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GSD appoints IDAS as official distributor

Wireless security specialist GSD is pleased to announce the appointment of IDAS as an official distributor of its standalone and networked security products.

IDAS is a privately owned specialist security distribution company established in 2008. With an experienced team IDAS bring extensive experience to installation companies through pre and post-sales support. IDAS has offices, demonstration facilities and warehousing in Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter O’Connor, managing director of GSD, said, “We are delighted to have reached agreement with IDAS for the distribution of our Standalone and Network security products. IDAS have a strong team who are focused on providing unrivalled technical support to their customers. GSD look forward to working in partnership with IDAS to drive the sales of our advanced product range”. Commenting on the appointment, Paul Fox sales director of IDAS, said, “We are delighted to be adding the GSD product range to our portfolio. We look forward to working with GSD to provide

our customers with a very robust, innovative and cost effective access control solution”. GSD design, develop and manufacture stand-alone and networked wirefree access control solutions along with Grade 2 & 3 wirefree intruder alarm systems.

Global Security Devices Ltd. No 1 Turnpike Business Park Ballymount, Dublin 22 P: +353 (1) 5242691 E:

IDAS Ltd. 3 Apollo Business Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14 P: 01 2995780 E:

VingCard Elsafe’s VISION Locking System Installed At University of Limerick Student Housing

Modern Accommodations at Ireland Institution Boasts Electronic Security Technology With Flexible Access Management

VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has installed its VISION locking system at all 424 student apartments at the newly renovated Plassey Village housing complex at Ireland’s prestigious University of Limerick. VISION by VingCard provides reporting capabilities to enhance the property’s security, with all access logged to ensure that anyone entering or leaving the buildings and their secure areas is automatically documented.

Originally completed in 1992, the university-owned and managed Plassey Village complex was entirely refurbished in time for the 2011 academic year. The university decided to implement VingCard’s VISION locking system, designed for ease of installation in retrofitted buildings for its slate of electronic remote monitoring capabilities. VISION tracks all attempts to access any housing unit, giving residents at Plassey Village the same level of comprehensive security found in the university’s academic buildings. Furthermore, the installation of VISION allows Plassey Village student residents to gain access to facilities throughout the campus with the same card that operates their residential locks. The cutting-edge yet costeffective VISION system uses intuitive touchscreen technology and menu-driven software for user-friendly operation, and with plug-andplay connectivity, an intuitive graphical interface and menu-


driven software, VISION is simple to install and to use. The system’s modular software can be easily updated with the latest technological enhancements.

VISION’s report templates and flexibility make it easy to quickly extract information about which keys have accessed which doors, and the dedicated portable LockLink interrogation and programming unit lets management view the last 600 locking events from the entry log audit trail. The VISION system is based on a robust and advanced client server SQL database, ensuring fast and reliable operations and preventing the system from crashing in the event of a single terminal outage. Database files are protected by highsecurity encryption. VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems for the student accommodation industry, offering userfriendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of academic lodging facilities.

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