MDI Security Systems Selects Evergreen as Security Solutions Partner for 2004

Evergreen Fire & Safety chosen as MDI's top reseller and systems instructor


SAN ANTONIO -- MDI Security Systems, the foundation of MDI, Inc., a recognized leader in delivering integrated physical security access control, alarm management and video security management solutions, today announced that Evergreen Fire and Security has been selected as the MDI Security Solutions Partner of the year for 2004.

Selection for this award was open to MDI(R) Certified Security Solutions Partners who maintained two or more Certified SAFEnet technical security engineers for enterprise integrated physical security implementations. Award criteria included but was not limited to, meeting 2004 and maintaining overall revenue volume and, year over year growth performance, compliance with training certifications, minimum end-user satisfaction ratings, overall commitment to MDI field sales initiatives and promotion of the overall integrated MDI product solutions mix of security software, hardware, video and accessories.

"The Evergreen team is honored to have been selected as the recipient of this national award for outstanding overall performance by an MDI Security Solutions Partner. This recognition, along with our development into an MDI Premier Certified Partner in just one short year is a testament to the dedication and customer commitment that is prevalent at every level within our organization," stated John Burgess, Principal Partner at Evergreen.

Mr. Burgess credits Evergreen's management team, dedicated employees and relationship with the customer as the critical drivers behind his organization's success. "Our MDI Certified Technicians are knowledgeable and trained on MDI products at levels that allow us to service the end-user's every security need. As trained experts on the powerful MDI SAFEnet platform, we become the client's "key enabler"; allowing us to remain engrained in daily operations as part of their extended working family," he added.

As a result of their success, the Evergreen team continues to recommend MDI products as a fundamental component of their overall business strategy to add value to their customers' integrated physical security systems.

"We are delighted to honor Evergreen for their commitment and proven effectiveness in providing high-quality services to the end-users of our products," said Michael M. Garcia, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for MDI. "Evergreen is the perfect example of a value added reseller that has taken advantage of all MDI dealer support programs to take their partnership with MDI beyond the typical integration baseline; empowering their team to generate exceptional revenue on product sales, maintenance services and user training while capitalizing on MDI's Market Builder program to increase their new customer base across all product lines."

As one of MDI's Premier Certified Partners, Evergreen has direct
access to:
1. MDI's best price levels
2. Top-tiered technical support from the MDI TrustedSupport Team
3. Advanced sales support (from the MDI Security Solutions
Organization)
4. MDI's Market Builder Program -- offering extended marketing
support including lead sharing, demand generation and strategy
development assistance
5. Marketing resources including tradeshows, press announcements
and marketing communications to customers
6. Maximum internal-use product and demo product discounts
7. Maximum personnel training discounts from MDI's MPACT (MDI
Product and Certification Training) Team