CLIQ system helps Helsingin Energia keep Helsinki lights on
Around 400,000 customers rely on Helsingin Energia for their electricity, and the company now relies on the Protec² CLIQ® system to keep its supply sites secure.
For Helsingin Energia and its customers, infrastructure security is paramount. Any interruption in supply would affect homes and businesses across the city, so the company switched to a security system tailored to the needs of critical services like public utilities.
CLIQ® is designed for organisations whose employees, technicians, and other contractors need variable admission rights to multiple high-security sites and buildings. Each user carries a single key that is programmed with exactly the access rights that the user needs.
The use of every key in the organisation can be controlled—and audited—remotely. Communications between door, cylinders, and system software are all encrypted.
Helsingin Energia has equipped almost all of its interior and exterior door locks with the Protec² CLIQ® system—around 3,500 doors, spread across 70 different site locations, ranging in type from power plants to warehouses.
“The CLIQ® system is perfect for large, dispersed workforce with ever-changing access requirements,” says Kevin Hoare, CLIQ® Business Development Director EMEA at ASSA ABLOY. “In the case of Helsingin Energia, the access rights in every key are renewed daily, bringing the highest levels of security to one of Helsinki’s vital public utilities.”
“Now, if someone goes out on a Saturday night and loses the key, it is not a risk to us anymore,” says Mats Fagerström, chief security officer at Helsingin Energia.
To learn more about how Helsingin Energia keeps its premises safe with CLIQ®, see the video case study on the ASSA ABLOY YouTube channel, or point your browser to http://www.youtube.com.
CLIQ® is a security locking system with high-end microelectronics, programmable keys and locks. The system offers a variety of combinations of mechanical and electronic systems to match different security and flexible access needs. Available on the global market place, it provides flexible access and key management solutions for all kinds of locking applications. CLIQ® Remote solution is designed for distant sites, enabling the commissioning, programming and full administration of security management centrally via web-based software.
About Helsingin Energia: Helsingin Energia is one of Finland’s largest energy companies. It supplies around 400,000 customers with electricity, covering about 90 percent of the heating needs of the national capital, Helsinki. Around 1,250 employees and 1,500 contractors work for the company.