iLOQ’s efficient locking solution installed in Nokian Vuokrakodit’s rental housing portfolio

Nokian Vuokrakodit Ltd is a non-profit rental housing company owned by the City of Nokia in Finland. The company manages and rents affordable, high-quality homes for existing residents and those moving to the city. The property portfolio consists of about one thousand apartments and terraced houses with space ranging from studio flats to four-room family homes.

iLOQ’s digital locking solution has already been installed in many of Nokian Vuokrakodit’s existing properties. The customer has been very satisfied with the efficiency of the system, simple administration of the access rights of keys in circulation and the training provided by iLOQ’s partner.

“Maintaining locking security is quick and easy. When a resident loses their key, its access rights are quickly deactivated, to reduce the risk of misuse, and they receive a new key immediately. It is also possible to reduce the number of keys given to a resident. Previously, they needed separate keys for the laundry room, storage area, sauna and bicycle warehouse. Now, all access rights can be assigned to just one key,” explains Tarja Savela, Rental Housing Coordinator, Nokian Vuokrakodit.

In the summer of 2020, iLOQ was invited to submit a tender, issued in accordance with an EU procurement notice, to provide a locking system for the Company’s new properties. iLOQ successfully won the tender and installation of the products will take place over the next two and a half years.

“Good experience with iLOQ’s locking system in existing sites influenced this latest acquisition. We look forward to quickly increasing the amount of iLOQ locks and keys in our rental property portfolio. The system is reliable, and it maximizes security for our residents while minimizing maintenance and the administration of their access rights,” states Jani Haukkajärvi, Technical Property Manager and Foreman, Nokian Vuokrakodit.

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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.

Nokian Vuokrakodit in brief

Nokian Vuokrakodit Oy has been a rental housing company 100% owned by the City of Nokia since 1963. It owns a diverse real-estate portfolio of 1,012 apartments and provides rental housing services located in different parts of Nokia. The goal for the near future is to build new properties and develop the existing real-estate portfolio. The company has 11 employees and a turnover of approximately 7.2 million euros.