Published on 21 December, 2015
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi announces the launch of the latest version of its fully integrated access control solution – EXgarde 4.5. The new version includes full two-way synchronisation with Milestone’s Access Control Module (ACM) and integration with the recently launched ASSA ABLOY’s KS100 server cabinet electronic lock.
Integration with ASSA ABLOY KS100
The additional functionality makes EXgarde even more flexible, as Sarah Phillips, Product & Marketing Manager at TDSi explained, “We have added enhanced integration with Milestone’s powerful ACM which allows operators to use Milestone as their primary user interface, whilst maintaining full access control via the EXgarde software. Previous versions of EXgarde had already integrated with Milestone’s video surveillance software from the point of view of accepting data from the VMS, but version 4.5 allows data from EXgarde to be shared the other way too. This gives our customers even greater flexibility to use their security investments exactly the way they want to.”
EXgarde 4.5’s integration with ASSA ABLOY’s KS100 server cabinet locking solution is also an important addition, as Sarah added, “Data centres are becoming more and more important to the economy - for business, government and on a personal level for us all. Data is highly valuable and a vital asset which needs to be protected, so EXgarde 4.5 now integrates with ASSA ABLOY’s new KS100 to physically safeguard servers. This offers the highest levels of security, even in a shared data centre, whilst facilitating authorised access and security monitoring as part of our fully integrated solution.”
Milestone ACM plugin
The new EXgarde version’s features are designed to fully utilise the useful integration possibilities for these complementary systems. This ensures TDSi’s solution can maintain a central position at the heart of security and access control integration – all from one central portal.
The new EXgarde Milestone ACM plugin builds upon previous integration but ensures both of these powerful systems can work in full conjunction with one another. When integrated with ASSA ABLOY’s new KS100 solution, EXgarde 4.5 extends full control and visibility to the security team of the servers it protects.
EXgarde 4.5 also continues to offer the functionality benefits of the previous version, including a Tenant Event Split option, integration with SimonsVoss wireless locking solutions, an updated EXtour Module, a security tours function and the new EXgarde Web Interface.
As always, version 4.5 of EXgarde is available in three options to match the applications of the operator/user:
- EXgarde Express – The entry level version designed for a single site and up to 32 doors with limited features
- EXgarde PRO – The advanced level feature-rich version which is multi-site compatible and can control up to 32 doors. An upgrade to unlimited is also available
- EXgarde Enterprise – The unlimited door version designed for enterprise-level operations.