Supplying clean drinking water for remote mountain communes

O des Aravis is the water utility serving towns and villages in the Aravis Mountains, a Prealpine range on the edge of France’s Haute-Savoie. O des Aravis is responsible for water capture and storage quality and analysis and delivery of around 700,000 m3 annually to homes and businesses in the region.

“The programming software platform is very simple to use. We can easily grant or forbid access rights to any user. There is very good communication about software updates, it's highly professional." Laurent Schutz, Water & Sanitation Process Manager, O des Aravis


O des Aravis wanted to harmonize all access points within a single, unified, key-based system. The main requirements for the new access control system were:

  • Secure, intelligent locks which would enable O des Aravis to track and trace exactly who accesses which areas and when
  • Proven and robust locking devices suited to protect high-security openings, including a potentially dangerous room with  high-tension electrical cabling and equipment
  • The ability to combine electronic and mechanical functionality and locks within a single system
  • An easier way to handle lost keys that minimizes the security risk to these sensitive sites


O des Aravis combine mechanical and electronic locking within a single access control system with great benefits:

- CLIQ software -- including an optional, cloud-based CLIQ Web Manager which works inside any browser -- makes it easy and intuitive to manage their entire locking system.

- Comprehensive audit trails for any lock or key are available on demand. These also sync automatically when a user key is updated or revalidated. If a key is lost, a security manager can deactivate it instantly with a couple of clicks, ensuring buildings are not put at risk.

- Because CLIQ is a flexible, one-key system, O des Aravis can retain some mechanical locks at the site, operated by the same secure keys and with the same PROTEC2 highsecurity disc cylinders proven at critical infrastructure sites all over Europe.


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. 



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