Collaboration with iLOQ helps EMKA create even more ingenious locking technology

The addition of iLOQ’s battery-free and keyless half cylinder to EMKA’s swing handle provides the extra layer of security required to prevent unauthorized access.

Headquartered in Velbert, Germany, the EMKA Group is one of the world’s market leaders for locks, latches, hinges and seals used in switch and control cabinets. EMKA and iLOQ decided to partner up to develop a smart and secure access management solution for swing handles used with outdoor housings and telecommunications cabinets.

Frequently found in remote locations, internet access to these sites is rare, and a battery-operated outdoor solution is impractical as the maintenance needed to change batteries would be time consuming and expensive. The ideal solution was found with the iLOQ S50 half cylinder lock that is fully integrated into the swing handle.

The lock is opened using the power from an NFC-enabled smartphone making it a battery-free solution. Access rights to open the lock are sent to an app running on a smartphone. They can be updated and cancelled remotely and in real time. This keyless solution eliminates the risks related to lost or stolen physical keys, provides optimal protection against weather conditions and vandalism, and ensures that only the right people have access to the right sites at the right time.

The solution maximizes security while enabling keyless access even in the most remote locations. The time and environmental impact of travelling between administration offices and sites to pick up and return keys has been eliminated. And with no batteries to be changed, there’s never a risk of not being able to access the sites and no unrecyclable battery waste to be handled.

NFC technology, combined with cloud-based SaaS, PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), mutual authentication and strong AES-256 encryption (Advanced Encryption Standard), has enabled iLOQ and EMKA to produce safe, smart and sustainable locking technology.

More information:

Michael Hinz, Product Manager Germany, iLOQ Oy, zvpunry.uvam@vybd.pbz

Tel. +49 151 18440031

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.

EMKA in brief

The EMKA GROUP is world market leader for locks, latches, hinges and seals used in switch and control cabinets. For more than 40 years, the company has been active across all sectors in the fields of industry (switch and control cabinets, HVACR systems, mechanical engineering) and transport (railway and commercial vehicles, caravans, etc.) with conventional and electronic locking solutions.