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deister electronic History

deister electronic History

Innovation as a common thread

deister electronic is an innovative, family owned global business for over 40 years experience in developing electronic and mechanical products for security and industrial automation. Widely acclaimed for our expertise and specialist implementation of RFID technology within practical applications, from key management, access control and long-range identification (AVI) to logistics and process control.


Founded 1978

deister electornic was found in Barsinghausen near Hannover. Straight after finishing his diploma in IT, Anatoli Stobbe founded the company and started the adventure. 

1980 - 1985

The first steps

After a few years of selling R&D services to other company, deister starts selling its first own solution: an electronic Guard Tour system, which rapidly became the market leader and the number 1 solution for most guarding companies.

1986

More growth, more capacity

After several succesful years the team has grown a lot. A new, bigger building is needed that offers more space, also for the future. deister stays is in Barsinghausen, but moves to a new address: Steinradweg 3.

1987

Worldwide expansion

The first international subsidiaries are founded in USA, Canada, UK and France. These new offices created the foundation for the international sales and service infrastructure. In the coming years the international business will grow even more.

1990

Innovation leads the way into the future

deister electronic develops the first read/write RFID transponder. This RFID chip cannot only be read, but new data can be written onto it – the basis for today’s RFID technology. In the following years worldwide patents were registered and licensed to the popular chip manufacturers.

1992

RFID becomes the core technology

As a second pillar next to the guard tour system deister electronic starts to produce and sell RFID Access Control readers, which up until today is a core business for deister.

1993

New room for new ideas

The existing office reached ist limits in capacity. The company moves to a new location, Hermann-Bahlsen-Strasse 11-13, where a new building was build that offers more space and room for the production, sales and R&D departments.

1994 - 2002

The product portfolio keeps growing

RFID technology becomes more and more popular, also among other applications and markets. deister develops a chip for vehicle immobilizers for the automotive industry, a system to identify and control waste bins and transponders and readers that are used to identify pigeons in pigeon racing.

2003

New technology for more range

In a cooperation with Intel, deister electronic develops a readerchip for the new UHF technology, that enables reading transponder over a longer distance of a few meters. Typical applications are in the supply chain market, retail as well as industrial automation. With UHF technology items, whole pallets or vehicles can be identified.

2004

Textile circuits

deister electronic invents the first textile transponder, that can be washed and can be integrated into clothing and other textile/flexible products such as floor mats or lifejackets.

2005

Expansion to the far east

More subsidiaries are founded in Japan and Singapore to supply the local market demand. Especially because of the well-known Germany quality and innovative ideas many Asian customers decide to buy deister products.

2006 - 2014

Electronic becomes mechatronic

The electronic key cabinets „proxSafe“ are introduced. With proxSafe cabinets door keys or car keys for example can be automatically managed. A few years later deister introduces doorLoxx digital locking components which replace the mechanical locks in the door. With a combination of proxSafe and doorLoxx all doors in a building can finally be included in a system. With doorLoxx and proxSafe the know how around mechanical construction and production keeps growing.

2015

Security gets connected

The different systems the portfolio are getting more and more integrated. The software Commander Connect starts to play a central and very important role, because it connects all systems – the start of Connected Systems.

2016

The second generation

Nicolas Stobbe, the second generation in the family business, joins the company and focusses on the growth of the international business. Also mobile devices such as smartphones are further integrated into the portfolio and modern ways of controlling devices are in the focus.

2017

IoT and Industry 4.0

Smart cabinets that automatically manage the removal and return of work clothing are introduced to the market. The transponders in the clothing are intelligent, so that each individual piece of clothing knows what it is, where it belongs and it needs to be cleaned. Also the other systems from deister become more and more intelligent, exchange data and create a connected intelligence – in the spirit of the internet of things.