It is hard to think of somewhere with more critical security needs than a bank. While cyber-security grabs the headlines, in the day-to-day business of banking, physical security of people and assets is paramount. We’ve all seen the heist movies. Of course, in the real world, bank security is more complex than fitting the biggest titanium door you can find. Buildings, ATM housings and cash-in-transit delivery services all have totally different workflows, but each demands high-security lo...
As part of plans to simplify its branding structure in the UK, ASSA is now being marketed as a product range from ASSA ABLOY. The move by the global supplier of door opening solutions will provide customers with a market-leading specification and architectural hardware range under a single brand. ASSA rebranded as product range Following the merger of ASSA and ABLOY back in 1994, ASSA Scandinavia has played an important part in the development of ASSA ABLOY as an important and renowned brand,...
Smart Locks for Yachts will be demonstrating its innovative smart marine lock system on Trend Marine Products’ latest sliding doors on stand 12.321 during the Amsterdam-based show, one of the yachting world’s flagship industry events. The important partnership between Trend Marine Products, a pioneer in the design and manufacture of marine doors and glazing products, and Smart Locks for Yachts, the pioneers behind the yachting industry’s sought-after REMOTEKEY system, is a sig...
Figures from the 2018 edition of ‘The Wireless Access Control Report’ show continued strong growth for wireless vs. wired solutions. Why do you think security and facility managers are “cutting the wires” more and more? Advantages of wireless access control The energy-efficiency of wireless doors delivers significant cost savings" Russell Wagstaff, Director for Commercial Access Solutions, ASSA ABLOY EMEA says, “Among the many advantages of wireless discussed in...
When Linus Yale Sr. invented the pin tumbler cylinder lock, it was the start of an iconic security brand that would eventually be known all over the world. What began in a lock shop in Newport, New York, would eventually evolve into the global presence of the brand “Yale” that we know today. The Yale brand was purchased in August 2000 by the Swedish lock manufacturer ASSA ABLOY Group, which expanded Yale’s global presence in the ensuing years and recently has led the way into...
On 5 October, iLOQ celebrated its 15th anniversary by hosting a unique business seminar and customer event in Helsinki, Finland. As a part of the celebrations, iLOQ CEO, Heikki Hiltunen, revealed the company’s new brand identity to staff, partners and key customers from Finland and abroad. “Anniversaries are a time to be proud of what we’ve achieved so far; but they also give us the chance to focus on the next stage in our journey, and to a future that’s full of potentia...
Stephanie Ordan has joined ASSA ABLOY as Vice President, Digital and Access Solutions EMEA. She succeeds Chris Bone in the post, who became ASSA ABLOY Group Chief Technical Officer earlier this year. Stephanie’s role will focus on continuing to strengthen ASSA ABLOY’s position as a global access control solutions provider across EMEA. She will oversee continued efforts in market education and exciting product developments from ASSA ABLOY’s stable of brands across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ASSA ABLOY’s access control solutions are trusted in multiple sectors including education, healthcare, multi-family housing, offices, public institutions, critical infrastructure and many more. Cloud-based access control Stephanie brings with her extensive international experience from leading technology companies. She previously worked at power management multinational Eaton, where she was Head of Energy Storage business EMEA prior to joining ASSA ABLOY. She has also worked at General Electric and STMicroelectronics. “I’m thrilled to be joining ASSA ABLOY EMEA at such a pivotal time for the industry,” says Stephanie. “As security becomes increasingly electronic and technologies like wireless locks and cloud-based access control continue to take off, ASSA ABLOY’s trusted brands and solutions are well positioned to lead these markets — just as we have for decades, and continue to do, in mechanical security.”
Security Essen 2018, held in Messe Essen, Germany, promised attendees a newly modernised trade show with a simplified layout and more interactive experience. Compared to previous years, halls were reorganised by technology area, with aisles laid out to make more direct pathways for attendees. The fair welcomed 950 exhibitors and more than 36,000 trade visitors from the global security market. Several manufacturers mentioned that footfall had been lighter than expected, but that the show had delivered on its promise to welcome more international visitors, in particular from the Middle East region. Exhibitors also grumbled about higher costs for booth space. Key security industry exhibitors Exhibitors expressed concern that the absence of key players reduced overall foot traffic Exhibitors praised the bigger aisles, which made it easier for visitors to navigate the show. However, some were unsure whether this was due to a better layout or simply because the show was missing key exhibitors. Notably absent were access control provider Dormakaba, security solutions company Honeywell, and surveillance providers Geutebruck and Dallmeier. Exhibitors expressed concern that the absence of key players reduced overall foot traffic. Security Essen hosted a particularly strong access control presence. Halls 2 and 3 were home to companies from across the access control and mechatronics spectrum. Sponsorship by EVVA covered the west entrance. The locking systems manufacturer, which celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, boasted significant floorspace. Exhibitors were pleased with the large access and locking presence, commenting that London-based IFSEC International tends to be dominated by video surveillance providers. EVVA, which celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, boasted significant floorspace Deep learning and artificial intelligence The push toward artificial intelligence (AI) in physical security continues, although the tone at Security Essen seemed to be shifting beyond hype and more toward how the technology can actually add value. For example, Hikvision’s cameras boasted more intelligence and processing power, and the company emphasised faster-paced product cycles. Customers ultimately do not buy AI – they buy benefits and solutions VIVOTEK embraced artificial intelligence as the biggest trend in the industry. The company demonstrated its latest deep learning technology for crowd detection applications. For Dahua, artificial intelligence allows users to easily search metadata in a video, including age and behaviour. Dahua demonstrated its solution for the transportation market, which is able to learn if a bus or train driver is falling asleep at the controls. However, some manufacturers chose not to focus on artificial intelligence. Representatives from Brivo and Eagle Eye Networks highlighted that customers ultimately do not buy AI – they buy benefits and solutions. Historically, video analytics were oversold and underdelivered, and the same could happen to AI if the term is overused in marketing security solutions. VIVOTEK embraced artificial intelligence as the biggest trend in the industry The German market & GDPR While the fair welcomed an increase in international visitors, many stands offered a distinctly German flavour. Exhibitors catered to German customers’ preference for data protection and high levels of privacy. Visitors were welcomed to the show by banners from Genetec, emblazoned with the slogan “Privacy matters… So, remember to forget me.” The video security provider’s stand demonstrated this concept more tangibly, via its Privacy Protector Module. The surveillance software, which is certified with the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe), monitors events while automatically pixelating people and vehicles in real time. If an incident occurs, an authorised operator can securely access the unaltered video. Visitors were welcomed to the show by banners from Genetec Other companies also acknowledged issues of privacy and cybersecurity. Hikvision noted that Europe is more regulated, which limits the implementation of the company’s products compared to those used in China. Dahua emphasised that its data for the German market is stored in Frankfurt to meet demands for data protection. IDIS made a point of saying there are no backdoors to their products. The deep learning products are easy to use and 96% accurate, says the company. FLIR has developed a cybersecurity hardening document, and strives to be transparent about cyber issues, including a web landing page where customers can raise any concerns. Vanderbilt is also pushing the cloud as a way forward with its ACT365 cloud-based access and video solution. Users are not intimidated by the cloud anymore since we all use it in our personal lives, says the company. Also on the access control side, EVVA were clear on the security of their AirKey mobile access system, which uses technology based on internet banking, double encryption and high-quality hardware. As well as demonstrating its SAROS thermal camera, FLIR strived for cybersecurity concerns to be addressed by customers Taking a broader view Nedap views security as being about allowing people to focus on their daily lives and work, safe in the knowledge that security is being taken care of. At the show, Nedap launched its new slogan ‘Security for Life’, stating that “true security is when you don’t have to think about it”. Nedap’s global client program represents a long-term commitment to projects. They are having more discussions with clients about risk management through standardisation and centralised policy.Solutions – as opposed to products – were also a focus at Security Essen, as at IFSEC before it Clients remain with Nedap because they keep investing in the platform, constantly updating the code and simplifying it to improve scalability for organisations, says the company. Nedap had one of the few double-decker booths at Security Essen. Solutions – as opposed to products – were also a focus at Security Essen, as at IFSEC before it. HID Global touted their extensive use of partnerships to provide solutions. SeeTec highlighted their move away from products to a more solution-based approach. FLIR, perhaps best known as a thermal camera company, were pushing their solutions approach to markets including intelligent traffic, smart city, video management and PSIMs. Nedap had one of the few double-decker booths at Security Essen Vertical markets in focus As vertical markets go, retail was big, and several players were offering some type of retail solution. Retail – along with banking, finance and transportation – was among Hikvision’s vertical markets of choice. Dahua's new panoramic cameras stitch together the image inside the camera instead of on the server SeeTec’s retail solution combines EAS with business intelligence and heat mapping. Dahua’s retail offerings include people counting and emotion detection, which can correlate with weather data, for example. Genetec also showcased a range of retail solutions. Technology improvements announced at Security Essen include FLIR's more robust FB6 series thermal line, Promise Technology's SMARTBOOST technology improved playback performance, and Videotec's cameras with better night performance. The extended 50m range of Optex's intrusion detection laser sensor reduces the need for cameras. Dahua's new panoramic cameras stitch together the image inside the camera instead of on the server. The Hanwha Techwin booth featured Korean flags and a “Korean at heart” motto to set the company apart Signs of the U.S. congressional ban There were signs at Security Essen of an impact of the recent U.S. ban on use of Hikvision and Dahua equipment in government installations, although both big Chinese manufacturers maintained a high profile at the German show. For example, the Hanwha Techwin booth featured Korean flags and a “Korean at heart” motto to set the company apart. Chinese camera manufacturer Uniview were keen to stress that they are not owned by Chinese government (neither is Dahua). Uniview’s all-IP camera line offers high resolution, low-light, multisensor and fisheye options, and AI software provides facial recognition, object detection, and fire and smoke detection at the edge. The company aims to increase its global presence with more international branch offerings and international factories.
Dortronics continues to enhance its portfolio of smart door interlock and mantrap solutions with their highly versatile and economical 4800 Series Intelligent Interlock Controllers and 4900 Series PLC Mantrap Controllers, which are both prominently featured in the company’s new exhibit at GSX 2018 (booth #714). Door interlocking solutions Our enhanced line of door interlock and mantrap controllers are designed with the latest features and capabilities" “We are continuing to see heightened interest in door interlocking solutions for implementation across a wide range of vertical markets as end-users look for more efficient and cost-effective ways to protect people, property and assets,” said Bryan Sanderford, National Sales Manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc. “Our enhanced line of door interlock and mantrap controllers are designed with the latest features and capabilities that our reseller partners in the field need, and we will continue to listen to their invaluable input to build products that meet their customers’ door control needs.” The 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller accommodates up to five doors, including doors with automatic openers. The unit features adjustable timers for propped door time, panic release unlock time, and unlock pause time for REX unlock time. Additional features include 12 inputs for door status, request for access, interlock override and emergency unlock. The unit features PLC logic that allows only one of multiple interlocked doors to be unsecured at a timeThe unit’s 17 outputs control door locks (fail-safe or fail-secure), traffic lights and mirror door status with alarm outputs. Additional features include a watchdog circuit to monitor operation, LED input/output status indication and voltage spike/surge protection. The 4800 Series is available as a controller board only or with a 4-amp power supply. 4900 Series PLC Mantrap Controllers The 4900 Series 4900 PLC Mantrap features 12/24V selectable outputs for increased scalability and higher cost-efficiency in large installations with multiple door locks and alarm devices. This highly versatile off-the-shelf mantrap solution is compatible with any access control system or guard station controls. The unit features PLC logic that allows only one of multiple interlocked doors to be unsecured at a time. Simultaneous requests for access or requests for access while any single door is open are denied maintaining the highest levels of security. Additional features include: single I/O module to handle 8-inputs and 8-outputs; selectable relays for 12 or 24 Volts; expandable to accommodate over 100 inputs and 100 outputs; and special programmed logic for custom solutions. Each output includes: wet/dry jumper; pluggable terminals; fuse protection; TVS kickback protection; and normally open or normally closed relay outputs.
Dortronics may be one of the only manufacturers of customised door control products at GSX 2018 (booth #714), or any other show across the U.S. one may have attended in past years. With all product design and manufacturing taking place on site at their Sag Harbor, NY headquarters, Dortronics has carved a unique niche in the access and door control category by providing customers with fast turnaround times and competitive pricing for customised products. Customised door control solutions “We’ve been manufacturing customised door control products with fast turnaround times since the inception of this company,” said Bryan Sanderford, National Sales Manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc. “At first, the customisation requests were more geared towards tweaking a product or manufacturing a specialty item for a specific application, but as physical security installations have become more prolific in high profile facilities, the need for custom finishes and engraving has really escalated. Aside from Dortronics, there are very few, if any, options available to have door control products customised with fast turnaround time and at a competitive price.” Dortronics’ highly flexible and versatile manufacturing facility can deliver a wide range of customised products including switches with durable, highly visible laser etched or engraved paint filled lettering, custom plate sizes and annunciators in almost any shape and size. Dortronics’ fast order fulfillment turnaround assures installers will get what they need fast to avoid installation delays. Dortronics also offers a comprehensive line of magnetic locks, push buttons and key switches in special finishes such as polished or brushed chrome or brass, as well as color anodised aluminum from stock.
Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a division of STANLEY Security that manufactures high-quality mechanical and electronic locks, announces its newest locking solution that provides safe security with access gained through a mobile app, eliminating the need for a keypad. Called AxisBlu, the lock combines Bluetooth technology with S&G’s proven lock components for a truly secure safe lock option. Just launched, AxisBlu uses an easy-to-install, unobtrusive medallion that connects via Bluetooth to an app on the user’s mobile device to remotely gain access to the designated safe anywhere within a 30-foot radius. With multiple layers of authentication, and the ability to pair up to five mobile devices, AxisBlu provides a convenient and secure solution for safe operation. Also, AxisBlu is available with the time-tested keypad, allowing for access manually or via the app. AxisBlu mobile locking solution AxisBlu is available with the time-tested keypad, allowing for access manually or via the app“With AxisBlu, our customers have the best of both convenience and security,” stated Keith Deaton, COO of Sargent and Greenleaf. “We’ve combined the latest Bluetooth technology with our proven lock body to create a new option for safe security – void of a keypad – by accessing your safe via your mobile app.” AxisBlu’s main features include: The latest Bluetooth upgrades that bring the technology up to S&G’s stringent security standards. New functionality and multiple levels of authentication in mobile devices make the Bluetooth connectivity a reliable, fully secure method of access. Proven security of S&G’s Titan motorised locking device with firmware enhancements for even greater protection. Unparallel convenience with the ability to pair up to five mobile devices along with 10 users, allowing immediate Bluetooth access via the AxisBlu app. AxisBlu Kits are available in three complete packages to accommodate all that is needed to install or retrofit AxisBlu to the safe. The options for purchase include a Medallion Kit and two Keypad Kits. Installation is easy, leveraging multiple components for added security and matching standard safe lock footprints and machining. AxisBlu Medallion Kit for Immediate Access We hope AxisBlu will help the end user, for example, safely secure their firearms with ease from their mobile device"With the Medallion Kit, the sleek, modern design positions the lock keypad on the user’s mobile device instead of the safe front, providing immediate access. The Bluetooth module has been engineered to provide access through the safe door by using the existing spindle hole for wide-range antenna placement and operates at a range of up to 30 feet. Firmware enhancements allow S&G’s Titan Lock to function securely with a mobile device using Bluetooth technology. The medallion uses an internal battery box, which is not required with the keypad kits. Keypad Kits for Wider Range of Operators There are two Keypad Kits available with varied components. The first is a one-battery keypad with a black platinum finish accessed via the AxisBlu app or manually, allowing controlled access for a wider range of operators. The QuickMount keypad, which is also Bluetooth compatible, allows for easier and quicker retrofit or installation. AxisBlu is designed for safe manufacturers, businesses, distributors and consumers. “We hope AxisBlu will help the end user, for example, safely secure their firearms with ease from their mobile device,” said Deaton.
EVVA's electronic system range has been extended by the electronic cam lock. It can be integrated into any AirKey and Xesar system. "This means that EVVA's electronic product range is becoming even more versatile," Sabine Ribits, product manager at EVVA, explains. Be it for sensitive areas, such as pharmaceuticals cabinets, display cases with valuable contents at jewellers' or even lockers in sports facilities, letterboxes in residential developments or distributor cabinets – electronic cam locks are the ideal addition to a Xesar or AirKey access control system. Compliant with GDPR They are easy to install and even easier to manage in the software as they are integrated just like all other electronic components. Here at the EVVA head office in Vienna we provide the best example: we offer pickup lockers at the shipping department that are equipped with electronic cam locks. "As a result, EVVA Partners in Vienna can pick-up their goods 24/7 whenever it suits them and must no longer observe opening times," Ribits adds. Locking direction and cam lock designs are oriented to the EVVA mechanical locking systems" The new electronic cam lock can be flexibly adapted depending on the installation situation thanks to the shorter cylinder length. The fixed cam (FVS) is also a new feature. Here the thumb turn is blocked when the cam lock is disengaged. In addition, any locking operation as part of this function is logged in compliance with data protection regulations. Electronic cam lock "One key objective was to offer our partners an important product extension without complicated ordering processes. For this reason, locking direction and cam lock designs are oriented to the EVVA mechanical locking systems." All cams from our mechanical locking system range are also available for the electronic cam lock. They can be ordered and delivered in three variants with MB19, MB22 and MB27 thread diameters. Visitors are welcome to test the new cam lock at Security Essen between 25th and 28th September at the EVVA fair stand, hall 3, stand 3F69.
Students of all ages in state schools are entitled to a safe learning environment. If students don't feel safe, they are not able to stay focused during classroom lessons and activities. That’s why Narre Warren South. P-12 College has upgraded its security with the installation of a sophisticated SALTO access control and ID pass system. Located south east of Melbourne, Australia, Narre Warren South P-12 College is a unique school on one campus with two sub schools, Primary, (Prep to Year 6) and Secondary, (Years 7 to 12). It follows the P-12 Curriculum which is designed to provide diversity and pathway opportunities, ensuring students maximise opportunities that exist after school and ensure people achieve their learning goals in a fun and supportive learning environment. Mechanical key system The College previously used a mechanical key system for its security needs Home to over 2000 students and 200 staff, cultural diversity is a feature of the College with at least 50 ethnic groups being represented speaking 68 languages. A third of the College’s student population come from families where the language background is other than English. The College previously used a mechanical key system for its security needs; however this was increasingly complicated to manage as keys multiplied, and it was difficult to guard against key duplication and copying. Another negative was the cost of re-keying and replacing locks to maintain security if keys were lost or not handed back. Security arrangements The College also had a number of challenges when it came to managing and limiting traffic flow through the staff car parks, both inside and outside school hours. To alleviate such problems, the College decided to look into upgrading its security arrangements and called in local security specialists Eclipse Security Systems. Director Greg Flood takes up the story. “We met with Brett Dyer, (the College’s Property and Maintenance Manager), and explained how SALTO solutions are in use around the world in educational environments including universities, university housing, schools, research institutes, academies, kindergartens and more where they provide security, access control and campus management.” Cost-effective package Brett liked the fact that SALTO could offer a solution that was education proven" “Replacing keys with smart access control would give the school much more control over its security. For instance installing smart online wireless locks on main entrance doors would enable the school to incorporate these doors into its lock down procedure. At busy student drop off and pick up times in the morning and afternoon, the school gates could be automated to improve traffic flow and ease congestion.” “And since Narre Warren South P-12 like almost all state schools hire out their sports, meeting facilities etc to third party groups outside of school hours, the new access control solution would make it much easier to manage access for such short term visitors. Brett liked the fact that SALTO could offer a solution that was education proven and offered a secure, flexible way to have all the above benefits and more in a versatile, cost-effective package that was future proof and gave a great return on the schools investment dollars.” Scheduled automatic locking Most external doors have a mix of offline and online SALTO XS4 escutcheons" “The removal of the old system and the upgrade to smart locks was smooth and straightforward, and we’ve now retro-fitted in excess of 100 doors and automated a number of perimeter gates. Most external doors, plus the addition of a number of internal office doors across all the blocks, have a mix of offline and online SALTO XS4 escutcheons, as well as control units and wall readers.” “The most important thing for us is to ensure that we are doing everything we can to safeguard our children. Our new access control system furthers this goal” says Brett Dyer. “We went with Greg’s recommendation of SALTO for its functionality and value for money. We particularly like how easy it is to use and program, especially the issue and management of contactless smartcards for external user groups." "The scheduled automatic locking and unlocking of external doors and gates is a huge time saver, and so far we’re pleased with the product and the capabilities it now gives us.”
One of the UK’s top business and management schools, the Bloomsbury Institute, has upgraded its access control capabilities to the award-winning ASSA CLIQ Remote wireless locking technology from ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions. Based in central London and formerly the London School of Business and Management, the Bloomsbury Institute delivers full-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, accounting, finance and law, which are awarded by the University of Northampton. ASSA CLIQ Remote wireless locking technology The Bloomsbury Institute has to contend with a high turnover of students each academic year, as well as any changes to staff. The sheer number of people using the Institute’s buildings meant that its existing mechanical master key system was simply no longer feasible, unable to provide adequate protection for areas that might hold sensitive information, such as exam scripts. As a result, the Bloomsbury Institute needed a flexible access control system that would be easy to maintain, granting secure access to individuals as and when needed, while delivering greater key control too. Electromechanical locking system Providing an easy-to-use electromechanical locking system, the ASSA CLIQ Remote solution uses high-end micro-electronics and programmable keys The answer was ASSA CLIQ Remote, which has been installed throughout the Bloomsbury’s Institute’s 7 Bedford Square teaching site, and selected areas within the institute’s 99 Gower Street building. Providing an easy-to-use electromechanical locking system, the ASSA CLIQ Remote solution uses high-end micro-electronics and programmable keys and cylinders to offer flexible control over access rights. The Bloomsbury Institute can now programme and update each key remotely, removing or granting access privileges for the key holder in real time. This allows only those with the necessary authority to obtain access to private areas without inconveniencing others and removes the security risks associated with lost or stolen keys. Remote Key Access ASSA CLIQ Remote also provides a full audit trail for assured peace of mind and has the functionality to create time-defined user keys, only allowing access to an individual for a specified period. This feature is proving invaluable to the Bloomsbury Institute, which plans to eventually convert all cylinders at its 99 Gower Street site to ASSA CLIQ Remote, as part of its expansion plans. Stephane Middleton, Estates & Facilities Manager at the Bloomsbury Institute, explains: “We are committed to the security and safety of student data, which led us to consider upgrading the mechanical master key system that we previously had in place. Using ASSA CLIQ Remote could not be easier. It is saving us countless hours of key cutting and changing cylinders, while significantly improving our key control.” ASSA CLIQ Remote key for enhanced security When a new employee joins the team, the ASSA CLIQ Remote key is the only one they will need"“When a new employee joins the team, the ASSA CLIQ Remote key is the only one they will need, irrespective of how many rooms they may occupy or how many areas they may need access to during their time with us. In addition, the system provides robust security; if a key is lost or stolen, we can cancel it, safe in the knowledge that we are completely secure.” “The service from ASSA ABLOY has been outstanding. The company really made the effort to understand our business and its requirements. During the implementation phase, ASSA ABLOY provided comprehensive training on how to use the system to all staff that have administration rights, while working with our IT team to ensure the systems’ software is uploaded onto their machines.” High-security physical master key system “The best part of the service has been having a dedicated contact that has been onboard since the start, providing us with new updates, support and guidance. This part of the service is proving to be of great value, filling us with confidence to continue using ASSA ABLOY products in the future. Indeed, as we look to expand the sites we operate in, we envisage that all the cylinders will one day be converted to this system.” Simon Wilson, National Sales Manager for ASSA CLIQ Remote at ASSA ABLOY, said: “Our ASSA CLIQ Remote solution combines all the benefits of access control with a high-security physical master key system. The system was easily retrofitted, meaning there was very little disruption to the university during the installation process, and the institute no longer has to worry about the security concerns that come with a misplaced key. Data security “The fact that ASSA CLIQ Remote also offers the capability to log and provide a record of who has entered and exited an area is helping to ensure rooms that hold confidential papers or sensitive information remain secure.” “We’re delighted to help the Bloomsbury Institute revolutionise its key management systems, delivering greater security, flexibility and key control.”
iLOQ has signed an agreement with leading residental developer Bonava Finland Oy. Under the agreement, the majority of new buildings developed by Bonava will be equipped with iLOQ’s unique digital locking and access control solutions. The agreement is initially valid until the end of 2020. iLOQ will supply unique self-powered locking and access management solutions to buildings developed by Bonava“We are happy about the upcoming collaboration. The new agreement with Bonava shows that digital access control has made its way into new construction. Digital access management will replace mechanical locking in the future, and this is a change where iLOQ is at the very forefront. The agreement is also a strong indication of us reaching a point in our growth where we are more strongly present in the production of new buildings,” says Heikki Hiltunen, President & CEO of iLOQ. iLOQ will supply unique self-powered locking and access management solutions to buildings developed by Bonava. The agreement aims to increase collaboration between iLOQ and Bonava and makes iLOQ’s self-powered locking and access management solutions available to an increasing number of tenants. Digital locking system for tenants’ security With iLOQ’s locking system, the tenant can move around the neighbourhood using a single key with access rights that can be modified"“This is a fine step for Bonava and provides a good starting point for future living solutions. Bonava wants tenants to be able to move around in their neighbourhood easily and safely, which is possible with a digital locking system. With iLOQ’s locking system, the tenant can, for example, move around the neighbourhood using a single key with access rights that can be modified. New lock series are not necessary if the key is lost and using the key also leaves a mark that makes it easy to track possible misuses,” says Kaisu Nousiainen, Head of Design and R&D at Bonava. “Digital locking and access management are strongly linked with the living of the future, and we are a pioneer in the digitalisation of the locking industry. People are interested in smart home technology. Digital development makes the everyday lives of tenants and other users significantly easier. Due to the collaboration, an increasing number of tenants are able to enjoy the security digital access management brings,” states Toni Päivinen, Head of Sales Finland at iLOQ.
Ask a student, or pretty much anyone, what they think about “access control” and you’ll get a shrug. Conversely, all of us are enthusiastic about security and convenience. Students across Europe are discovering SMARTair wireless access control gives them both. Adding SMARTair access control to a door involves just replacing a standard cylinder or escutcheon with a digital, smartphone- or smart-card–operated electronic lock. It’s hassle-free to make the switch to SMARTair. And with a system design focused on user experience, SMARTair takes some of the everyday pain out of student life. Wherever you fit SMARTair, it’s easy to configure access cards to enable payments in the canteen or at vending machines; for changing room locker locks; and for the photocopier or library loans. You can’t do that with a metal key. MIFARE RFID cards At Madrid’s prestigious Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) students now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards instead of keys At Madrid’s prestigious Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) students now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards instead of keys. CUNEF fitted escutcheons to monitor and ease access to different areas of the university for 1,600 students, without the need for expensive wired door locks. If a student loses their card, there’s no threat to campus security. A manager issues a new credential which automatically cancels the lost card — much faster than changing a lock. When Mezzino took ownership of Rialto Court — apartments for students attending Durham University and Teesside University — they replaced a mechanical master key system with SMARTair. From the company’s point of view, the high annual tenant turnover and a need for scheduled cleaning and summer shutdown were becoming difficult to manage with physical keys. Students also reaped the benefits of their new, user-friendly access system. They have the confidence no previous resident of their flat has copied a physical key. At Funway Academic Resort in Madrid, student rooms are also locked with SMARTair escutcheons. Energy-saving wall devices inside rooms regulate electricity use, and students each have their own safe locked with a SMARTair cabinet lock. The Funway gym, study rooms, games rooms, swimming pool and changing rooms, spa and staff areas are also locked with SMARTair escutcheons — and open with the same smart-card. SMARTair Openow solution The recent launch of the SMARTair Openow solution puts credentials on a mobile phoneThere’s more to come from SMARTair. The recent launch of the SMARTair Openow solution puts credentials on a mobile phone. With SMARTair and the Openow app, students can open their rooms and authorised doors with a smartphone. If you have your phone, you’re already carrying your keys. Student services or facilities managers issue virtual keys over-the-air — and can revoke them whenever they choose — so there’s no need for a key-card handover meeting, at the beginning or end of term. A time-limited virtual key arrives ahead of the first day and automatically expires when it’s time to vacate your halls. Mobile credentials Mobile credentials will be a big hit. Student life goes on inside the handset, as much as IRL (“In Real Life”, for the uninitiated). Last year’s Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey found a fifth of 18- to 24-year-olds even check their phone for messages in the middle of the night*. From a security standpoint, phone-based credentials have another advantage. Checking our phones is “habitual”, “unconscious” and “repetitive”, according to one study**. We know very quickly if it is missing. How soon would you notice a missing plastic card, especially if you were enjoying yourself on a night out? Biometric security Plus, a virtual key on every student’s smartphone potentially provides an extra layer of biometric protection for every controlled university door Plus, a virtual key on every student’s smartphone potentially provides an extra layer of biometric protection for every controlled university door. Fingerprint, and even face and iris, scanners are commonplace on smartphones. ”Generation Z students were raised as digital natives,” says Felix Moran, SMARTair Product Manager at ASSA ABLOY. ”They expect convenience as a standard feature, not a mechanical solution used in Ancient Egypt. In Europe’s increasingly international, marketized higher education ecosystem, attracting these tech-savvy students is critical, as is keeping them satisfied with the campus experience.” SMARTair TS1000 software The complete SMARTair solution includes wireless escutcheons, cylinders, wall readers, locker locks and more; the intuitive SMARTair TS1000 software; and the enhanced new Openow app functionality. It works out the box and is easy to install — and even easier to operate.
CaleyLock Edinburgh was established in 1973 and is one of the longest established locksmiths in Edinburgh – the current owners took it over in 2011 and moved into their brand-new purpose-built premises in December 2017. CaleyLock installs and commissions as well as builds cylinders and padlocks in-house and their main customers belong to utilities, commercial, high-end residential, banking, local authorities and leisure sectors. When preparing to move to their new premises, they needed a security solution which would not only secure their premises, but also enable them to create a Showroom for customers – this is where CLIQ from Abloy came in. CaleyLock worked together with Abloy UK to install CLIQ throughout their premises to secure a number of external and internal doors. A key benefit that CaleyLock have gained from the installation of CLIQ is the ability to change access rights for employees CLIQ monitoring & access solutions A key benefit that CaleyLock have gained from the installation of CLIQ is the ability to change access rights for people including employees, and monitor the access to restricted areas. The owners also now have peace of mind that nobody can access unauthorised areas outside of work hours and lost or stolen keys can easily be deleted from the system. CaleyLock are also delighted to now have a CLIQ Showroom to be able to demonstrate PROTEC2 CLIQ from Abloy to customers and end-users in a real-life working environment, which has proven to be efficient in displaying the benefits that CLIQ can bring to any organisation, big or small. Ross McKay, Director of CaleyLock Edinburgh said of the installation “We find CLIQ is working really well for us, as our new premises are purpose built – there were no locks installed initially so this has been a great upgrade to the security. As part of the system, we also have a low energy Bluetooth key which is ideal for people working in remote areas as we can see from the audit trail who has accessed specific sites, and when.”
Nearly 1000 teams of architects from around the world competed to design an important new building – a “Tall Emblem Structure” that would promote “the new face of Dubai”. The selected winner was the iconic Dubai Frame, and when its doors opened to the public in January 2018, those doors were automatic revolving doors from Boon Edam. Boon Edam automatic revolving doors Situated in Zabeel Park in Dubai, The Dubai Frame is expected to be a major tourist destination attracting two million people a year. It is an impressive structure, with two 150-meter vertical towers connected by a 105-meter horizontal structure at the top to form an enormous frame. It is positioned in such a way that representative landmarks of modern Dubai can be seen on one side, while from the other side, visitors see older parts of the city. The design of The Dubai Frame was selected as the winner of the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award in 2009. The architects were clear in their vision to use the negative space of the frame to celebrate and highlight the development of the past, current, and future Dubai – a metropolis that has evolved from its origins as a fishing village to a modern city full of emblematic structures. Selecting the public entrances for the ground floor was an extremely important part of the project The Dubai Frame According to the website for DONIS, the architectural team who designed The Dubai Frame had this to say, “Opposed to the complexity in architecture, The Dubai Frame is a simple structure, yet with an incomparable presence in the city; it achieves the most with the least and will become the new landmark of Dubai. DONIS has designed other iconic structures including the Dubai Porsche Design Towers and the Dubai Renaissance Tower.” Selecting the public entrances for the ground floor was an extremely important part of the project. The entrances must visually support the impressive nature of the structure; they must be durable enough for the high volume of visitor traffic expected, and they must provide sufficient security, safety, accessibility, and other factors that are vital to the project. TQA revolving doors When the building opened, the selected entrances were automatic, three-wing TQA revolving doors from Boon Edam. Revolving doors have been a specialty of the company since the earliest years of operation and have continually evolved through many years of experience and product development. The Dubai Frame entrances were an ideal application for our TQ automatic revolving doors" “The Dubai Frame entrances were an ideal application for our TQ automatic revolving doors,” explains Mike Commarmond, Managing Director of Boon Edam Middle East. “Their finish was customised to match the architect’s design and aesthetic requirements; it was a perfect fit for the need, and we were able to provide overwhelming evidence of their long-term durability and service based on our long experience with these products.” Security night locking capability The TQ series of revolving doors is available in both manual and automatic operation and is versatile enough to cover a wide range of application needs. The doors can be provided in a variety of colors and finishes, from powder coated or anodised metals all the way to stainless steel and even polished to a mirror finish to match or complement the installation. In addition to a collapsible door set for emergency exit, the TQ series offers a variety of night locking options, including a new security night locking capability that works in conjunction with an access control system to allow authorised users to enter during evening or weekend hours. Revolving doors allow for simultaneous two-way traffic, and even support the efficiency of building environmental control systems, making them a great choice for many building entrance types.