TDS (Time Data Security Ltd.), a globally renowned provider of smart workplace products, including visitor management, life safety and access control software solutions, has announced the release of V-Receptionist, a virtual-receptionist solution for more safely and efficiently managing visitors, to multiple locations across a super enterprise. TDS V-Receptionist TDS V-Receptionist enhances the visitor experience, reduces administrative burden and costs, and future proofs and standardizes an organization’s approach to front-of-house reception, across all of its global locations. With TDS V-Receptionist, users access assistance from a receptionist or their host via video chat, at a self-service kiosk and the receptionist or host is notified via SMS/email notification or desktop, or mobile application. Streamlined visitor management Visitor check-in processes are streamlined to only seconds, improving the overall experience for visitors and hosts alike. Multiple enterprise locations can be served by a single receptionist, perhaps even working from home. TDS V-Receptionist helps large enterprises: Adapt for unstaffed receptions/lobbies, Avoid crowd bottlenecking during peak visitor periods, Manage visits outside of traditional working hours, Ensure only authorized guests gain entry to any of their locations, and Make more informed decisions about visitor activity and facility management. Facial recognition and identification scanning Features such as a sign-language speaker, automated sign-in, photo capture, facial recognition, beacon tracking, identification scanning, watch lists, temporary badge replacement and legal document signing can be tailored for the needs of a particular enterprise user. The trend towards digitized safety and security procedures continues to intensify across markets" “We work closely with more than 300 clients worldwide, many of them multinationals, across technology finance, aviation, government, pharmaceuticals and other industries to understand their particular requirements for an innovative workplace. We work to improve their working environments and cater to their needs to build steadily safer, more reliable and efficient workplaces,” said Frank Hart, the Chief Executive Officer for TDS. Frank Hart adds, “The trend towards digitized safety and security procedures continues to intensify across markets, and that makes V-Receptionist the next logical step in our expansion of flexible, customizable solutions for visitor management, access control, workplace safeguarding, emergency evacuation and student attendance. With TDS V-Receptionist, organizations cost-effectively progress toward a digital integrated workplace.” Powered by TDS Visitor V-Receptionist is powered by TDS Visitor, an industry-renowned solution for managing the full visitor lifecycle end-to-end, from pre-registration and self-service check-in, to notification of hosts of visitor arrivals and checkout. TDS Visitor ensures all appropriate health, safety and legal requirements are met and all visitors are accounted for. The solution has deep integration capabilities with existing systems for security, human resources (HR), building management and customer relationship management (CRM).
ACRE, a provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announces the acquisition of TDS based in Dublin, Ireland. This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening the product portfolio and geography in the UK and Europe and bringing new cloud-based visitor management and access control products to North America. This is ACRE’s first acquisition since being acquired March 11 by Triton Partners. TDS provides cloud-based workspace solutions that will complement the existing ACRE portfolio including the Vanderbilt, RS2, and Open Options brands. Access control applications TDS, which was founded by Frank Hart in 1990, has developed a portfolio of products including cloud-based visitor management, life safety and access control applications. TDS is a fast-growing company leveraging the accelerated adoption of digitized off-premise solutions in the security space. ACRE’s CEO, Joseph Grillo, stated that this transaction will continue to expand ACRE’s position ACRE’s CEO, Joseph Grillo, stated that this transaction will continue to expand ACRE’s competitive position. “We believe we can assist the excellent management team at TDS to leverage our existing reseller channels and end users to help grow this business globally under the ACRE umbrella,” commented Grillo. Smart workplace solutions Frank Hart, TDS Founder and CEO affirmed “This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for TDS. We are delighted to join ACRE with its strong global reach, which will accelerate our growth plans and support our ambitions to be the top provider of smart workplace solutions for enterprise businesses.” “TDS’s senior board member Sean Murphy and I are particularly excited to work with Joe Grillo and the management team to further strengthen ACRE’s position as the global leader in the delivery of integrated technologies and services.” Frank Hart and Sean Murphy will remain with TDS as CEO and Director / Board Member respectively. Financial details of the transaction were not released.