ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has unveiled its CLIQ Connect app as a way for facility managers to control the security permissions of a mobile workforce from their smartphone. CLIQ Connect will be rolled out to the organisation’s ASSA CLIQ Remote system later this year.
Facility managers can update, amend, revoke or renew access rights remotely from the CLIQ Web Manager software and Bluetooth technology paired with a mobile phone. Mobile workers then open the CLIQ Connect App for the updated access permissions to be instantly transferred to their programmable CLIQ key via Bluetooth. With no extra hardware required, to get started all mobile workers need is a smartphone and to download the CLIQ Connect App.
This technology provides flexible access control and a secure key management solution for facility managers. Access rights can be tailored to meet individual requirements, so permissions are only granted for the specific time and date needed. Furthermore, a lost key is no longer a threat, as facility managers can simply remove the key’s access rights from the CLIQ Web Manager software, at anytime and from anywhere.
Operations are streamlined too, with a keyholder no longer having to update access rights in person, carry additional updating devices, or even return to base to retrieve the key. For additional peace of mind, audit trails can also be generated on demand, and data transfer between the system and app is encrypted.
Connect is available on the eCLIQ platform from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, which features 128-bit AES encryption. Developed to offer high security and resistance to electronic attacks, eCLIQ’s technology and advanced microelectronics ensure quick and secure communication between lock and key.
“Facility managers and their mobile workforce are short on time, and want solutions that are easy to implement and help simplify workflows,” explained Simon Wilson, National Sales Manager for ASSA CLIQ Remote at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions. “CLIQ Connect has been designed to meet these needs. It has never been so easy for access rights to be issued to remote workers, nor update these so quickly.
“Site security is improved too, with lost keys no longer posing a threat,” he continued. “The technology cuts the time that might be typically wasted on administrating access rights, plus saves money that would have otherwise been spent on programming devices and key management systems. Ultimately, the new CLIQ Connect App uses the latest technology to ensure facility managers are in control of their security at all times.”