Document logistics provider, Rhenus Data Office, and LEGIC Identsystems have collaborated to create a digital security-enabled container to facilitate secure document disposal.
Rhenus provides customers with secure disposal containers and until now, these were secured by mechanical locks.
This involved all the inherent drawbacks of mechanical access control systems such as physical key handling, key loss management, manual access logs, etc.
Additionally, mechanical locks meant that Rhenus had to keep large, customer-specific container inventories with specific locks in stock.
This made their logistical processes more complex, expensive and less flexible.
To modernize their secure containers, Rhenus teamed up with LEGIC and Lehmann Locks to design a secure digital solution based on radio frequency identification (RFID) contactless access control and LEGIC’s end-to-end IoT Security Platform.
Existing containers were retrofitted with the “Rhenus e-lock” containing a LEGIC SM-6300 Security Module.
Based on the LEGIC Security Platform, the companies say that the encrypted wireless communications from container to backend system facilitates smartcard management, auditability and process integrity both on and offline, enabling secure document disposal.
“While LEGIC’s security technology is impressive and delivered all that was promised, the key factor was their support and consulting and the assistance provided by their partners at Lehmann Locks who could design and install the envisioned solution according to our needs,” said Michael Wiegmann, Managing Director Rhenus Data Office GmbH.
According to the companies, the benefits of the new secure document disposal system include: