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The 10 musts of museum access control and one technology that does them all

When Munch s The Scream was stolen from an Oslo museum in 1994, the thieves left a handwritten postcard. It read: Thanks for the poor security. As that famous heist and others show, every exhibit risks theft, damage, vandalism or terrorism both carefully planned and opportunistic.

In 2008, a gallery in Z rich lost artworks by Monet, C zanne, Degas and van Gogh in under five minutes. According to the FBI, less than five percent of stolen masterpieces are ever recovered. Evidence suggests most thefts occur where security systems are inadequate. Within a multi-layered system, effective access control can play a key role in ensuring the worst does not happen whether in a heritage property with historic architecture to maintain, or in a modern building where contemporary security blends in easily. The basic principles of access control are well established: only authorised people should have access to display or storage areas, only at times that can be defined in advance, and only within a system that can identify exactly who went where, and when. Traditional mechanical lock-and-key systems cannot accomplish this at least, not without a huge admin burden on security staff. But modern, electronic wireless access control has the functionality and flexibility to achieve it, if a simple checklist of 10 musts is covered: Is your system comprehensive, covering all doors and other openings, including basements, storage areas and the roof? Are locks certified for resistance to physical attack (e.g. anti-picking technology)?

Can any compromised lock be re-keyed and/or replaced instantly? Is key tracking straightforward so you always know who exactly has keys or access permissions, and can amend those permissions quickly? Are full audit trails easy to generate, detailing who has gone where, and when? Have you minimised the number of keys in circulation, and only issue them based on need, not convenience or seniority? Can you offer fine-grained levels of access to different site users as required? Are your physical keys protected against unauthorised copying? Is remote unlocking or locking of the main door enabled if there s an emergency? Are locks and other devices discreet enough to maintain a property s appearance (castle treasury, country house, historic theatre, church sacristy, and so on)? CLIQ has the credentials for national heritage CLIQ is a locking system which combines high-end mechanical and electronic protection.

A range of key-operated cylinders maximise physical security. CLIQ technology then adds an extra layer of encrypted, user-friendly electronic security on top. Security managers at Berlin s Deutsches Theater chose CLIQ to protect their historic premises, an icon of 19 th -century Neoclassical architecture. The theatre s new system integrates CLIQ s cutting-edge microelectronics with a high-quality mechanical cylinder system. Security staff simply program each CLIQ key with the exact access rights its user needs. Fine-grained permission schedules, right down to the individual door, can be set for every employee and contractor. Using straightforward system software, any CLIQ key can be scheduled to permit entry only at pre-set times during public opening times, for example, or after hours for cleaning staff. Permission updates are communicated from system to door via CLIQ programming keys. Because CLIQ locks are wireless, no major alterations were needed to existing door hardware or building aesthetics a critical feature when refitting an historic property like the Deutsches Theater.

In Sweden, Stockholm s Vasamuseet also upgraded an old mechanical system to CLIQ . Staff used to carry heavy keychains with 10 or more keys. Now facility managers can amend the access rights of everyone s single CLIQ key at any time, even remotely. Previously, the biggest problem was lost keys, says Michael Andr sen, Operations and Security Officer at the State Maritime Museums, Sweden. Then the lock had to be replaced, which was expensive. With CLIQ , a lost key s access rights are simply removed, instantly, and it no longer opens any doors. With CLIQ , it s clear where our keys are. Making museums more cost-efficient CLIQ can be installed from scratch or retro-fitted to existing mechanical locks. Once CLIQ has been installed, administrators can immediately de-authorise a lost key or change a key s permissions, at any time and from anywhere.

Only genuine CLIQ keys with a valid software authorization will open a CLIQ lock, eliminating any potential risks from stolen or copied keys. Returns on security investment for museums are often measured in what doesn t happen. CLIQ , however, also has a positive impact on workflows, saving time and money. By eliminating the need for physical key handover, CLIQ removes delays caused by logistical bottlenecks. When facility needs change, site users simply update their key with programming devices or via an encrypted Bluetooth connection to their CLIQ Connect mobile phone app. It s enough to make an art thief scream. ASSA ABLOY sells and supports CLIQ technology under several locking brands, including IKON, ABLOY, Mul-T-Lock, ASSA, Vachette, FAB and KESO. About ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 47,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 71 billion.

In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.

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The key to supply chain security: How to protect your data

The landscape of security and access control has changed markedly over the last decade with the introduction of technology that allows for traceability and time management of mechanical keys. This has changed the conversation and passkeys, cryptographic keys and encryption keys are all becoming more commonplace. By default, we ve become obsessed with cybersecurity and high-profile cases of data theft and loss are rife.

Research shows that 93% of large organisations and 87% of small businesses experienced a security breach in 2013, with affected companies experiencing roughly 50% more breaches than in 2012. Although keys provide access to critical assets, including servers that hold customer data, and offices where customers accounts are managed, we see many organisations that don t know how many keys they have in circulation, or where they are at any given time. The supply chain For organisations handling any kind of data, great importance must be placed on resilience within the supply chain. When considering exposure to risk, physical supply chain management presents a number of unique challenges. Add to this the complex risks that cybersecurity poses, and ensuring a safe supply chain environment can seem like an impossible task. How stable are your suppliers, do you know where they get their products from, how safe and protected are their assets, and how robust are their own relationships with their suppliers? Mitigating risk can involve identifying dependencies and vulnerabilities that can impact on supply chains. Increasing the visibility of these areas allows organisations to anticipate their impact and plan for contingencies. Data protection When it comes to the security of your data, areas that need to be considered include: What information are you sharing within your supply chain?

Where is the data located? What are your suppliers doing with that information? Are they reselling that data? Is there a data controller and processing agreement in place? Are they prepared enough to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Enforcement date: 25 May 2018. How would you deal with a data breach? The GDPR is a binding legislative act that will come into force across the EU (including the UK) next year. The regulation seeks to harmonise inconsistent data protection laws currently operating in the EU s member states and aims to facilitate the secure, free flow of data.

If an organisation fails to comply with the regulation it could be fined up to 4% of the company s global annual turnover and could severely damage its reputation. The secure option To combat these risks, Abloy UK offers a high level of both physical protection, with its high-quality locking solutions and data protection using only accredited software and infrastructure providers, compliant with European and National standards for physically secure key systems. PROTEC2 CLIQ, an electronic key system where all power is retained by the key or locks themselves, requires no wiring; users can change permissions, profiles, schedules and validity and revoke use at the CLIQ of a button; organisations can comprehensively track and audit who has access to which locations, when they had access and how often; and uses three factor authentications standard 256-bit encryption, advanced encryption and industry standard SHA-2 SSL certificates. When it comes to data security within your supply chain don t leave anything to chance, mitigate the potential risks in advance and only use suppliers you can be sure will keep your data secure. Free Download: Securing the UK s borders. Getting national security and Brexit right first time is crucial , we do not want to get this wrong. This report considers the implications of leaving the EU for the management of the UK s borders and making it as easy as possible for international business to thrive and legitimate movement to occur in a post-Brexit UK.

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Deliveries on your doormat even if you re out thanks to a smart new service from ASSA ABLOY and PostNord

In Sweden, a new smart door lock from ASSA ABLOY is making the While you were out delivery card a thing of the past. PostNord customers can now choose to have parcels delivered inside their front door, if it is equipped with an ASSA ABLOY smart lock. It should be simple and convenient to shop online, says Johan Hellman, Head of eCommerce at PostNord.

We ll now be able to deliver items inside the front door in a secure way. The recipient doesn t need to be at home or be available at a particular time, which makes it both simple and convenient. The new service works via a PIN code issued automatically to an authorised PostNord delivery driver. The code opens a recipient s front door just once, so PostNord can leave a parcel on the inside. Now, there s no need for customers to wait in all day, or make a special journey to a collection point. It s another real-world example of smart door locks making life easier. The new service is simple to operate. Customers select home delivery from a participating e-retailer, in the usual way, and approve a specific delivery time slot using their mobile phone. If customers select home delivery inside the front door , their PostNord driver automatically receives a single-use PIN code to open the lock.

The code becomes invalid instantly and automatically after delivery; the customer s phone is notified again when the parcel is delivered. Pilot project A pilot project is already under way in Lerum, near Gothenburg, in conjunction with some of Scandinavia s major e-retailers. Approximately 100 households are trialling this new, ultra-convenient delivery option. With new and innovative products, such as our Yale Doorman lock, customers have an opportunity to simply and securely avail themselves of different services without having to be at home, says Kristoffer Wadman, Director Business Development at ASSA ABLOY Scandinavia. The project illustrates one of many ways a smart door lock can boost convenience and security for everyone. With a smart front door, homeowners no longer have to carry cumbersome keys; there s no need to cut a spare set for a cleaner, the kids or a cat-sitter. With a smart lock, you can let guests in remotely via an app, send them a digital key, or provide a temporary or single-use PIN to open the door. Digital keys are also safer than metal ones: they can t be copied or stolen, and can be instantly revoked if they fall into the wrong hands. Find out more about how smart locks from ASSA ABLOY make in-home delivery with PostNord possible.

embedded content About ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 47,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 71 billion. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security. About PostNord PostNord is the leading supplier of communication and logistics solutions to, from, and within the Nordic region. We ensure the provision of postal services to households and businesses in Sweden and Denmark. With our expertise and strong distribution network, we put in place conditions for tomorrow s communication, e-commerce, distribution and logistics in the Nordic region. In 2015 the Group had 35,000 employees and sales of around SEK 40 billion. The parent company, PostNord AB, is a Swedish public limited company headquartered in Solna, Sweden. Visit us at www.postnord.com.

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The pioneer behind the world s first unpickable lock: Abloy celebrates 110th birthday

Security lock pioneer Abloy is celebrating its 110 th birthday. The venerable Finnish brand, which merged with ASSA in 1994, revolutionised the locking industry when it patented the disc cylinder-operated lock in 1919. The innovation was the brainchild of founder Emil Henriksson, who in 1907 decided to redeploy the rotating detainer discs inside cash registers inside locks.

The precision mechanics engineer patented the idea 12 years later and registered the Abloy trademark. Virtually unpickable, the lock propelled Abloy to being a market leader not just in Finland but globally too. Henrickkson later integrated electromechanical technology with the mechanical lock, during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1994, Abloy merged with ASSA to form the ASSA ABLOY group. In recent years Abloy has developed access control systems such as PROTEC2 CLIQ and CLIQ Connect, which reduced the number of keys required. Abloy s product range includes both mechanical and electric locks, as well as access control systems, which are deployed in a wide range of sectors. From museums and sporting venues to hospitals, airports and government buildings, its locks protect some of the world s most iconic landmarks.

At IFA 2017, smart locks open doors to the connected, integrated home services of the future

Visitors to IFA 2017 will discover a truly smart home starts with a smart door. ASSA ABLOY s trusted home security brand Yale is showcasing its Yale Smart Living range. In Hall 6.2, at Stand 110, attendees can view and handle the latest Yale Smart Living solutions including smart door locks.

They can also discover applications for our locks beyond home security, and discuss with our experts how to integrate these smart devices into a compelling service for their residential customers. With a few swipes on a palm-sized screen, we can order a taxi, check our bank balance, and book a train journey or even a private jet. The latest smart door locks also make it easy and secure to open and monitor your front door with a smartphone, and to integrate your lock with residential services in telecoms, utilities, home care and more. Connected living begins with a smart door lock. Yale smart door locks exhibited at IFA 2017 include: ENTR : Replacing an existing lock cylinder with an ENTR smart door lock enables you to access your home or office via app, keypad PIN, remote control or even your fingerprint. The showcase also features the new ENTR S , designed for Scandinavian doors. Doorman: Insurance approved and specifically designed for the residential market, this smart door lock offers a complete retrofit solution for Scandinavian doors. It also integrates seamlessly with leading smart home and security systems. Conexis L1: The UK s fastest-growing smart door lock enables keyless entry and integration with multiple home security devices.

Also available at the stand is ASSA ABLOY s recent Smart-Home Security Report , published in conjunction with IFSEC Global. This exclusive ASSA ABLOY publication is aimed at potential partners and other businesses working in the residential sector, and is packed with market data and insights on smart door locks and their role in the fast-growing market for smart-home services. Download the report for free here . Elsewhere at IFA, visitors can see Yale smart door locks in action with demonstrations and live integrations with a range of services. Smart door locks in action Residential service providers across Europe including telecoms companies, domestic utilities, smart-home specialists, home care providers, rental agencies and more have already integrated Yale smart door locks to build better services for their customers. In Sweden, customers of PostNord no longer need to wait in for a postal delivery. They can have parcels delivered inside their front door, if it is equipped with a smart door lock. The new service works via a single-use PIN code issued automatically to an authorised PostNord driver. In Turkey, around 1,700 Yale smart door locks are being installed at Future Park, a new development where apartments are built around home automation.

Residential technology specialists Aypro designed an app-powered system for residents and integrated our lock. In Italy, Home at Hotel holiday rental properties are now secured with a Yale ENTR . Locks are integrated with the SCLAK app-powered access system, making it much easier for guests to enjoy their stay without key hassles. And now, Home by Hotel can more easily deliver value-added services, including grocery shopping and extra cleaning on demand. Why partner with ASSA ABLOY? It s easy for all kinds of companies to build smarter domestic services with ASSA ABLOY. An expert team of ASSA ABLOY smart security specialists provides free installation and sales training for staff. A partner can then use their existing network, or harness the vast ASSA ABLOY installer network. Unlike other lock companies, ASSA ABLOY has a global footprint, with the widest range of smart locks available in Euro, Scandinavian and other relevant door profiles.

If your customer wants a smart door lock, chances are ASSA ABLOY has one to fit. We also encourage providers in any domestic service sector to speak to us, to find out how we can help them use our smart door locks to take their services to the next level. We already have many success stories to share. says Omer Sagi, Smart Door Lock Business Development Director at ASSA ABLOY. We really understand how complex doors can be and that s what makes it simple for service providers to partner with us. Plus, our smart door locks are from a high-profile brand that Europe s homeowners already trust. Key takeaways The Yale brand has established decades of customer recognition and loyalty Our locks are built using open standards for easy integration with your service Locks can complete a smart home setup with trusted smart security We offer expert sales and installation training, and an expert ASSA ABLOY installer network (if needed) You get to share the most up-to-date market intelligence from a global leader Throughout IFA 2017, ASSA ABLOY experts are available in Hall 6.2, at Stand 110, to discuss integration opportunities.

Let us know if we can help you give your customers an even better service with smart home technology.

IFSEC 2017 preview: Abloy UK on Cliq Connect, sustainability, and the benefits of electric locks

Sponsored by Genetec, Borders & Infrastructure Expo will take place between 20-22 June 2017 as part of IFSEC International and the wider Protection & Management Series. IFSEC exhibitor Abloy UK, which provides high quality electric and mechanical security locking solutions, is focusing on borders and critical infrastructure this year, the company s head of PEU, Steve Wintle, told IFSEC Global in an interview you can read below. IFSEC Global: What s your priority at IFSEC?

Steve Wintle: The focus this year on borders and infrastructure. That s an area that Abloy are very focused on, especially with Cliq Connect and how it s evolving. Cliq offers benefits not just from a security and health and safety point of view but also delivers operational efficiencies. IG: What kind of customers will you be looking to meet at the event? SW: I m hoping that we re going to meet people from all national infrastructure sectors. We re involved across all sectors, but our focus is on national infrastructure. We have quite good relationships in some sectors, not quite as good in others. And therefore we re definitely looking to broaden our relationships or opportunities across all CNI sectors. Steve Wintle IG: What is so special about Cliq?

SW: It is becoming a recognised solution for infrastructure. On the back of that we are continuing to develop and add more features to Cliq. One recent addition is mapping. Through integration with permit to work systems we ve got examples of where we ve used it with infrastructure. It s providing greater control and tightening up not just from a security point of view but from a health and safety one too. You re able to ensure that whoever is working on a certain plant or within certain areas are compliant and trained to be working on that kind of equipment or within those areas. IG: And what about the people who install or integrate the systems? How do you work with them? SW: We have a network of approved installers.

They ve been through training, and because of their geographical locations are able to provide day to day technical support whether it be for electro-mechanical or mechanical systems. So we have a well-established network of installers and distributors who are able to work with and support the end user on a local basis. IG: How important is sustainability? Is this something you re striving to improve? SW: Absolutely. It s something we re getting asked about constantly. Whenever we re tendering for contracts, especially within infrastructure, part of the prequalification is often questions on how we manage the environment or risk to environment, sustainability of raw material, resources, and use of natural resources or power or water. So the Abloy Group has people who are driving that internally to make sure we re staying up there with the latest government guidance on sustainability. But it s also driven by our customers.

Because they re being encouraged to use businesses that are environmentally aware and can support them in achieving their green credentials. IG: Going back to IFSEC, is there anything else you want to highlight? SW: We will be showing a new J handle often used on data racks and our electric lock range which is very relevant following recent events in Manchester and London as an the electric lock can provide a more effective method of securing a building in a dynamic lock down scenario and is fully compliant with BS EN 13637. The reason electric locks can be very effective is that they always provide a mechanical means of escape but will self-lock even without power, unlike a magnet that once the power is cut the door is left insecure. In terms of green credentials electric locks also only use power when operated whereas magnets use power constantly so electric locks deliver a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of a business. We will also be demonstrating CliQ Connect, which takes key control to another level. The benefit of CliQ Connect being that if a key is lost or stolen, it won t open anything until it s been activated by the owner of the key or via integration with a permit-to-work system. Which is ideal for handing to contractors and knowing that the contractor can t access a site without prior authorisation, which is critical for managing health and safety as well as security benefits, especially for CNI critical national infrastructure sites. IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL.

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Corps Security and Assa Abloy: unlocking the potential of remote door opening

Corps Security and Assa Abloy: unlocking the potential of remote door opening An agreement between Corps Security and Assa Abloy will give customers of the Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC) access to the latter’s state-of-the-art door opening products. The Corps CMC provides alarm receiving and surveillance system monitoring services to customers in a diverse range of market sectors on an independent basis, or as part of an integrated service. Eric Roberts, Corps Security s CMC business development director, explained: “Our Glasgow-based facility exemplifies our commitment to excellence in everything we do.

To add to its credentials we have also attained National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold accreditation to go with our existing BS 8418 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.” Headquartered in Willenhall, West Midlands, Assa Abloy UK plays host to a wide variety of leading brands including, Assa,Union, Adams Rite, Trimec and Abloy. Eryl Jones, Assa Abloy Security Solutions’ commercial manager, commented: “The Assa Abloy Group is represented in all the major regions of the world with over 36,000 employees. We offer a complete range of high quality door opening systems more than any other organisation on the market including locks, cylinders, electromechanical products, remote monitoring solutions and accessories.

Our products are proven to help our customers meet strict security standards such as PAS 24 and LPS1175 which addresses critical issues relating to total doorset security.” Features of the CLIQ system In the rapidly growing electromechanical security sector, Assa Abloy enjoys “unrivalled status” in access control as a result of its pioneering technology such as the CLIQ system. The keys used with the CLIQ system feature a unique electronic ID that ensures a greatly enhanced level of security, power and control. CLIQ keys can operate both mechanical and electronic cylinders in the same master key system, in turn making it one of the most secure locking systems in the world.

Embedded in the head of the key is a battery and microcircuit that stores an encrypted digital ID. When the key is placed in the lock, the circuit in the key communicates with the cylinder chip to authenticate it and allow the user to gain entry. The chips in the key and cylinder log activity to track anyone whose key opens the door or is denied access.

Recent addition of CLIQ Remote The CLIQ solution has recently been enhanced with the introduction of CLIQ REMOTE. CLIQ Remote makes it possible to give one person regardless of location, anywhere in the world remote access to a building. In addition, for greater security an option is available to determine when and where the key will work.

A major benefit to the user is the vastly reduced administrative work involved with managing keys for employees, consultants and temporary staff. A copied or lost key is an immediate security threat, and replacing lock cylinders and keys combined is a time consuming and expensive process. CLIQ remote make those changes quick and easy, without changing keys or cylinders.

By using Assa Abloy s Web Manager software, operatives in the CMC can programme keys, obtain an overview of the locking system, check authorisations and identify shared keys by connecting a programming key to a PC. Entry to specific building areas The CMC operators can also grant employees and visitors entry to specific areas of a building, and allow restricted access for specified time periods to certain individuals (such as third party service engineers). The CMC is currently promoting Assa Abloy Security Solution s products to its customers and third party installers as its preferred door opening technology partner.

Corps Security s Eric Roberts concluded: “In the past we have experienced problems unlocking doors remotely due to badly fitted or inferior locks. This can cause major problems, and often necessitates a site visit to rectify the situation. The quality of Assa Abloy Security Solutions’ products gives us and our customers valuable peace of mind, and I m delighted that we have entered into this formidable partnership.

I’m fully confident it will generate significant amounts of new business for us both.”