CLIQ® and critical infrastructure

Can you afford to take risks with your security?

The risk of sabotage, attacks or thefts for an energy provider is an issue of national security: the consequences of unplanned interruption to supply or total shutdown could have catastrophic, expensive and far-reaching consequences. The challenge is to maintain the security of your critical infrastructure while guaranteeing access to employees, consultants and service crews round the clock to a range of different sites.

Developed with public utilities in mind, CLIQ® locking systems offer robust security to meet the needs of your critical energy infrastructure across multiple sites. A combination of electronic and mechanical security, each key can be programmed individually to allow access to specific areas at specific times, accommodating constantly changing access requirements and helping to control workflows.

ASSA ABLOY offers CLIQ® locking technology worldwide under several brands, including ABLOY, Mul-T-Lock, ASSA, IKON, Vachette, Ruko, Trioving, KESO and FAB.

Energy providers across the world trust in CLIQ® to secure their critical infrastructure. Read the below case studies to find out why.

CLIQ® mechatronic locking system at Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Germany

CLIQ® locking system at Helsingin Energia, Helsinki

CLIQ® technology at Llyn Brenig Reservoir and Visitor Centre, Wales

CLIQ® locking system at Industrielle Werke Base, Switzerland


ASSA ABLOY’s CLIQ® Connect wins APS 2017 security award, France

CLIQ® Connect has been declared winner of the Gold Trophy at France’s high-profile APS 2017 awards. ASSA ABLOY’s new, cost-effective way for facility managers to administer mobile workers’ access control rights was judged on four main criteria: innovation and new technology; meeting end-user needs; interconnectivity; and ROI. CLIQ® Connect Online “CLIQ® Connect Online is the only electronic key solution on the market which offers real-time access control,&rd...

CLIQ Systems’ Pip Courcoux highlights current access control issues and risk mitigation for supply chain data security

Pip Courcoux, Sales and Product Manager - CLIQ Systems at Abloy UK, discusses the current issues around cyber security and explains why organisations must assess the resilience of their suppliers to minimise the risk of attack. The landscape of security and access control has changed over the last decade, with the introduction of technology that allows for traceability and time management within mechanical keys. This has meant the conversation has changed - Passkeys, Cryptographic keys, Encrypt...

Abloy celebrates 110 years of unrivalled product development in access control market

Security expert Abloy is celebrating 110 years since the Finnish invention that sparked a revolution in the lock industry – founder Emil Henriksson’s disc cylinder operated lock. With its unrivalled levels of product development, for over a century, Abloy has been at the forefront of the ever-changing global security market. Offering highly advanced and unique solutions, the Abloy name has become synonymous with quality and innovation. Innovative beginnings This spirit of innovati...

CLIQ - ASSA ABLOY case studies

Case studies
CLIQ combines mechanical and electronic locking systems for enhanced physical security

Lock and key security has come a long way since Ancient Egypt. Over the centuries, Romans, the lever tumbler and Linus Yale’s pin tumbler all took the technology forward. Each was a significant milestone. But in truth, your average pharaoh would still recognise his clever gadget. The latest advances in key-based electronic access control, on the other hand, would send Rameses into a tailspin. A mechatronic locking system like CLIQ combines high-end mechanical and electronic protection. A...

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CLIQ® electromechanical locking system improves staff access at QE Hospital, Birmingham

Complicated key management systems can detrimentally affect nursing care. Staff using older, mechanical key systems find it difficult to keep track of who has the keys. Searching for that person to gain access to controlled drugs can waste much of a nurse’s valuable time. Pharmacy managers at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (QE Birmingham), identified a better solution for secure, quick and convenient staff access to controlled medicines: the PROTEC2 CLIQ® electromechanical lockin...

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ABLOY UK enhances key management systems at Spire Manchester hospital with PROTEC2 CLIQ and Traka21

The system allows for remote key management. substantially increasing nursing efficiency and security of controlled drugs Security expert Abloy UK has supplied Spire Manchester Hospital with PROTEC2 CLIQ and Traka 21 advanced key management systems to improve the security of medicines and increase nursing efficiency. Spire Manchester Hospital is part of Spire Healthcare, a leading independent hospital group, offering in-patient and out-patient procedures in a wide range of ar...