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                                  UNITED STATES
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                 August 11, 2004
                                 Date of Report
                        (Date of earliest event reported)

                            Tidel Technologies, Inc.
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

             Delaware                     0-17288               75-2193593
    (State or Other Jurisdiction        (Commission          (IRS Employer
    of Incorporation)                   File Number)         Identification No.)

2900 Wilcrest, Ste. 205, Houston, TX                              77042
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                        (Zip Code)

                                 (713) 783-8200
               Registrant's telephone number, including area code

                  5847 San Felipe, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77057
         (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)

            Item 5.     Other Events and Required FD Disclosure.

            On August 11, 2004, Tidel Technologies,  Inc. (the "Company") issued
a press release,  set forth as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current  Report,  announcing
that it received a letter of approval from Visa  International  certifying  that
the  Encrypting  PIN Pad model used in the  Company's  3000 Series ATM  products
complies with Visa's new PIN Entry Device Security requirements.

            For additional  information,  reference is made to the press release
attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

            Item 7.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

            (c)         EXHIBITS

                        EXHIBIT NO.     EXHIBITS

                        99.1            Press  Release  of  Tidel  Technologies,
                                        Inc. dated August 11, 2004.


            Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the  registrant  has duly  caused  this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                              TIDEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Dated: August 11, 2004                        By: /s/ James T. Rash
                                                  Name:  James T. Rash
                                                  Title: Chief Executive
                                                         Officer and President