PROTEC2 CLIQ® solution secures over 23 terawatt hours of electricity for Electricity North West Limited, the distribution network operator for the North-West, England.
The company required locks that met the industry security standard for attack resistance, to ensure the continuity and safety of electricity supply. Not made of brass, the required locking solution had to enable Electricity North West Limited to control keys more easily and to generate survey and installation services, create audit trails on demand and identify when keys and locks were operated.
ABLOY UK provided a detailed survey and introduced their trusted reseller and partner. To date, almost 15,000 locking cylinders and padlocks have been fitted at Electricity North West Limited multiple sites. The installed CLIQ® system offers high flexibility, as mechanical cylinders and padlocks were installed in conjunction with the electro- mechanical CLIQ® cylinders across all the sites.
Electricity North West Limited is also using almost 2,000 CLIQ® user keys and over 40 CLIQ® pro- gramming devices to update access rights of keys remotely. Electricity North West Limited old brass padlocks had on occasion been targeted by thieves for their scrap value. The new padlocks all meet required security standards, are tested to BS EN12320 and are certified to LPS 1654.
The CLIQ® software supports the complex workflow of the utility company, by enabling audit trails to be generated for individual locks, keys or system users. If a key is not returned or lost, this no longer creates a major security risk because all keys can be activated, access changed or removed using the CLIQ® web manager software, making a truly dynamic secure system. The battery-powered CLIQ® keys are programmable; for example, a temporary contractor can be issued with a key that permits entry to specific sites for a limited time period. After the authorisation period ends, the key is not able to open the lock. Abloy UK are proud to be helping Electricity North West Limited secure electricity supply to 5 million people, with the CLIQ® locking solution.
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