TDSi Launches New GARDiS Software Features for 2022

Monday 28 February 2022 - TDSi

Version 2.3 adds new functionality to enable customers to make the most of their evolving security networks and real-world needs post-pandemic


Poole, 28th February 2022 – Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is proud to announce the launch of the latest update to its powerful GARDiS integrated Access Management software solution, Version 2.3. Additions to GARDiS v2.3 include: universal decode/auto detect, support for RS485 readers, generation of FILO (First In Last Out) reports, an extended door lockdown feature, a data Fusion and Exporter function, support for Access Control Units (ACU) inconsistency, automated emailing of reports, bespoke badge design and printing, integration with GAMANET’s C4 platform, support for Gpoll 1.0.8, and a reset of password via email function.

The new features are the latest in the GARDiS software’s continual evolution which is designed to pre-empt the needs and demands of installers and security end users. Tina Baker, Software Project Manager at TDSi comments, “This latest update is designed to make installing and using integrated systems even easier with GARDiS. With GARDiS as the central hub for security operations, end users are empowered to integrate their own choices of hardware, to generate detailed reports and gain detailed insights from their security data.” 

Universal decode/auto detect

To ensure integrating security systems with the GARDiS software is even easier, v2.3 now includes a powerful universal decode and auto detect function, to assist faster and more straightforward installation of new or legacy systems as part of the security network.

Support for RS485 readers

The latest version of GARDiS adds support for popular RS485 readers, providing a broader range of choice for the integration of hardware.

Generation of FILO (First In Last Out) reports

The TDSi GARDiS software now offers the generation of First In Last Out reports to provide detailed information on the movement of authorised persons within the security zones of any monitored sites. GARDiS v2.3 generates a report that shows the first and last activity that day for each user, group of users, or all users on the system. 

Extended door lockdown

For added flexibility during uncertain times, GARDiS v2.3 now supports an extended door lockdown function which enables the security operator to specify required high security access groups to continue gaining access through doors during a site lockdown. 

Data Fusion and Exporter

To enable ever closer integration with other security systems, GARDiS v2.3 includes a new data fusion and exporter functionality which enables information to be easily but securely shared to and from the platform, to suit the broader requirements of the security operator and the network.

Access Control Units (ACU) inconsistency

To ensure the security operator is immediately aware of any potential issues with ACUs on the network, GARDiS v2.3 now provides an inconsistency alert to ensure this is flagged up for further direct investigation. 

Automated Report Emailing

Enhancements within the Cause-and-Effect feature allow automated reports to be emailed to required personnel.

Bespoke badge design and printing

To support the rapid generation of new authentication badges, and to support corporate branding for easy visual recognition of authorised ID, GARDiS v2.3 enables the security operator to use personal image capture, photo ID badge design and print to aid visual verification. 

Gamanet C4 Integration

GARDiS now features a third-party integration with Gamanet’s C4 Integration Security System.

Gpoll 1.0.8 support

GARDiS v2.3 supports Gpoll 1.0.8, with up to 150 IP channels on a single instance.

Reset of password via email feature

For the simple but secure reset of passwords.

Tina concludes, “The latest raft of enhancements to GARDiS are again generated from close consultation with our installation partners and customers. Our development team firmly understands that new features must help to refine and improve real-world security operations, rather than being introduced simply because the technology is available. These new value-add features help to improve and refine secure access control operations and the user experience, benefitting both our customers and installation partners.”

The new features are available to download and install now through v2.3 of the GARDiS software.

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About TDSi

TDSi ( is part of the Vitaprotech group ( of companies, which has a combined turnover of €65m and over 380 employees. The group’s mission is to secure physical access in two critical areas: perimeter intrusion detection and access control and security. 

Established in 1982, TDSi has been at the forefront of the Access Control and integrated security management market for over 39 years. TDSi’s diverse and comprehensive product range encompasses Access Control Systems, Biometric Readers, Security Management software, IP CCTV Video Management Software. The portfolio can be easily integrated into other security and BMS applications and can be deployed at businesses and organisations of all sizes and types. TDSi is also proud to integrate with some of the leading manufacturers in the security industry, including Milestone, Hanwha Techwin, Panasonic, Ela Soft, SimonsVoss, Assa Abloy and Texecom.

With customers all around the world, millions of people every day rely on TDSi cards to gain secure, reliable access to installations.  ISO9001 accredited, TDSi’s access controls range from standalone products to networked and integrated systems for all sectors.  The company has customers across a wide range of areas including: Healthcare, Finance/Banking, Education, Transportation, Ports and Airports, Utilities, Industrial and Commercial/Retail.

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