TDSi a Finalist in the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2022

Monday 24 October 2022 -


TDSi a Finalist in the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2022

Secure access control manufacturer’s GARDiS software solution shortlisted for 'Security or Fire Software Product or Software as a Service Innovation of the Year'

Poole, 24th October 2022 – For the second year in succession, TDSi ( has been shortlisted for the 'Security or Fire Software Product or Software as a Service Innovation of the Year' category in the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2022 for its GARDiS software solution. The award is focused on rewarding innovators which have, through their new software product or Software as a Service offering, brought an extra dimension to the security and/or fire safety market.

Nick Mercer, Marketing Manager at TDSi commented, “We are very excited to be a finalist again in this year’s coveted Security and Fire Excellence Awards. Thanks to its simple, scalable installation and powerful integrations, our GARDiS software solution is designed specifically for today’s secure access control needs. With regular software updates including enhancements such as new features and additional third-party integrations, the GARDiS Platform will continue to evolve and improve over time. It’s also perfectly suited to the needs of security installers as it delivers a simple and straightforward system to install and commission.” 

TDSi’s browser-based Access Control as a Service software solution has provided users with multiple additional benefits deployed over three updates during the last year. Version 2.2 was launched in October 2021, Version 2.3 in January 2022, and Version 2.4 launched in July 2022. The latest version, 2.5, is due for release before the end of 2022.

The GARDiS software solution is brought to the market via TDSi’s extensive network of distributors, specifiers, and installation partners. Thanks to TDSi's Channel Partner Program and Free GARDiS Training Courses, end users are assured that GARDiS is installed, commissioned, and serviced by trained engineers who understand its full potential and ensure all the benefits are delivered.

Designed to combine the highest levels of security with flexibility and ease of use, GARDiS is suitable for organisations of any size or type across all sectors. It is particularly well suited for use in protecting shared office workspaces, hotels and leisure facilities, residential buildings with multi-tenancies, medical facilities and nursing homes, or anywhere where the number of users requires scaling quickly and easily, but with watertight security ensured.  

The winners of the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2022 will be announced at an awards event being held at Hilton on Park Lane on Wednesday 23 November 2022. 

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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 40 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. Cyber Essentials Plus and 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.