SIA New Member Profile: AUTEC

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member AUTEC provides complete solutions for access control, time management, building automation and hazard management. The company is headquartered in Framersheim, Germany, and distributes its products worldwide through its system integrator and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners.

SIA spoke with Sven Jochmann, chief operating officer at AUTEC, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

Tell us the story of your company.

Sven Jochmann, chief operating officer at AUTEC
Sven Jochmann, chief operating officer at AUTEC

Sven Jochmann: Our company was founded in 1989, and for the last 35 years we have had healthy global business growth. We are currently one of the world’s leading providers of robust access control, time and attendance and building automation systems. We were pioneers in the use of PCs for automation technology, which is an important milestone for today’s security industry. The drive to act innovatively, combined with forward-looking business policies while relying on our internal product and development structure, has shaped our long-term success.

The distribution, installation and maintenance of our products is accomplished via our OEM partners and system integrators (such as Siemens, Bosch and more).

What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings or your company unique?

SJ: Our product portfolio offers encrypted end-to-end solutions for access control, time and attendance and building automation with a single product (hardware/software). All processes, like access and authentication, are processed in real time, and our door controller can run offline if communication to the server has been interrupted. This is an important feature for enterprise projects (e.g., blocking a badge is immediately active in the database once saved). We are also focused on high-security demands with our “end-to-end” encryption including custom keys to create a secure environment. Our XMP-BABYLON software is very flexible, so we can customize it with a rapid response time. AUTEC is not just offering a solution to cover all requirements – we are actively seeking end-user demands and offering them custom solutions.

What’s something we might not know about your company – or something new you’re doing in security?

SJ: In the past, AUTEC only offered a full solution, so our hardware was only compatible with our software. In 2024 we will have a new market approach; we will offer our card readers with many different technologies such as OEM products. We will also support SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) to be compatible and integrate with third-party systems, and we are also planning a strategic OEM business for our next door controller generation. Interoperability is a key focus in our future, which is imperative in the security industry, and it will help us keep our position as a leader in the access control world.

What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership with SIA?

SJ: We currently do not have a significant presence in the U.S. market, but we have a few prestigious projects/references and would like to expand our U.S.-based project portfolio in the coming years. SIA has become more and more notable internationally, especially concerning OSDP compatibility, so it’s a benefit for us that we have our products officially verified by SIA. 

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