This week saws us launch our 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, our access control system. And it’s what continues to drive initiatives such as recent AEOS performance optimisation and our Global Client Programme.
Forward-thinking AEOS improvements
We invest in continuous research and development to ensure AEOS customers have an access control system that’s fit for purpose, up-to-date and has no end of life. Recently, this led to us modifying and adapting 30% of the AEOS codebase and re-writing more than 3 million lines of software code. The result is huge performance improvements that are, for example, preventing delays during peak periods. It’s also enabling customers to expand their systems without hindering performance.
Fokko van der Zee at Nedap Security Management says: “Our world is changing more quickly every day. To give our clients security for life, we not only respond proactively to changing circumstances we stay one step ahead. We’re continually developing AEOS innovations and optimising its performance.”
This focus on improving the user experience is also a great example of how, for Nedap, security doesn’t start with technology; it focuses first on people and how they live their daily lives.
Fokko van der Zee explains: “For us, the human dimension in security management is crucial and that’s one of the main messages behind security for life. In our industry, brand communications often centre on technology. But we believe people aren’t looking for technology in itself – it’s the benefits of technology that help them feel safe and secure. As human beings, we have a fundamental need for this sense of security to really make the most of our life and work.”
Benefits for businesses & individuals
On a functional level, Nedap addresses the human dimension of security management by providing a strong foundation for the physical security of people, locations and buildings. On an emotional level, it frees people from having to even think about security or the technology that enables it. This allows them to fully enjoy their day and focus on the tasks at hand knowing that their security is being taken care of by experts.
Many of the ideas behind security for life are already implemented in AEOS, which is designed to meet the needs of every client and adapt to changing circumstances. It’s the ultimate, sustainable foundation for any application of access control, anywhere – from businesses to government offices, hospitals, airports, schools, industrials sites and public venues.
Now, and in the future, we’ll apply its philosophy to enrich AEOS further with industry-specific features that will give even greater usability. And, with the Global Client Programme, for example, we’re helping multinational organisations to streamline their physical access control. Our project rollout system managed, the Global Client Programme gives multinationals a cost-effective, efficient framework for standardising security across all their buildings around the world.
All of which means we’re continuing to enable organisations and their people to focus on their core business – and so boost both their productivity and creativity.