Physical access control for logstics

By their nature, businesses in the logistics sector often operate around the clock and have facilities spread far and wide. This brings a range of challenges for access control. Especially as there’s usually a need to control access for vehicles as well as people, and often the cargo is valuable. You want to ensure high levels of safety and security, but without creating inconvenience or damaging productivity.


Typical access control needs

  • Remote, centralised control and automatic authorisation management.
  • Easy to use, adapt, scale and integrate with other systems.
  • Convenient yet secure access control for people and vehicles.
  • Increase efficiency while minimising risk.

Key access control challenges for the logistics sector

Complexities to overcome

You need to ensure high levels of safety and security at your facilities, but you’re dealing with lots of variables and complexities. You have high numbers of employees, contractors, temporary staff and vehicles coming and going. And, with people working varying shift patterns, you want to ensure they can only gain access during their specific working hours. You need to be able to manage complex access rights efficiently and maintain a clear overview and control of each facility.


Centralised control to improve efficiency

As you have several facilities, which may be spread geographically, you want to unify access control to avoid wasting time and money on disparate systems. Having one centralised access control server will enable you to reduce admin time and maintenance costs, standardise processes and give you greater security and control. It will also enable you to use the valuable data generated to compare sites and improve your operations and processes.


Integrations and futureproofing

As well as centralising your access control system, you want to integrate it with other systems such as your HR database so authorisations can be updated automatically. Or your time and attendance system so you can keep track of productivity. You also want to a system that has the flexibility to integrate with your existing systems, such as intrusion or fire detection, and technologies you may adopt in the future, such as biometric identification. And, as your needs are likely to change, you to want to ensure your access control system can easily adapt and scale.

How AEOS helps you meet your challenges


Highly secure, yet very convenient

  • Manage complex access rights and authorisations quickly, easily and securely.
  • Monitor and control where people are at any time and how your system is being used.
  • Limit the number of movements someone can make within a specific area.
  • Easily manage and keep track of an unlimited number of vendors and the people working for them.

Centralised control

  • All sites are controlled by one system and each element of your security system can be linked.
  • Security and processes are standardised at every location, nationally and internationally, but with the flexibility to make local adaptations.
  • Monitor all locations centrally and control access rights remotely.

Integrates easily with other systems

  • Integrates seamlessly with your IT infrastructure and third-party systems, thanks to architecture based on open standards.
  • Creates an easy-to-manage hub for systems including visitor, locker and building management, video surveillance, intruder alarms, fire detection, biometric identification and more.
  • Works with hardware from a wide range of manufacturers.
  • Highly adaptable, both functionally and operationally, to meet your changing needs and risks.
  • Software updates ensure support for the latest technologies, features and security.

Valuable data

Use access control data to improve how you manage your facilities, processes and people.

Scale gradually

A fully scalable system, it’s easy to add new locations, doors, users, cardholders and functionalities around the world.


Secured by the highest standards to protect your access control from the impact of cyberattacks.

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