August 2020 – TAURI Temperature Check Tablets – Now Available from SDi!

SDi is pleased to announce its partnership with Glory Star in bringing our customers access to TAURI Temperature Check Tablets! While we all find ourselves dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic, there is of course an urgency in getting back to a “new normal” as safely and as quickly as possible. SDi has wanted to do its part in bringing solutions to our customers. After having done extensive research in the area of telethermographic technology with respect to temperature screening, SDi believes it has found a cost effective, accurate and intuitive solution with TAURI.

Android-based with a quad-core 1.8 GHs processor, WiFi and ethernet capability and available in different sizes and configurations, TAURI Tablets are suitable for many different applications. Fast, accurate and easy to use describe the TAURI line of products perfectly. In addition, new features are being continually added so that TAURI continues onward as we look toward the day when we can resume our lives.

Joe Cagiano

May 2020 – Joe Cagiano Elected To AFAA Board of Directors

SDi is proud to announce the election of Joe Cagiano to the Automatic Fire Alarm Association ( Board of Directors!

Joe brings more than 12 years of experience in the Fire Alarm & Life Safety Industry to the Board of Directors for the Automatic Fire Alarm Association. Joe is based in Neptune, New Jersey and manages the SDi Sales Team across the country. In addition to AFAA, Joe is also actively involved with many of the local/regional fire alarm associations throughout the USA.  Great Job Joe!

Rick Heffernan

May 2020 –Rick Heffernan Elected President, AFAA Board of Directors

SDi is proud to announce the election of Rick Heffernan, President ofSDi, to the position of President, Automatic Fire Alarm Association ( Board of Directors! 

Rick was first elected to the AFAA Board of Directors in 2010 and has served as Vice President of AFAA the past two years. Rick began his career with SDi in 2002 and looks forward to working with the current AFAA Board to grow the association during his tenure.

March 2020 – A Covid-19 Update from SDi President Rick Heffernan

Neptune, NJ – During these unprecedented times, we at SDi would like to assure you, our customers, that our primary focus remains on the health and well-being of our customers and employees. In alignment with state and federal guidelines, SDi has instituted a modified office schedule for non-essential personnel. Our warehouse, however, remains fully stocked and open for business. Please note that, depending on local and regional impacts from Covid-19, shipments may be subject to slight delays.

Our service department is also open and accepting shipments of tools and equipment in need of maintenance, service, and recalibration. In an effort to promote social distancing, we respectfully ask customers to refrain from visiting our offices. If you have a product in need of service, please ship it to our offices in New Jersey. Our products will continue to be available through our website and through our Regional Sales Managers, who will be working remotely. Rest assured, however, that SDi has the technological capacity that allows our team to work seamlessly together from remote locations. Although we will continue to be available to you as usual via phone and email, please note, there will be no on-site meetings at this time.

We assure you that SDi remains committed to supporting you and your business through these challenging times. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. We will get through this together.

Thank you for your time and attention and continued support throughout this time. We will keep you informed of any future developments. We wish you and yours the best of health. Stay safe and healthy,

Best Regards,

Rick Heffernan
President, SDi


May 2019 – Mariana Ferguson joins SDi as Northwest Regional Accounts Manager

Boise, ID – SDi, global provider of Specialized Test Equipment for the fire protection and security industries is pleased to announce the newest member of our team, Mariana Ferguson. Mariana brings nearly 20 years of diverse experience in B2B sales and customer support and consulting. As part of SDi’s continuing expansion, Mariana will be based in Boise, Idaho and will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with customers in our Northwest Region in support of our sales and marketing initiatives. With her extensive background in sales and customer development, Mariana is a great addition to SDi!

February 2019 – Ivy Moon Elected to CAFAA Board of Directors

SDi is proud to announce the election of Ivy Moon, Western Regional Sales Manager for SDi, to the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association ( Board of Directors!

Ivy brings more than 15 years of experience in the Fire Alarm & Life Safety Industry to the Board of Directors for the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association. Ivy began her career with Hochiki America and currently manages SDi’s Western Region, based in Southern California. In addition to CAFAA, Ivy is also actively involved with the California Alarm Association (CAA) and many of the local/regional California alarm associations. Well Done Ivy!

February 2019 – SDi Joins ASCET

SDi is proud to become a Sustaining Corporate Sponsor of the American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians (ASCET). Formed in 1965, ASCET is the only professional organization for certified (and non-certified) engineering technicians and technologists in all engineering disciplines. This April, Ivy Moon, SDi’s Western Regional Sales Manager will be presenting at The Hawaii Chapter of ASCET’s monthly meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Meeting Info:
The Hawaii Chapter of ASCET
Monthly Chapter Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Social time starts at 5:30pm and the meeting activities start at 6:00pm
Location: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
1 Aloha Tower Drive, Suite 1123, Honolulu, HI 96813

For more information about ASCET, please visit

January 2019 – Andrea Barghini Elected to Illinois AFAA Board of Directors

SDi is proud to announce the election of Andrea Barghini, Midwest Regional Sales Manager for SDi, to the Illinois Automatic Fire Alarm Association ( Board of Directors as its Secretary.

Andrea brings nearly 25 years of experience in the Fire Alarm & Life Safety Industry to the Illinois AFAA Board of Directors in her return to the board (having previously served in various capacities). Andrea began her career in 1994 with Grinnell Fire Protection and is NICET Level II certified. In addition to Illinois AFAA, Andrea is also involved with IFIA, NFPA and The National Automatic Fire Alarm Association. Congrats!