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As a supplier to the off-highway industry of access hardware to all entry, chassis and interior applications, Southco is able to offer OEMs enhanced protection for vehicles by integrating access control and electromechanical locking devices at the point of entry.

Products and systems such as the Southco R4 rotary latch range are intended to be incorporated into the OEM vehicle design.

According to Southco, its electronic access technology supports the construction industry’s aim to increase the safety of the drivers and operators of construction vehicles and equipment.

Southco’s access-control devices, which include keypads, electronic keys and RF remote-control systems, allow for the development of remotely controlled cab-entry systems.

Key specifications

  • Electromechanical latching solutions are concealed, eliminating vandal entry points
  • Offer a high degree of control, enabling access management, remote control and monitoring
  • Prevent unauthorised or accidental access while being able to simultaneously lock or unlock multiple access points using a keyless system
  • Offers proven mechanical design and all-metal construction, promoting vandal resistance
  • Can be integrated with  a variety of electronic access devices, including wireless devices such as proximity cards or RF key fobs, hardwired numeric keypads or swipe-card terminals, smart cards and biometric devices
  • Security in accord with CESAR’s registration scheme.
  • Can be integrated with systems of traceability, built-in intelligence and remote communication — GSM/GPRS 

Southco offers a broad range of latching solutions including locks, latches, hinges, handles and fasteners.  Southco´s distinctive human touch point solutions are important components of products that people interact with. They ensure a positive first impression while never overlooking the importance of optimum safety and secure operations.

For over 100 years, Southco has helped customers solve and overcome engineering challenges and our passion, vision and focus today is to help customers differentiate their products´ engineered touch points.

Southco is a leading global supplier with more than 2000 employees in over 20 countries, together with sales, distribution, engineering and customer service centers in over 30 countries. Southco can support you wherever you are in the world.

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