Access control that sets you free

We bring freedom to everyday life, by protecting people, places and possessions. We control access to any physical location that needs to stay secure – from businesses to government offices, hospitals, airports, schools, industrial sites and public venues.

7 offices

More than 100
security specialists

41 years experience
in access control

First people, then technology

For us, security isn’t just about technology. It’s about people and how they live their daily lives. It’s about fulfilling your basic human need for security so you feel safe enough to make the most of life and work.

In a way, true security is when you don’t have to think about it.

That’s why we always start with people. We want to really understand you – and your needs and wants – when we develop any products and services. This deep understanding helps us free your mind from security and technology so you can live life to the full.

In doing so, we give you Security for life.

5479 enterprise

83 countries
(5 continents)

48 million door
openings a day

Security that changes with you

Whatever you need from access control, AEOS is designed to provide it. And as your needs and circumstances change, so can AEOS. It’s the ultimate foundation for any kind of physical access control, anywhere.

Like all our products, we develop AEOS in-house at our headquarters in the Netherlands, and have a software team working continually on improving it. By investing in this continuous research and development, we ensure AEOS gives you access control that’s always fit for purpose, up-to-date and has no end life.

To give AEOS even more usability, we’re continuing to enrich it with industry-specific features. And with services like the Global Client Programme, our project rollout system, we help multinationals to streamline their security around the world and make the process faster and easier.

The result? All of this combines to let you and your organisation focus on your core business. Which boosts productivity, creativity and performance – not to mention happiness and fulfilment.

We are wherever you are

We achieve all of this thanks to our brilliant team of international experts. Our Nedap Security Management offices are in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Dubai, Poland and France. And our network of skilled business partners are there for you across the world. This global reach means we can give you the very best commercial and technical support in your local market.


Together, we’re part of something bigger

At our headquarters in the Netherlands, we’re part of the long-established Nedap family, which designs and develops clever, sustainable technology to solve today’s challenges. Nedap’s mission? To offer Technology for life.


Since 1980 Nedap has been a leader in the design and manufacture of electronic access control systems.

The Nedap organization possesses a long history in the marketplace.  Nedap was founded in 1929 in the Netherlands and has been listed on the Euronext stock exchange since 1949. Nedap is ISO 9001 certified.

Please find below the history of Nedap Access Control products.


N.V. Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek “Nedap” is established

In 1929 Nedap was established. Located in the former medical Dutch Cocaine Factory in Amsterdam. Nedap manufactures a wide variety of products at the request of various parties.


Developing, producing and marketing Nedap branded products

From the forties, Nedap starts developing, producing and selling its own devices for various applications under the Nedap brand.


Opening of a brand new factory in Groenlo

This proves to be a great success. In 1947 Nedap moves to Groenlo – also in The Netherlands – and opens a brand new factory.


Nedap gets exchange-listed

At the same time Nedap gets exchange-listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.


First access control badge without batteries

The Nedap PocketPass. Handsfree identification, card built with Standard discrete electronic components,thickness 8 mm PocketPass enables hands free detection up to 60 cm in combination with the Control unit.


Accessor I

Handsfree reader/controller with multidrop communication for use in larger systems. This was the first unit connecting 15 slave units to one master. Programmable by Handprogrammer, or by Simple terminals APB and PIN code included.


PC based access control management

Megavisor I – PC based access control management software package running on a DOS operating system. Connected serial to a Multiplexer for max 28 loops of Accessors. Up to 120.000 cards.


Accessor III

Handsfree reader/controller with extended modularity and suitable for large systems
Can be combined with Accessor I and Accessor II in same multidrop loop



Access control software for medium sized systems for Windows 95 OS and Paradox database


Phone Link

Communication infrastructure by telephone for access control at remote locations. Mixture or Phonelink Accessors and connected Accessors, all controlled by WinXS2000


Introducing AEOS - the first fully web based IP based security system

Totally new IP based security system with optimal software and hardware modularity


Integration of passport readers

The integration of 3rd party passport readers into enables unprecedented fast and accurate automation of visitor enrolment procedures, with both data and image capture.


The first controller that combines all security functions in one generic device.

The Nedap Security Controller is the first controller that can combine all security functions in
one generic device. Instead of separate devices for access control, video storage, intrusion detection, PLC-functionality, intercom the security controller combines all these functions operating on one device. Advantages are significantly lower investments in hardware and installation while providing more functionality and better, easier integration.


Introducing the Secure Access Module (SAM)

SAM modules are used to store keys for data encryption. Nedap was one of the first to see that security systems became IT systems. And therefore we applied the same principles for strong encryption to our controller. Securing the precious card key which is stored in the card reader on the outside of the door.


Nedap takes the strain for multinationals with its Global Client Programme

Nedap developed a new way for multinationals to streamline physical access control – without the headaches of handling it themselves. It’s called the Global Client Programme and is a progressive project rollout system managed by Nedap. A cost-effective, efficient framework for standardising security across all your buildings, it also gives the flexibility to future-proof your access control.


AEOS Blue hardware line

In 2014, Nedap introduces the new AEOS Blue hardware line. This new generation of controllers builds on the successful AEOS Security Management Platform, the first software-based platform for security management.


1st true end-to-end security concept

A giant leap to further integrate the principles of IT security in to our security system. With end-to-end security we secure the entire line of communication, from the card reader to the server.


Nedap wins twice at Security & Fire Excellence Awards

On 24th of November, Nedap came away with not one but two awards from the prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2017 in London. Nedap’s AEOS end-to-end security platform won both Access Product of the Year and Cyber Security Innovation of the Year.


Nedap launches Security for life

Nedap launches its new brand tagline, Security for life. The words are new but the future-facing, people-first approach that it communicates is what drove the development of AEOS, the access control system by Nedap.

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