For many companies, the issue of access control is becoming increasingly important - not least due to legal requirements. In the production environment, guidelines for customs clearance (e. g. Authorized Economic Operator, AEO) or for food production (e. g. Food Defense) prescribe the protection of certain areas. This also includes visitor administration with integrated ID card management.
In contrast to conventional locking systems, modern access control systems offer many advantages, especially if access points and access attempts need to be logged. Also, higher flexibility in assigning access authorizations and lower costs, such as in case a badge is lost compared to a lost key, speak in favor of an electronic system.
Access control is not a typical MES task, but its integration into an MES creates useful synergies. The HYDRA module Access Control (ZKS) can access existing HR master data from HYDRA Time & Attendance (PZE). Subsequently, this can be combined with the clock-in/clock-out data of HYDRA PZE.
With the integrated Security Control Center, your plant protection always keeps track of everything. Online and offline components can be used to integrate existing doors, access points and locks. HYDRA ZKS supports infrastructure components (e. g. access readers, digital cylinders, door fittings) from dormakaba, a major player with regard to access control and security solutions on the global market.
Benefits of access control with HYDRA ZKS
- Greater flexibility and transparency when managing access authorizations
- Lower costs and easy replacement in case a badge is lost
- Fulfillment of legal requirements and guidelines (e. g. AEO or Food Defense)
- Cost savings through multiple use of ID cards (e. g. RFID chip) such as for access/ postings in production, electronic meal payment in cafeterias, etc.
- Easy addition of wireless offline components
Many business units across the enterprise can benefit from an MES system such as HYDRA. Our ROI Analyzer reveals the untapped potentials that are still hidden within your production processes and will show you how they can be assessed monetarily.