Flexible and futureproof ASSA ABLOY access control at Hean Castle Estate

  • 30 Mar 2021

ASSA CLIQ® Remote proves to be the perfect partner for the Hean Castle Estate in southwest Wales, delivering quality key control and flexibility when managing access control across the site.

Covering over 1,200 acres, the Hean Castle Estate owns and manages a diverse portfolio of land and property around the village of Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire.

The Estate operates a range of different enterprises, including beef farming, forestry and biofuel production, two substantial holiday caravan parks and a beach centre, together with a significant portfolio of leased commercial properties.



Previously, the Estate’s mechanical master key system posed a number of specific challenges. The first of these was around lost keys, with one lost key potentially compromising the entire system.

The second challenge was around the inflexibility of the mechanical master key set-up. Due to the number of different departments on the Estate and the areas they each required access to, members of staff  were swapping keys.

Some members of the management team were having attend remote sites in order to provide access.

The solution – ASSA CLIQ® Remote from the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group; an award-winning electromechanical solution, using high-end micro-electronics and programmable keys and cylinders to help the Hean Castle Estate stay in control of access rights across the site, at all times.

Supply and installation was courtesy of local distributor Lock-Tech.

The solution enables the team to give key holders remote access to properties and facilities on the estate, regardless of their location, saving time and money around key control.

The system made its first appearance in the Estate’s administrative office and a series of adjoining workshop buildings.

Almost 80 cylinders and padlocks now feature across the site, with 40 CLIQ® keys in use and seven wall PD units, which allow users to update their key credentials, without having to visit an administrator.

ASSA CLIQ® Remote is ‘great success’

David Lewis, Trustee at Hean Castle Estate, explains: “ASSA CLIQ® Remote has proven to be a great success across the Hean Castle Estate. Firstly, lost keys are no longer an issue.

“For instance, we had one case where an employee forgot to return their key when leaving the business. With ASSA CLIQ® Remote, this problem was quickly remedied, by simply revoking their access rights. From a security and peace of mind perspective, it’s difficult to fault.

“Secondly, the ease with which access rights can be set up is a big benefit. For example, we programmed the system so that the our staff’s access credentials end half an hour after their shift has finished.

“And with many different contractors, such as electricians and engineers, visiting our site, ASSA CLIQ® Remote lets us give these professionals access to only the areas they need.

‘Excellent service’

“In comparison, with a mechanical master key system, a member of our team would have to escort them to the building and wait for the job to be done.

“Given how geographically dispersed the Estate is, this would waste a lot of our team’s time, but this is no longer an issue with ASSA CLIQ® Remote.

“Finally, as the Estate expands, the ASSA CLIQ® Remote system can grow with it. The system is now simply part of the infrastructure of the Estate; should we need more cylinders or padlocks added to it, then this is an easy and hassle-free process.”

“We have worked with Lock-Tech for a long time and always receive excellent service, and the same can be said of ASSA ABLOY too, who have been very quick to respond to any questions we may have.”


Nojmol Islam, Category Product Manager – El Mech & New Technologies at the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group, adds: “We are delighted with the success of the ASSA CLIQ® Remote system at Hean Castle Estate.”

He describes it as a ‘perfect example’ of how versatile the solution is, with it being used in a range of applications, from outbuildings and doors to gates and residential properties.

Nojmol says this includes ASSA CLIQ® Remote’s weatherproof padlocks, which are on a number of gates and car park barriers across the site.

These meet the highest rating for IP68 and are perfect to withstand harsh outdoor conditions, in applications that face the elements all the year round.

To find out more, email [email protected] or call 0845 223 2124.

Contact ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA Digital and Access Solutions

Dukes Court/Dukes Street
GU21 5BH
United Kingdom

Web:  About us | ASSA ABLOY
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0049 30 8106 2970


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