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Abloy UK gets a 5-year contract to upgrade locking solution for UK Power Networks

Abloy UK has been awarded a 5-year contract with UK Power Networks valued at £2.5m to upgrade the current mechanical locking systems to a combined electromechanical and mechanical locking solution, for its high and low voltage distribution networks. Rob Bennett, Senior Business Development Manager at Abloy UK, has facilitated the partnership between Abloy UK and UK Power Networks. UK Power Networks own and maintain the electricity distribution network across South East England, the East o...

ASSA ABLOY explains important wireless access solutions for healthcare facilities

Security at healthcare premises has never been higher on the agenda. Patients expect safety and privacy. Yet many medical locations must be open and accessible around the clock. The protection of drugs, vaccines, equipment and data makes it critical to know who accesses where, and when. Mechanical lock-and-key security was not designed to meet these challenges. Wireless locking devices provide the easiest upgrade or replacement for any access system based on mechanical or magnetic locks. Smartc...

Vincennes city deploys Assa Abloy's programmable electronic keys for safer, smarter access control across its facilities

Running a unified locking system for multiple municipal services may bring operational efficiencies. However, if the system is based on mechanical locks, it can also create time-consuming headaches. When keys go missing, for example, or user access requirements change, mechanical security does not have the flexibility to adapt quickly. For this reason, Vincennes city administrators sought a modern, electronic replacement for a master-key system whose lock-chart ran to 4,000 keys. Several locati...

ASSA ABLOY installs eCLIQ electronic access control to enhance security for Hydreaulys

The responsibilities of the modern facilities manager combine site security with employee health and safety. At Hydreaulys, a French water and waste management utility, a simple switch to programmable key-based access control helped them make improvements on both counts. Complex security and workflow challenges throughout the utilities sector can push static, mechanical master-key systems beyond their limit. To upgrade their mechanical locking system, the Hydreaulys facilities team prioritised...

Humboldt Forum relies on intelligent locking system from ASSA ABLOY

After around nine years of construction, the Humboldt Forum is gradually opening its doors. In the heart of Berlin's historic centre, it was set up as a modern space for culture and science. Modern also describes its intelligent digital locking system which will secure the new events and meeting centre. eCLIQ locking system The electronic eCLIQ locking system from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions meets high-security standards and offers not only contemporary management, but also full flexibility f...

ASSA ABLOY explains how wireless access control boosted security in the education sector

With a combination of duty of care, valuable equipment and personal data, the education sector presents one of security’s biggest challenges. Choosing the right access control solution is critical. Could going wireless be an option? The ideal access control solution for a school, college or university should provide control without complexity — and make security management more streamlined and user-friendly in the process. It should save every institution both time and money. Secur...

Wire-free, mobile first and data rich? The future of access control is within almost anyone’s reach

The 2020s will be a wireless decade in access control, says Russell Wagstaff from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA. He examines the trends data, and looks beyond mobile keys to brand new security roles for the smartphone. The benefits of wire-free electronic access control are well rehearsed. They are also more relevant than ever. A wireless solution gives facility managers deeper, more flexible control over who should have access, where and when, because installing, operating and integrating...

The smartphone has already revolutionised key use and security management

Mobile access is impacting how we interact with buildings and manage their security. For users, a device they already carry unlocks doors and other openings digitally. For facility managers, this same device manages access more securely, for multiple sites if required. Businesses benefit from time-saving security management at a lower total cost. Nearly two-thirds of organisations have already adopted mobile access control — or plan to within two years. According to analysts Omdia, mobile...

ASSA ABLOY’s CWM Reporting & Analytics Tool helps enhance data analytics and reporting to unleash the power of electronic access control

Could the data that the access control system generates reveal priceless business insights? In many businesses, the answer is affirmative. The problem is how to analyse that data quickly and accurately to bring valuable, digestible business benefits. As reported by the Houston Chronicle, ‘Data is at the core of nearly every business decision made. A new Reporting & Analytics Tool for CLIQ access control systems enables security and facility managers to extract, visualise and analyse t...

ASSA ABLOY offers a range of wireless access control solutions to address major challenges in healthcare security

Security stakes are high at healthcare premises. Patients expect and deserve privacy and safety. Yet, most medical buildings must remain welcoming spaces, many open around the clock. The protection of drugs and confidential data is critical, and every breach demands thorough investigation. Such needs go way beyond what mechanical security was designed to meet. Real-time control and monitoring Hospitals, for example, are often large and spread out. Their locks may need to integrate with fire de...

ASSA ABLOY provides CLIQ electromechanical locking system to enhance security at the Flanders Expo

Size can be a major factor for any security project. The bigger the scale, the greater the challenge. With hundreds of doors and a 3km perimeter, the Flanders Expo is larger than most buildings. They sought a modern replacement for mechanical locking — which was ‘time-consuming and not practical for users,’ according to Bart Serraes, Operations Supervisor for the Easyfairs Group. Choosing electronic security made sense: it saves security staff wasting time travelling physicall...

ASSA ABLOY announces that Medeco Security Locks have secured ISO 27001 recertification

ASSA ABLOY announces that Medeco Security locks has been recertified for ISO 27001 compliance by Intertek, an independent, multi-national testing and certification firm. ISO 27001 certification affirms that Medeco’s Salem, Va. operation adheres to internationally recognised standards for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) in the production and sale of the Intelligent Key (electronic locking) systems XT and CLIQ. ISO 27001 certification provides requirements for setting up and...

ASSA ABLOY’s eCLIQ cylinder range helps to enhance electronic access system by providing proper authorised access

In a recent ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions research survey, respondents identified a need for access control beyond the door — at ‘non-door’ points such as gates, cabinets, lockers and machinery. Now eCLIQ’s vast range of wireless cylinders fills these important security gaps, ensuring diverse assets and the people who use them are kept as safe as possible. An eCLIQ cylinder can extend access control far beyond the door. Filtering authorised access The broad eCLIQ cylind...

ASSA CLIQ® Remote system secures plant control rooms at Loughborough University

Loughborough University has selected the ASSA CLIQ® Remote system from the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group to help secure its plant control rooms. With more than 18,000 students at Loughborough University for 2018-19, the award-winning ASSA CLIQ® Remote technology has been used across the site for a range of different applications, including teaching laboratories and offices. Its success as a security and access control solution has led to it being extended to cover the univers...

ASSA ABLOY highlights how intelligent keys unlock security and efficiency improvements in zoos, museums and other leisure sector attractions

Places of leisure, where people spend their downtime, are public by design. Unlike a bank vault or power plant, they actively invite visitors. They can’t just lock be locked down and hope that no one turns up. Equally, to ensure user and property safety, access must not be a free for all. Managing risk, separating authorised from unauthorised people and locations, is part of every site manager’s daily routine. Intelligent locking makes this workload a whole lot easier. Intelligent...

CLIQ® access control solution from ASSA ABLOY helps secure museums, shopping and indoor leisure sites

Places of leisure, where one spends one’s downtime, are public by design. Unlike a bank vault or power plant, they actively invite visitors. One can’t just lock them down and hope no one turns up. Equally, to ensure user and property safety, access must not be a free for all. Managing risk - separating authorised from unauthorised people and locations - is part of every site manager’s daily routine. Intelligent locking makes this workload a whole lot easier. Intelligent keys...

ASSA ABLOY’s CLIQ technology provides an intelligent access control solution for public services

Resilience and efficiency have become watchwords for public institutions, before, during and after the ongoing health crisis (COVD-19 pandemic outbreak). In delivering services fit for the modern world, these institutions need more than just innovation and accountability. They require flexibility and agility, too, including in how they approach security. Importance of locks and keys The lock and key have enjoyed public trust for a long time. Keys were used in Ancient Egypt and Assyria, and war...

CLIQ combines electronic and mechanical security with electronic cylinders and padlocks

Resilience and efficiency have become watchwords for the public institutions, before, during and after the ongoing health crisis. In delivering services fit for the modern world, these institutions need more than just innovation and accountability. They require flexibility and agility, too, including in how they approach security. The lock and key have enjoyed public trust for a long time. Keys were used in Ancient Egypt and Assyria, and warrant a mention in the Christian Old Testament. As a te...

ASSA ABLOY - CLIQ launches Local Manager software to control access control systems from a PC screen

A standard Windows PC is all one needs to run an access control system with CLIQ technology. Engineered for flexibility and easy operation, CLIQ Local Manager software has everything one needs to run programmable key access control for their business. CLIQ Local Manager puts one in complete control of their premises from a PC screen. From its user-friendly interface one can add or amend users and change the access rights of CLIQ keys with the companion programming device. One can limit access a...

ASSA ABLOY shares 7 problems that access control software can fix

So often, one’s focus in security and access control zeroes in on the hardware. Its latest functionality or compatibility with emerging technologies grabs the headlines. Yet it is the access control software which knits a system together — and the signs are, this is finally getting the attention it deserves in security procurement. Supported integrations “Today, access control software is more accessible to a wider variety of actors,” writes Bryan Montany, a research an...

ASSA ABLOY releases CLIQ Web Manager to enhance business software

So many business processes are controlled, tracked, measured or monitored by software. So, it’s frustrating when multiple systems create double or triple the work. Unfortunately, not all of a user's software plays nice together. Web-enabled software for a CLIQ key-based access control system is an exception. No matter what the user’s business, the CLIQ Web Manager helps the user manage their access control quickly and efficiently. Now the user can also integrate their powerful acces...

ASSA ABLOY's programmable electronic key systems provide sophisticated access control solutions for hospitals

The stakes are higher when it comes to hospital security. Patients expect and deserve privacy and safety. Yet a hospital building or complex must remain a welcoming and supportive space, around the clock. Mechanical lock and key technology may be too passive for this modern healthcare environment, but that does not mean users should abandon the familiarity of keys altogether, because not all keys are created equal. Programmable electronic key systems Programmable electronic key systems put sop...

ASSA ABLOY’s CLIQ Go wireless access control solution ensures secure access for enterprises

The CLIQ Go key-operated wireless access control system is built to make security easier for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It also offers a new way for locksmiths and SMB managers to work together for mutual benefit. When running an SMB, the budget probably won’t stretch to a security department or a dedicated facilities manager. Yet key management hassles faced are no different to those faced by a multinational company. CLIQ Go wireless access control CLIQ Go helps manage l...

ASSA ABLOY’s CLIQ wireless key access control system powers all electromechanical cylinders and padlocks

In a world where many electronic access systems offer greater convenience and flexibility than mechanical keys, what can really make the difference? Instead of being tied to mains electricity, what if one could carry the power with them? With a CLIQ wireless access control system, a battery inside each key powers all electromechanical CLIQ cylinders and padlocks. Authorised key-holders carry a single battery-powered key programmed with only their pre-defined access permissions. Keeping the solu...