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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.