TDSi unveils new features for powerful EXgarde Web integrated security solution

Integrated security systems developer TDSi has unveiled some “exciting new features” for its powerful EXgarde Web security solution. Additional functionality includes approving door entry PIN codes and photo capture, all from any secure Internet-enabled device.

Alex Rumsey, director of UK sales at TDSi, commented: “EXgarde Web was originally launched in 2014 and offers an additional option to interface with TDSi’s powerful EXgarde solution. It allows security operators or authorised staff to add new security users and grant access through any Internet-enabled device. The operator can capture key fields including name, organisation and car registration, etc, assign security rights and issue access cards.”

EXgarde Web’s new PIN code functionality allows a PIN to be amended and assigned to a door, as well as adding validity across a range of dates and times (which is useful for assigning cards for visitors or short-term contractors). Photos can also be captured through the web portal, such that photo IDs can be created both easily and efficiently.

The solution is also ideal for quickly responding to a security issue, such as a lost or stolen access card. The suspect card can be suspended, and a new card issued rapidly, with visibility of all activity to assess the whole situation. Equally, it can be used to rapidly compile reports, for instance during a fire or other evacuation. EXgarde Web will report on who has entered or left the building, which is invaluable to the fire marshals and Search and Rescue teams from the Emergency Services.

Rumsey added: “EXgarde Web doesn’t require any new software. The user just needs a spare Network User client licence for the functionality to be supported. Secure access can be gained from any Internet portal, including major smart phone platforms as well as PC and Apple. Using a highly intuitive interface, little or no training is required to operate the software.”

The solution is perfect for all sizes of organisations and applications. It’s particularly suited to operators such as receptionists or anyone who uses the system on an infrequent basis, as the software is very easy to use. EXgarde Web’s flexibility deliberately has more limited features compared to the full-blown EXgarde PRO Client interface to ensure security in the unlikely event that a mobile device is breached or the operator makes a mistake.

Rumsey concluded: “EXgarde Web requires the latest version of EXgarde with the free web module installed on a client device. EXgarde Web can be used over multiple devices, in turn providing an unbeatable level of flexibility and usability for this powerful integrated security solution. If your business is already using EXgarde, it’s the perfect way in which to enhance your security regime for a minimal outlay.”

*For more information on TDSi’s EXgarde Web visit: www.tdsi.co.uk/exgarde_modules.html

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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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