standards

Standards promote trade and serve rationalization, quality assurance, protection of society, security and understanding. Economic growth is influenced more by standards than by patents or licences.
Standardization is a strategic tool in competition. Companies that participate in the creation of the specification achieve advantages through their knowledge and time advantage. This allows you to reduce research risks and development costs. By applying standards, costs, e.g. B. in tenders, can be significantly reduced.

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The advantages

The standard is being further developed by the companies involved and is always state-of-the-art. The active cooperation of the companies is guaranteed by the membership in the OSS-Association eV. The “Standard Offline” certificate helps a company to improve its image. It can position itself as a sustainable company.

The standard enables vendor independence. A change and / or an extension to other systems is made easy. In this way, products from different providers can be integrated into an overall solution.

The standard enables a high degree of interoperability of the products and flexibility in implementation. Proprietary solutions can thus be avoided. An expansion of the functions and systems is made possible.

Different security levels, which are mapped in companies for different employees and must be observed for the different accesses, are integrated and summarized on a card.

Open architectures and uniform communication standards offer the manufacturer greater flexibility in the integration of other systems. The customer can choose the best and cheapest offer on the market. Upgrades to new features are inexpensive. Integrated security solutions offer reduced administration effort and thus optimized cost efficiency.

For manufacturers , standards offer the possibility of good comparability in the case of tenders and thus a strong market advantage.

best practices

Belfius

Secure protection of various buildings and sensitive customer data

STANDARD OFFLINE by OSS

Central administration and monitoring of the access control of the headquarters and the nationwide branches for employees and customers – read more!

Fraport AG

Ensuring high safety standards

STANDARD OFFLINE by OSS

Integration of components from different providers with Standard Offline of the OSS Association – more on that!

GMH

Personalized access and access rights

DEFAULT OFFLINE by

Smartcard with Standard Offline / Key ID of the OSS Association – learn more!

Ghents

Fulfillment of access control requirements in hospitals

Standard Offline by OSS

Simple and easy Aperio door upgrade with OSS Standard Offline – learn more!

WHU

Access rights via smartphone and/or card

STANDARD OFFLINE BY OSS

Integration of the existing student ID cards and employee cards – more on that!

The Association

“From the industry – for the industry” – according to this motto, the non-profit OSS Association eV (Open Security Standards Association) establishes standardized protocols for the security market. The affiliated companies jointly develop components and coding of safety-relevant hardware and software. This leads to better compatibility, independence from manufacturers of different brands and higher security of access controls.

The OSS Association (Open Security Standards Association) is a non-profit organization. It is an open industry forum for the promotion and development of global standards for access control systems. The work within the OSS Association is carried out by and through its members in various committees and working groups.

Why become a member?

Any form of membership is most welcome in order to advance the activities in the OSS Association eV (Open Security Standards Association) and to support this initiative. The achievement of the association’s goals is decisively promoted by the active cooperation of its members – but also by the commitment of the largest possible number of market players to this initiative, in the form of membership.

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Board

Frederik Hamburg, Access, Chairman
Norbert Scheler, DataSec, Deputy Chairman
Thomas Blum, Deister, Deputy Chairman

E-Mailadresse (für alle drei): e.board[at]oss-association.com

Articles of Association (PDF)

The members

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The Academy

Default Offline (end user)

August 23 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Default Offline (Sales)

September 6 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Default offline (developer)

September 13 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Event overview