Al-Raya newspaper installs integrated access control solution from TDSi


Security access assured for Qatar-based publishing company

TDSi, a global leader in access control systems for all sizes of businesses and organisations has developed and supplied an integrated access control solution for the new, three storey Al Raya Newspaper production building in Doha, Qatar. At the heart of the system is EXgarde PRO, TDSi’s access management software solution, supporting MICROgarde II IP controllers and EXprox readers and cards.

The project has been completed in close partnership with Euro Technologies, TDSi’s systems partner in Qatar, whom the company has built a close relationship. The access control system protects 30 doors in the building, with a reader and controller also controlling the call for the lift in a secured area of the building.

Talking about the project Al Raya Newspaper’s Project Manager, Mohammad Soror, commented: “We trust Euro Technologies’ choice of brands to be one of the best available in the worldwide market”.

EXgarde PRO provides a fully featured access management software application that delivers a wide range of functionality through a user-friendly interface. The latest version of the software, V3, offers unparalleled integration capabilities, providing users with a flexible and dynamic platform and the ability for complete building and security management.

Commenting on the success of the project Business Development Manager for Euro Technologies in Qatar, Zakaria El Dandachi, said: “The client required a proven solution that would provide both effective access control and the additional security of lift monitoring and control. The TDSi system delivered on every level”.

Al Raya is an Arabic language daily newspaper which provides daily, national, and world news, as well as weather, sports, entertainment, business, and travel coverage.

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About TDSi (
Established in 1982 and with its global head office in Poole, UK and a regional office in Noisy-le-Grand, France, TDSi protects people, assets and information by providing high quality, cost effective and well supported integrated access control systems. The company is a specialist in the design, manufacture and support of access control systems and their assimilation with other electronic security and building management solutions. TDSi offers a comprehensive range of scalable, easy to install and use products, along with a carefully selected, highly skilled channel partner network that offers a full spectrum of value-add services.

With customers all around the world, one million people a day rely on TDSi cards to gain secure, reliable access to one of over 20,000 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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