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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
May 9, 2016


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TDSi Launches Plug-in Offering Expanded Integration with Milestone’s XProtect Video Monitoring Solution

TDSi has launched a new plugin with Milestone’s XProtect® Video Management Software (VMS), which means operators with TDSi hardware can now use Milestone’s powerful video management software as their primary user interface.

Milestone XProtect Professional

Milestone XProtect Professional

The product

The TDSi XProtect Access plugin is equipped with Milestone’s XProtect® Video Management Software. Using the XProtect Access add-on the plug-in integrates directly with the integrated security manufacturer’s EXgarde Access Management and Integrated Security Systems Management software.

The plugin gives operators the choice of using Milestone’s powerful video management software as their primary user interface, whilst maintaining full access control via the EXgarde software for true two-way integration.


  • Designed for use in any vertical/sector
  • CCTV feeds can be shared with access control and alarm systems through any software configuration
  • Designed to integrate the latest version of EXgarde 4.5 with Milestones XProtect platform, the TDSi XProtect Access plugin builds upon previous integrations, with previous EXgarde versions already accepting data from Milestone VMS. But version 4.5 includes new TDSi XProtect Access plugin, meaning data can be shared in the other direction too
  • Tenant Event Split option
  • Integration with SimonsVoss wireless locking solutions
  • Updated EXtour Module
  • Security tours function
  • A EXgarde Web Interface

What TDSi says about the TDSi XProtect Access plugin

“Milestone’s XProtect Access brings these two highly powerful solutions together, giving a greater flexibility for security operators to find the way of working to suit their needs,” says Mike Sussman, Technical Director at TDSi.

“As well as pulling in video feeds from Milestone’s solution into EXgarde, the TDSi XProtect Access plugin also allows the Milestone software to take centre-stage and still utilise the collaborative abilities of EXgarde when it comes to the use of alarm systems and access control.

“This makes it very easy for the combined security solution to counter issues such as forced doors or the remote control of a car park barrier for example. With EXgarde’s powerful integration with business databases, the security operator is also able to check key-holder information in real-time.

“Additionally, the TDSi XProtect Access plugin also allows the security operator to link directly to Milestone’s powerful mapping system, feeding event details as they happen using a full two-way integration.”

“The TDSi XProtect Access plugin adds a degree of true flexibility that will be highly appealing to customers who want greater choice in the way they run their integrated security operations. This allows any organisation to reap the benefits of combining two of the security industry’s most powerful solutions in whichever guise they require.”

Where can I find TDSi at IFSEC?

TDSi will be showcasing its suite of access control and integrated security management products on stand F1200.

Register here to attend IFSEC International, which takes place between 21-23 June at London ExCeL. Once you have registered, you can then pre-book a meeting with TDSi to take place during the event.

About TDSi

TDSi has been at the forefront of access control and integrated security management for more than three decades. Based in the UK the company designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of access control and IP CCTV products, with customers across a wide range of verticals and regions.

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