Access solutions for the Smart Factory Empowering Industry 4.0 with intelligent authentication
User authentication and access control are essential elements of the modern, connected factory.
Learn how today’s intelligent manufacturers are leveraging smart, unified access systems to drive security, productivity, and workforce and production optimization.
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Universal access for Industry 4.0Driving manufacturing efficiencies with smart access solutions
As the manufacturing environment gets smarter and more connected, the need for user authentication and access control grows. A unified access system helps manufacturers improve physical and information security, track production activities, and optimize plant processes.
Access control and authentication in a modern factory environment encompass a wide range of applications, including physical access control, network and data access, machine authentication for production lines, industrial vending for parts and supplies, and driver identification for fleet and material handling vehicles, to name a few. Not to mention access to company amenities such as the parking garage, cafeteria, EV charging ports, or gym.
This whitepaper explores the uses of access technology across the Smart Factory and the benefits of a unified access control system for security, efficiency, sustainability, and worker convenience. It also discusses how manufacturers can build a scalable, versatile access system that leverages the ID badge or smartphone apps already in use by employees, as well as the pros and cons of RFID badges vs. smartphones in a manufacturing environment.