ASSA CLIQ® Remote has proven to be the perfect partner for the Hean Castle Estate in southwest Wales, delivering assured key control and much-needed flexibility when managing access control across the site. Covering over 1,200 acres, the Hean Castle Estate owns and manages a diverse portfolio of land and property around the village of Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire. The Estate operates a range of different enterprises, including beef farming, forestry and biofuel production, two substantial holiday caravan parks and a beach centre, together with a significant portfolio of leased commercial properties. Challenge Previously, the Estate used a mechanical master key system, which posed a number of specific challenges. The first of these was around lost keys, with one lost key potentially compromising the entire system. The second challenge was around the inflexibility of the mechanical master key set-up. Due to the number of different departments on the Estate and the areas they each required access to, this often involved members of staff having to swap keys or members of the management team having to attend remote sites in order to provide access. Solution Enables granting key holders, regardless of their location, remote access to properties and facilities on the estate The solution was ASSA CLIQ® Remote from the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group. Supplied and installed by local distributor Lock-Tech, ASSA CLIQ® Remote is an award-winning electromechanical solution, using high-end micro-electronics and programmable keys and cylinders to help the Hean Castle Estate stay in control of access rights across the site, at all times. The solution enables the team to grant key holders, regardless of their location, remote access to properties and facilities on the estate, saving time and money around key control. The system was first installed in the Estate’s administrative office and a series of adjoining workshop buildings and has been expanded across Hean Castle Estate ever since. Almost 80 cylinders and padlocks have been fitted across the site, with 40 CLIQ® keys in use and seven wall PD units installed, which allow users to update their key credentials without having to visit an administrator. Positive feedback David Lewis, Trustee at Hean Castle Estate, explains: “ASSA CLIQ® Remote has proven to be a great success across the Hean Castle Estate. Firstly, lost keys are no longer an issue. For instance, we had one case where an employee forgot to return their key when leaving the business. With ASSA CLIQ® Remote, this problem was quickly remedied, by simply revoking their access rights. From a security and peace of mind perspective, it’s difficult to fault.” “Secondly, the ease with which access rights can be set up is a big benefit. For example, we programmed the system so that our staff’s access credentials end half an hour after their shift has finished. And with many different contractors, such as electricians and engineers, visiting our site, ASSA CLIQ® Remote lets us give these professionals access to only the areas they need. In comparison, with a mechanical master key system, a member of our team would have to escort them to the building and wait for the job to be done. Given how geographically dispersed the Estate is, this would waste a lot of our team’s time, but this is no longer an issue with ASSA CLIQ® Remote.” ASSA CLIQ® We have worked with Lock-Tech for a long time and always receive excellent service" “Finally, as the Estate expands, the ASSA CLIQ® Remote system can grow with it. The system is now simply part of the infrastructure of the Estate; should we need more cylinders or padlocks added to it, then this is an easy and hassle-free process. We have worked with Lock-Tech for a long time and always receive excellent service, and the same can be said of ASSA ABLOY too, who have been very quick to respond to any questions we may have.” Nojmol Islam, Category Product Manager – El Mech & New Technologies at the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group, adds: “We are delighted with the success of the ASSA CLIQ® Remote system at Hean Castle Estate. It’s a perfect example of how versatile the solution is, with it being used in a range of applications, from outbuildings and doors to gates and residential properties.” “This includes ASSA CLIQ® Remote’s weatherproof padlocks, which have been fitted to a number of gates and car park barriers across the site. Meeting the highest rating for IP68, these padlocks are ideally suited to withstand harsh outdoor conditions, in applications that are exposed to the elements all the year round.”
The new range is designed and tested to be compatible with ASSA's Modular and Connect lockcases, delivering a high strength, high performance combination for doors that undergo extreme usage, or are situated in high security areas. The ASSA 900 Series is offered in two ranges. The high strength 900 to 920 variants can withstand heavy day-to-day demands, capable of providing a holding force of up to 1000kg/10kN. The highest strength 960 and 961 variants offer extreme levels of holding force, of up to 1500kg/15kN - greater than the weight of a family hatchback. The ASSA 900 Series meets BS EN 14846, the new standard for electro-mechanically operated locks and striking plates Access control locking Suitable for access control locking on aluminium, steel or wooden doors, the ASSA 900 Series is offered with dual voltage, supporting 12-24V AC/DC. All faceplates are available in a stainless steel finish and are compatible across the whole range. The result is a more flexible and straight-forward solution, reducing the amount of parts ASSA Vantage Partners need to stock and specify. CE Marked with a five-year guarantee, the ASSA 900 Series meets BS EN 14846, the new standard for electro-mechanically operated locks and striking plates. Fire rated models are also available, providing assured protection in the event of a fire. Flexible doors All 900 Series Electric Strikes are reversible and unhanded, with the same mortice dimensions for easy installation. This flexibility means door preparation does not need to be changed and strikes can be easily changed, if door usage changes. The built-in pre-load technology enables doors to operate even with pressures exerted by door seals, air flow and misaligned doors" Nojmol Islam, Category Product Manager for Electro-mechanical and New Technologies at ASSA ABLOY, commented: "High strength and unique compatibility with our high performance ASSA Modular and Connect lockcases is the main advantage to this new range. The built-in pre-load technology enables doors to operate even with pressures exerted by door seals, air flow and misaligned doors. ASSA Modular or Connect lockcases "These benefits - backed by a five-year guarantee, the latest certification, reliability and flexibility around installation - offer unrivalled performance and guaranteed peace of mind for end users. For the ultimate combination, the ASSA 900 Series Electric Strikes should be combined with our ASSA Modular or Connect lockcases; the strongest pairing on the market today."
ASSA, part of Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, has launched a KeyPad escutcheon that features multi-factor authentication, providing extra security for its SMARTair™ wireless access control system. SMARTair™ is a door management system that allows sophisticated proximity access control using minimal wire-free door units. 3 levels of user authentication The new KeyPad escutcheon offers three levels of user authentication: it can be opened by 4-digit code, by RFID-enabled smartcard, or can require both to permit access. With no wiring required, thanks to the various communication technologies available between the reader and administration software, the bolt-on SMARTair™ unit and KeyPad escutcheon can easily be installed onto virtually any mechanical door, minimising disruption to the day-to-day operations of buildings. Using standard batteries, rather than a mains power connection, SMARTair™ solutions keep maintenance and installation costs to a minimum. Illuminated keypad For ease of use in low light, the escutcheon features an illuminated keypad, glowing blue when the user is entering a code, green when access is permitted, and red when entry is refused. Nojmol Islam, New Technologies Category Manager at Security Solutions, said: “The new SMARTair™ KeyPad escutcheon has a sleek, brushed steel design that blends in with the aesthetics of modern offices, educational establishments and healthcare facilities, whilst pertaining the serious security features associated with SMARTair™.” Easy integration of every lock into one access system “SMARTair™ makes it easy to integrate every lock into one single, secure access system, even incorporating lifts, vending machines and lockers across multiple sites. A number of administrators have told us how much easier managing security has been for them, since installing SMARTair™. The escutcheon adds an extra dimension of flexibility and security for users and building owners.” SMARTair™ is compatible with all leading RFID technologies, including iCLASS® by HID, MIFARE™ Classic and DESFire™.
ASSA, part of Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK is providing an intelligent electromechanical locking system to the professional market with its innovative CLIQ™ range. The range is ideal for use in corporate office spaces and headquarters, improving security, despite restrictive budgets without the associated cost and complexity. The range consists of electronic cylinders in various shapes and sizes and intelligent user keys with CLIQ™ Remote solution – an accessible key control access management system. Easy install CLIQ™ Remote is easy to install with no need for complicated wiring and in most cases, there is no need to replace existing door hardware, which could prove costly. This causes minimal disruption to day-to-day operations, which ensures there is not a drop in service for businesses and that customer satisfaction targets are met. CLIQ™ Remote also centralises commercial security systems, through allowing administrators to grant access or block lost or stolen keys through its embedded chip memory and processor that creates its electronic identity. Managing multiple locations from one remote site enables a coherent and immediate response to incidences, allowing for support services to launch coordinated incident response. Share security information In addition, this allows businesses to share security information across different sites; the reporting function is a crucial step in protecting businsses against security threats. Nojmol Islam, Product Manager for ASSA, said: “In recent years businesses been under increasing pressure to improve operational efficiencies, which can prove tough given restrictive budgets.” “The fact that CLIQ™ products can be quickly installed, helps to ensure that the staff will be able to continue working without disruption. The CLIQ™ Remote is the latest addition to the range, which is able to reduce administrative requirements, making it a highly cost effective product and saving time within organisations.” “CLIQ™ allows different employees various levels of access, something that is prevalent within office situations where certain areas may contain confidential information.”
ASSA’s CLIQ™ Remote is now available with a new vandal-resistant Wall PD unit to allow users to update their access rights without visiting their administrator. CLIQ™ Remote is a solution designed for larger masterkey suites, remote sites and companies with a geographical spread of operations. Providing users with remote access to a building, regardless of location, through a secure web connection. The Vandal-resistant Wall PD unit enables key holders to simply insert their key into the Wall PD keyhole to instantly update their authorisations and schedules, without contacting their administrator. The unit, which meets with Vandal-resistant standard IK9-EN62262, can be placed outside external and internal doors, to enable users to update their access rights when navigating buildings. Not only is the new wall unit tested and proven to resist vandalism, it is also IP65 rated, making the hardwearing unit suitable to withstand a variety of weather conditions. Nojmol Islam, Product Manager for ASSA, said: “The new Vandal-resistant Wall PD unit eliminates the need for an administrator to update user credentials and, as no data is stored within the unit, there is no security risk of someone unauthorised being able to get possession of secret information, such as encryption keys.” ASSA’s CLIQ™ Remote is already a popular product for both small and large organisations, it has created scalable, centralised and automated security management that reduces administrative requirements making it a cost-effective system for the education, healthcare and commercial sectors. “The system reduces the risk of keys falling into the wrong hands by allowing the access rights of lost keys to be easily removed without the need to change cylinders and makes it easy to add or delete employees when they join or leave companies.” CLIQ™ Remote is easy to install and has the functionality to create time defined user keys to allow access for a specified period of time, a popular feature for engineers and contractors who need access outside normal working hours.
ASSA’s CLIQ Remote is now available with a new mobile PD key updater, allowing administrators to update access rights ‘on the move.’ CLIQ Remote is a solution designed for larger masterkey suites, remote sites and companies with a geographical spread of operations. Providing users with remote access to a building, regardless of location, through a secure web connection. ASSA’s new mobile PD unit connects to most smartphones via Bluetooth, or to the Internet by USB connector, enabling administrators to grant access to remote users and update access rights at any time, from anywhere in the world. Nojmol Islam, Product Manager for ASSA, said: “ASSA’s CLIQ Remote is already a popular product for both small and large organisations, as it creates scalable, centralised and automated security management that reduces administrative requirements making it cost-effective.” “The system reduces the risk of keys falling into the wrong hands by allowing the access rights of lost keys to be easily removed without the need to change cylinders and makes it easy to add or delete employees when they join or leave the company.” “The new mobile PD updater unit makes it even simpler for the administrator to update user credentials to suit a company’s requirements, even whilst on the move and without having to have access to the key.” CLIQ Remote is easy to install and has the functionality to create time defined user keys to allow access for a specified period of time, a popular feature for engineers and contractors who need access outside normal working hours.
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