Automotive

Southco plays a vital role in the automotive industry as a tier 1 and tier 2 supplier of access hardware for interior and exterior applications. From noise shields to globe boxes to load floors, Southco has the knowledge and capability to help you keep it secure.

New Compact Electronic Slide Bolt Designed For Small Spaces

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access control solutions with a compact electronic slide bolt that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electromechanical latching. The lightweight EM-05 5 Series Electronic Slide Bolt is suitable for applications where space is limited. The efficient gear motor-driven mechanism can be easily integrated with any control system.

Southco’s new 5 Series Electronic Slide Bolt provides reliable access control for storage and dispensing of high volume consumables that require tracking and monitoring. The 5 Series Electronic Slide Bolt features simple push-to-close functionality and offers an upgrade in energy efficiency compared with solenoid solutions. The 5 Series is also available in multiple mounting orientations.

The EM-05 5 Series Electronic Slide Bolt is significantly smaller than our original EM-05 product, allowing the 5 Series to be used in a variety of applications where space is at a premium. The new 5 Series offers reliable access control with its push-to-close, gear motor-driven mechanism, and its energy-efficient design enables system component and operating cost savings.

For more information about our Electronic Access Solutions, visit our Electronic Access Solutions page on the Southco Resource Center.

Sealed Electronic Actuator Simplifies Upgrade from Mechanical Latching

Southco has recently added to its line of electronic actuators with a sealed version that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic actuation. Capable of accommodating higher mechanical loads, the AC-EM 10 Electronic Actuator facilitates the electronic actuation of Southco’s R4-10 Rotary Latch series and other latching mechanisms. Southco’s

New Compact Actuator Enables Electronic Actuation of Mechanical Latches

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with a compact electronic actuator that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electronic access. The AC-EM 05 Electronic Actuator offers an economical option for achieving electronic actuation of Southco’s R4-05 Micro Rotary Latch series and other mechanical latches. When connected to an e

RFID Access Controller Simplifies Electronic Access Control Set Up

Southco has expanded its line of electronic access solutions with an access controller that simplifies the integration of keyless access into equipment level applications. Southco’s EA-P3 High Frequency RFID Access Controller facilitates electronic credential management without having to connect to a network, or install additional hardware or software.

Bluetooth Controller Allows Smartphones To Be Used As Keys

Southco has recently expanded its line of Electronic Access Solutions with an access controller that allows Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to be used as a key. Southco’s EA-BT BLUETOOTH® Lock Controller provides a breakthrough, disruptive technology for remotely controlling and monitoring physical access wirelessly, without

Countering the Threat of Physical Security Breaches in Colocation Centers

In today’s world, data is fast becoming the new global currency and as data volumes continue to grow at an exponential rate, the issue of data security continues to cause concern within the industry. While there is widespread awareness of the many digital attacks that compromise data, less is said about the physical threats to information stored in data ce

Microprocessor Controlled Electronic Lock Delivers Advanced Intelligence

Southco’s new R4-EM 9 Series Electronic Rotary Latch delivers next generation electronic locking through microprocessor controlled actuation, providing highly intelligent, reliable electronic access. The 9 Series features expanded intelligence with microprocessor control of all input and output commands, providing expanded programming capability and custom

Self-Contained System Named Top Money Saving Product of 2016

Southco is pleased to announce that our SC Self-Contained Electronic Locking System was selected by Buildings Magazine as a Top Money Saving Product of 2016. Buildings Magazine, which reaches over 80K building owners and facilities management professionals, issues the feature annually. The SC Self-Contained was chosen as a top money saving product in the Se

Video: How to Improve Equipment Security With Electronic Access

Electronic access is your key to the connected world. It combines physical security with electronic intelligence to protect valuable assets and information across a wide range of applications. In fact, electronic access is such a natural part of our daily lives that many of us don’t even realize we are using it. Physical access to most buildings today i

Brochure: Electronic Access Solutions Design Guide

When was the last time you used a mechanical key to unlock your car or hotel room? The transition from mechanical access to electronic locking solutions has been widely adopted  in these applications due to the convenience that it ultimately provides to the end user. This transition is also taking place in the equipment market, with manufacturers looking to