Today's automotive subcontractors are high-tech companies and accordingly possess sensitive information concerning their manufacturing process and technological know-how. Many of these hidden champions deal in-depth with the issue of corporate security and have begun to orient their access control systems to the future. Mere locking systems that are limited to opening and closing functions are making way for smart, digital access control systems that provide multi-purpose security instruments.
At CeBIT 2017, PCS Systemtechnik is demonstrating how to install company-wide, forward-looking maximum security access controls as well as showcasing the advantages of such an upgrade. In the showcase Digitalization live - a value chain of the automotive industry - (Hall 5, B17/2) the Munich provider is displaying its hardware and software solutions using Zollner Elektronik AG as an example. This automobile mechatronics service provider headquartered in the Bavarian town of Zandt employs more than 10,000 employees in 19 locations around the world.
As a result of its evaluation, PCS Systemtechnik developed a "long-term concept with hardware and software for time registration and access control" with Zollner. The autonomous access control systems at each individual location will be gradually integrated and controlled by a server at company headquarters. Over the period of a few years, Zollner subsidiaries will be connected to the new software, expanding the level of security. According to PCS Systemtechnik the advantages of centralization are obvious: "Transparency in terms of access and alarms, lean administration, and standard access groups around the world."