Collaboration results in smart outdoor latching solution

Oulu, Finland and Ennepetal, Germany

The new solution resulting from the Iloq and Dirak technical collaboration Image courtesy of Dirak via Iloq

Collaboration between Iloq Oy and Dirak GmbH has resulted in a smart and secure latching solution for outdoor applications.

Headquartered in Ennepetal, Germany, Dirak GmbH has been a pioneer in lock, hinge and fastening technology for more than 30 years. For the last two years, Iloq and Dirak have been working together to develop a smart latching solution that would operate reliably in outdoor applications and provide enhanced security for critical infrastructure sectors such as power, utility and telecom.

For optimal protection against weather conditions and vandalism, the Iloq S50 half cylinder lock is fully integrated into the Dirak swinghandle that is RC2-approved according to DIN EN 1630. The lock is opened using the power from an NFC-enabled smartphone making it a battery-free solution. Access rights to open the lock are sent to an app running on the smartphone. They can be updated and cancelled remotely and in real time. This keyless solution eliminates the risks related to lost or stolen physical keys and ensures that only the right people have access to the right sites at the right time.

The solution maximizes security while enabling keyless access even in the most remote locations. The time and environmental impact of travelling between administration offices and sites to pick up and return keys has been eliminated. And with no batteries to be changed, there’s never a risk of not being able to access the sites and no unrecyclable battery waste to be handled.

NFC technology, combined with cloud-based SaaS, PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), mutual authentication and strong AES-256 encryption (the highest Advanced Encryption Standard), has enabled Iloq and Dirak to produce a revolutionary concept for locking technology.


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