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After more than 10 years of collaboration, dormakaba and Touchless Biometric Systems AG (TBS) have advanced their partnership by signing a Global Commercial Partnership. dormakaba, with its long tradition of creating smart access and security solutions, has seamlessly integrated the broad portfolio of world-class biometrics readers from TBS in their scalable and modular access management platforms.

TBS sign Global Partnership Agreement with dormakaba

Representatives of dormakaba and TBS signing the Global Commercial Partnership at dormakaba’s headquarters in Rümlag, Switzerland. From left to right: Thomas Herling, Senior Vice President Global Business Owner Electronic Access and Data; Andreas Koll, Deputy Vice President Electronic Access and Data Systems Product Development; Lukas Baumann, Product Manager Electronic Access and Data Systems; Jörg Becker, Senior Business Development Manager Electronic Access and Data Systems; Alex Zarrabi, TBS CEO; Evelyn Menzel, TBS Deputy Head of Sales.


By taking this important step, both companies will better serve the highest standards to corporate customers in need of biometrics-based access control systems. ‘We are thrilled to extend the collaboration with dormakaba. We have made a lot of learnings over dozens of projects in key industries where security comes first. Those valuable experiences allow us to now offer seamless integration with several dormakaba platforms – including Exos’ said Mr. Alex Zarrabi, CEO at TBS.

Jörg Becker, Senior Business Development Manager Electronic Access and Data Systems at dormakaba declared, ‘Our customers will benefit from this Global Commercial Agreement with TBS in multiple ways. On one hand, it ensures the combined access control solution is seamlessly integrated (from design to testing, deployment, and support); on the other hand, the unparalleled biometric offering from TBS ensures that all customer expectations will be addressed’.

Among those past successful projects, securing the European research laboratories of Celgene stands out. Celgene is an innovative globally operating pharmaceutical and high-tech company and has equally high expectations for its security. It quickly became apparent, that the focus should be on biometrics rather than on ID cards or even keys. The demanding requirements regarding security and reliability lead the decision-making process towards a system that combines dormakaba’s software with touchless biometrics readers from TBS.

Their history securing access to premises in the healthcare, banking, or critical infrastructure premises, makes dormakaba and TBS look ahead to a bright future. The signing of the above-mentioned partnership will further combine the strengths of the two partners and transfer them to a long-standing relationship, as well as the commitment to deliver secure access control systems for future demands.


About dormakaba Group

dormakaba makes access in life smart and secure. As one of the top three companies in the industry, dormakaba is the trusted partner for products, solutions, and services for access to buildings and rooms from a single source. With strong brands in its portfolio, the company and its numerous cooperation partners are represented in over 130 countries worldwide.

dormakaba is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland), and generated a turnover of CHF 2.5 billion with around 15,000 employees in the financial year 2020/21.

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About TBS

Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) is the leader in biometric technologies for Access Control and Workforce Management. TBS is the specialist behind the world’s largest security integrators and countless resellers providing biometric expertise, products, and solutions to a growing security market. Our worldwide reseller network reaches more than 40 countries, having equipped several thousand installations on some of the most prestigious verticals and facilities throughout the world.


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