Lumen tested and evaluated solutions from different providers by conducting quality tests. After three months’ testing, both locally and regionally, Lumen decided to trust ABLOY’s solution because of its quality products and scalability at the Latin American level:
“We’ve installed ABLOY EL560 electric locks, which have given us very good results. From this, we moved on to work on our project for Argentina, installing Abloy’s PROTEC2 CLIQ remote access management solution at 100 sites. The system combines electromechanical technology, reduced operating costs, the possibility of audit trails, centralised administration through the management system, total control of keys, and the ability to eliminate lost or stolen keys from the system if required.”
Lumen is now working on installations in Colombia and at their sites in Chile and Peru. In addition to their site security, Lumen is expanding the current locking solution to their clients’ racks inside the data centres:
“For some clients in Argentina, we’ve started to use Abloy’s sequence lock feature, which is developed for environments where two separate persons are needed to open the lock. When entering the key in the cylinder, an orange light appears, indicating that we need a second person to open the rack. This is very useful for PCI audits, for example. We believe that it is a very practical technology, with very good results and low costs."
For ABLOY’s part, Víctor Hugo Manzanilla, ABLOY Latin America’s Sales Manager, continues:
“It’s very important for us for us to provide solutions that protect clients’ strategic assets at the highest level. We want to increase their security, but also enable them to optimise their operations at the same time. Abloy’s PROTEC2 CLIQ solution thus allows any type of infrastructure to be easily protected, not only for maintenance but also for installation, because the system doesn’t require any type of cabling. It’s a perfect solution for achieving the desired levels of optimisation and security from the outset, without the need to modify the existing infrastructure.”