Locking industry trends, part 3: Integration – it’s good to talk

As today’s buildings grow in size and more facilities are added to the premises, one major trend in relation to locking systems is integration. More and more service providers are finding useful ways of cooperating by integration of their systems.

Let’s take a look at a block of flats. The main access control system probably covers the front entrance door and then the doors to individual apartments. The premises could include, for example, a laundry department, a gym or a meeting room which may be managed by 3rd-party service providers. There may also be information boards showing information such as timetables for local public transport or booking times for gym classes. To enable residents to move around the premises smoothly, to get access when needed to the additional areas and to receive booking information, for example, directly to their mobile phones, integration between the various systems is vital.

iLOQ’s standard open application programming interface (API) allows a high level of automation and the possibility for integration with state-of-the-art data-sharing and reservation systems as well as customers’ personal databases.

One example of integration in practice is iLOQ’s cooperation with the global giant in the elevator and escalator industry – KONE.

KONE’s digital platform and APIs enable customers to tailor and plug in additional software and services for elevators throughout the entire lifetime of a building creating added value in access control. You can read more about iLOQ’s partnership with KONE here.

There are many more examples of how iLOQ is continually taking advantage of the new opportunities offered by digitalization and the Internet of Things to create significant added value for its customers. If you would like to learn more about how iLOQ’s digital and mobile access solutions are making life accessible and users’ daily lives more convenient, please visit our website. And if you have any comments or questions about locking systems in general, please post a comment below. We’re happy to help.