‘No flower without roots’. ASB looks back on a rich history and tradition of innovation. We proudly look back on what we have achieved since we started, 36 years ago.
Below, a chronological overview of our history. We look forward to many more developments and successes that will be added to these in the years to come.
1979 | Start of the company by Jos van Kampen. ASB is the abbreviation of ‘Automated Security Benelux’. ASB starts as a distributor for the import of electronical protection products.
1982 | Beginning of the 1980s, ASB starts its own development and outsourced production.
Introduction of the first automatic alarm forwarding device, made by Vonk. After a few years, the abbreviation changes its meaning to ‘Alarmering Signalering Beveiliging’ (‘Alarming Signalling Protection’).
1985 | Introduction of ASB’s own microprocessor-based alarm system EC6200 (3 groups).
1987 | Introduction of the bigger alarm system EC6500 (16 groups).
1989 | Introduction of EC6800, the successor of the EC6500. It is equipped with memory and a detachable display.
1990 | The first alarm systems with two-way communication become available, enabling remote servicing. This aves alarm installers from having to visit a client personally.
1992 | As the EU comes into existence, European borders open up, which speeds up ASB’s growth. ASB focusses ever more on developing its own products.
1993 | Introduction of Downlook for video transmission through analogue telephone lines. This system is licensed off to a major manufacturer, and is available worldwide.
1994 | Introduction of MuSDO, Multifunctie Security Data Overdrager (‘Multifunctional Security Data Transmitter’). This communication platform for alarm, chip-and-PIN transaction data traffic and ATM’s uses the X.25 protocol and ISDN.
Set-up of the first monitoring room with monitoring room software and alarm receivers.
1995 | The first bank organization is equipped with monitoring room automation by ASB, and with the communication platform MuSDO (using the bank’s own X.25 network).
1996 | Introduction of ISDN by KPN. ASB develops the microMuSDO, that enables analogue alarm systems to communicate safely through the digital ISDN network. This makes ASB the market leader in the Netherlands in alarm communication through ISDN. In this year, the miniMuSDO is introduced, which enables communication of alarm data and chip-and-PIN transaction data traffic through the ISDN-D channel.
1998 | Introduction of the retailMuSDO, an extended version of the miniMuSDO. This version enables even more efficient use of ISDN services.
Introduction of remote management and 24/7 support for several services, such as alarm communication, chip-and-PIN transaction data traffic, telephony and data.
1999 | 2Beedee chooses retailMuSDO as the communication platform for the retail market.
Postkantoren (Post offices) chooses MuSDO for alarm and data communication with all its offices, including the RMM (Remote MuSDO Management).
2003 | And again, a major bank chooses MuSDO. The communication takes place through KPN’s ISDN network.
2005 | Introduction of IP and the beautifully designed alarm system cssMuSDO.
Introduction of certified fire alarm forwarding through ISDN.
Introduction of the Alarm IP-Converter. The IP-Converter enables (existing) analogue alarm systems to communicate through the most modern IP networks. Also, the alarm installer can service the alarm systems remotely through these networks.
A bank chooses MuSDO for all its stand-alone ATM’s.
2006 | ASB develops the first dual-pad fire alarm forwarding system BMSO, compatible with IP and GPRS. This is the first Euepean product to be registered with certAlarm. In the following years, more than 70% of all fire alarm systems are equipped with this system.
A bank migrates with MuSDO from ISDN to IP.
2007 | Introduction of our own OMS service, start as a system provider and specialist in data networks.
The changing world of alarm processing provides ASB with an impulse to develop its own monitoring room software.
2008 | Introduction of RMS (Remote Management Software) for remote management of IP products.
Introduction of mCCS, the first app for the ccsMuSDO alarm system.
2009 | Move to Boschdijk in Eindhoven, the present headquarters
2009 | New director and owners: Iwan Debets and Ron Heij. Previous owner Jos van Kampen retires.
2010 | More focus on specific client wishes and solutions.
2011 | Monitoring room software SCS becomes available as SaaS (Software as a Service), introduction in Brazil and Greece.
2012 | Introduction of integrated video systems in monitoring room software SCS.
2013 | The KPN DigiAccess Alarm service ends, ASB introduces DigiAlarm for high-risk alarm transmission.
2014 | Introduction of SMS service B-Notified for a whole range of forwarding (alarm, technical, etc.)
2015 | ASB starts rolling out advanced integrated video systems for, among others, ATM’s.