Pacific Doors faced the challenge of controlling and monitoring access to sites which have a mix of office buildings, factories, gates and storage sheds, requiring multiple sets of keys. Managing these keys was time-consuming and did not provide the security or visibility the company needed.
The new eCLIQ access control system from ASSA ABLOY has provided the solution in a single key type and an online management platform. Controlling access in both single- and multi-tenant premises means allowing people to go where they need to, while at the same time ensuring these areas remain secure.
Based on the traditional lock and key, eCLIQ incorporates powerful electronic access and monitoring technology. eCLIQ retrofits seamlessly into existing locking systems; cylinders are made to the same dimensions, and all electronics are self-contained, powered by a battery within the key. This allows total control over who can enter any specific area at any given time, up to the minute, even from remote locations.
A unique keying system
Delivering a cost-effective solution that provides access control without the need for wiring is a great advantage of the eCLIQ system. Within each key and cylinder is a unique incorruptible electronic code.
The unique code for each key-set means access can be centrally controlled and monitored using either CLIQ Go, a secure website, or the more sophisticated CLIQ Web Manager software suitable for all types of systems.
Easy to use and install
For Pacific Doors, ease of use and installation were primary factors in choosing eCLIQ. "It took a few hours to swap out all our locks — undo one screw to remove the old cylinder, place the new cylinder and screw it up again in 10 minutes per door — compared with other products, where you would need multiple people for multiple days," says Michael Pearson, director of Pacific Doors.
Again, the simplicity of the system makes it so smart. "The ASSA ABLOY rep showed us how to programme the keys," says Pearson. "Half an hour training and then our team did the rest. And it’s easy to manage. Now we have better visibility for external contractors and security guards. When we had critical machinery serviced after hours recently, we gave the contractor key access for a specific time period. So, it helps us control security and access to remove security risks we faced previously and means less after-hours on-site attendance by our team."