ASSA ABLOY wins golden Protector Award 2018 For the sixth time now the readers of trade journal Protector & Wik and the users of the online portal Sicherheits.info are voting on the best products in security technology. The winners were awarded on 27 June at the SicherheitsExpo in Munich. ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik GmbH was one of the companies pleased to win an award. In the access control category, the manufacturer won the golden Protector 2018 for the locking and access control system CLIQ® Connect. Mathias Leichtle, Head of Marketing Communications ASSA ABLOY DACH region: "We are very pleased that ASSA ABLOY was able to win with CLIQ® Connect. The award is an affirmation of our work. We are continuously developing new products and existing systems in order to offer our customers more safety with simultaneously high comfort and great flexibility. The locking and access control system CLIQ® Connect combines all these aspects." In 2014, ASSA ABLOY was already able to pick up the silver Protector Award in the access control category for the electronic locking system eCLIQ® of the IKON brand. With CLIQ® Connect, the access control independent of location now takes place in real time for the renowned system. This means that access authorisations can be quickly and simply issued, regardless of location. This means that time and money can be saved in administration, but above all, access becomes even more secure: in the event of a lost key, access authorisations can be immediately deleted. Only a smartphone with the CLIQ® Connect app, a CLIQ® Connect key and the CLIQ® web manager are required for this. If a smartphone and key are connected via Bluetooth, the new app can call up updated or time-restricted access authorisations directly from the server via the internet and load them onto the key – without having to go all the way to the company location. Thanks to the end-to-end encryption of data in the transfer, CLIQ® Connect is also secured against hacker attacks. With the voting result the readers of Protector & Wik and the users of the Sicherheits.info platform have honoured the high and, at the same time, secure flexibility of the CLIQ® Connect.