Abloy CLIQ Remote helps secure water sector


ASSA ABLOY brand Abloy has launched its new electro-mechanical locking solution CLIQ Remote to the water sector, helping to make key management easier across large, multi-site masterkey applications.

Named Access Control Product of the Year at the IFSEC Awards 2011, CLIQ Remote uses web based software allowing water treatment operators and their contractors to have keys remotely authorised for use in specific operational areas within the existing masterkey system for a pre-determined period of time.  This ensures a high level of key control incorporating maximum flexibility to ensure access in the event of an emergency to nominated key holders.  CLIQ Remote provides comprehensive audit trails and the ability to remove lost or stolen CLIQ Remote keys from the system, thereby providing tight key management at all times.

For the water industry, padlocks are likely to be an integral part of security and the CLIQ Remote variant carries an IP57 water rating as well as conforming to BS EN 1303 like the rest of the range.

CLIQ Remote operates from a key receiving access rights and/or time validations through a wall programming unit or a personal programming unit connected to a mobile phone that can transfer schedules and authorisations for user keys.

CLIQ Remote offers a cost-effective extension to existing systems while providing for centralised administration, key management automation and an automated audit trail, with timely reporting on systems statistics. 

And due to the use of individually programmable cylinders and keys, CLIQ Remote enables complete electronic security management and control, even to grant variable access rights for personnel visiting remote, secure locations.

Barry Jenkins, Abloy UK General Sales Manager Market Development, said:

"CLIQ Remote provides the water sector previously unattainable functionality for remote access control. Not only is it easy to install and to use, but also keys can be managed remotely across multiple sites for timed access and keys that get lost can easily have their access rights removed without changing cylinders.

"Further demonstrating Abloy UK's commitment to providing quality access control solutions across all utilities, CLIQ Remote means less person to person contacts for key updates, less administration and fewer software installations.  CLIQ Remote really does offer the ultimate synergy between the reliability of mechanical keys and cylinders and some of the benefits of access control."

The software allows additional data to be written to the keys to mostly remove the need to visit each lock individually and upload audit trails automatically.

CLIQ technology is based on highly miniaturised data encryption electronics, which are embedded directly inside the key and the cylinder. The CLIQ key contains a unique electronic ID code that cannot be duplicated, altered or corrupted.

Abloy UK supplies a market-leading range of padlocks, electric locks and cylinders for cabinets and doors in retail, leisure and museum environments as well as utilities, telecommunications and military applications.

For further information on the award-winning CLIQ Remote or any of the products and services available from Abloy UK, please call 01902 364 500
or email sales@abloy.co.uk