TDSi’s updated MICROgarde access control software offers a simple installation


MICROgarde Version 2.31 software makes installation easier with controller detection and additional language support

TDSi, a global leader in access control systems for all sizes of businesses and organisations has launched an updated version (Version 2.31) of its MICROgarde entry-level networkable access control product software. The new version makes installation of the system even easier.

Version 2.31 uses a sophisticated detection mechanism that automatically detects controllers within a facility’s building network (both new controllers and those that are part of an existing system), so integration is simple, straightforward and rapid. The new software version now also includes Dutch-language support to make installation easier and more efficient for local installers.

The MICROgarde entry level range of networkable access control products give many of the benefits of a bigger system, without the need for a big budget. For organisations investing in access control for the first time, MICROgarde offers easy installation, reduced cost of ownership and highly competitive pricing to offer the best value and most practical access control system available.

Up to 200 MICROgarde controllers can be supported by TDSi’s free Microsoft Windows based PC software. The raft of handy features include intuitive-to-use tools such as automatic detection of the connected controllers, unlimited user definable holidays, a full context-sensitive help system, automatic fire door release and timesheet reports.

MICROgarde also delivers greater flexibility and reliability. Available in one and two door versions, with or without a power supply, TDSi has designed the product to cater for the diverse range of needs and situations that may arise. All controllers feature distributed intelligence (with a battery backup), meaning the controller operates and makes decisions even when communication to the host PC is lost. Should this happen, events are stored within the controller until communication is restored and this is uploaded with no loss of data.

MICROgarde also offers a further money saving and practical advantage by its ability to be integrated with other TDSi or third-party systems such as CCTV, biometrics and photo ID cards – to make the most of other building services investments. TDSi has also designed MICROgarde to make the life of installers easier, with a number of useful features to significantly reduce the effort and time required for installation and/or integration.

To find out more about the benefits of installing and using TDSi’s MICROgarde controllers please visit: or contact us on 01202 723535.

About TDSi (
TDSi is a global leader in access control systems for all sizes of businesses and organisations. It specialises in protecting people, assets and information by providing high quality, cost effective and well supported integrated access control systems.

TDSi was established in 1982 with its global head office in Poole, UK and a regional office in Noisy-le-Grand, France. 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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