21 Jun 2013

ASSA ABLOY Aperio protects Ahoy, the leading event complex in the Netherlands

Ahoy Rotterdam has state-of-the-art Aperio ™ protection

Harro van Est, Manager Facility Services

“The intelligent Aperio™ technology was chosen to create a wireless connection with the existing access control system, without requiring any modification to the existing doors.”

  • Congress and Event
  • Center
  • Aperio™
  • escutcheon
  • Aperio™ cylinder

Company: Ahoy Rotterdam

Segment: Entertainment - Sport arena

Plant location city: Rotterdam

Access Control System: Nedap Aeos

Aperio™ Partner: Stanley Security Solutions

∙∙250 employees

∙∙6 exhibition halls with an area of 30,000 m², congress and conference centres (7 venues with room for 10 – 500 persons)

∙∙Refurbished sport palace with a capacity of 16,000 visitors

∙∙Various restaurants

∙∙1.8 million visitors p.a.


With hundreds of events every year, Ahoy was looking for a secure and flexible locking system with maximum manageability. The present mechanical locking system was no longer ‘watertight’ due to the loss of keys.

The solution also had to adapt to the existing access control system.


Registration, authorization and security. Ahoy had a number of requirements for its new locking system. Around 150 doors in the Sport Palace and the Plaza were equipped with Aperio™. Aperio™ made a simple security upgrade possible. Customer installation costs were limited by only minimal modifications to the existing doors and by making use of the existing card readers.

It is now possible to exactly see who was the last person to be in a room and manage access rights

for each door. With the easy to expand with Aperio™ wireless lock technology, Ahoy is well prepared for the future.

ASSA ABLOY Access Control


West Midlands

WV13 3PW

United Kingdom

  1. www.assaabloy.co.uk/aperio

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