About ekey

Europe’s No. 1 for fingerprint scanner access solutions

ekey started in 2002 and is now Europe’s No. 1 for fingerprint scanner access solutions Because while keys, cards and codes can be lost, forgotten or stolen, your finger is always on hand.

For more than 20 years, ekey has been developing access solutions for private households, companies and organizations. What began as a research project is now one of the leading manufacturers of biometric access control: the Austrian family-owned company is now the European market leader in fingerprint scanner access solutions. The head office and the production facilities including research and development are located in Linz (Austria). Other locations are: Vienna (Austria), Germany, Liechtenstein/Switzerland, Italy and Slovenia. In total, ekey employs over 100 people. The products are exported to more than 70 countries worldwide, the export share is almost 80%. Important sales markets besides the EU are the USA, India and China.

The vision

ekey has set itself the goal of making biometrics accessible to everyone. The company is committed to high quality standards and pays the utmost attention to functionality, reliability and security. The end result is access solutions that make daily life easier, more secure and more convenient.

Family-owned business

Since 2020, company founder Leopold Gallner has been managing the company together with daughter Raphaela Gallner and son Michael Gallner-Holzmann. With the aim of shaping future building access, ekey is already working today on the technologies of tomorrow. This results in numerous innovations for the smart home of the future, which, thanks to biometrics, starts right at the door. The ekey fingerprint scanner will be anchored even further as the starting point for the smart home, making daily life more secure, convenient and smart: In the future, other new functions will make everyday life even easier for users, because ekey still sees many opportunities for innovation.

Pioneer for biometrics in everyday life

Making the benefits of person-specific recognition available to as many people as possible is deeply rooted in the company’s DNA. ekey recognized the potential of biometric authentication early on as a simple, convenient and secure alternative to keys, codes and other access authorization aids. Both private consumers and leading companies as well as organizations, such as fire departments or rescue services, have been relying on access solutions from ekey for years. Fingerprint scanner access control systems are no longer only used in highly sensitive areas, but have become an integral part of smart living and working.

Fingerprint scanner specialist

The special feature of ekey’s technology is the patented finger recognition algorithm. It meets the highest standards of convenience, security and data protection. Another strength lies in ekey’s end-to-end expertise, which extends from the idea to the finished product. For many years now, the company has been a pioneer in the field of access control: with the core product fingerprint scanner as the most convenient and secure way of gaining access and supplementary technologies such as code pads or RFID-based media. We are constantly working on further developments, with a clear focus on the ekey fingerprint scanner as the gateway to the smart home.