GARDiS Network Controller

5002-6001 / 5002-6002 / 5002-6004

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TDSi's GARDiS Network Access Control Unit is a powerful solution that offers extensive access control capabilities across one or multiple sites. With the ability to handle up to 50,000 credentials, this unit ensures efficient access control for organizations of varying sizes. When combined with GARDiS Pro Software, the Access Control Unit provides a comprehensive and scalable solution that offers unparalleled credential management, multi-site control, and seamless integration with additional third-party systems and technologies from leading manufacturers in the industry.

Offering a 5-year warranty and hassle-free installation the GARDiS Network Controller is a truly flexible product to use on both small and large sites. The GARDiS Controller has been designed using the latest technologies available and industry expert feedback. This has resulted in GARDiS Network Controller being developed with native IP, allowing for real-time communication and updates within the hardware. This, therefore, means that any changes that a user makes are actioned instantaneously within the communication protocols. For features and benefits please see the GARDiS Software page.

GARDiS Network Controller PSU Options

GARDiS Network Controller is available in 3 product variations:
GARDiS 1: 1-door master controller with connections for 1-2* readers
GARDiS 2: 2-door master controller with connections for 2-4* readers
GARDiS 4: 4-door master controller with connections for 4-8* readers


1, 2 or 4 Doors

Up to 8 TDSi Readers


IP Communication, RS485 (between slaves)

TDSi Part Number 5002-6001 (1-Door)  / 5002-6002 (2-Door) / 5002-6004 (4-Door)
Dimensions 170 x 116 x 40 mm
Weight 257g
Operating Environment 0OC to + 50OC, 0 – 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Input 9 – 14 Vdc 1A (without PSU), 100-240 Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.8A max (PSU), PoE+/PoE++ IEEE 802.3at/bt (with PoE module)
Max Credentials 50,000*
Doors 1, 2 or 4 
Readers Up to 2 TDSi readers per reader channel in a read-in read-out configuration.** Alternatively, 1 reader per door equipped with industry-standard clock & data, Wiegand multiformat, or RS-485 output formats.
Inputs 1 per door. Additional available with I/O Module
Outputs Control Relay: 1 A / 12V – 1A / 24v. 1 used per installed door: GARDiS 1: 2 Outputs, GARDiS 2: 3 Outputs, GARDiS 4: 5 Outputs 
Expansion Options GARDiS 4+ (4 door); 8 Inputs/8 Outputs module; Wireless IP Locks
Time Groups 128
Anti-Passback Timed and true
Mantrap Function Yes
Communications TCP/IP and RS485 for extension modules

* 5,000 card capacity when not using with GARDiS Software. 
** Limited functionality available

  • Supports up to 10 wireless locks – Aperio / Smart Intego*
  • 50,000 card capacity**+ 15,000 event buffer
  • 1,000+ access groups
  • Up to 10 slave units per master giving control of up to 44 doors
  • Optional 8 input/output modules
  • Lift control with optional I/O up to 80 floors
  • Compatible with ANSSI / OSDP level-2-compliant secure readers
  • Universal reader decoder
  • Multi-protocols RS485 Wiegand and Clock&Data
  • Anti-pass back, anti-time back, transit delaying
  • Configurable with additional 5A PSU or PoE ++ PSU both with lockable Metal Box

GARDiS Network Controller Datasheet


GARDiS Controller User Manual


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Ideal for Multi Network Sites

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