iLOQ wins Detektor’s International Award for ID & Access Control

iLOQ S50 has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Detektor International Award in the ID & Access Control category. This is the third time the company has received the award, having already won in 2008 with the iLOQ S10 locking system and in 2016 with iLOQ’s NFC technology. Detektor is an international security industry publication whose annual awards are one of the most respected in the industry around the world. The awards were presented on 7 November at the Sectech event in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The awarded iLOQ S50 makes use of NFC technology in smartphones: the lock reads the access rights and harvests the power it needs from the phone. With the help of the technology, the phone becomes a key, and the smart lock doesn’t need an external energy source, such as batteries or cabling.

The benefits of smart locks controlled by phones are obvious: simple creation, distribution and changing of access rights. However, until now, the problem for these locks has been that they have required an external power source, either batteries or cabling.

“The Detektor International award is in recognition of products that meet the criteria of outstanding innovations in the advancement of the security industry. I am proud to be part of a company who has developed such a unique solution,” Mårten Persson, Country Manager Norway and Denmark, iLOQ.

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iLOQ in brief

iLOQ is a rapidly growing Finnish company that is leading the technological revolution in the digital locking industry. iLOQ transforms mechanical locks into digital and mobile access management. iLOQ solutions are based on technologies developed and patented by the company, enabling electronic and mobile locking without batteries or cables. iLOQ replaces mechanical and electromechanical locking systems with environmentally friendly solutions that solve the problems of lost or copied keys, reduce lock maintenance and minimize lifecycle costs.