IEE’s Tailgate Detector wins Award_

Contern/Auburn Hills, MI – Luxembourg-based sensing specialist IEE has won the GSN Homeland Security Award for its Tailgate Detector, an innovative access control solution based on 3D technology.

The award was issued by Government Security News (GSN), a leading US industry publication featuring content concerning physical, IT and homeland security. IEE’s Tailgate Detector won for Best Physical Security Authentication/Identification System, in the category Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions. The award was commemorated at a banquet held on Monday Nov 8th, 2010 at JW Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C.

Typically mounted above secured access points, the Tailgate Detector is seamlessly integrated into existing infrastructure, providing an additional security layer to access control systems. The Tailgate Detector intercepts the signal emitted from an ID reader (badge system, RFID, biometrics), establishes whether a single individual is attempting entry, and detects their direction of movement. In the event of dual or unauthorized entry, the Tailgate Detector triggers an alarm or blocks access points.
With consistently high reliability, the Tailgate Detector offers an enhanced accuracy solution compared to laser- or video-based products currently on the market, and offers additional functionalities such as bi-directional people counting, occupancy monitoring and the detection of luggage left behind.

The Tailgate Detector comes in two product varieties: TDflex™ for tailgate detection at standard, swinging, sliding and virtual doors and optical or mechanical turnstiles; and TDtrap™, which monitors individual access to 2-door access points such as mantraps, airlocks and transfer gates.

This GSN Homeland Security Award is the second award the Tailgate Detector has won this year. This past October, TDflex™ was awarded the Security Innovation Award by the Security Essen show in Germany.

About IEE
IEE provides people and object sensing solutions that enhance building safety, security and management. The company’s Tailgate Detector, People Counter and Volumetric Object Surveillor are implemented in commercial, public and government infrastructure such as airports, banks, military and police buildings, museums, office towers and malls. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Luxembourg, the company has operations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. The company’s U.S. subsidiary, IEE Sensing Inc. is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
IEE employs 1,400 people worldwide. 20% of its workforce is engaged in Research and Development. For more information, please visit or

Press Contact (Europe)
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Corporate Communication Manager, IEE S.A.
Phone: +352 2454 2325
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