MDI Security Systems’ iTRUST Small Business Solution Named 2005 Security Technology of the Year by Secure Convergence Journal

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS August 11, 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 received the 2005 Security Technology Product Award from Secure Convergence Journal (SCJ) for its iTRUST integrated security management solution for entry-level systems. This marks the company’s second security technology award from a national security industry publication in the past year.

SCJ addresses a unique niche in the market by combining the challenges encountered by both physical and logical security industry decision-makers, dealers and integrators. The publication covers a diverse range of topics including the convergence of cyber and physical security, risk management, computer viruses, digital forensics, wireless security, biometrics, access control, video surveillance and systems management.

According to the SCJ awards committee, the publication’s judges chose iTRUST based on its intelligence “at-the-door” technology. Comparing it to a firewall (IT security) appliance solution, which provides proactive protection to a corporate network, iTRUST’s IP-based DDCII Hardware provides the industry’s most powerful intrusion protection at-the-door, which is the physical entry-point to any type of facility. Just as in the IT world, a facility’s own doors are its most vulnerable points of penetration by a malicious threat.

iTRUST was developed for entry-level commercial and small to mid-sized government systems, and is based on MDI’s enterprise-level, SAFEnetĀ® Integrated Security and Systems Management solution. The iTRUST access control product is designed for security dealers who serve the small-to-midsize accounts between 2-and-64 doors and are looking to centralize their existing physical security infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of traditional access control products.

iTRUST Key Features
– Enterprise-grade technology for entry-level systems
– Unlimited scalability
– Designed for 2-to-64 doors
– Single desktop application
– Easy installation and configuration
– Affordable “QuickInstall” pricing packages
– Exceptional warranty and support
– Includes 8 workstation licenses

On the heels of this prestigious award, the company has also announced that the nation’s 19th largest security company, Security Solutions, Inc. (SSI), has chosen to deploy the iTRUST small business solution for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. SSI will install MDI’s iTRUST and DDCII products at several municipal locations including the city’s water treatment center.

“When evaluating entry-level access control products, we looked at many different market-leading solutions that offered system flexibility and expansion for growth,” said Barry Simmons, President and CEO for SSI Inc. “What we liked about MDI’s iTRUST solution was that its features and capabilities far outweighed the cost of the system, allowing us to provide our customers with fair and competitive pricing packages to meet their budget needs. iTRUST’s limitless system expansion capabilities are sure to fit our customers’ future growth and system requirements as their security needs expand.”

To view the complete 2005 Security Technology Award write-up visit The iTRUST solution is available for immediate order through MDI’s worldwide network of Security Dealers and through the PSA security member network. Organizations seeking to purchase iTRUST, or find the nearest Security Dealer may contact an MDI sales representative at 1-866-435-7634 or e-mail

About Security Solutions, Inc.
Security Solutions, Inc. (SSI) was formed in 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina and has grown to be one of the nation’s leading security companies in both residential and commercial sales. Currently, SSI has offices throughout the Carolinas, Virginia and Southern Maryland and employs well over one hundred dedicated associates. SSI is currently ranked 190th on Inc. 500, and recognized as the 19th largest security company in the nation by Security Dealer Magazine. For more information on SSI please visit

About MDI, Inc.
For over 25 years, MDI (NASDAQ: MDII) has been protecting their clients’ people, facilities and assets by manufacturing innovative and dependable integrated security software and hardware solutions that can be comprehensively managed from a centralized point of command and control. The MDI product family currently protects over 8 million alarm points across the globe for many of the world’s most recognized organizations including Microsoft, MBNA Worldwide, John Deere, Pepsi, FBI, US Secret Service, Fidelity Investments, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Southwestern Bell, Department of Defense, IRS, NASA, Disney and the Smithsonian Institution to name a few. For more information on MDI Security Systems including its SAFEnet, iTRUST, ViewPoint and nTEGRITY product lines, please visit

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