Since 2005, the Antwerp Harbour Authority has relied on Nedap’s AEOS access control platform. Now, some 12 years later, the Harbour Authority is expanding its system seamlessly to its prestigious new headquarters.
The new Havenhuis was recently opened, bringing together technical and administrative services from various locations in the harbour area. One of the 500 users of this new architecturally wondrous building is network engineer Marc de Caluwé. “Good security is very important. That’s why we equipped a large part of the 56 building complexes on our 120km² harbour area with the AEOS access control platform, back in 2005. So, for us, it’s a logical choice to add the new Havenhuis to the system.”
Optimum security at all times
“We have our own 170km long fibre-optic network. That network is the backbone of our activities, so naturally we maintain it well. We selected AEOS in 2005 because it’s IP-based, meaning that we could connect it to the fibre-optic network. If our fibre-optic network is running, then our access control system is running too. But AEOS even keeps functioning if our network fails, providing us optimum security at all times.