TDSi releases GARDiS cyber secure and web-embedded access controller

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has announced the launch of its new web server-embedded GARDiS access controller. Designed to be fully-cyber secure, as well as easy and quick to install, the new controller is available in one-, two- or four-door versions to suit all end user requirements and budgets. 

TDSi’s managing director John Davies commented: “The new GARDiS controller is the latest addition to our fully-integrated GARDiS range and has been launched in response to the current market challenges faced by security professionals. Requiring minimal training to install, maintain and operate, the controller features comprehensive built-in cyber security along with embedded web server access.”

Davies added: “The controller embraces the GARDiS ethos by featuring an intuitive design and full expansion capabilities, including integration with Simons Voss and ASSA Abloy wireless locks. It’s also supplied complete with a five-year warranty and no quibble returns policy, making it the perfect product to specify and quote for any installation project.”

Features of the controller

The new GARDiS controller’s features include the following:

*embedded web server

*fits up to ten wireless locks using Aperio/Smart Intego (either using Aperio, Simons Voss or additional doors)

*5,000-card capacity plus 15,000 event buffer

*1,000-plus access groups

*up to ten slave units per master controller giving control of up to 44 doors through the web server

*optional eight input/output modules

*lift control with optional I/O for up to 80 floors

*compatible with ANSSI/OSDP Level 2-compliant secure readers

*universal reader decoder

*multi-reader protocols RS485, Wiegand and Clock&Data

*anti-pass back, anti-time back, transit delaying

Extension modules

TDSi also offers GARDiS extension modules to increase the number of doors or equipment in the system. The extension units are purchased along with a license dongle to insert into the master unit. The available extensions are:

*GARDiS 4 EXT (four-door extension module)

*GARDiS I/O EXT (eight-pin input/output extension module)

*Wireless IP Locks – with versions available for ASSA Abloy – Aperio AH30 1-8 Comms Hub and Simons Voss – Smart Intego Gateway Node (a maximum of ten extension units or ten Wireless IP Locks may be used)

*License Dongles: These are physical PIN dongles that allow for easy licensing of extensions. By using the dongles, security professionals can extend a system by the quantity of doors listed below, in addition to the number of doors controlled directly through the Master unit)

*GARDiS Web 10, GARDiS Web 20 and GARDiS Web 44 dongles (which extend end user systems up to 10, 20 and 44 doors respectively)

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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