Sensing specialist IEE was honoured with the best
access control product award for its tailgate detector TDflex, an innovative access control solution
based on 3D technology, at ISC West.
The New Product Showcase (NPS), sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is held
annually in conjunction with ISC West in Las Vegas to recognise the best security product innovations.
This year’s competition included 85 new products and services. There were 20 judges representing various segments of the industry viewing presentations by
entrants. Judges also reviewed written materials and, in many cases, visited the ISC West booths of the
entrants to study the products more closely.
TDflex was selected from a group of nine access control products representing some of the best new
products introduced over the past year. The judges were particularly impressed by the uniqueness and
reliability of the anti-tailgating features offered by the system, as well as the customisable nature of the
detection strategy settings, which can be selected by the customer and which range from high security
(allowing no crowding in the detection area), to high throughput (for high-traffic locations, allowing
crowding and consecutive badging).
Typically mounted above secured access points such as doors and turnstiles, TDflex is integrated into
existing infrastructure, and provides an additional security layer to access control systems. TDflex
intercepts the signal emitted from an ID reader (badge system, RFID, biometrics), establishes whether
a single individual is attempting entry, and detects their direction of movement. In the event of dual or
unauthorised entry, TDflex triggers an alarm or blocks access points.
With consistently high reliability, the tailgate detector offers an enhanced accuracy solution compared
to laser or video-based products currently on the market, and offers additional functionalities such as
bi-directional people counting and occupancy monitoring.
The NPS award is the 4th award the tailgate detector has won over the past year. Last October, TDflex
was awarded the security innovation award by the Security Essen show in Germany. In November
2010, TDflex received the government security news (GSN) homeland security award for best
physical security authentication/identification system, as well as the innovation prize in the category
business development by Fedil, Business Federation Luxembourg.