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TAB Systems wins IFSEC Security Industry Award second year in a row!

Published on 26 May, 2010

smarti Guardeon wins the IFSEC Best Access Control Product Award
smarti is a multi-modal biometric access control, time & attendance and building automation solution
After smarti Electra winning last year, TAB Systems was pleasantly surprised and excited when the new smarti® Guardeon unit was declared the Access Control Product of the Year at the IFSEC 2010 Security Industry Awards!

smarti® Guardeon is the new rugged high security unit that combines TAB Systems core biometric access control with a built in proximity card reader and a myriad of other features that will make it an easy choice for user across a wide range of categories.

The winners of the IFSEC Security Industry Awards were revealed on May 10th during an impressive dinner held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropolitan.

The ten winners, among them the smarti® Guardeon unit from TAB Systems, were presented with their awards, which recognise the people, products and technological advancements that have shaped the security industry over the past year.

James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association, said: "These awards bring the security industry together for a very special celebration of achievements. The security industry prides itself on innovation and this year's IFSEC Security Industry Awards highlight just how committed the industry is to producing excellence."

Guardeon combines the integrated proximity card reader with multi-modal biometric face and voice recognition

Tomaz Bergant, President and CEO of TAB Systems, said: "It is an honour to win given the level of competition in what is considered to be the premier event of the security industry in Europe."

smarti® is a complete multi-modal biometric access control, time & attendance and building automation solution.

Guardeon combines the integrated proximity card reader which people are used to, with multi-modal biometric face and voice recognition providing higher security and inhibiting system abuse.

An added advantage of this product is the integration of multiple additional features (complete time & attendance, building automation, video intercom, video & IP phone, video messaging and video surveillance system) into one compact device for a reasonable price. smarti® is completely protocol independent and can therefore be used to control almost any kind of electronic device (different sensors, electronic locks, lights, alarm systems, finger print scanners etc).

smarti® Guardeon is meant for indoor and outdoor use, it is in-wall or on-wall mountable. The unit is fan-less for quiet operation and has an IP65 compliant aluminium front casing. The unit was designed to have low power consumption and a slim profile. It is equipped with an 8" industrial grade sun readable colour LCD display and a resistant touch screen, integrated RFID & MIFARE reader, motion detector, microphone, speakers, Intel Atom processor, solid state disk drive, 1 GB memory and gigabit Ethernet. The built-in adjustable IR CCD camera and 12 IR LED lights provides reliable identification in all lighting conditions. Integrated communication ports and relay I/O controller can be used to control lights, electronic locks, alarms, sensors.

Designed with flexibility in mind, smarti® Guardeon can be used for many applications, but is primarily aimed at the high security access control market.

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