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The access control manufacturer TDSi reported a 21pc increase (compared to 2015) in new visitors at the recent IFSEC International 2016 event at the ExCeL London. The company partially attributes that to the unveiling of its GARDiS online product.
After the event, TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies, pictured right, said: “With this year’s unveiling of our new GARDiS range of software and hardware we have seen an overall increase in visitors in 2016, with a 21 per cent increase in individual visitors as well as a highly impressive 38pc% increase in those from overseas export markets. We believe this not only shows a strong interest in cloud-based security systems, but also indicates that both the UK and international markets are thriving.”
TDSi also recorded a 21pc increase in the numbers of its current clients visiting the stand at IFSEC. John Davies added: “We were also delighted to see even more of our customers on the stand this year. The ExCel in London is the perfect venue for this world-class show and attracts an impressive cross section of clients as well as installers, specifiers and partners.”
GARDiS is described by the product company as a secure web-based application. It is adaptable for an increased workload, provides easier maintenance and installation, is described as more secure and accessible from anywhere (on any device) using an intuitive interface. GARDiS has also been designed as an ONVIF Profile A and C compliant platform to meet the IEC’s (International Electrotechnical Commission) adoption of it as the de facto new international standard for access control.
TDSi’s stand provided visitors with an overview of its main products and the integration capabilities with other security providers’ systems, including Milestone’s XProtect Video Management Software (VMS) – using the XProtect Access add-on. Other integration systems featured included ASSA ABLOY’s KS100 server cabinet wireless electronic lock, Texecom’s alarm control panels, ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless locks and SimonsVoss’ SmartIntego wireless door locks.
Visitors were also able to see TDSi’s SOLOgarde, MICROgarde and EXcel controllers, the company’s enterprise products, and the integration possibilities between its own software products, including EXgarde security management and VUgarde CCTV VMS.
TDSi has already staked its place at IFSEC 2017. John Davies added: “This event continues to draw large numbers of interested visitors from around the world and we are proud to be taking part in it again next year. Meeting with partners and customers is an invaluable experience for the TDSi team, it gives us feedback on what we offer and insights into what the market will be wanting from our future products. We very much look forward to taking part again in 2017.”