Abloy UK has unveiled plans to hold its first ever virtual exhibition, Keyvolution, which will take place online on 8 July. With many exhibitions being postponed or cancelled in 2020, this initiative has been organised to meet the demand for online advice and information on security. It also aims to help visitors resolve current security issues and plan for future needs to ensure their building’s occupants and assets remain safe and secure. The digital event will showcase innovative new products, as well as access control solutions for commercial buildings, education, hospitality, residential and healthcare. Featuring new products, live webinars, software demonstrations, live chats, videos and downloadable brochures, the exhibition has been designed to help participants resolve short term security issues while planning for the future as the world emerges from lockdown. Real time access control Other access control solutions will include Aperio, a wireless lock technology for hands free door opening The event will provide information on ASSA ABLOY’s Incedo Business, the new universal ecosystem available from Abloy UK that combines software and hardware into one environment to deliver real time access control. Other access control solutions will include Aperio, a wireless lock technology for hands free door opening, and SMARTair, an intelligent alternative to traditional access control systems that enables the user to send, revoke and update access permissions, restrict movement within a building and provide an audit trail. Security access and control Meanwhile, to share best practice on fire safety, the exhibition will also cover the Escape Door System, which is compliant with BE EN 13637, and its Electric Locks which are designed to meet and exceed test standards used in most European countries to ensure compliance on panic and emergency routes and dynamic lockdown. Aaron Yule, Managing Director of Abloy UK, said: “With the postponement and cancellation of the major exhibitions in 2020, we wanted to create a digital event that would have something for everyone looking after commercial buildings. Abloy is a trusted partner of many, and we are always building upon our heritage and innovation in high-end security access and control. Now we are adding an exciting new digital dimension to our existing portfolio of mechanical and electromechanical products.”
Abloy UK has unveiled plans to hold its first ever virtual exhibition, ‘Keyvolution’, which will take place online on 8th July, 2020. With many exhibitions being postponed or cancelled in 2020, this initiative has been organised to meet the demand for online advice and information in the security industry. ‘Keyvolution’ virtual event aims to help visitors resolve current security issues and adapt for future needs to ensure their building’s occupants and assets remain safe and secure. The digital event will showcase innovative new products including ASSA ABLOY’s Incedo Business and Abloy BEAT. Incedo Business Incedo is a universal access control ecosystem that incorporates software and hardware into a single management platform that is ideal for small to medium businesses. Incedo is an access control system that can adapt to a business’ individual security needs, so they can benefit from one system that links all security solutions a building may have, and integrates them into one easy to manage system. ABLOY BEAT The virtual exhibition will also feature ABLOY BEAT, the new digital super weather-proof IP68 rated padlock The virtual exhibition will also feature ABLOY BEAT, the new digital super weather-proof IP68 rated padlock that can be opened using a mobile phone. Also on show at the virtual event will be CLIQ locking and key management solutions, compliant electric locking and escape door systems, and access control products ideal for education, hospitality, residential, healthcare and commercial buildings. ‘Keyvolution’ virtual event Featuring a range of live webinars, software demonstrations, live chats, videos and downloadable brochures, the ‘Keyvolution’ virtual event has been designed to help participants resolve short term security issues while planning for the future as the world emerges from lockdown. Aaron Yule, Managing Director of Abloy UK, said, “With the postponement and cancellation of the major exhibitions in 2020, we wanted to create a digital event that would have something for everyone." He adds, “Abloy is a trusted partner of many organisations, and we are always building upon our heritage with further innovation in high-end security and access control. Now we are adding an exciting new digital dimension to our existing portfolio of mechanical and electromechanical products.”
Abloy UK unveils its newest innovation in digital security, the Abloy BEAT. The new keyless solution combines three main components: a digital key, a mobile application and a heavy-duty, Bluetooth padlock, all managed with the visual Abloy OS user interface. Businesses across the UK have a growing need for the convenience and accessibility of highly secure keyless access solutions – either as an addition to existing workflows or as a standalone solution. This is particularly true in remote areas or situations where carrying a physical key can increase the risk in security or even danger for the holder. Physical protection of critical infrastructure BEAT is designed especially for professional physical protection of critical infrastructure Aaron Yule, Managing Director at Abloy UK, said: “The Abloy BEAT is part of the ongoing ‘keyvolution’, heralding a new era of effortless connectivity, without a physical key. Yet there are no keyless locks. The key has just taken on some new forms. Leveraging on our heritage and expertise in high-level security, we have built a new digital key.” “It is encrypted with the most advanced Seos® credential technology, developed by HID Global. Used with your mobile device, the digital key provides best-in-class security and privacy protection.” BEAT is designed especially for professional physical protection of critical infrastructure, businesses and industry sites. It physically secures property while offering customers improved operational efficiency, reducing both logistics and costs. It also saves on fuel emissions, making it a sustainable option. The solution is intended to be used in sectors like telecom, transport and logistics, utilities (water, electricity, gas) and data centres. Security workflow solutions The digital BEAT key connects to the physical heavy-duty, Bluetooth padlock, designed to perform in harsh environments and remote areas. The padlock has an IP68 protection rating, a case-hardened steel body and LED indications for lock status. It complements the current Abloy® SUPER WEATHER PROOF range of padlocks. BEAT is the latest addition to Abloy’s comprehensive and evolving digital portfolio BEAT can be integrated with existing security workflow solutions, but it can also be implemented as a standalone locking solution with Abloy OS. Abloy OS enables management of keys, locks, and access rights on-the-go and remotely from a single, easy-to-use and highly visual interface. BEAT is the latest addition to Abloy’s comprehensive and evolving digital portfolio of future-ready security and access control solutions. Providing customers with technical expertise This is the first phase of the BEAT solution, and the company plans to unveil new features in the future. With this launch, the Abloy digital portfolio now includes both keyless (BEAT), electromechanical (PROTEC2 CLIQ) and patented mechanical (Abloy® PROTEC2) options. In the near future, all options, including the mechanical PROTEC2, can be managed with the same Abloy OS interface. Abloy Competence Centres, sales units and distributors across the UK will provide customers with technical expertise, professional service and support. Abloy BEAT will be showcased at IFSEC International (UK) in September, while samples will also be available for demonstration at Abloy distribution offices.
Abloy UK is celebrating a hugely successful event at IFSEC 2019 that saw the company’s new brand ambassador, Finnish motor racing icon Valtteri Bottas visit the stand to answer questions, pose for pictures with fans and sign autographs. Valtteri Bottas – who is currently 2nd in the Formula 1 Drivers leaderboard – explained to visitors that he was chosen to represent Abloy’s brand, as he shares Abloy’s values and qualities; he’s trustworthy, technologically pioneering and innovative, he also delivers a first-class performance and puts teamwork at the heart of everything he does. Engaging with trusted brand Other synergies between Valtteri and the Abloy brand were apparent at the event, with many visitors commenting on how approachable and down to earth the F1 star was, happy to make time to speak with each person individually. Valtteri said: “There are a lot of values that are similar between Abloy and what I do – a lot of it is teamwork and trust, for example. I only want to be involved with trusted and respected brands, so once there was an opportunity with Abloy, I wanted to go for it.” Embodies values like honesty Aaron Yule, Managing Director at Abloy UK, added: “Trust is built on little everyday things that work. It’s all about quality and reliability, and combines ability, will and honesty. We know Valtteri embodies these values and that’s why he’s our brand ambassador.” Alongside the meet and greet with Valtteri, Abloy saw a record number of visitors to the stand, generating over double the amount of new business leads from previous events.
Security expert Abloy UK is inviting visitors to IFSEC 2019 to learn more about its innovative new global vision, ‘Abloy - For Trust’, and meet the company’s new brand ambassador, Finnish motor racing icon Valtteri Bottas. Held on 18th – 20th June 2019 at ExCeL London, IFSEC International is Europe's leading security event and the only global stage committed to the future of integrated security. Valtteri Bottas - who is currently top of the Formula 1 leaderboard - will be on the stand to explain why he is the ideal match to embrace and reflect Abloy’s brand values. Better representation of digital offering Abloy’s ‘For Trust’ campaign revitalises our core brand values and positions us for continued future growth"Aaron Yule, Managing Director at Abloy UK, said: “Abloy’s ‘For Trust’ campaign revitalises our core brand values and positions us for continued future growth, with refreshed branding to better represent our modern digital offering. “We’re keen for visitors to learn more about how Valtteri fits perfectly with our brand – he is trustworthy, technologically pioneering, innovative, has a first-class performance and puts teamwork at the heart of everything he does.” Products on display at IFSEC 2019 Alongside launching ‘For Trust’ with Valterri, Abloy is also showcasing a number of innovative products at IFSEC 2019. These include: PROTEC2 CLIQ - The easy-to-use access control system. It enables remote key management and provides comprehensive audit trails on locks and padlocks which fulfils the demands of regulators. It also has the ability to electronically remove lost or stolen keys from the system, meaning security can still be confidently maintained in circumstances where a key has been misplaced. PROTEC2 CLIQ can also ensure the safety of the people on site through not just managing and controlling access but delivering significant health and safety benefits by guaranteeing only the most competent and compliant staff are allowed on site, reducing risk. PROTEC2 CLIQ Connect recently won a prestigious Platinum ‘Govie’ Award in the USA, honoured as an outstanding government security product. Managing building security The CLIQ Go app enables users to control security in their building and premises from their mobile deviceCLIQ Go - The CLIQ Go app enables users to control security in their building and premises from their mobile device. Features include the ability to schedule access to rooms or give contractors time-limited access. If a key is lost, access can also be revoked using the CLIQ Go app, all managed from a cloud-based system which is ideal for SMEs, education, retail and hotels. Abloy OS - This is a contemporary, modular and scalable operating system, integrated with CLIQ Web Manager, which allows users to control door environments and secure access. The visual map-based user interface provides role and area-based access control, with a real time situational view. This accurate and convenient management of keys, identities and access reduces the resources required, thereby improving efficiency and user satisfaction. The system is Cloud hosted and is future-proofed to develop according to customer needs. Easy access and egress Escape Door System (EDS) - The EDS offers easy access and egress while ensuring compliance, safety and security with the ability to implement dynamic lockdown procedures. With the EDS, it is now possible to provide a compliant solution for an escape door when read-in/read-out access control is specified, combining the three components required for BS EN 13637 (electronically controlled escape door systems for doors along escape routes) - Blocking, Control and Trigger. Traka21 helps trace and account for every key or keyset ensuring that critical business operations are never jeopardisedTraka21 - Traka21 is a sophisticated stand-alone key management system, which combines innovative RFID technology and attractive, robust design to provide small and medium sizes businesses with the advanced management of keys or keysets in an affordable plug and play unit. Simple, efficient and cost-effective, Traka21 helps trace and account for every key or keyset, which are individually locked in place, ensuring that critical business operations are never jeopardised. Ensuring access to authorised personnel Electric locks - Products such as the Abloy EL560 solenoid lock and EL520 motorised lock work by controlling either the latch or the handle, or by motorising the bolt back once a proximity card is presented or a request to exit device is used. This ensures that only authorised personnel are able to gain access to the building, and the system will prevent any unauthorised persons from entering. This is ideal for exit and fire rated doors within the interior of premises such as business offices, public buildings, hospitals and schools. Electric locks also offer energy and emission reductions in comparison to door magnets. There are also safety benefits to be gained by choosing an electric solution, including removing the fire risks associated with the installation of door magnets on fire escape points.
Security expert Abloy UK has unveiled an innovative new global vision, ‘Abloy - For Trust’, and announced an exciting collaboration with Finnish racing icon Valtteri Bottas, to strengthen its renewed brand. ‘Abloy - For Trust’ This new vision has seen Abloy revitalise its core brand values and position itself for continued growth in the future. The Abloy branding has also been refreshed to better represent its modern digital offering. The Abloy branding has also been refreshed to better represent its modern digital offering Valtteri Bottas was identified as the ideal match to embrace and reflect Abloy’s brand values, and a very natural fit for the most valued brand in Finland. Abloy will use the collaboration to promote and reinforce its new vision and values. Locking and door solutions Aaron Yule, Managing Director at Abloy UK, explains: “Valtteri fits perfectly with the message that we want to convey across global Abloy markets. He and the Abloy brand have many common values and qualities: trustworthy, technological pioneering, innovative, first-class performance and teamwork. These features support the values we have defined in our branding, which are summed up in ‘Abloy – For Trust’.” Valtteri Bottas added: “Success requires attitude, passion and willpower. You must be able to trust people, the power of collaboration, your team, your partners and the world around you. Above all, you must be able to trust yourself. Your ability to make things better.” This aligns perfectly with Abloy’s vision, which includes Abloy’s role as a trusted advisor that understands clients’ needs and operations, developing solutions and services to enhance business and secure people and assets. Access control solutions expert Abloy is an innovator and pioneer in locking, access control, door solutions and related services Abloy is also an innovator, a pioneer in locking, access control, door solutions and related services, offering solutions that are secure and easy to use. Abloy works hard to be a first-class service provider globally, to satisfy customers who demand the highest level of security, convenience and reliability. They have also built a strong community of true professionals who are proud of their achievements, consistently setting the bar high and aiming even higher. Aaron Yule concluded: “A brand must be actively nurtured to continually develop and grow in a positive way. The world around us is changing rapidly - and Abloy are investing and developing new products and technology to meet the current and future needs of the market. We are increasingly combining digital and mechanical expertise as we develop comprehensive solutions for our customers, and now is the right time to review and communicate our new brand values and identity”
Security expert Abloy UK has recruited four new team members to boost its team, supporting the growing demand for Abloy products and ensuring excellent customer service across the business. Michael Clarke-Booth has been appointed as Product Support Engineer. He is a qualified Architectural Ironmonger and time served Bench Locksmith, boasting 27 years of experience in the Locksmiths market sector. Michael will be supporting product specification and utilisation throughout the UK and Irish marketplace. Abloy’s eCLIQ and CLIQ Go Robin Norton is Abloy’s new CLIQ Product Support Team member, and will be supporting new product ranges including eCLIQ and CLIQ Go. This expands the team from three to four, reflecting and enhancing the company’s investment in future technology. Kay Boyle is a qualified Architectural Ironmonger with a wealth of market experience with both mechanical and electrical productsKay Boyle has been recruited as Product Manager for Key Systems, and is a qualified Architectural Ironmonger with a wealth of market experience with both mechanical and electrical products. Kay's appointment reaffirms Abloy's commitment to maintaining its position in the high-security mechanical locking market sector. Innovative products & services Curtis Harvey has been appointed as Marketing Executive, having previously completed an undergraduate placement in a similar role. This recruitment ensures extra resource is in place to support the company’s growing business and Authorised and Approved partners. Aaron Yule, MD of Abloy UK commented: “As technology and innovation drive our products to become more complex, we need to ensure that our customer and product support teams embrace change to provide the level of service that our customers deserve and demand.” “In a changing world and evolving marketplace Abloy continually strives to provide the best products, solutions and support for end-user customers. We are delighted to welcome these new members to the team and look forward to the additional resource and business opportunities that this will create.”
Security company Abloy UK has appointed three new members to its team, Duncan Rigby as Technical Sales and Specification Manager, Geoff Bowers as Systems Integrator Channel Manager for the North, and James Harvey as CNI Market Development Manager - Transport. As Technical Sales and Specification Manager, Duncan Rigby will be responsible for driving sales through specification, as well as providing technical assistance to the wider team. Committment to innovation and progression With almost 40 years’ experience in the locking industry, including four years at Abloy as a Regional Sales Manager for the Midlands, South West and Wales, Duncan brings a breadth of industry knowledge and skills into his new position. “I am so pleased to be returning to a company that is so committed to innovation and progression. I’m particularly looking forward to getting hands on with the products and solving technical issues.” Facilitating growth The second appointment, Geoff Bowers, has been brought into the team to work alongside System Integrator Channel Manager Gary Frost, enabling the duo to manage the rapidly expanding market. Geoff will be focusing on the North of the country, supporting the Abloy sales teams and pioneering the businesses world renowned electric locking solutions. We are thrilled to be welcoming three new members to our ever-expanding team" He also has a wealth of international experience and a background in video surveillance and business development within the security market. Geoff adds: “I am eager to further my knowledge and develop a new marketplace, in order to facilitate the growth of Abloy across the UK.” Without doubt, a world leader James Harvey has over 35 years in the fire, security and systems integration industry, from working as a locksmith to running his own security business. He commented: “In terms of electromechanical, mechanical, mobile, and connected solutions Abloy are, without doubt, a world leader. “Add to this high-performance doors and emergency escape door systems, and you have a dynamic package which offers secure, safe and complaint door opening solutions. To be able to take this package and work with CNI end users to develop solutions for their sites is what I am most looking forward to.” Aaron Yule, MD of Abloy UK commented; “We are thrilled to be welcoming three new members to our ever-expanding team. These roles are critical to expediting our development and maintaining our position at the forefront of the marketplace.”
Abloy has received the Gaia Award for sustainable building products at Big 5 in Dubai, winning the accolade for its range of Low Energy Locks Abloy has received the Gaia Award for sustainable building products at Big 5 in Dubai, winning the accolade for its range of Low Energy Locks. The Big 5 The Big 5 in Dubai is the largest construction event in the Middle East, connecting thousands of global suppliers and buyers of construction products. The Gaia Awards honour construction equipment and products that have truly integrated the concept of moving towards a more sustainable built environment. Abloy Low Energy Locks were showcased at the ASSA ABLOY stand, and visitors voting at the exhibition chose them for the Gaia Award 2016 for sustainable construction products. Merging high security with eco-friendliness The range of Abloy Low Energy Locks blend high security with eco-friendliness. They boast an ultra low current consumption due to energy only being used when the lock status is changed. In addition to the energy and cost reductions, the Low Energy Locks have a very wide voltage range and a number of usage possibilities. Minna Sallinen, VP Product Management at Abloy Oy, said: “For Abloy, sustainability is a state of mind. It concerns all our processes – product development, choice of materials, health and safety of employees and customers, distribution and service”. Aaron Yule, Managing Director of Abloy UK, added: “It’s fantastic to see Abloy products gaining international acclaim, and in an arena where sustainability is paramount.” “By selecting our Low Energy Locks, specifiers can ensure that they are choosing a system that not only allows for swift and easy access and egress alongside an enhanced security provision, but they are also reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of a building too.” Save Save
Traka and Abloy UK's new London showroom, located at the Building Centre in the heart of the city, attracted a number of visitors when it was launched early this week. Amongst these visitors were end users, integrators and our very own SourceSecurity.com team. Standing proud alongside an array of stands promoting their innovations for the built environment, Abloy and Traka showcased a range of their compliant products in access controlled doors. At the launch event, which offered nice nibbles and goody bags, Tanveer Choudhry, Global Marketing Manager at Traka, gave the SourceSecurity.com team a demonstration of the benefits of the Abloy's CLIQ Remote integration with Traka's intelligent key cabinet. Traka intelligent key management solutions have been used in a number of applications and offer the ability to manage user access to either conventional keys or physical assets. The integration of Abloy's CLIQ Remote's ability to offer an easy way to combine mechanical key systems with high security electronics, and Traka's intelligent key management solution offering another layer of protection to monitor the keys, makes this solution both flexible and secure. With the new showroom, Traka and Abloy UK will be able to demonstrate the real potential of their partnership and individual products at a very central and accessible location.