Abloy UK proud to attain CLIQ Competence Centre by ABLOY certification

Abloy UK has announced that its digital transformation team has been awarded CLIQ Competence Centre by ABLOY certification, subsequently becoming the only approved Centre of Excellence for CLIQ in the UK and Ireland and one of only six certified CLIQ Competence Centres globally.

ABLOY believes the future of locking and access control is a combination of digital communications and precision mechanical products. For several years, the company has invested in developing its CLIQ technology to deliver the best range of solutions to meet the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of the market.

At the core of this strategy has been the creation of a number of Centres of Excellence, with teams trained and equipped to provide technical expertise and professional service and support for CLIQ technology. The Centres of Excellence have been audited by experts from Finland to ensure the teams involved meet and maintain the high standards required. These include:

*Technical Expertise: Technical knowledge of CLIQ products and CLIQ Web Management software

*Customer and Service Expertise: Detailed pre-order planning and ongoing technical support designed to maximise customer satisfaction

*Commercial Expertise: Business strategy and long-term customer support

*Master Key Capabilities: Expertise and procedural knowledge of Master Key systems for Eplanner and CLIQ Web Manager usability

*Production Expertise: Production processes and security related to CLIQ located in the state-of-the-art factory in Willenhall

To continue the further development of this initiative, Abloy has strengthened its team, recently adding three people to the sales and technical departments to provide the resources needed to deliver comprehensive service and support for CLIQ customers. Mervi Hiltunen, solutions manager for Abloy Oy, says: “Abloy Oy is continuing to invest globally in CLIQ technology. We believe it’s equally important to make sure the teams that support our customers are trained and equipped to provide professional expertise and service. I’m delighted to award Abloy UK certification to CLIQ Competence Centre by Abloy making them the sixth Centre of Excellence for CLIQ. In 2019, Abloy aims to expand the network of CLIQ Competence Centres in North America, South Europe and the APAC region to become recognised as the first class service and solution provider in these market areas.”

Pip Courcoux, sales and product manager for CLIQ systems at Abloy UK, added: “Innovation is all about new ideas, creative thoughts and imagination in either products or services. It’s not enough just to have a market-leading product. At Abloy, we recognise that, as the market place adapts to new technologies, threats and opportunities, our service to our customers must also change. This certification by Abloy Oy endorses our capability to provide first class services and ensures that we’ll be able to maintain and grow our position as the leader in the sphere of electromechanical locking solutions in the UK and Irish markets.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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