Solution - Auckland War Memorial Museum
Following an introduction by the museum’s architects, Ken met with the ASSA ABLOY team to view the PROTEC2 CLIQ system and evaluate its suitability. Bought about by new technology and the ‘internet of things’, CLIQ is a connected system of wireless smart locks, operated with battery-powered keys. It uses AES encryption for every electronic exchange – the current gold standard for wireless security and used by institutions such as the US government.
All keys are numbered and assigned to an individual and activated by their user pin at the start of each work day. Keys automatically switch off a few hours after activation, so if a key is lost or goes missing (unbeknownst to the key holder), it soon expires. And if the key owner reports it missing, it can be blocked straight away.
Key data is relayed to a database for the museum team to track the audit trail of keys and doors accessed in order to manage the building. Doors can be assigned individual security settings – some are set for wider usage while others can be locked down to a few individuals.