September 2021 – SDi is Pleased to Participate in the Edwards Strategic Partner Conference

SDi was delighted to be invited to the Edwards 22nd Strategic Partner Conference. The conference took place at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando Florida on September 16-19th and was very well attended. Our exhibit space featured the Solo 365 Electronic Smoke Detector Tester and Testifire Multicritera Detector Tester. Both Solo 365 and Testifire offer smoke detector testing with the use of cartridge technology with Testifire also able to test heat and CO (CO testing is available with Testifire 2001). To learn more about our products and view all of our offerings check out our product guide.

August 2021 – SDi Attends the NJELSA Training Summit

On August 12th and 13th, SDi exhibited at the New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association (NJELSA) Training Summit. The Training Summit was held at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City and SDi’s exhibit space was represented by Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Pat Ryan. We were pleased to feature a variety of products at the conference including the Solo 365,Testifire, Cell Checker, and Bedrock SM50 and Talkbox. View all of our product offerings by downloading our Product Guide at

July 2021 – SDi Exhibits at ISC West in Las Vegas

From July 19th  thru 21st, 2021, SDi exhibited at the first ISC West held since 2019 at The Sands Expo Center!   While attendance was a bit lower than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic It was great seeing customers and industry colleagues again!  Check out our FaceBook or Instagram for more photos and be sure to take a look at our calendar of upcoming events!

SDI representative speaking to customers at the SDI booth at ISC West

July 2021 – SDi Launches Photo Contest and Smoke Giveaway

SDi is excited to announce the launch of a Photo Contest and Smoke Giveaway. The promotion offers participants an opportunity to submit photos of any SDi product(s) in use for a chance to win a free case of smoke. Submitted photos will be considered for use in SDi’s upcoming product catalog and participants whose photos are selected for the catalog will receive a free case of smoke (aerosol or cartridge) of their choice. This promotion is running now through September 1st and photos can be submitted by visiting  

June 2021 – SDi Attends NYFAA Symposium

On June 9th, 2021, SDi exhibited at the NYFAA Symposium in New York. The conference was SDi’s first in-person conference since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and we were thrilled to see some familiar faces once again. We’re looking forward to attending additional events this summer. Check out our FaceBook or Instagram for more photos and be sure to take a look at our calendar of upcoming events!

May 2021 – SDi LLC Welcomes New Southern Regional Sales Manager

SDi LLC is pleased to welcome Brandon Heffernan as the Southern Regional Sales Manager. Brandon has been with SDi for over seven years and holds over ten years of experience in the fire industry. In addition to his background in test and inspection equipment, he has previously represented SDi in various departments such as marketing and service, and has also provided sales and product support for Bedrock Speech Intelligibility equipment. He looks forward to working with clients in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Brandon can be contacted at or at 732-966-5144.

April 2021 – TAURI 7 Receives 2021 Secure Campus Award

SDi is pleased to announce that the TAURI 7 Temperature Check Tablet is a 2021 Secure Campus Awards recipient and is being recognized for its outstanding achievement in the Screening Equipment category.

SDi has partnered with Glory Star to bring customers access to TAURI Temperature Check Tablets in response to the need for safe, accurate and reliable temperature checks. TAURI is designed to protect employees, visitors, and customers with a non-invasive temperature check by using advanced and proven technology for detecting heat signatures emitted by the human body.

The TAURI 7 combines the TAURI temperature checking technology with additional features such as a dual camera for better facial recognition of staff profiles that can be saved to the device. It also has a built in TCPIP relay for door access control, ensuring only those without a fever can enter the building. Additionally, the TAURI 7 features a waterproof anti-glare screen, making it more versatile and ideal for outdoor use.

March 2021 – SDi President Rick Heffernan meets with AMRACI/CONAPCI

SDi’s President, Rick Heffernan (current President of The Automatic Fire Alarm Association)  met on AFAA’s behalf with the Mexican Association of Automatic Fire Sprinklers (AMRACI) and the National Council for Fire Protection (CONAPCI) recently to draft a Collaboration Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding that will be entered into by all three organizations.  During the virtual meeting, AFAA’s Executive Members met with the leadership of AMRACI and CONAPCI to discuss the benefits and opportunities of working together to promote professional education, standards development and increase the visibility of fire protection and life safety issues throughout Mexico and Latin America. AFAA, AMRACI and CONAPCI will be formally signing the collaborative agreement at AMRACI’s membership meeting next month.  Rick Heffernan will also be presenting to their membership at that time, outlining the benefits and resources that they will be bringing to the partnership.   SDi is very active in the Latin American market and looks forward to supporting these worthwhile endeavors in the future!

February 2021 – SDi and Bedrock Participate in CAFAA’s 51st Annual Conference and Tradeshow

SDi and Bedrock participated in the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association (CAFAA) 51st Annual Conference and Tradeshow February 3rd – 5th, 2021. Normally held in Palm Springs, California, this years event was held virtually. We look forward to reconnecting with our friends again, in person, next year, back in Palm Springs. Stay Safe! 


December 2020 – SDi Delivers for Toys For Tots!

SDi is happy to once again support Toys For Tots, who have been especially hard hit this year due to the Covid–19 Pandemic. This year, thanks to the generosity of our team, SDi contributed more than $1500.00 for Toys For Tots. We look forward to a more normal year in 2021 and surpassing our donations for 2020.

November 2020 – SDi Attends Convergint Technologies Insight Digital Summit

The team is delighted to be invited to this years Convergint Technologies Insight Digital Summit being held November 17th – 19th, 2020. We would like to invite our friends at Convergint to stop by and visit us at our virtual booth for the latest in testing technologies. See you there!

September 2020 – Pat Ryan Elected to AFAA – New Jersey Board of Directors

SDi is proud to announce the election of Pat Ryan, Northeast Regional Sales Manager for SDi, to the Automatic Fire Alarm Association of New Jersey ( Board of Directors at their first In -Person meeting since the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Pat has been very active in the Fire Alarm & Life Safety Industry and brings a wealth of experience from both technical and commercial aspects. Pat began working at SDi in 2012 in the Technical Department before transitioning to Sales. Congrats Pat!

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.

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!

Joe Cagiano

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

SDi is proud to announce the election of Rick Heffernan, President of SDi, 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.

Rick Heffernan

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

February 2020 – SDi Attends CAFAA’s 50th Annual Conference Celebration!

SDi and Bedrock were happy to be back in beautiful Palm Springs, California for the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association 50th Celebration. The event was well attended as always and we were also joined by our partners from the Netherlands, Embedded Acoustics! Already looking forward to next year!

January 2020 – SDi Attends New York Fire Alarm Association Annual Vendor Expo and Meeting

SDi began the new year by once again exhibiting at the NYFAA Annual Vendor Expo, held on January 15th in Queens, New York. We were happy to see so many customers and exhibited our full range of products, including the Solo 365 Smoke Tester!