Physical Access Control for Aviation

The aviation industry demands some of the highest levels of security and safety. Because airports not only attract high volumes of people, they’re often at the core of a country’s infrastructure and economy.

But security and safety isn’t enough. Your access control system must be user-friendly, efficient, able to operate at scale and integrate easily with other systems. You may need to unify it across many locations, for central monitoring and management, and it must quickly adapt to your changing risks and needs.

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Typical access control needs

  • Enforce compliance with strict regulations and enable transparent auditing.
  • Centralised control and automatic authorisation management.
  • Monitor movements and control occupancy levels.
  • A system that’s easy to use and for multiple tenants.
  • Integration with third-party systems.

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Key access control challenges for the aviation sector

High levels of security and safety

Today’s aviation industry faces increasing and varied security threats, including cyberattacks that can compromise physical access control measures. So your system must be watertight, with advanced features and cyberprotection. And it must enable you to meet stringent regulations.

You also need to ensure high levels of safety. When you’re protecting big sites and large volumes of people, it’s essential you have careful control of people flow. You need to be able to quickly adapt your system to meet your specific needs at each location – especially if there’s an emergency. But you also want a welcoming sense of freedom for employees and visitors during day-to-day situations.


Centralised control and multiple integrations

To help keep security and safety high, and improve efficiency, you want to manage and monitor access control centrally. So every location is protected by the same standardised, easy-to-use system, but with the opportunity to make local adaptations. And you want employees and tenants to be able to use the same identifier at each location.

You also want to integrate a range of other systems with your access control. From intrusion detection to fire alarms, from wireless locks to building management systems, and from biometric identification to QR codes.


Maximising investments

Access control is a significant investment, so you want to get a strong return and prolong the use of it. This includes being able to continue using existing hardware and to meet your needs both now and in the future.

You also want the option to use multiple identifiers, from badges and pin codes to QR codes and facial recognition. And you want to be able to easily collate, analyse and report on the valuable data generated by your access control system.

How AEOS helps you meet these challenges

Enables stringent security and safety

  • Take full control of traffic flow and occupancy, even when there are large volumes of people.
  • A high level of configurability to accommodate complex safety measures such as airlocks.
  • Enforce policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with strict legislation.
  • Predefine access modes for an unlimited variety of scenarios and switch to the one you need in seconds.
  • Manage complex access rights and authorisations quickly, easily and securely.
  • Monitor where people are at any time and how your system is being used.

Centralised and integrates easily

  • Integrates seamlessly with your IT infrastructure and third-party systems, thanks to architecture based on open standards.
  • Creates an easy-to-manage hub for systems including visitor, locker and building management, video surveillance, intruder alarms, fire detection, biometric identification and more.
  • Works with hardware from a wide range of manufacturers.

Futureproof and gives long-term value

  • Highly adaptable, both functionally and operationally, to meet your changing needs and risks.
  • Software updates provide support for the latest technologies, features and security.
  • Continue using existing hardware, infrastructure and systems.
  • Valuable reporting helps you improve efficiency, spot emerging trends and make better use of your sites.

Centralised control

Control access rights remotely and monitor all locations centrally.

Very scalable

A fully scalable system, it’s easy to add new locations, doors and users.


Secured by the highest standards to protect your access control from the impact of cyberattacks.

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