ASSA ABLOY recently supplied its CLIQ® access control solution for the Ampelmännchen (“little traffic light man”) in Berlin, optimising access rights management in the various branches across the city.
The company required a locking solution for eight AMPELMANN GmbH branches and a 2,200 m 2 logistics centre, to meet the needs of a decentralized branch organization with around 150 employees.
Requirements for security included different levels of employee access throughout stores, sufficient security after closing time, and simple key management. In addition, it was also vital for external service providers such as cleaners to have access to the building.
Together with the Berlin locksmith Hinz, AMPELMANN owner Markus Heckhauen chose ASSA ABLOY’s eCLIQ solution. Uli Hahn, Managing Director of Hinz, has been providing security in and around Berlin for more than 50 years. He says: “The eCLIQ locking system is very powerful and safe compared to conventional systems. It is easy to handle and to assemble. Above all, it enables quick and easy administration of access authorizations, making it the perfect choice for medium-sized companies such as AMPELMANN.”
eCLIQ comes as a “plug and play” solution and is ready to use immediately after installation. The system works without cabling, so the extremely compact eCLIQ cylinder can be used in a wide variety of doors at any location. Power is supplied by batteries in each programmable key, which can be changed easily and without tools. A built-in chip makes every electronic key unique and keys can be programmed directly on the cylinder, remotely or with easy-to-use eCLIQ Manager software. Access authorisation is easy to control and offers the flexibility that the company desired with easy key activatin and deactivation and the ability to allow cleaners to enter only at certain times.
In addition to compact design, the system is characterized by robust, durable and safe components. An integrated lubricant reservoir ensures the cylinders remain maintenance- free for up to 200,000 cycles. A high-quality processor protects the locking system against manipulation and intelligent attacks. Keys are also highly resistant and waterproof (IP67). eCLIQ cylinders and keys are VdS-certified (BZ +) and comply with the DIN EN 15684 standard for electronic locking systems. A wide range of different cylinder types makes the system suitable for many applications — from the company’s entrance gate to securing alarm systems, elevators, doors and cupboards.
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