iLOQ – overcoming challenges with smart and sustainable solutions

Photo source: © Marc Goodwin

In 2020 and 2021, the world itself and society on a global scale faced unprecedented challenges.  

Climate change can no longer be ignored and mitigating its impact cannot be postponed. Floods, droughts, forest fires and melting polar ice caps are only some of the ways mother nature is telling us she is not happy. The world needs action and needs it fast. 

And, as if this wasn’t enough, we were then thrown another curveball in the form of COVID-19 – a real and present danger on a global scale. 

Acting sustainably is the key to solving a lot of these issues. As far back as 1987, a United Nations report defined sustainable development as: the human ability to ensure that the current development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. 

For iLOQ, acting sustainably means innovating products and services that reduce the use of natural resources, choosing suppliers who share the same values, and transporting goods to our customers with as little harm as possible to the environment. 

iLOQ is proud to be leading the way in developing battery- and cable-free digital services, mobile solutions and software that are unlocking society’s demands for not only more sustainable, but more secure and smart living. Expo 2020 Dubai and, in particular, the Finland pavilion – Snow Cape – is a fantastic place to showcase these solutions. 

The main theme of the Snow Cape is ‘Sharing Future Happiness’. Finnish happiness is based on the symbiosis of people, nature and technology. The pavilion takes visitors on a journey through Finland’s key strengths – nature and sustainability, education and know-how and functionality and wellbeing – and immerses them in a wide range digital wonders. 

From its inception, iLOQ’s goal has been to make life accessible. And that accessibility is clear in the Finland pavilion. The visitor’s journey throughout the Snow Cape is smooth and efficient, and the pavilion is safe and secure thanks to our locking solutions. But accessibility and safety don’t have to come at the expense of sustainability; iLOQ’s solutions have been, and always will be, battery free. This saves a massive 50,000 kg every year in non-recyclable battery waste. Our customers save time, money and travel-related environmental impact associated with maintenance and changing batteries. And, as our solutions are also cable free, there is no worry about access problems if batteries run out or if there is a network outage. 

Integration is also key to providing smarter and more sustainable living and working environments. And, once again, the Finland pavilion is the perfect place to showcase our industry-leading solutions alongside fellow Dubai Expo partner and global leader in the elevator and escalator industry – KONE. 

iLOQ supports KONE’s mission to make the world’s cities better and more sustainable places to live. The integration between iLOQ’s locking solution and the KONE DX Class elevator in the pavilion demonstrates how the success of a smart city lies in a collaborative digital infrastructure. 

General visitors to the pavilion experience easy movement throughout the building facilitated by the iLOQ S5 digital locking solution. VIP visitors and personnel have smooth and efficient access to other areas of the pavilion using the KONE DX Class elevator which is integrated with the iLOQ 5 Series Online reader. This integration ensures that only the right people have access to the right places at the right times, ensuring a smooth visitor experience combined with maximized security. 

For those of you who have the opportunity to visit iLOQ at Expo 2020 Dubai, we hope you have a great time and experience first hand how iLOQ is dedicated to providing more secure and smart living and always with a focus on sustainability. If you can’t get to Dubai, please check the links below to see some great videos, read some exciting reference cases and learn more about the benefits of iLOQ’s digital locking and mobile access solutions.