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Securing iconic entrances globally

Operating across Europe from our base in London, through our global network of trusted integrator and installer partners and local in-market distributors we also have a strong presence in other key markets, with our products now present in 68 countries, and counting.

For more information about our global distribution partners and the markets they serve, click on the map below and then the icons of interest, or read on.

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A beautiful partnership Stateside – Smarter Security

Improving pedestrian throughput at the University of Notre Dame’s dining facility in Indiana, safeguarding employee entrances throughout the continent for several top technology companies, protecting people and property at the World Trade Center complex in New York; these are just some of the projects we’ve worked on with Smarter Security, our partner in North America.

Since 1995, we’ve enjoyed a strong relationship with Smarter Security, with their reputation for exceptional customer service perfectly complementing the reliability of our Fastlane and Door Detective products.

We spoke to Jeff Brown, Chief Executive Officer at Smarter Security, to find out what he thinks has made our partnership so successful Stateside. You can read that interview here.

Symbiosis in Singapore – IDL-APAC

IDL-APAC is an exclusive partner for Fastlane and Door Detective products into Asia, providing innovative solutions for entrance control in this market.  Headquartered in Singapore, with business partners in most Asian countries, the team at IDL-APAC has extensive experience in the sales and maintenance of Fastlane and Door Detective products, and is ideally placed to offer support to customers in this region.  IDL-APAC will help you specify, install and maintain your entrance control system as well as advising on integration and bespoke products.

We’ve worked with IDL-APAC since 2003, with their proven reputation in this region working symbiotically alongside the Fastlane and Door Detective products. We spoke to Francis Ong, Operations Director at IDL-APAC, to find out more about this market. The full interview with Francis can be read here.

From the Great Wall of China to great entrance control – Yolon Intelligent Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd

Looking back, security has always been a top priority in China. Constructed mainly during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Great Wall provided an early form of perimeter protection to help prevent external threats from entering Chinese territory. Today, deterring unauthorised pedestrian access into buildings to mitigate risk from external sources – as well as controlling and monitoring the movement of authorised individuals – remains important, but the solutions on offer are a little more high-tech.

In 2013, we entered the Chinese market in partnership with Yolon Intelligent Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. Since then, our entrance control products have been installed across China in offices, banks, schools, airports and more, to prevent the threats associated with unauthorised access.

Here, David Wang – Assistant General Manager at Yolon – discusses the region’s entrance control market and the relationship with IDL.

Respect and reliability in Japan – Yonei & Co

Data centres and 24-hour gyms, office lobbies and animation studios; these are just a few of the environments which Fastlane and Door Detective entrance control products secure in Japan. Since April 2003, we have worked successfully with Yonei & Co – our exclusive partner in Japan – with Yonei’s dedication to providing first-class customer service combined with our products’ aesthetic appeal and reliability creating an ideal partnership.

We spoke to the Yumika Mitomo – Salesperson of Visual & Control System Department at Yonei & Co – to find out what makes our products popular, and our partnership so strong, in this exciting market. You can read that interview here.

Last but not least is our very own Alan Hardy, EMEA Sales Manager

In 2019 we appointed Alan Hardy as our Sales Manager for EMEA. Alan is responsible for developing IDL’s sales strategies and operations in this region for Fastlane and Door Detective entrance control products, as well as providing market insights so that IDL can adapt its solutions to best suit the changing needs of customers in this area.

Alan has worked in the security sector for more than 20 years and has a wealth of experience in the development and implementation of sales strategies geared towards achieving sustained growth across EMEA. Previously working with integrated access control products at TDSi and Remsdaq, Alan has experience of tailoring strategies to align with local market requirements, with the objective of maximising profitable sales revenue. You can learn more about Alan and how he supports our clients in EMEA here.

Meeting global standards

As well as our worldwide network of integrator, installer and distribution partners supporting customers with specification, installation and maintenance, our relationships with these region and sector experts allow us to keep up with each market’s requirements and ensure we provide products to suit changing demands. We’re also able to understand and abide by foreign regulations and standards, and better relate to different business cultures. IDL has taken steps to ensure compliance with all local standards, for example compliance with CE in Europe and UL certification in America.

For more information about the Fastlane and Door Detective range of products and applications, or to arrange a private product demonstration at our showroom in Feltham, West London, please get in touch with our team on +44 (0)20 8890 5550 or email