Fastlane turnstiles 2018 exhibition stand

Entrance control integrations to meet evolving needs demonstrated at IFSEC

IFSEC International is one of the most important exhibitions in our annual calendar, and we were delighted that this year proved to be yet another exceptional success for Integrated Design Limited.  Visitors to our booth were greeted with the familiar Fastlane and Door Detective products they’ve trusted for over 30 years, as well as some exciting new product integrations designed to combat modern security threats.

Tony Smith, Major Accounts and Marketing Manager, commented: “Over the three days, our booth was buzzing with prospects and existing customers keen to learn more about how the latest integrated entrance control technologies can help to solve today’s issues of immigration, terrorism, illegal trafficking of goods/people, school shootings, corporate security and much more. This year, we teamed up with leading manufacturers of biometric reader technologies and weapons detection, to demonstrate how integrating these technologies with our turnstiles can effectively combat these constantly evolving and escalating threats.”

With the number of terror attacks continuing to increase, the global physical security market is predicted to continue to grow, and governments are expected to increase their budget allocation for physical security systems to better protect people and assets.

“This was certainly reflected in the number of meetings with government representatives we had scheduled at this year’s show,” continues Tony. “As well as people working in the public sector, we welcomed visitors to our booth from a range of other vertical markets, including data storage/centres, healthcare, education, financial services and more. They were all very interested in learning more about how our physical entrance control solutions can be seamlessly integrated with every known access control system and deployed in their specific environments.”

The theme of integrated security wasn’t just a hot topic for IDL though, with speakers covering how physical security can be integrated with data analysis to manage the security at large events, and how merging physical, cyber and operational security is key to protecting critical assets and operations, amongst others. “This further demonstrates that this need for convergence continues to rise up the agenda of those responsible for managing the security requirements of organisations, no matter the sector they operate in. We were pleased to show how our products can form a key part of the solution,” concludes Tony.

Reflecting on the success of this year, we can’t help but turn our thoughts to the new and exciting developments we’re already working on for next year’s visitors! Just another 360 days to wait to find out what we’ve got in store………

If you were not able to come to the show but would like to learn more about our entrance control solutions, please get in touch with our team on +44 (0)20 8890 5550 or email

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