Case North West - CLIQ helps to keep power flowing to North West England

From Upgrading security at Electricity North West Limited presents quite a challenge. The company owns 57,000 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables, as well as 34,000 transformers, in urban and remote rural locations across North West England. The company sought a solution to control access at its sites, which are spread across urban and remote rural locations.

 “Each key can be programmed and updated individually to allow access to specific areas at specific times and dates,accommodating constantly changing access requirements and ensuring maximum flexibility”

Rob Bennett, Senior Market Development Manager at ABLOY UK


To control access at dispersed sites with constantly changing access requirements. The company’s old brass padlocks had occasionally been targeted by thieves for their scrap value. 


  • Locks that meet the industry security standard for attack resistance, to ensure the continuity and safety of electricity supply 

  • Padlocks which are not made of brass

  • A locking solution which enables Electricity North West Limited to control keys more easily

  • The ability to generate audit trails on demand, identifying when keys and locks were operated

  • A survey and installation service



  • Padlocks'security standards (tested BS EN12320, certified to LPS 1654)

  • Individual access rights to specific areas at specific times and dates

  • The CLIQ™ software supports the complex workflow of the utility company 

  • Audit trails

  • If a key is lost, this no longer creates a major security 


PROTEC2 CLIQ is Abloy’s comprehensive and flexible key and access management system. It’s a wireless solution with quick and easy installation, electronic keys and an audit trail. It provides instant and precise situational awareness of movements. 


Super Weather Proof Padlocks

The Super Weather Proof (SWP) Padlock range meets IP68 specifications and can withstand the harshest conditions from storm-driven salt water or fine desert dust. They also come with electromechanical versions able to be linked to our CLIQ system.