Early in the 20th century an inventor in Finland studied the pin tumbler locking system and decided to find a better way. At that moment the Abloy disc locking principle was born and it has competed well in the security field for over 90 years. The Abloy locking system consists of a series of discs...
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Abloy Protec lock cylinders are also available in an electromechanical form called CLIQ. Electronic components are encased within the cylinder housing. Existing locking hardware can be re-used; only the lock cylinder must be replaced. Abloy CLIQ cylinders combine the security of the Protec disc system with the convenient flexibility of electronic management. Batteryless, patented and encrypted electronic components in the Abloy Protec lock cylinder control time zones and individual access, while maintaining an audit trail. All programming can be handled by a programming device and computer software. Programming keys are used to carry programming information from the programming device to the lock cylinders. A web-based version of the CLIQ program is also available.
Abloy is building a network of both locksmith dealerships and Abloy locksmith distributors across the country. A Texas Abloy warehouse opened in 2011 with a full staff geared to quickly deliver products. The Texas facility also has automated key cutting equipment for speedy deliver of large key orders. Patented key profiles are available for different segments such as locksmith dealer profiles, institutional locksmith profiles, locksmith distributor profiles and exclusive profiles such as for the government.
Abloy locksmith dealers are requested to purchase an Abloy key machine dedicated for cutting Protec keys, a service kit, key blanks and an opening order of Abloy products. Unique Abloy Protec dealer key blanks can be engraved with the dealer name and phone number. Abloy can also originate master key charts as needed.
For further information, contact Abloy USA, 6005 Commerce Drive, Irving, Texas 75063. 800-367-4598.