What do co-working spaces, retirement villages and multi-residential student facilities have in common? They all present a particular challenge to facility and property managers and anybody else who has the responsibility for ensuring that building security is top of mind.
For those who need to monitor and control access to multi-tenant facilities, the reality of navigating streams of different people at any given time and ensuring that those who are authorised to have access to premises can easily do so, and those who don’t are prevented from entering, can be a huge challenge.
Fortunately, there are now so many different types of access control available that facility managers and architects are able to liaise with their suppliers to specify a fit-for-purpose solution tailored to their exact requirements.
ASSA ABLOY has such a solution, it’s a clever electronic keying system, eCLIQ that solves that challenge and more. eCLIQ keys look like regular traditional keys, with a head and a separated body, but they are much, much smarter than your traditional key.
Without the need for wiring, eCLIQ electronic keys offer features like programmable access rights, time scheduling, audit trails and blocking of lost keys. Simply put, if one of these is mislaid or taken away (either inadvertently or intentionally) the facility manager isn’t landed with the onerous task of rekeying the entire facility. The individual key can simply be blocked/blacklisted at the cylinder, therefore removing the keys access rights and blocking the operation of the key. There’s no need for cutting additional keys, as each one is blank.
With the eCLIQ system, both the key and the cylinder contain electronics, but only the key has a battery, which then powers up the electronics in the cylinder when the key is inserted. These electronics have a unique code, which is designed for one individual element only and cannot be altered or corrupted.
As the electronic mechanism is embedded in the cylinder itself and is a self-contained unit, installation is simple and straightforward, both for new builds and retrofits. For operation, it’s possible to use CLIQ Web Manager available in either cloud-based or server-based software.
Changing organisational structures, the increased use of contractors, temporary and mobile workers are putting enormous pressure on those responsible for the security in a building or on a site. Designed with this in mind, ASSA ABLOY eCLIQ is the best choice for a more flexible and secure future.