iLOQ is helping to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on utilities

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Unfortunately, after almost a year, it seems the world is still very much in the grip of the coronavirus. More and more companies are recommending that their employees to work from home. And, as the second wave hits, educational establishments and public facilities have also closed.

Our homes have once again become our offices, schools, places of entertainment and gyms! We’re consuming more water and electricity and, with the majority of our work meetings and school lessons taking place online, we’re pushing the bandwidth of technology to its breaking point.

A functioning, reliable utilities industry is essential to ensure modern society runs smoothly. However, the last year has put untold pressure on, for example, power production and distribution companies, telecom network services, data centers and water treatment plants.

In an emergency situation, the ability to get maintenance personnel onsite as quickly as possible is vital. This is extremely difficult for utilities providers who regularly face the challenge of simultaneously managing many sites, numerous people and vast numbers of locks. In the past, precious time has been lost because keys to sites have had to be collected from admin offices and then dropped back after the work has been done. And, in worst-case scenarios, personnel haven’t been able to get into the site because the battery on the lock has run out or, due to extreme weather conditions, it’s been impossible to open it.

Luckily, all these issues and more can be eliminated by the quick and simple installation of the iLOQ S50 mobile access sharing system. For example:

No need to worry about batteries: This battery- and cable-free innovation from iLOQ generates the energy needed for unlocking from a smartphone running the iLOQ S50 mobile app.

Quick and reliable access: Access rights to locks, often to remote sites, are conveniently sent over the air to a smartphone running the iLOQ S50 app. The iLOQ S50 portfolio of products have been designed to withstand harsh conditions.

Save time: With access right sent directly to the maintenance person’s phone, there’s no need to continually travel between administration offices and sites to get keys.

Increase security: The right people have the right access to the right place at the right time. iLOQ S50 helps keep track of who has access to what with features like time-restricted access, instant granting and revoking of access rights and real-time audit trail reports.

Reduce costs: With no batteries to change, you’ll save a huge amount in the cost of batteries and the maintenance involved in changing them.

Save the planet: No batteries to change and reduced work-related travelling slashes your environmental impact.

These are just some of the benefits of iLOQ S50. Want to know more? Read on here.

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