value in regards to features and performance.

“We are honored to be recognized by such a prestigious group of security experts and industry peers as the winning product manufacturer selected in the integrated security category,” said Collier Sparks, CEO and President for MDI, Inc. “Our company and it’s dedicated employees remain committed to providing our government and commercial dealers and end-users with innovative, trusted and industry certified security products that promote value through seamless integration.

“The Network Defense & Product News Integrated Physical Security Award is an opportunity for company’s to showcase their ability to truly integrate access control, intrusion, alarm management, alarm monitoring and video management into a single desktop application,” said John Riccio, NDPN Publisher. “When one considers the number of outstanding global companies that were evaluated for this award, being named a NDPN Awards finalist is a significant achievement for MDI Security Systems and its associated partners.”

Network Defense & Product News is solely owned by GSN, Government Security News Magazine, and is the latest addition to the growing family of publications for World Business Media, LLC. NDPN focuses on bridging the gap between IT Security and Operations Management in addition to the integration of IT and physical security. The full product write-up will appear in April’s Network Defense & Product News printed publication.

MDI will hold a private, invitation only, award reception at the upcoming ISC West conference on Thursday, April 7th at the Venetian in Las Vegas and will be presented with the NDPN award plaque from publisher John Riccio. The company is also exhibiting at the ISC West conference, booth #20073, and will showcase the latest version of its award-winning iTRUST and SAFEnet security solution. For additional information on MDI and its comprehensive suite of award-winning security solutions please visit, or call now to become a certified dealer at 866-435-7634 ext. 4101 or e-mail

About MDI, Inc.

MDI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDII) is an established global leader in providing centralized, integrated security management solutions to corporate, government, and institutional enterprises.

About MDI Security Systems
For over 25 years, MDI Security Systems has been protecting clients across the globe by delivering the most innovative and dependable integrated security management solutions available. As a security industry pioneer and recognized leader in advanced security research, MDI continues to deliver value to its stakeholders through the development of market-driven, technically superior integrated security technology platforms that can be comprehensively managed from a centralized point of command, contain and control. The MDI product family has protected thousands of customers around the world including many of the most secure government facilities, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, manufacturing companies, energy and power providers, gaming and entertainment establishments, educational institutions and Fortune ranked corporations. For more information on MDI Security Systems including its solutions, subsidiaries and partners, please visit

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