Assa Abloy wins innovation award with Cliq Connect


In the access control category, Assa Abloy has won the Golden Protector 2018 for its mobile-ready mechatronic locking system, Cliq Connect. The award was presented on 27 June at the Sicherheitsexpo in Munich. Cliq Connect is part of the trusted Cliq ecosystem, which includes programmable, battery-powered keys and security cylinders. The Cliq Connect solution makes mobile workflows smoother, because administrators can change or issue access rights wherever site users are. A key-holder no longer needs to update their key physically in person, carry additional programming devices, or even return to base. All they need is a smartphone and the Cliq Connect app.

The app pairs a programmable Cliq Connect key, via an end-to-end encrypted cloud connection, with the Cliq Web Manager. To change a key-holder’s access permissions, 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 from the cloud.

Cliq Connect saves companies’ administration costs and increases security, because in the event of a lost key, access authorisations can be deleted instantly. Cliq Connect was previously a winner at the Detektor International Awards, recognising outstanding innovation in security alarms, access control and CCTV; amongst the recognitions it has received is also the Gold Trophy at France’s APS Awards. In 2014, Assa Abloy also collected a Silver Protector Award for its fully electronic locking system, Ecliq