CLIQ ® wireless access control saves time and money while increasing security

  • 15 Jul 2019

When a French town just north of Paris faced key management challenges, ASSA ABLOY was able to supply a solution that both increased security and efficiency.

Each person in their Municipal Technical Centre previously had to carry approximately forty physical keys and if a single key was lost or stolen, for even one door, all compromised cylinders had to be changed. Fabrice Girard, Territorial Technician at the Villiers-le-Bel Municipal Technical Centre explains: “One lost key cost from €3,000 to €4,000 for changing cylinders and replacing the keys”.

To fix their expensive lost key problem, Villiers-le-Bel city administrators chose to combine ABLOY’s mechanical PROTEC 2 and CLIQ ® electromechanical locking within the same flexible, key-based access control system. Almost 500 CLIQ ® wireless cylinders, 850 programmable, battery-powered CLIQ ® keys, plus programming devices and wireless CLIQ ® padlocks, have been deployed in a multi-year, rolling upgrade programme.

Now, with CLIQ ® , lost or stolen keys are cancelled instantly using the CLIQ ® Web Manager software. The Web Manager works securely inside a standard browser, with no software installation needed. Administrators can program access rights for every CLIQ ® key, padlock or cylinder using the Web Manager. They filter access to specific sites and doors according to the precise needs of every city employee.

CLIQ ® also saves time for the city’s security team, because staff no longer must return to the Technical Centre to collect the keys for multiple sites. Authorized users carry a single, programmable, battery-powered CLIQ ® key, where all their individually tailored access rights are stored. “We wanted a wireless system with reduced maintenance costs and increased safety,” adds Fabrice Girard. “CLIQ ® met all these requirements.”

The city has already rolled out CLIQ ® beyond their Municipal Technical Centre to 10 local schools. Using the CLIQ ® Web Manager, security staff can track exactly who has been granted access to every school site — critical for these sensitive premises and to improving overall school safety.

Plans are in place to equip Villiers-le-Bel’s 12 remaining schools with CLIQ ® within 2 to 3 years, including canteens and boiler rooms. Because CLIQ ® can be deployed and scaled flexibly, the city’s dedicated security budget funds this gradual extension of their CLIQ ® system.

ASSA ABLOY,
School Street,
Willenhall,
West Midlands,
WV13 3PW
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)845 071 0882

Visit ASSA ABLOY's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

FLIR

FLIR thermal imaging detects insulation defects to optimise cold storage

Gubba Cold Storage has invested in FLIR thermal imaging to prevent any insulation failures or electrical faults compromising temperature regulation.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Case Studies, Information Technology, Insulation, Posts, Thermal Imaging and Monitors

ROCKWOOL

ROCKWOOL appoints new commercial director

ROCKWOOL, the leader in stone wool insulation, has appointed Mark Bungay as its new Commercial Director.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Insulation, Posts, Recruitment, Walls

Closomat introduces a new guide to help give customers useable, accessible toilets

Closomat has produced a quick reference checklist to help all involved in the design and provision of the facilities get it right. 

Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Bathrooms & Toilets, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Health & Safety, Interiors, Plumbing, Posts

GAI renews its call for action on fire safety competencies and fire door checks

The GAI has announced that it has renewed its call for mandatory competency checks on those who specify fire doors and associated door hardware.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Doors, Health & Safety, Posts, Security and Fire Protection