eCLIQ electronic locks

March 2019 Access Control & Identity Management, Products & Solutions

ASSA ABLOY’s new eCLIQ electronic locking system offers users a high security and easy to retrofit solution for existing buildings. With its pioneering chip and 128-bit AES encryption, it offers exceptional security but also quick and secure communication between the lock and the electronic key.

The eCLIQ system is based on standard cylinders and padlocks, which enables buildings with existing locks to be easily converted to a fully electronic access control system. This enables security managers to update access authorisations, quickly revoke keys, and it eliminates the time and money spent on changing cylinders and re-cutting keys.

The eCLIQ system is useful for businesses like retailers, which suffer from high staff turnover, as owners or managers can revoke access permissions when a member of staff leaves, ensuring continued security. The system also offers time or area-restricted authorisations for an eCLIQ key. For example, contractors could be given access rights for the duration of a specific job. Once the job is completed, access is withdrawn from the eCLIQ key. Other applications include 24 hour fuel stations or technical support environments where members of staff come and go at various times of the day, or where you need to grant time-limited access to delivery drivers.

An additional application of the eCLIQ system is the switch cylinder, which can be installed onto high value assets, such as forklifts or cranes. The operation of these items can be controlled through the eCLIQ system ensuring that only qualified operators use them and to keep an audit trail of when the vehicles were used.

Hayley Elwen, business development director: Africa for ASSA ABLOY, said: “Our CLIQ technology has already proven itself by securing buildings all over the world. eCLIQ is the next step for this technology, delivering a fully-electronic locking solution. For any organisation needing a powerful locking system, eCLIQ provides a secure, flexible solution, with minimum fuss.”

She adds “The eCLIQ cylinders and keys meet the latest industrial standards for electronic locking systems, and work in environments from manufacturing businesses to hospitals, education to government and high security installations. The system has a tremendous range of cylinder and padlock options from office doors and cold storage areas to external gates and even potentially explosive areas. There is also a varied range of compatible padlocks available, designed for all weather conditions.

“The eCLIQ cylinders work in temperatures from -25 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius without issue and have worked even in extremely harsh conditions, like deserts. The durable, reversible electronic key is also waterproof to the IP67 standard, ensuring users can rely on eCLIQ whatever the weather.

“Another key benefit is that thanks to its integrated lubrication reservoir, an eCLIQ cylinder can remain maintenance-free for up to 200 000 operational cycles. This helps reduce time and costs spent on replacement cylinders. And finally, installation is a simple process too, with no need for wiring, which makes for a great solution across multiple sites or campuses.”

The use of eCLIQ keys and cylinders is nearly the same as the use of a normal mechanical keying system. The only difference is the sound and visual signals given to the key holder when an eCLIQ key is inserted in an eCLIQ cylinder. The electronics in the key and cylinder takes only 0.1 seconds to communicate before the key can be turned, so it’s an almost instant turn and unlock operation.

She adds that “Cylinder electronics are powered by an easy-to-replace standard battery inside every eCLIQ key, with a lifetime of 30 000 cycles, making eCLIQ a durable solution, which is easy to install and even easier to use”.

For more information, contact ASSA ABLOY, Hayley Elwen, +27 11 761 5000, [email protected], www.assaabloy.co.za



Credit(s)




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Integrated, mobile access control
SA Technologies Entry Pro Technews Publishing Access Control & Identity Management
SMART Security Solutions spoke to SA Technologies to learn more about what is happening in the estate access world and what the company offers the residential estate market.

Read more...
Bespoke access for prime office space
Paxton Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
Nicol Corner is home to a six-star fitness club, prime office space, and an award-winning rooftop restaurant. It is also the first building in South Africa to have its glass façade fully incorporate fritted glazing, saving 35% on energy consumption.

Read more...
Next-generation facial recognition access control system
Enkulu Technologies Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
With a modern and innovative design, iDFace is the ideal device for monitoring and controlling people entering and exiting a building using facial recognition technology, including liveness detection, for enhanced security.

Read more...
Long-distance vehicle identification
Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
The STid SPECTRE reader can identify vehicles up to 14 metres away, across four traffic lanes, ensuring secure access to an estate without disrupting the traffic flow.

Read more...
Multi-modal access control solutions
Suprema neaMetrics Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
Suprema’s latest multi-modal access terminals are top-of-the-range, highly secure, easy to install, and easy to use. They feature biometrics, mobile access, and RFID and are both PoPIA and GDPR compliant.

Read more...
Battery-powered video doorbells
Ring Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
Ring has announced the latest addition to its line of video doorbells. The Battery Video Doorbell Pro builds on the capabilities of its predecessor, providing greater value and convenience for homeowners.

Read more...
Tackling estate entrance challenges
Turnstar Systems Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
The Velocity Raptor’s retractable spikes deter criminals from entering estate premises; equipped with LED lights, it provides visibility during the day and night, and in adverse conditions.

Read more...
HELLO visitor access management
Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Integrated Solutions Residential Estate (Industry)
HELLO is an on-premises visitor and contractor access management solution designed to be fully integrated and complementary with smart, on-trend technologies, securing estates and businesses alike.

Read more...
Digital transformation in estate environments
Regal Distributors SA Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
Digital transformation has brought all users into digital processes across every industry and activity, interlinking activities and crossing industry boundaries. This complexity leads to significant changes in previously established workflows, especially in visitor management.

Read more...
Same old cables, new intercom
Hikvision South Africa Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry) Smart Home Automation
Retrofitting old residential complexes with a modern two-wire HD video intercom system is more than an upgrade. For many homeowners and renters, these systems represent a leap into the future.

Read more...