SOURCE: IDS Worldwide, Inc.

March 16, 2006 10:14 ET

IDS Worldwide Inc. Purchases Two DSC Distributors

IDS HLS Division Completes Acquisition of DSC Distributors

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2006 -- IDS Worldwide, Inc. (OTC: IDWD) today announced that the Homeland Security Division (HLS) in an all cash deal has completed the acquisition overseas of two DSC distributors. These purchases are a continuing plan of IDS to rapidly expand its security business overseas.

HLS purchased both office facilities and clients from the two DSC distributors in Rawalpindi. These strategic purchases allow HLS to take advantage of the cable media campaign which HLS launched in February which runs 24 hours per day on the Pakistan's largest cable company. These new distributors will be monitored by HLS hi-tech GSM monitoring center in Lahore, Pakistan.

HLS also announced yesterday that it purchased a new state of the art system from NEC, Cisco and Arc Solutions that will allow HLS to offer worldwide security and fire monitoring with VOIP and video solutions. The initial solution purchased will have 100 monitoring operator stations and installation will be completed over the next 60 days. HLS will offer 3rd party monitoring to independent security dealers worldwide offering clients economy of scale and superior technology that most clients could not afford as a independent security dealer. HLS will target security dealers with 500 customers and up. The industry average for 3rd party monitoring varies from approximately $5.00 per customer per month and substantially more for video monitoring. Many municipalities have begun to require video monitoring to decrease the expense of false alarms. Each operator station in HLS headquarters can typically monitor over 200 accounts simultaneously.

HLS also announced today that it is expanding its security operations in Karachi beginning May 1, 2006. These purchases along with the expansion in the UAE of HLS security and fire operations will significantly add to revenues and profits in the coming year.

The closing of these purchases will enable IDS to move one final step closer to establishing the new record date for the Special Dividend for the HLS Division transaction.

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