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WHITE PAPER: Mobile Credentials: Access Control for the Mobile Workforce

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Abloy UK has launched a new discussion paper which explores the reasons for the increased demand for mobile credentials, particularly in critical infrastructure where they’re being used to answer the need for flexibility, convenience and improved operational efficiency.

In addition, they provide an easy way to manage access rights with instant delivery, and increased security and sustainability.

A mobile credential is a digital access key that allows you to authenticate with your smartphone, and use it to gain access to a building, room, or site, replacing a traditional key, fob or a card.

The paper addresses the demands from critical infrastructure businesses which need flexible, reliable key management for a wide variety of sites. From electricity substations to railway track-side cabinets and signal boxes, ISP network cabinets, telecom towers and many more, often in remote locations.

Many sites require shared access by different companies, sometimes by employees, often by contractors. Abloy’s whitepaper discusses the range of options available to businesses to ensure their assets are secure.

It also explains how Abloy can help companies improve operational efficiency with effective key management, reducing risk, reducing wasted journeys, saving money and contributing to their sustainability objectives.

Steve Wintle, Head of Critical Infrastructure at Abloy UK, said: “The world is adopting new technologies at an astounding rate, and as a society we are becoming more reliant on, and comfortable with digital devices. When it comes to managing access control, mobile credentials are gaining popularity across a wide range of industries and applications.

“In this whitepaper, we discuss how mobile credentials have the power to revolutionise access control, making it a more sustainable, convenient, flexible and money saving strategy. We also consider barriers to implementation and recommend the type of applications where they could be the ideal access solution.”

To view the whitepaper, go to https://bit.ly/3doHkth

WHITE PAPER: Smartphones – the future of access control?

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Abloy UK has released a white paper exploring how the critical infrastructure sector can unlock the potential of smartphones in the workplace to improve employee mobility, job satisfaction and productivity.

Despite consumer usage of smartphones increasing significantly over the last decade, many organisations haven’t been as quick to tap into the uses and benefits smartphones can provide. 

Abloy recognises that smartphones should be an extension of IT infrastructure, and users can benefit from the device far greater than just a phone on a network. Integrating a device is more cost effective, functional and secure.

The paper looks at how the cloud, integration, 5G and advances in battery life all mean that smartphones are now essential pieces of IT equipment, which should be used when they’re the most efficient tool for the job.

It explores how critical infrastructure organisations can particularly benefit from this transition, as widespread roll out can deliver financial savings, environmental benefits and improve operational efficiencies.

The white paper also outlines the solution available to achieve this ‘keyvolution’, such as  the CLIQ system, PROTEC2 CLIQ technology and the new BEAT digital padlock. BEAT is a keyless solution that combines a digital key, a mobile app and a heavy-duty, Bluetooth padlock, ideal for critical infrastructure sites.

Pip Courcoux, Sales and Product Manager at Abloy UK, said: “We believe that smartphones will become a much more integral part of the next generation of access control systems. They are capable of so many functions that have become a central part of businesses network infrastructure.

“We have probably only realised a fraction of the value that smartphones can bring, and how they can provide the edge computing and connectivity necessary for true digital transformation. This will only be increased further by the introduction of 5G, offering faster connection speeds and a faster transfer of data.

“Ultimately smartphones will revolutionise remote access control by bringing it into the digital era. The overall benefits of flexibility, time and financial savings, improved security and ease of use are too good to ignore. Their role in helping to effectively secure and manage sites allows critical infrastructure organisations to provide service continuity while building resilience.” 

To learn more and to read and download the white paper, visit https://bit.ly/2J7F8rg.

Abloy UK introduces ABLOY BEAT

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Abloy UK introduces ABLOY BEAT – a new benchmark in keyless solutions, heralding a new era of effortless mobile connectivity with Seos® credential technology for best-in-class security and privacy protection. Featuring a newly designed Super Weather Proof Bluetooth® padlock, operated with our new digital key and mobile app. 

BEAT is a digital innovation within our continuously evolving digital portfolio that includes PROTEC2 CLIQ, Abloy’s comprehensive and flexible key and access management system. It is a wireless solution with quick and easy installation, electronic keys and an audit trail.

To read more on ABLOY BEAT and Abloy’s expanding digital Portfolio please click the link below.

https://www.abloy.co.uk/en/abloy/abloy-co-uk/abloy-beat/