By including the electronic offline locking system in the product portfolio of Fraport AG and by focusing on an OSS-based architecture, the locking system management has positioned itself for the future
By using the standard offline of the OSS Association, the goal was achieved of not implementing proprietary systems, since the OSS-SO standardization offers the option of integrating software and hardware components from different providers into the overall solution, thus ensuring investment protection . In this way, the management software and the locking cylinder (hardware) could be selected and procured separately. In particular, the joint use of Fraport AG’s multifunctional airport ID card with the storage of the OSS segment has contributed to the high level of acceptance. This opened up the possibility of implementing optimized and cost-effective processes in locking management, ie when the locking medium is issued, returned and lost. In addition to these process improvements, the use of mechanical keys and the associated costs, such as when changing the cylinder as a result of relocation or key loss, could also be reduced.
The OSS-based solution could be introduced in many areas with higher security requirements, so that proof and security could be increased and at the same time the costs could be reduced compared to the mechanical and online locking systems.