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13/11/2016

Critical infrastructure secured with Cliq

London, UK

Llyn Brenig is a critical public utility that also attracts 190,000 tourists every year and possibly provides the ultimate security challenge.

At Llyn Brenig Reservoir and Visitor Centre in Wales, it is the Assa Abloy Cliq technology that was selected to protect this important public utility whilst at the same time keeping it flexible enough to welcome tourists to the popular visitor centre.

Llyn Brenig is a critical public utility that also attracts 190,000 tourists every year and possibly provides the ultimate security challenge, because infrastructure safety is paramount, but so too is the flexibility required to welcome hundreds of daily visitors.

"Critical infrastructure requires a flexible, high-security locking solution. Exactly for these high demanding projects like these we have developed the Cliq locking system,” says Pip Courcoux, Technical Sales Manager at Abloy UK.

Welsh Water required for its new locking system a premium level of security as the site has valuable plant equipment and the risk of fuel theft, metal theft or poaching is ever-present. The system needs to contain weatherproof equipment, because a number of site padlocks are on gates and barriers exposed to North Wales’ harsh elements all year round.

The site is now equipped with Abloy padlocks, cylinders and keys from the Protec2 Cliq range. The new Cliq electromechanical keys are part of an Abloy Protec master-key system specifically designed to meet the needs of Welsh Water. Cliq keys can operate in both mechanical and electronic cylinders. The padlocks for external usage are made of durable materials such as hardened boron steel provide effective protection against drilling, sawing, cutting, twisting or shimming. The plastic cover provides additional protection against dust and impact.

Now access rights at Llyn Brenig can be tailored to every keyholder’s precise needs, and can be amended on demand. Cliq also guarantees long-term cost savings for the utility, because locks no longer need to be changed when keys are lost. Missing keys are just deleted from the system.

Llyn Brenig site manager Nick Kite says: “The greater functionality of Cliq is very important, allowing us to change key access rights, download audit trails and remove missing keys as required. It gives us that extra flexibility and greater confidence.”


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