Security versus proximity to citizens in public buildings 

Public agencies, offices, administration departments are located in buildings that are frequently accessible to the public and experience intense activity during opening hours. However, employees should also be able to work safely without interruption. This means access control must be planned down to the smallest detail and with precisely defined rights of access.

In doing so, it is imperative to protect sensitive data, grant access to different groups of people at different times and give a flexible response to any changes. Public offices and agencies are also often spread over several buildings. An intelligent, digital system solution creates security, convenience and cost efficiency for such organisations.

The all-inclusive solution: System 3060 



  • Networking of several buildings since public agencies are often based at different locations
  • Integration of time-and-attendance systems into the locking system
  • Parking management for visitors and employees at public agencies with intense activity during opening hours

These requirements and activity in different areas show that there is a great deal which needs controlling. Besides customers and employees, there are also external service employees such as cleaning staff.

Another aspect to consider: not only is door security important. It is also essential to control other authorisations – be it for access barriers or cabinets with sensitive data.

The solution:

System 3060 is the right solution for all the requirements that public sector buildings impose on a modern locking system.

  • Access control with simultaneously automated documentation
  • Quality assurance through automatic event logging and automatic processes
  • Active security thanks to mapping of restricted access areas (e.g. archives)
  • Passive security by deterring theft and abuse
  • Low costs thanks to sustainability, durability, minimal power consumption, upward and downward compatibility, connection to third-party systems and more

Security in the public sector 


No more worry about lost keys


  • The facility manager creates a replacement transponder
  • The employee picks it up
  • The lost transponder is automatically disabled when the replacement transponder is used in the locking system for the first time

Protection against burglary


  • Restricted access areas always securely locked
  • No more high costs and security issues if a key is lost or stolen
  • Lost identification media can be deactivated and reprogrammed within a few seconds

Archive cabinets


  • Protect archive cabinets against unauthorised opening with digital half cylinders
  • All locking transactions are logged


  • Central set-up and management of all System 3060 components with Locking System Management software
  • Even if there are a number of buildings and locations
  • Support for facility management thanks to comprehensive reporting and time-controlled authorisations

Door with door monitoring


  • Cable-free online door monitoring for sensitive rooms
  • Records, logs and reports all door statuses using sensor control to detect whether doors are open, closed, locked or open too long
  • Alerts security personnel to critical events



  • Grant craftsmen time-dependent access to operating and administration rooms
  • One transponder instead of numerous keys

Protect rooms exposed to fire risk


  • Better protection, e.g. for boiler rooms, heating oil/pellet storerooms, lift machine rooms
  • Interface to fire alarm system possible

Main and side entrances


  • Programmable system over the network or online from anywhere in the world  
  • Automatic opening of main entrances for everyone
  • Individual access rights thanks to authorised identification medium, even outside opening hours

Barriers and underground car parks


  • Granting vehicle access authorisations at the click of a mouse
  • Switching of lifts, barriers and roller shutters
  • Combination with existing ticket systems possible

Networking: online or virtual


  • Online network:
    Changes to access rights and functions performed in real time from anywhere in the world
  • Virtual network:
    Programming and modifying access rights via gateways to identification media on site


Our checklist shows you options for using digital locking technology in the public sector.

Which areas need to be secured? 
Which people need access? 
How can management be assisted?
What requirements does the software need to meet?
How should people identify themselves?
What vehicle access types and functions are there?

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Find out what measures you need to take to introduce digital access control successfully, what digital access control is and what tools are available to you to implement it.

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Federal Administrative Court Leipzig:
pledged to secrecy.

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Housed in an imposing 19th-century building, the Federal Administrative Court of Germany in Leipzig is the workplace for several hundred judges, lawyers and administrative employees. As can be expected, there are many sensitive areas in the building. The SimonsVoss System 3060 provides perfect protection for them all.

Security in the name of the law.
The architectural treasure not only houses court rooms and many offices, but also numerous areas accessible to the public plus rooms for judges, employees, lawyers, clients and journalists. System 3060 can be used to install a hierarchy of access rights quite easily. This ensures optimum compliance with confidentiality requirements for all 550 doors. Numerous doors here have been fitted with locking cylinders with access event logging. This means movement can be tracked at any time to establish which users went through particular doors at particular times. Incidentally, the police and insurance companies recommend using the SimonsVoss System 3060 as a digital locking system.

St. Wendel District Authority:
keeping to official channels.

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The varied tasks at St. Wendel District Authority are spread over several buildings. All office and exterior doors in the six heavily used administrative blocks and the two branches are equipped with SimonsVoss digital locking technology.

You can never be too safe
A public office never stops growing. Mechanical locking systems stopped being practical at St. Wendel some time ago. That's why 390 office doors, exterior doors and various side doors have been fitted with digital locking cylinders. Visitors to the authority start flocking through the doors first thing in the morning. Everyone now knows exactly where they need to go, especially the some 350 council employees since the locking system clearly establishes who is allowed into each office and who is not.
The exterior doors also feature motorised locks to enhance security since they need to be securely locked outside opening hours. Motorised locks are equipped with an electronic timer switch. This ensures that doors are automatically opened and closed at specific times. The district authority offices are thus protected far more effectively against break-ins.

Stuttgart Art Museum:
sheer art appreciation assured.

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Stuttgart Art Museum is open to the public. The SimonsVoss System 3060 ensures that the museum and its restaurant are not only open for everyone, but that they are also safe and secure.

Security is an art.
Around 1,000 visitors enter the museum every day while another 400 are drawn by its culinary delights. Optimum organisation is also required for the almost 130 employees. System 3060 ensures that access rights are managed quickly and easily. Some 160 digital locking cylinders have been installed.
These sturdy, adaptable locking cylinders bring an added advantage: the museum features numerous thick steel doors and fire doors with excess overlaps up to 15 centimetres long. The thickness presents no problems for radio transmission between the cylinders and transponders.