A critical public utility that also attracts 190,000 tourists every year provides the ultimate security challenge. Infrastructure safety is paramount, but so too is the flexibility required to welcome hundreds of daily visitors. At Llyn Brenig Reservoir and Visitor Centre, the answer was ASSA ABLOY`s CLIQ® technology.

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“Critical infrastructure requires a flexible, high-security locking solution. Exactly for these high demanding projects like these we have developed the CLIQ® locking system,” says Pip Courcoux, Technical Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY UK.

Welsh Water required for its new locking system a premium levels of security as the site has valuable plant equipment and the risk of fuel theft, metal theft or poaching is ever-present. The system needs to contain weatherproof equipment, because a number of site padlocks are on gates and barriers exposed to North Wales’ harsh elements all year round.

Specifically designed to meet the needs of Welsh Water

The site is now equipped with padlocks, cylinders and keys from the ABLOY Protec2 CLIQ® range. The new CLIQ® electromechanical keys are part of an ABLOY Protec master-key system specifically designed to meet the needs of Welsh Water. CLIQ® keys can operate in both mechanical and electronic cylinders. The padlocks for external usage are made of durable materials such as hardened boron steel provide effective protection against drilling, sawing, cutting, twisting or shimming. The plastic cover provides additional protection against dust and impact.

Now access rights at Llyn Brenig can be tailored to every keyholder’s precise needs, and can be amended on demand. CLIQ® also guarantees long-term cost savings for the utility, because locks no longer need to be changed when keys are lost. Missing keys are just deleted from the system.

Llyn Brenig site manager Nick Kite says: “The greater functionality of CLIQ® is very important, allowing us to change key access rights, download audit trails and remove missing keys as required. It gives us that extra flexibility and greater confidence.”

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