It is true that batteries do not last forever and should be replaced once in a while. However, batteries provide a continuous power source, which brings along undeniable possibilities that other power sources do not have. These include managing and opening locks remotely and proactive responses to unexpected events. Let’s take a closer look.
Even with high-end keyless, mobile-controlled locks, the constant development of technology and digitalisation has made it possible that today there is plenty to choose from in the market besides wired and battery-powered solutions. Although there is a place for every solution, battery usage always has its advantages as our latest keyless solution, the ABLOY BEAT Bluetooth padlock, clearly demonstrates.
ABLOY BEAT is Abloy’s latest digital solution for protecting critical infrastructure, featuring a newly designed Super Weather Proof Bluetooth padlock, operated with a mobile app and digital key. It offers premium security and privacy protection, heralding a new era of effortless connectivity via our mobile application. Connectivity in this case does not only mean its ability to connect to the user’s mobile phone. As the properties of the lock develop in the future, this means, for example, that the state of the lock can be monitored and managed remotely without a physical visit to the site. This and, for example, opening the lock remotely would not be possible without the continuous power produced by the batteries.
Implementing keyless access control solutions without a continuous power source not only weakens some of the key features of a keyless lock, but also decreases the situational awareness of site security and operations as the lock has the ability to log events only when one is using it. With its continuous power source and the connectivity of the lock, it can monitor and log unexpected events or unauthorised access.