For some potential intruders being part of crowd is a most effective way to sneakily gain access to secure areas. TDSi has launched two new products which automate the often time-consuming and difficult task of detecting unauthorised individuals from a crowd of people that are supposed to be there. The TDSi Tailgate Detector alerts security and prevents entry or raises the alarm when it detects unauthorised individuals entering in close proximity to those with authorised ID. This also makes it easy to analyse the number of individuals within a restricted area to determine if unauthorised individuals have actually gained access.
TDSi additionally offers the People Counter monitor which can be used to automatically count the number of people in a restricted area to give further information. Both the Tailgate Detector and People Counter are ideal for all types of facility with heavy people traffic and security areas, such as: airports, banks, entertainment venues, laboratories, military and police infrastructure, museums, night clubs, offices, public transportation facilities, retail environments and universities.
Ensuring that every individual has properly presented a valid ID or successfully cleared biometric identification is a major challenge for security professionals, especially in situations where there are large numbers of people moving between secure areas and the public domain. Preventing tailgating and piggybacking of authorised users by intruders has long been a significant danger to security and one which many systems or regimes fail to address successfully. TDSi's Tailgate Detector is designed to be installed to protect doors, turnstiles or a dedicated mantrap, where it is ideal for automatically sensing movement from unauthorised people if they attempt to enter a restricted area.
The TDSi Tailgate Detector offers many benefits to meet security needs:
- Seamless integration with other security systems,
- High levels of security through sophisticated algorithms which ensure reliable detection of people and objects within the detection area,
- Inbuilt data logging provides instant access to the real-time status and security history,
- A web-based user interface, which makes configuration simple,
- Digital inputs and outputs to fully interface with the rest of the access control system in case of an emergency,
- Configuration of an exit strategy that suits the varying requirements of the facility. For example this may mean a secure door will not unlock if another person is present in the access area or in high throughput areas the door may be left open whilst users present credentials, but an alarm is raised if an unauthorised intruder enters it.
- A real-time interactive graph which provides a simple method of testing electrical installation and performance of the system.
Additionally to stopping tailgating, being able to accurately track and record the precise number of people present in a building or moving through high-traffic areas at any given time is an invaluable asset for safety and security professionals. It can be highly desirable for marketing intelligence gathering initiatives, building automation and to allow organisations to optimise their staffing and energy levels.
The TDSi People Counter offers occupancy monitoring which helps facilities to control maximum or minimum occupancy, support evacuation measures, trigger demand-controlled ventilation (DCV), wrong-way detection and bidirectional counting, wait time determination and queue management and assists with flow monitoring. Benefits of using the system include:
- Sophisticated algorithms that ensure reliable detection of people and objects ( over 99% accuracy),
- Self-illumination of the detection area means the TDSi People Counter can function in changing light conditions,
- A web-based user interface provides simple, secure configuration and information from anywhere with a suitable connection,
- Simple installation through the utilisation of the design housing reduces time spent on site and the impact on employees,
- Configurable threshold limits warn when the numbers of occupants in a controlled area exceed the limit,
- Ventilation can be controlled based upon occupancy to reduce energy costs,
- Configuration of multiple counters into zones to provide floor by floor occupancy information,
- Wrong way detection alerts security operators if people try to go against the flow of traffic, as a potential security risk.