The issue of access control affects all companies. Increasingly sophisticated measures not only need be taken to combat cyber crime and espionage, but also sabotage, burglary and even terrorism. Access management continues to develop accordingly. Biometric components are supplementing traditional ID checks. Interfaces to video surveillance and intrusion detection systems are being created.
At CeBIT new solutions for access control are being showcased by PCS and tisoware, among others. At the ERP & HR display sector in Hall 5 both companies have their own exhibition stand. However, they are linked by a partnership that goes back almost 15 years. The Munich hardware specialist PCS develops and produces user-, design- and future-oriented terminals for time registration, access control, BDE/MDE and POI under the INTUS brand name. tisoware provides the appropriate software: time recording, personnel planning, MES, workflow and access control are just a few of the core areas found in this software specialist’s extensive portfolio.
One example of the cooperation between PCS and tisoware is the Kinderwunschzentrum an der Oper, a new fertility center in Munich. This outpatient clinic pursues modern reproductive medicine. With high tech access control and efficient time recording, PCS and tisoware provide a secure and well-organized environment. "We must ensure that only authorized personnel have access to sensitive office, surgical and lab areas," explains Dr.med. Jörg Puchta, Partner at the clinic. "We bear a heavy responsibility for this, which we pass on to the security specialists we work with," says the doctor.
Around 30 people work for the clinic, 21 of whom are permanent workers. However employees also include freelancers and cleaners. INTUS 600 FP terminals from PCS provide controlled access at a total of 30 doors. Employees don’t need to carry around an ID to enter their offices, treatment rooms or labs. Placing one finger on the fingerprint reader is all it takes for reliable identification. The biometric identification templates, in other words the digital fingerprint, are saved on a central server.
"Along with a high level of security, flexible solutions are important," says Thea Melder who is responsible for practice and quality control management at the clinic. "The new access controls allow us to issue temporary access authorization." In addition, the new time recording solution from PCS and tisoware enable various contract modalities and work schedule models to be copied and managed.