IFSEC 2012: Review
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IFSEC 2012: Review

 25th May 2012

TDSi biometric readers and integrated software solutions draw visitors at IFSEC 2012

TDSi, a global leader in access control systems for all sizes of businesses and organisations enjoyed particularly positive feedback at IFSEC 2012, which was held at the NEC Birmingham at the beginning of May. TDSi demonstrated its latest module for true TCP/IP integration from its EXgarde PRO software suite to alarm specialist Texecom’s Premier range of Intruder Alarm panels.  The solution allows full integration of Texecom’s Premier range of panels to other serial based devices such as IP CCTV and TDSi’s VUgarde NVR, providing visual verification of Intruder Alarms through EXgarde PRO.

The Texecom Integration module for EXgarde PRO was a finalist in the IFSEC International Security Industry Awards 2012 for the Integrated Security Product of the Year category. TDSi also demonstrated its latest update for its EXgarde PRO software suite, EXgarde 4.0, which now includes compatibility with Microsoft’s SQL server, along with integration with the new Texecom module.

Managing Director of TDSi, John Davies, comments “Once again, IFSEC proved to be a highly worthwhile platform for TDSi and our products - we estimate visitors to the stand were up around 10% on last year.  We had a great mix of UK and overseas visitors and particularly noticed a stronger presence from East and West Africa this year, as well as more end users from the UK. The products that garnered the most attention were the Texecom integration module for EXgarde PRO, our new Facial Recognition reader with integrated fingerprint scanner and the VUgarde video management and NVR software platform.  We’re busy following up on the interest that was generated by the show and look forward to another year of growth in our home and export markets.”

TDSi’s Facial Recognition reader is a stand-alone or networkable unit that offers secure access, free of tokens or cards. Utilising the unique shape of the human face, the reader provides a highly secure, rapid, reliable and convenient method of controlling access to sensitive or restricted areas. It can easily be added to existing or planned security and surveillance systems to maximise return on investment - storing up to 500 users and verifying identity in less than one second. The reader also operates in virtually all light conditions with an impressive False Acceptance Rate (FAR) of less than 0.0001%.

Also on the TDSi stand was the DIGIgarde PLUS multitasking reader that is compatible with fingerprints, cards and PINs. Providing added security should a specific entrance require it, the reader offers access using a combination of secure methods and has an IP65 rating - which means it can be used in a wide degree of different environments. DIGIgarde PLUS is compatible with TDSi’s EXgarde PRO 4.0 software and popular MIFARE cards, providing impressive security that can be used in situations where hygiene or ease of access are essential. Its high speed matching algorithm provides maximum usability and its access control intelligence gives the option to install the reader to control a single door or alternatively to connect and integrate DIGIgarde PLUS into a broader access control system, providing real-time event monitoring and centralised system programming and control.

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