The IDIS vision is to be the world’s most innovative video company, creating sustainable solutions that will benefit future generations by making the world smarter, safer, and more secure.
IDIS is a people-centric company that has nurtured a strong ethical culture over 25 years, based on the principles and ethics of our CEO and founding partners, and strong direction of our current management team.
IDIS believes that as a business it cannot be successful when society around it fails. That’s why we have a decisive company-wide commitment to ensure smarter and more sustainable video solutions, while ensuring the respect for human rights and natural resources.
We are committed to high ethical standards in our business activities and across our supply chain. This includes making sure that our practices are compliant with human rights and employment legislation wherever we do business.
And by utilizing innovative technology, intelligent engineering, and energy-efficient design means we build world-leading video products and solutions, while continuously striving to ensure that our practices support and protect individual human rights and preserve the environment.
We value integrity and transparency and diligently work to the highest standards.Learn More >
We value the human rights of our employees and contribute to the communities near our facilities.Learn More >
We ensure that increasing our economic and geographic footprint produces a smaller environmental impact.Learn More >
We maintain a reliable supply chain that supports transparency and diversity, while striving to reduce environmental impact.Learn More >
As a global company, IDIS work to a system of practices developed to maintain a system of checks and balances to comply with applicable laws and observe the human rights and wellbeing of our people and planet. Management and control are shared between our senior management team, shareholders, the board and CEO.IDIS is a public South Korean limited company headquartered in Daejeon. In 2014, IDIS was listed on the Korean Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (KOSDAQ) market. IDIS is governed by the Korea & Futures Exchange Act and rules set out in the KOSDAQ market regulations. IDIS complies with South Korea’s Commercial Code that was developed to encourage transparency of taxation, corporate governance and to improve and supplement shareholder’s appraisal rights. IDIS does not diverge from the Commercial Code and our annual report describes how this corporate governance has been conducted in each financial year. We always adhere to legal and regulatory requirements at both global and local levels and seek to be transparent in the way we do business. We believe in open and candid communications with our customers and partners that build trust and ensure mutual success.
IDIS is the leading manufacturer of South Korean surveillance technology. Established in 1997, IDIS offers a range of video solutions to help corporate and public sector organization keep their people and assets safe and secure across over 50 countries worldwide. We are headquartered in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea and a trusted technology partner of small to large corporate and public sector organizations worldwide. IDIS has over 600 employees based in at its offices and factory in South Korea and regional headquarters in America, and Europe and branch sales office in Dubai. IDIS develops and manufactures its products at our next generation IDIS Smart Factory in South Korea. The IDIS Smart Factory enables us to refine our production processes, reduce wastage and meet continued efficiency targets, while ensuring we adhere to all relevant legal requirements in terms of employee rights and working practices across our entire manufacturing, assembly and product testing processes, as stated by the South Korean government. In 2018, IDIS was honored with a presidential citation in the 42nd National Productivity Competition (sponsored by the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) for the company’s custom designed IDIS Smart Factory. We continue to review our policies, practices and how we identify any risks of modern slavery and other human rights anywhere within our supply chain. We continued with a commitment to ethical and responsible business practices, ensuring a policy of zero-tolerance to modern slavery anywhere within our supply chain.
IDIS operates a robust code of conduct which all employees must adhere to. The code of conduct applies to everyone who works for IDIS worldwide and to anyone representing IDIS in any way. We also expect our business partners, including any subcontractors they engage with in relation to their business with IDIS, to comply with this code of conduct. The company management ensures that business is conducted in an ethical way and in accordance with the code of conduct and the company’s policies are continually reviewed.
All employees are regularly provided with training and guidance on all aspects of our code of conduct, including modern slavery. IDIS business leaders will continue to ensure that the company is committed to upholding its values and providing a safe and fair working environment for all of its employees.
IDIS is committed to upholding the human rights of its employees and we ensure our employees are treated with dignity and respect. Our business practices are designed to foster a respectful culture of diverse perspectives, mutual collaboration, and sustainable growth. IDIS operates with over 100 strategic partners around the world. As part of our guiding principle of mutual success, we are vigilant about conducting business with companies that share our values and respect for human rights. This means our policies, such as modern slavery, relate to not only the people within our company, but also those that work with us including our value-added distributors and strategic system integration partners. We empower our people with the same opportunities to professionally develop and succeed regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, geography, or background. By engaging and training, mentoring and nurturing, as well as sharing best practice, we encourage our employees to excel and help guide the company’s future. We establish and maintain optimal workplace conditions wherever our facilities are geographically located to protect the well-being of our employees, customers, partners and communities. We also support a culture of proactive mental and physical health and wellbeing through team building activities, sports days, and fundraisers. IDIS has a long tradition of supporting social welfare and community development projects and we actively encourage employees in philanthropic activities near our facilities. We look to support projects that positively impact local communities by utilizing our expertise and technology, or by lending a helping hand to those in crisis.
Today, more than ever before, IDIS understands the importance of operating sustainably and playing our part to protect the world around us. It is up to all of us to reduce waste; to use materials and energy with more care; and to remember that today’s natural environment is an irreplaceable gift that, once lost, is lost forever. Despite a challenging 2020, IDIS has made headway reducing our TOE (ton of oil equivalent energy consumption) with measures including more efficient use of heating and ventilation in our offices and factory. As we work hard to grow our business, and to share our increasing success with our integration partners globally, we are also committed to finding new ways to reduce the negative impact of what we do. We must reduce our energy consumption, improve operating efficiency, and remember the harm that waste can do once released into the environment, including plastic and packaging. So, we are looking for new ways to reduce and recycle, and we encourage all our employees and partners to share this vision and to contribute with both ideas and actions.
Our commitment to responsible environmental stewardship has resulted in a series of steps to reduce waste across our Six Sigma led manufacturing processes with the IDIS Smart Factory receiving a presidential citation and National Productivity Award in an awards program sponsored by the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. And the IDIS Smart Factory is not a direct user of gas or coal.
The new IDIS factory, due to come online in 2022, is being built to the latest environmental standards and will operate with improved energy efficiency. During 2019-2020 we began to streamline our logistics processes, and achieved efficiencies in the way we re-use and deliver demo kit to our global network of distributors and integration partners. For example, we now bundle deliveries and use international trade shows as a way to supply equipment to our local offices and distribution partners which serve entire regions, instead of relying on hundreds of separate consignments. Supply chain efficiency will be increasingly important as our business grows.
In 2006, IDIS became the first digital recorder manufacturer to be compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. This RoHS certification means that we have eliminated substances in our products that have harmful effects on the environment, pollute landfill sites and are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling. Today we continue to work diligently to make safer every stage of our product life cycle.
Our global operations also follow ISO14001 standards to ensure the safe recycling of waste. In addition, under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, when customers buy new product from IDIS they are entitled to; send old equipment for recycling on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis (this varies depending on the country); send the new equipment back for recycling when this ultimately becomes waste. We have adapted our packaging to make better use of recycled materials. Today our products are boxed and shipped in recyclable cardboard, while our senior executives continue to collaborate with our supply chain partners to research and identify new materials to further lessen the impact of our packaging on the environment.
Through innovative design and engineering our cameras and NVRs are more energy efficient compared with competitive products and help customers reduce their carbon footprint. We continue to strive to make leaps in cutting edge design as we know that even minor improvements can be a force multiplier in reducing energy consumption considering the millions of IDIS products utilized across the world. A key benefit of IDIS’s DirectIP® end-to-end technology is the reduced environmental impact it enables in video applications globally through faster installation and maintenance, meaning fewer engineers on the road. Its hierarchical connection structure and NVRs that come with in-built PoE switches means less cabling and eliminates the need for PoE switches reducing the environmental impact. IDIS also launched DirectCX® in 2015 to make it possible for customers to use existing infrastructure, which offers major savings at legacy and historical sites with less need for recycling, disruptive civil works, and the implementation of new cabling. IDIS Intelligent Codec also reduces video data and bandwidth requirements by up to 90%, improving wireless transmission of HD video and optimizing storage requirements, which in turn means less electronic equipment and power. In addition, IDIS offers the industry leading warranties on its cameras and recorders, and we ensure that future innovations are backward compatible with existing equipment and software. This is testament to superior South Korean design and development of electronic equipment that is built to last. Our strategy is to extend the lifecycle of our customers’ video solutions, reducing the commonplace ripping and replacing of surveillance systems every few years and the constant need to upgrade cameras and other hardware. As businesses adapt to using cleaner energy, IDIS is well positioned to support them to meet reductions in carbon emissions and reduce the burden of future green and eco taxes.
At IDIS we recognize that we will only be able to achieve our growth aspirations by forging close, effective, and sustainable supplier relationships. Our guiding principle of mutual success means we are dedicated to responsible and sustainable corporate management and continue in our commitment to upholding internationally proclaimed human rights of all people across all our business interactions. A strategy part of that approach is to prevent modern slavery as our responsibility as an ethical and sustainable business. By working closely with our partners, we focus our actions on ensuring corporate governance and the economic, social and environmental impacts of our business. The IDIS supply chain is supported by a wide variety for expertise in order to optimize our size, reach, and operational precision. We work hard with our partners to choose the lowest impact methods of transportation from our production facilities in South Korea out to our network of international distribution hubs. We constantly seek new ways to streamline our logistics model to achieve greater efficiencies. Each year we invite our customers to meet with our board and senior management teams to drive positive change in the way we do business; to commit to upholding and respecting human rights; by making changes to product design; adding new features and functionality to combat re-world challenges; and adapting our packaging to help our partners and their customers reduce their environmental footprints. We also work diligently to support diversity across our employees and within our supplier network. We promote mutually beneficial relationships with both small and large businesses and those owned by minorities and women. The IDIS ethos of integrity, observing high ethical standards and building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships are tantamount to our healthy growth. Our business strategy is designed to add value across our supply chains. This means we generate profitable and trusted success for our suppliers, distributors, systems integrators, and return on investment for end users.
Everyone at IDIS is delighted that our video surveillance technology is being featured on the award-winning BBC television series ‘BBC DIY SOS: The Big Build’, helping to transform life for a deserving family in Bromley, south of London.
The success of this wonderful project has depended on the efforts of volunteers, donations of products by companies, and professionals generously providing their services for free.
At IDIS we have a long tradition of supporting socially deserving projects of this kind. We were so pleased to be a part of it - especially when we learned more about the family who needed help.
Mike and Chantal Newcombe have three children, but were struggling to care for their youngest, two year old Arlo, who has a strain of lung disease so rare that he’s the only child in the UK with this particular genetic mutation. His lungs must be constantly supported, and this has left him dependent on oxygen 24/7.
Since Arlo was born the family had been confined to Kings College Hospital. Despite his rarity, Arlo is mentally and physically a typical toddler. With the family struggling, they undertook specialist training to get Arlo home, but life with a high dependency toddler would be challenging.
Arlo now needed a minimum of two highly-trained carers on constant watch, making family life – let alone sleep for mum and dad – almost impossible. Trailing breathing tubes and cumbersome equipment, and no downstairs bathroom turned their once safe home into a risky space. It was also urgent that dad Mike returned to work to pay for the mortgage and bills, or they risked not only losing the family home before the end of the year but also losing Arlo - as he would rebound straight back into intensive care.
There was hope here in the form of ‘super gran’ Laverne. Fully trained-up and already a big part of the family’s life, she was ready to give up the teaching assistant job that she loved so that she could help the family permanently.
They desperately need an extension for overnight accommodation and to assist with Arlo’s care, plus a complete redesign of the ground floor with bespoke adaptions and clever medical plumbing.
IDIS, led by our UK Sales Director Jamie Barfield, was pleased to join this effort, donating a high end video system, comprising our award-winning 12MP Vandal-Resistant IR Fisheye Camera (DC-Y3C14WRX) and our DirectIP® 2300 Series H.265 4K Recorder (DR2304P).
We also wanted to support our partner integrator Triple Star Fire & Security with this project because their team had volunteered to undertake the installation work. Triple Star also donated an iPad which allows the family to take advantage of our IDIS Mobile technology.
This means that Arlo’s carers can now also view the full-HD live streaming video on their TV sets and on mobile devices (such as the iPad) from any location they choose. As a result, life for the whole family is now more flexible and manageable.
“This project is a heart-warming example of the way our technology is helping to transform lives,” Jamie tells us. “Everyone here at IDIS has been following this project – we wish the family well and are proud to be making a difference.”
The programme is expected to air in the next few months so follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter and we’ll be sure to give you a heads up.
Initially settled in the 1840s, the City of Coppell has grown to a mid-size Dallas suburb of over 40,000 residents. With dozens of parks, public facilities, and over 7 miles of trails to maintain and protect, the City of Coppell has a strong need for a robust and reliable video surveillance system.
For the third year in a row Coppell earned the top spot in the mid-sized city category of the ‘It’s Time Texas’ Community Challenge, a program that encourages Texas communities to compete over the ability to demonstrator the greatest commitment to healthy living.
The city’s surveillance systems consisted of a mixed bag of disparate systems scattered around the city. In addition to the complexities of managing and maintaining such a patchwork system, antiquated hardware added additional challenges. Many of the cameras used throughout the city and their corresponding systems where no longer supported, and in some cases, were no longer functioning. This non-functioning equipment meant the city didn’t always have the coverage they wanted or needed leaving gaps in their footage and data collection.
The city’s various VMS were all brought together under one view, so all systems and information is accessible from a single location. Numerous outdated and non-functioning cameras were replaced with the latest IDIS cameras, providing a reliable and relatively seamless integration with the VMS systems used, complemented with technologies including License Plate Recognition (LPR) to maximize situational awareness.
This deployment of next-generation technology, with IDIS cameras as the tip of the spear, as part of a newly robust video surveillance solution, increases the ability to mitigate risks, as well as see, understand, and react to incidents quicker and more comprehensively. Improved technology, and the full integration of IDIS cameras within the enhanced solution facilitates better, faster, clearer image capture and review, increasing not only the capability of law enforcement in Coppell, but creating both immediate benefits and increased potential for the continued leveraging of the new system as a whole vs. a previously heterogenous system that limited comprehensive advantages. integrated benefits and capabilities of the new technology. The solution allows public safety and law enforcement to use IDIS footage and the full complement of integrated features and technologies available to them to better assemble a picture, gather evidence, and ultimately make the City of Coppell a safer place.
Before the system, they had several major crimes (armed robberies) committed in public areas but upon investigation, found that they had no camera footage. Since the new cameras and systems were brought online, they have had at least two incidents that were caught on video. The new system has also been used for a number of other investigative actions around the city. Albert Gauthier, Chief Information Officer of the City of Coppel, remarked that ”[the system] has already played a key role in multiple crime investigations.” During the opening of the city’s two largest parks, which were closed for renovations, the system was used extensively to ensure the safety and security of the 25,000 people in attendance.
IDIS employees have voluntarily gathered to install video surveillance equipment in facilities meeting community needs or serving the socially disadvantaged.
Their activities start with pre-survey system design, site visits, and include direct installation (or a coordination of efforts with partner integrators), as well as complete training on use, system management, and maintenance.
These efforts support IDIS’s commitment to “contribute to a safer and more secure world through a commitment to innovation and by fostering a culture of creativity.”
The 68th activity is Haeoreum House located in Cheongju.
Haeoreum House is a residential facility for children and teenagers who are abused.
There are now about six children and three teachers who protect and nurture their children through communal life management.
Children's emotional stability is important, but they always felt sorry for the lack of a physical and psychological safety net.
Basically, we've decided to monitor children's movements and install a strong CCTV like the gate of my house through a product that can give them a sense of psychological stability.
Installation of 6 cameras and NVR is complete. It is now possible to closely monitor both roads/parking/ exits/stair stairs/in-room.
When after the installation is complete, teacher of the Heaoreum House said,
“I think my house is getting happier.”
IDIS has been actively engaged in social responsibility activities to identify and nurture talent and industrial technology through the “dissertation/invention contest” since 2008 with the 'electronic newspaper.'
At this annual event, students receive the Minister of Science and Technology Prize, accompanied by a generous scholarship, for their winning papers and inventions, and are eligible to be highlighted by IDIS as part of our global communications and outreach.
IDIS provides ~$100,000 to fund the program each year, an amount used for prize money and to cover event costs. Such activities enable student research efforts, facilitate discussion and discourse on key topics of the day, and help incubate both new ideas and a new generation of technology leaders.
Our investment represents our commitment to future-oriented thinking and sustainable growth through continued evolution of next-generation technologies.
We are delighted to be working with integration partner ISD Tech, supporting the Men’s Shed community group in Church Crookham and Fleet, UK, as it tackles isolation and loneliness among older men.
For a long time, research has warned about the negative impact of loneliness and isolation on health and wellbeing, with millions of people reporting feeling lonely on a daily basis.
Men’s Sheds have emerged as a practical way of tackling the problem, particularly for older men who find it more difficult to build social connections – although importantly, the organisation welcomes members of all ages and genders.
Members gather to work on practical projects together, contributing their knowledge and skills to local good causes – everything from building library shelves for primary schools, to making bird boxes for conservation groups. So, everyone wins!
Earlier this year, when the Church Crookham and Fleet group were awarded National Lottery funding for brand new, fully equipped workshop, IDIS and ISD Tech quickly stepped in to help.
We offered of a state-of-the-art remote video monitoring solution, free of charge, to help keep the new site safe.
This latest donation is part of our Create a Better World campaign – a major initiative that we’ve been running on social media channels since the start of the year, part of our global commitment to enhancing safety and security for social welfare projects and non-profit community organisations.
In this latest example, IDIS NVRs, bullet cameras and domes with IR capability now provide 24/7 video coverage of the new Men’s Shed facility, inside and out, helping to protect high value power tools and other equipment.
“The workshop is in quite a secluded location and it houses high value items, so it needs watching over out-of-hours,” explains Nicky Stokes, MD of ISD Tech. “We were delighted to provide this IDIS video solution to enable the volunteers who manage the site to receive alerts on their phones, and to view footage, if ever there’s an attempted intrusion or problem with vandalism.”
The Church Crookham and Fleet Men’s Shed group are really impressed with their new video system, which ensures they have a safe environment to meet and work in.
“We have 25 regularly active ‘shedders’ meeting twice a week and, as that number grows, we’ll increase the times that our workshop’ is open,” says the group’s Chairman Alan Walker. “Now, instead of just being old blokes tinkering away in isolation, we can have a joke and work together – in many ways it replicates the working environment.”
He tells us that more than 45 projects have already been completed by the group, and thanks to the IDIS video solution, both the ongoing work and the tools can be stored safely out-of-hours while the workshop is unoccupied.
Once again, IDIS is delighted to help.
IDIS America, the Texas-based regional headquarters of the South Korean security technology innovator, IDIS, has announced Emily’s Place as the first recipient of a comprehensive donation of company’s award-winning technology as part of its “Create a Better World” campaign. The campaign, announced at the 2019 ISC West security show in April, is designed to support and better empower community organizations, the facility’s mission of providing long-term, multi-faceted care and support for domestic abuse survivors seeking to permanently leave their lives of abuse behind. Emily’s Place, which provides a shared living environment for women and children for up to 24 months, empowers residents to permanently break from an abusive past through committed and active engagement that includes counselling, case management, internal programs, and the mapping of measurable goals for personal development and a successful transformation of their lives. The facility further connects residents with assistance from partners within the larger community, allowing them to build an essential network of support. Additional partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as support from businesses like IDIS, allow Emily’s Place to be a strategic, efficient, and effective “bridge,” from traditional women’s shelters to a truly independent and self-sufficient life. Keith Drummond, IDIS America Senior Director, noted “IDIS has spent more than two decades leveraging every opportunity to use technology and innovation to make the world a safer and more secure place for all. We believe in it so much, it’s actually our corporate mission statement. And while we’ve helped do some amazing things to that end in the past 20 years, there’s always something particularly special about finding opportunities to make the world better close to home. “Emily’s Place is a wonderful and valuable part of our greater Dallas-Fort Worth area community, providing essential, transformative services to those among our area’s most vulnerable, working with a second-to-none alliance of staff, volunteers, local and federal agencies, and partner businesses to do the most important work of all for someone escaping a life of abuse: helping them to grow, stand, and truly thrive on their own after the damage of domestic abuse. Essential to that effort is the provision of a safe and secure living, childcare, and service environment, allowing staff and residents alike to focus single-mindedly on the core mission of transforming lives.” Adds Andrew Myung, President of IDIS America, “At IDIS, we know the important role security technology can play in safeguarding people and places and ensuring the peace of mind that comes with strong security. Our experience with Emily’s Place has been exceptional, and our admiration of the work they do has only grown. We encourage anyone in the area to familiarize themselves with Emily’s Place and support their important mission however they can, as well as to look for other opportunities they can help to ‘create a better world’ in their own communities”