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                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                   FORM 12b-25

                                                Commission File Number 000-17288

                           NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

(Check One): [ ] Form 10-K  [ ] Form 11-K  [ ] Form 20-F  [X] Form 10-Q  [ ] Form N-SAR

For Period Ended:                        December 31, 2001

[ ] Transition Report on Form 10-K   [ ] Transition Report on Form 10-Q
[ ] Transition Report on Form 20-F   [ ] Transition Report on Form N-SAR
[ ] Transition Report on Form 11-K

For the Transition Period Ended:

            Read attached  instruction sheet before preparing form. Please print
or type.

            Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission
has verified any information contained herein.

            If the  notification  relates  to a portion  of the  filing  checked
above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:

                         Part I. Registrant Information

Full name of registrant Tidel Technologies, Inc.

Former name if applicable

                                    5847 San Felipe, Suite 900
Address of principal executive office (Street and number)

                   Houston, Texas 77057
City, State and Zip Code

                        Part II. Rule 12b-25 (b) and (c)

            If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort
or expense and the  registrant  seeks  relief  pursuant to Rule  12b-25(b),  the
following should be completed. (Check appropriate box.)

[X]         (a) The reasons  described in reasonable  detail in Part III of this
            form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;

[X]         (b) The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report
            on Form 10-K,  20-F,  11-K or Form N-SAR, or portion thereof will be
            filed on or before the 15th calendar day  following  the  prescribed
            due date; or the subject  quarterly  report or transition  report on
            Form 10-Q,  or portion  thereof will be filed on or before the fifth
            calendar day following the prescribed due date; and

[ ]         (c) The  accountant's  statement or other  exhibit  required by Rule
            12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.

                               Part III. Narrative

            State below in  reasonable  detail the reasons why Form 10-K,  11-K,
20-F,  10-Q,  N-SAR or the transition  report portion thereof could not be filed
within the prescribed time period. (Attach extra sheets if needed.)

            The  Registrant  was  unable to file the Form  10-Q for the  quarter
ended December 31, 2000 (the "Report")  without  unreasonable  effort or expense
due to the related delays in gathering  information  for inclusion in the Report
associated therewith.

                           Part IV. Other Information

            (1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this

Leonard L. Carr, Jr.                      (713)                   783-8200
  (Name)                                (Area Code)           (Telephone number)

            (2) Have all other  periodic  reports  required  under Section 13 or
15(d) of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the  Investment
Company Act of 1940 during the  preceding 12 months or for such  shorter  period
that the  registrant  was  required to file such  report(s)  been filed?  If the
answer is no, identify report(s).
                                                                  [ ] Yes [X] No

                        Part III of Annual  Report  on Form 10-K for the  twelve
months ended September 30, 2001

            (3) Is it  anticipated  that any  significant  change in  results of
operations  from the  corresponding  period  for the last  fiscal  year  will be
reflected by the  earnings  statements  to be included in the subject  report or
portion thereof?

                                                                  [X] Yes [ ] No

            If so:  attach  an  explanation  of  the  anticipated  change,  both
narratively and  quantitatively,  and, if  appropriate,  state the reasons why a
reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made. See attachment.

            The  Registrant  did not sell any ATM  units to Credit  Card  Center
("CCC"),  formerly its largest  customer  during the three months ended December
31, 2001.  In the  comparable  period the prior  fiscal year,  sales to CCC were
$11.7 million.  As a result, the Registrant expects to report a net loss for the
quarter  ended  December 31, 2002 compared to net income of $1.9 million for the
same quarter in the prior year.

                            Tidel Technologies, Inc.
                  (Name of registrant as specified in charter)

Has  caused  this  notification  to be signed on its  behalf by the  undersigned
thereunto duly authorized.

Date    February 15, 2002                By: /s/ Leonard L. Carr, Jr.
     -------------------------             -------------------------------------
                                           Name: Leonard L. Carr, Jr.
                                           Title: Secretary

                        Instruction.  The form  may be  signed  by an  executive
            officer  of  the   registrant  or  by  any  other  duly   authorized
            representative.  The name and title of the person  signing  the form
            shall be typed or printed beneath the signature. If the statement is
            signed on behalf of the  registrant by an authorized  representative
            (other than an executive officer),  evidence of the representative's
            authority  to sign on behalf of the  registrant  shall be filed with
            the form.