Assa Abloy Cliq Connect wins Gold Trophy at APS 2017, France.

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Cliq Connect has been declared winner of the Gold Trophy at France’s high-profile APS 2017 awards. Assa Abloy’s new, cost-effective way for facility managers to administer mobile workers’ access control rights was judged on four main criteria: innovation and new technology; meeting end-user needs; interconnectivity; and ROI. “Cliq Connect Online is the only electronic key solution on the market which offers real time access control,” explains Mélanie Dubus, Directrice Marketing and Development at Assa Abloy France.

When a user inserts their programmable Cliq Connect key into a cylinder, the key can contact the server to obtain real-time authorisation to unlock. With this Online functionality enabled access is not stored inside the key, making Cliq Connect a much more secure solution for sensitive premises.

“Cliq Connect also makes it easy to amend any time- or location-limited access rights issued to remote workers,” adds Mélanie Dubus. “This saves the time and expense of returning to base or using mobile programming devices. The APS jury consisted of eight high-profile security managers from multiple industries including retail, distribution, health care and public services. They awarded Cliq Connect the Gold Trophy at the inaugural APS Awards. The new Cliq Connect app, part of the trusted Cliq ecosystem, makes mobile workflows smoother. A key-holder no longer needs to update access rights physically in person, carry additional updating devices, or even return to base. All they need is a smartphone, the Cliq Connect app and a secure Bluetooth connection. The app pairs any programmable Cliq Connect key, via an encrypted cloud connection, with the Cliq Web Manager. To change a key-holder’s access rights, a system administrator simply accesses the Cliq Web Manager software — from anywhere — and updates it. A key-holder makes a secure Bluetooth connection between their programmable Cliq Connect key and the app to instantly update access permissions. Cliq Connect was previously recognised as a winner at the Detektor International Awards last year.