As part of its ongoing commitment to working with best-in-class solutions providers, Corps Security has announced a new agreement with ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, part of ASSA ABLOY UK. This strategic partnership will give customers of the Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC) access to state-of-the-art door opening products and systems.
The Corps CMC provides alarm receiving and surveillance system monitoring services to customers in a diverse range of market sectors on an independent basis, or as part of an integrated service. Eric Roberts, Corps Security’s CMC business development director, explained, ‘Our Glasgow based facility exemplifies our commitment to excellence in everything we do. To add to its credentials we have also attained National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold accreditation to go with our existing BS 8418 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.’
Headquartered in Willenhall, West Midlands ASSA ABLOY UK is home to a wide variety of leading brands including, ASSA,UNION, Adams Rite, Trimec and Abloy. Eryl Jones, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions commercial manager, commented, ‘The ASSA ABLOY Group is represented in all the major regions of the world with over 36,000 employees. We offer a complete range of high quality door opening systems – more than any other organisation on the market – including locks, cylinders, electromechanical products, remote monitoring solutions, and accessories. Our products are proven to help our customers meet strict security standards such as PAS 24 and LPS1175 which addresses critical issues relating to total doorset security.’
In the rapidly growing electromechanical security sector, ASSA ABLOY has unrivalled status in access control as a result of its pioneering technology such as the CLIQ system. The keys used with the CLIQ system feature a unique electronic ID that ensures a greatly enhanced level of security, power and control. CLIQ keys can operate both mechanical and electronic cylinders in the same master key system making it one of the most secure locking systems in the world.
Embedded in the head of the key is a battery and microcircuit that stores an encrypted digital ID. When the key is placed in the lock, the circuit in the key communicates with the cylinder chip to authenticate it and allow the user to gain entry. The chips in the key and cylinder log activity to track anyone whose key opens the door or is denied access.
The CLIQ solution has recently been enhanced with the introduction of CLIQ REMOTE. CLIQ Remote makes it possible to give one person – regardless of location, anywhere in the world – remote access to a building. In addition, for greater security an option is available to determine when and where the key will work.
A major benefit to the user is the vastly reduced administrative work involved with managing keys for employees, consultants and temporary staff. A copied or lost key is an immediate security threat, and replacing lock cylinders and keys combined is a time consuming and expensive process. CLIQ remote make those changes quick and easy, without changing keys or cylinders.
By using ASSA ABLOY’s Web Manager software, operatives in the CMC can programme keys, obtain an overview of the locking system, check authorisations, and identify shared keys by connecting a programming key to a PC. The CMC can also grant employees and visitors entry to specific areas of a building and also allow restricted access for specified time periods to individuals such as third party service engineers.
The CMC is currently promoting ASSA ABLOY Security Solution’s products to its customers and third party installers as its preferred door opening technology partner. Corps Security’s Eric Roberts, concludes, ‘In the past we have experienced problems unlocking doors remotely due to badly fitted or inferior locks. This can cause major problems and often necessitates a site visit to rectify the situation. The quality of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions products gives us and our customers valuable peace of mind and I’m delighted that we have entered into this formidable partnership, which I’m confident will generate significant amounts of new business for us both.’