Aperio® technology upgrades access control at the Netherlands’ premier event arena

The Ahoy Arena with upgraded secure wireless access control provided by ASSA ABLOY and Nedap.

The customer


Ahoy Rotterdam

  • 250 employees
  • 6 exhibition halls with an area of 30,000 m², congress and conference centres (7 venues with room for 10 – 500 persons)
  • Refurbished sport palace with a capacity of 16,000 visitors
  • Various restaurants
  • 1.8 million visitors p.a.





Location city:

Rotterdam, Netherlands


Access Control System:

Nedap AeosAperio®



Stanley Security Solutions

The challenge

With hundreds of events every year, Ahoy was looking for a secure and flexible locking system with maximum manageability. The present me-chanical locking system was no longer ‘water-tight’ due to the loss of keys.


The solution also had to adapt to the existing access control system.

The solution

Registration, authorization and security. Ahoy had a number of requirements for its new lock-ing system. Around 150 doors in the Sport Palace and the Plaza were equipped with Aperio®. Aperio® made a simple security upgrade pos-sible. Customer installation costs were limited by only minimal modifications to the existing doors and by making use of the existing card readers. 


It is now possible to exactly see who was the last person to be in a room and manage access rights for each door. With the easy to expand with Aperio® wireless lock technology, Ahoy is well prepared for the future.