Brian Sims

TDSi’s GARDiS integrates with Milestone’s XProtect Access platform

INTEGRATED SECURITY solutions manufacturer TDSi has revealed that the powerful access control features of its GARDiS software can now be incorporated into Milestone’s XProtect Access solution through ORBNET Systems’ new access control module. This enables security operators to harness the benefits of combining both solutions in order to manage their access control needs from one portal.

By using the Milestone MIPSDK and GARDiS RESTAPI for expert compatibility, this updated solution enables Milestone Smart Clients to receive GARDiS Events and to acknowledge alarms back to GARDiS.

The ORBNET Plugin to XProtect Access enables a number of key benefits:

*Cameras can be associated with doors as they are viewed in the Smart Client (both live and playback)

*Access Monitor in the Milestone Smart Client shows card holder details in real-time as door events are triggered

*A pop-up feature is enabled in the Smart Client such that end users are notified of access requests

*Interactive icons on the Milestone Map show Release, Set Barred and Set Unlocked and return doors to ‘Controlled Access’ with acknowledged alarms

*Search on events/doors and cardholders are displayed in the access control tab

*Alarms can be closed in GARDiS from the Milestone Smart Client

Tina Baker, software project manager at TDSi, stated: “We’re delighted to be working with ORBNET Systems to enable this new integration of our GARDiS solution with Milestone’s XProtect Access platform. This collaboration provides security operators with additional choices on the best way in which to make use of their security system resources.”

Baker added: “For those already using or planning to install and use both GARDiS and XProtect Access, this is a highly flexible and powerful way of combining the considerable abilities of both systems. This module delivers the levels of integration that security operators need in order to continue tackling threats, while also maximising the performance of their security budget.”

*For more details on the ORBNET Access Control module visit A video tutorial on the module is also available online at

**For more information on TDSi visit

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