SOURCE: IDS Worldwide, Inc.

May 19, 2006 09:27 ET

IDS Worldwide, Inc. HLS Division Signs Top ADT Executive at Security Show

ADT 12 Year Head of Dealership Operation Resigns During Security Expo and Signs With HLS

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 19, 2006 -- IDS Worldwide, Inc. (OTC: IDWD) today announced that the Head of Dealership Operations for ADT in Pakistan resigned today from ADT and signed to head HLS Dealership Operations in the Gulf and Asia Region.

HLS is very pleased that in just this past month the company has been able to sign top executives from the leading security companies in the world to help manage HLS accelerating growth in the region. HLS is the fastest growing security company every launched in the Gulf and Asia Region.

IDS CEO Patrick Downs, stated, "HLS views the signing of these top security executives as validation of the HLS business model and staggering growth in the region. The addition of the caliber of these executives has enabled HLS to immediately add hundreds of sales agents thru dealership agreements in the region during the security show."

HLS opened previously this month a new 4,000 sq. ft. headquarters in the downtown business district of Karachi. Karachi is the 3rd most populated city in the world at 11,624,219 residents, statistics can be seen at (http://www.pubquizhelp.34sp.com/geo/popcity.html). HLS is the fastest growing security company ever in the Asia and Gulf region supplying wireless GSM alarm service, armed police response with privately owned HLS police cars and government armed officers who ride with HLS officers 24 hours per day.

HLS expects revenue and profits to quadruple with this expansion into the 3rd largest populated city in the world. HLS believes that it will be able to sign approximately 100+ dealers during the term of the trade show. The average security company registering to become a dealer for HLS should average approximately 30 new clients per month pushing HLS goal to 40,000 additional customers in the next 12 months.

HLS previously reported it was scheduled to meet with over 20 Petroleum companies for a special demonstration of HLS ability to provide microwave and thermal imaging protection for oil pipelines and other large government facilities such as military bases and embassies. At the scheduled start time of the security symposium to demonstrate this technology over 300 petroleum executives requested to attend and required HLS to schedule additional meeting times to accommodate these requests. Today HLS experienced the highest traffic count to the company's booth with over 10,000 requests for information and a large number of companies requesting an immediate proposal for the deployment of HLS security technologies.

IDS CEO Patrick Downs, stated, "To date the success of this Security Expo has vastly exceeded our best expectations and has greatly increased the brand name recognition of HLS in the international community. HLS executives have been interviewed by numerous television news programs and international security magazines. This will bring to the forefront of the international security community the power and strength of HLS security technologies." The Security Expo is scheduled to conclude tomorrow and is expected to be the heaviest attendance day of the show.

HLS has loaded pictures from the Karachi Security show on the http://www.ids-worldwide.com site and a link to the pictures will be posted on the front page of the site tomorrow.

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