AIG, Aéroport International de Genève, one of Europe’s largest airports, has chosen the security management system Aeos from Dutch manufacturer Nedap to control access for 13,500 employees. One reason Aeos was chosen is due to its ability to simultaneously handle multiple reader and credential technologies in a single system.
Aéroport International de Genève is one of the most dynamic airports in Europe. In 2006 alone it handled almost 10 million passengers and 170.000 flights to 100 destinations, serviced by 150 different companies. Obviously, with these figures, security is an important issue and needs to be up to standard at all times.
The implemented Aeos system controls the access of a workforce of 13,500; it manages 37,500 badges, 60 shops and 150 organizations working at the airport’s facilities. Securing and controlling such a dynamic environment requires a flexible access control system, based on high-end technology which is able to meet present demands as well as future security requirements.
One of the main reasons for AIG to choose Nedap Aeos as its security management system was its structural different architecture based on behaviour components. Aeos behaviour components allow the system to support and enhance the airport’s security policy and procedures. Furthermore, changing requirements can be put into effect much more easily.
Another reason they chose Aeos is its capability of simultaneously handling multiple reader and credential technologies in a single system. Four different identification technologies are used simultaneously in the Aoes access control system at Geneva Airport: Nedap, Mifare, Legic and Magnetic stripe, each technology serving a different purpose. To increase convenience for the users, not having to carry four different cards, the Nedap Combi card has been put into place to combine all the required technologies
The implementation took place through the Swiss certified business partner of Nedap: Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions.