The largest public festival in the world, the Oktoberfest, started again in 2019 with the traditional call of “Ozapft is”. Around six million visitors came to the Theresienwiese in Munich this year. Some 10,000 people can find a place just in the largest marquee alone. The Aicher Ambulanz Union was one of the organizations responsible for emergency medical services – and AirKey from Evva also had an important role to play: it ensured, amongst other things, that only authorized staff had access to the treatment rooms.
When so many people come together in party mood, things can happen quickly. That’s why the organizers go to a lot of trouble to ensure security on site. A valued partner for this since last year is the voluntary team from the Aicher Ambulanz Union. The provision of medical services has belonged to the core business of the organization, along with emergency rescue and patient transport, for over 30 years. International intensive care patient transport, recovery from abroad, mobility services as well as a home emergency call service complete the portfolio. In total, some 950 people are employed.
“The contract from the city of Munich confirms our long-term competence in medical services and emergency rescue”, said CEO Peter Aicher. “Such large events require flexibility and dependability on site, which is why we hired a locking system again this year from Evva.”
Unlimited Access Options
Evva makes its AirKey profile cylinders and furniture cylinders available for the two weeks of Oktoberfest. This enables the Aicher Ambulanz Union to secure the central coordination office as well as the staff room and treatment rooms at the Wiesn, and simultaneously grant access to the numerous personnel working there. Forty-three administrative employees each receive a lock card with access to various different zones. They can only open the doors to one of the thirteen zones that are permitted for those specific employees.
Access can be simply blocked if anything should go astray during all the hustle and bustle.
The access rules, the issuing of access authorization, locking and opening can be centrally administered by the Aicher Group staff from a PC via the AirKey app, which was specially developed by Evva, and the online administration.
The Aicher Group has already been administering around 600 access cards for some years with the AirKey solution. Installation of the necessary cylinders is carried out by the company’s own in-house technology team together with an external partner. And since Evva carried out the training, the responsible employees can now administer all access settings themselves.