Brian Sims

CLIQ key-based access control integrated with Genetec Security Center

CLIQ WIRELESS locking from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions “now works seamlessly” within Genetec’s Security Center. This new integration helps Security Center end users to broaden their access control capability, administer locking more efficiently and better protect all kinds of premises from today’s increasingly sophisticated and diverse threats.

“Genetec is recognised as a global industry leader in IP-based security solutions,” stated Thomas Åkerberg, business unit director for CLIQ at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA. “Great partnerships can create Best-in-Class solutions. Now, both companies are bringing key-based access control capabilities to Genetec customers around the globe.”

Any organisation using Genetec Security Center 5.7 can now deploy CLIQ key-operated wireless locks and padlocks at their premises. The integration via CLIQ Web Manager software extends the access control possibilities of Security Center, enabling the programming of CLIQ’s intelligent, battery-powered keys with fine-grained access rules from a single and familiar interface. As a result, organisations extend access control and solve their lost key problem. CLIQ is a wire-free solution so installation is simple.

Staff and other site users are not inconvenienced. They can keep their original credentials, while administrators may assign rules for cardholders granting additional access via CLIQ devices. Security managers customise access schedules on site or remotely.

CLIQ’s advanced key management capability mitigates security threats from lost keys. Battery-powered CLIQ keys are reprogrammable, too, so they can be disabled by the system if they go missing. CLIQ saves the expense of physically rekeying locks since the ‘rekeying’ procedure is transacted electronically: a Security Center system administrator can quickly amend an existing key’s access permissions or issue a new programmable CLIQ key.

The CLIQ cylinder range extends beyond door locks to many other applications, with wireless cylinders for cabinets, cupboards, lifts, machines and gates plus hardened steel padlocks for outdoor use. Installation of these programmable locking cylinders and padlocks is wireless and simple, while management within Security Center is seamless.

“Intelligent keys give customers the ability to expand their access control and management beyond the physical network while maintaining the Genetec unified experience and auditing capabilities,” explained Jean Philippe Deby, business development director for the EMEA region at Genetec. “Given the growing importance of management and protection when it comes to our critical infrastructure, support for intelligent keys and locks like CLIQ affords Genetec users the ability to extend their influence over infrastructure right to the edge.”

*Learn more about integrating CLIQ locking with access systems by downloading the free integration guide in PDF format.


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