About IDS

With economic and geopolitical uncertainty on the rise, IDS provides American and international investors the choice of mitigating risks by storing precious metals in Delaware, Texas or Ontario.

All three locations offer security-conscious clients protection of assets, as well as personal and professional information. IDS is staffed by professionals who have extensive precious metals, depository, security and banking experience. The IDS Group maintains an active membership in the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA).

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Our Services

IDS provides its customers with a wide variety of custody account and distribution options featuring:

  • Modern, Secure Storage Facilities
  • UL-rated, Multi-redundant, State-of-the-art Security System
  • Insurance Protection Underwritten by the World’s Leading Specialty Insurance Provider, Lloyd’s of London
  • Custody and Full-Service Distribution
  • Comprehensive Client Holdings Statements
  • Tailored services on request (Inspections, Import/Export Assistance, Special Packaging, etc.)

Online Customer Portal

IDS is proud to provide our clients with immediate access to their precious metals holdings stored at IDS through VaultDirect™, the industry’s first real-time holdings management and reporting tool. IDS clients can now view their holdings, assess value and execute transfers and shipments with the click of a button. Use IDS VaultDirect to:

  • Review transactional activity
  • Download account statements and view itemized reports
  • Streamline fulfillment logistics for precious metals inventory
  • Track shipments and deliveries
  • Access accounts 24 hours a day, seven days a week


IDS of Delaware is a COMEX/CME and ICE-approved depository for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Any precious metals vault that wants to act as an approved vault for either COMEX or ICE must go through the stringent COMEX / ICE approval process, and the CFTC has to be kept in the loop on these approvals also. There are only 8 COMEX and 9 ICE-approved facilities available.

LBMA Associate Member
IDS of Delaware and IDS of Canada are Associates of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and maintain compliance with the association’s exacting physical and operational security. The LBMA is the international trade association which represents the market for gold and silver bullion. The LBMA’s membership encompasses banks, dealers, fabricators, refiners, shippers and brokers.

IIROC Accredited Vault
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) approved IDS of Canada as an entity suitable to hold LBMA gold and silver delivery bars. IDS of Canada is one of eight locations suitable to hold LBMA gold and silver bars. The depository can hold Dealer Member’s inventory and client positions in gold and silver bullion without capital penalty to the Dealer Member, provided that the other related Dealer member rules, such as written custodial agreement and segregation are met.


IDS’s mission is to help commercial and individual clients operating in the physical precious metals and tangible asset marketplace achieve their operational objectives. We understand that protecting your business information is as important as protecting your physical assets.

IDS does not have a trading operation and maintains a complete system separation with its corporate parent company, Dillon Gage, Inc. of Dallas.


IDS management and staff possess extensive precious metals and financial services experience. The depth and breadth of our team’s knowledge has helped to establish IDS as an industry leader. The team’s overriding objective is to deliver responsive, cost-effective and efficient precious metals custody and distribution services.