OSS standard

Company :
Fraport AG
Operating company of
Frankfurt Airport.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Access control system:
DATASEC Electronic GmbH
OSS standard components:
Evolo locking cylinder from Dormakaba

Ensuring high security standards by integrating components from different providers with the offline standard of the OSS Association

  • Creation of a cost-effective level of security between the existing access control system, the electronic locking cylinders and the purely mechanical environment
  • Decoupling of proprietary solutions through substitutability of individual components and thus investment security
  • Ensuring the high security requirements of the multifunction ID card, the OSS and infrastructure components to prevent potential manipulation
  • Structuring of the locking authorizations / groups taking into account organisational, technical and security-related requirements
  • Security-relevant complete solution of existing systems and integration of software and hardware products from different providers

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.