Harsh blizzards and heavy rains – Slovak telecom towers demand durable security solutions

Wircom has a strong position in the regional telecom market of Slovakia. Their network provides a steady internet access for over 60,000 people living in the Topoľčany area. Wircom utilises a modern data center as well as over 120 telecom towers to distribute data. To ensure that different distribution assets are kept safe and accessible for maintenance, multiple locking points need to be secured and access rights must be carefully planned.

“ABLOY solutions offer us the technical quality and durability we need. We are very satisfied with this co-operation that has been ongoing for over 10 years. As we currently plan to build our new administrative building, we look forward on how to best utilise ABLOY products at the new facility.”  - Ondrej Kučera, CEO of Wircom.

ABLOY solutions showcase high quality and outstanding durability

Wircom uses the mechanical ABLOY PROTEC2 and electromechanical PROTEC2 CLIQ locks to secure assets, doors, gates, and cabinets. For example, the CLIQ system is installed in their data center and ABLOY SUPER WEATHER PROOF padlocks are used at tens of telecom towers. All these products fit into the same master key system, so multiple locks can be opened with less keys. Each employee has their own key and personalized access rights. And if a key gets lost, the key can be erased from the system without causing security risks or having to rekey locks.


ABLOY products meet all security and access control requirements that are specific to both the region and the telecom industry. Wircom's employees and distribution assets are safe and secured under all circumstances. For example, all security products used at the telecom towers are built to last, whether there is a snowy blizzard or a heavy spring storm.

“We had padlocks from a different provider, that would sometimes break because of the harsh weather conditions. After switching to ABLOY products, we have not experienced such problems. With heavy-duty locks we can also guarantee any passer-by will steer away from harming or climbing our towers. This way we can keep our employees as well as other people safe,” says Ondrej Kučera, the CEO of Wircom.

Benefits of Abloy's solution

  • In a master key system, a single master key opens all required doors, while the keys lower in the hierarchy open only locks specified by the owner.
  • Hence, multiple locks can be opened with less keys.
  • Personalised access rights corresponding to employment position
  • Access rights of lost keys can be removed instantly
  • Durable padlocks for outdoors – a reliable mechanical or electromechanical solution
  • Simplified key management



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. 

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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.

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