The iLOQ S50 mobile access management solution for the utilities industry
Many utility businesses are under enormous pressure to provide a continuous service for their customers. When maintenance of multiple utility sites is involved, it is a matter of great urgency. The iLOQ S50 is the first keyless, NFC-enabled lock cylinder that harvests energy for unlocking from a smartphone – turning a smartphone into both a key and a power source. The iLOQ S50 solution allows access rights to be shared instantly over-the-air, putting power directly into the hands of the right people.
Unlocking a world of possibilities
The iLOQ S50 solution offers completely new opportunities for the management of multiple utility sites. Now, numerous locks can be spread out across great distances and hidden in remote locations. Access rights to these hard-to-reach utility sites can be shared directly – to the relevant person at a given site – minimizing travel time and saving money.
This new NFC-based technology replaces on-site key storage boxes, mechanical locking systems and other technical facilities typically located in the field. The lock does not run on batteries making it operationally reliable and environmentally practical.
A revolutionary concept
iLOQ has replaced the traditional key with NFC technology. The iLOQ S50 turns a smartphone into an active NFC reader, and the lock as a passive identifier.
The lock is activated with the smartphone’s NFC induction, which generates enough electrical energy to identify access rights and open the lock. This patented technology is based on energy recovery and the lock’s low energy requirements, thus changing the game for utility businesses completely.
The smartphone is authenticated by the PKI encryption system (Public Key Infrastructure), while the lock and phone use AES-256 encryption for mutual authentication. The locks (and Key Fobs when used) collect and send real-time audit trails automatically to the cloud. The iLOQ S50 is a superior solution for multi-site applications, such as telecommunications towers, because access rights can be granted and revoked instantly.
The iLOQ S50 locking solution runs through the iLOQ S50 mobile app. The app is available for NFC-compatible Android and iOS phones. For users without an NFC-compatible phone, the iLOQ Key Fob is an easy alternative. Access credentials of the Key Fob can be updated via your phone using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
Easy to install
Installation and commissioning has been made extremely easy. iLOQ S50 can be installed in place of existing locks with no need for additional modifications or wiring. Designed in accordance with the most common lock standards, both Euro and Oval, iLOQ S50 is a compact lock cylinder that allows for smooth, hassle-free installation.
Eliminating the need for regular maintenance adds to the ease, reliability and cost-efficiency of the iLOQ S50. There are no batteries to change, no exposed keyways to clean and no lost keys to replace. These features also mean that the locks are guaranteed to work under the most extreme weather conditions.
Built to last
The iLOQ S50 keyless locks have been put through rigorous testing and are built to last. The locks are designed for exposure to harsh environments and extreme climates, while remaining water-resistant and dustproof. iLOQ is dedicated to continuous development of digital access management solutions that are always on the cutting edge of technology.
Battery-free mobile access management improves material efficiency and reduces waste. iLOQ has eliminated the need for physical keys by designing lock cylinders that harvest energy for unlocking from a smartphone. This reduces the environmental impact from locking systems waste and drives down total cost of ownership. iLOQ S50 is a green solution that is self-sustaining.
We are very happy with this system, easy to create/remove keys.
Marika Grönholm-Lakka, Office Property Manager
Centre, Business center
iLOQ is a particularly suitable solution for us as keys can be programmed here at the office without needing to order them from a locksmith. We can modify the access rights of the keys ourselves and if a key is lost, we can blacklist it. In addition, keys can be equipped with an access control RFID chip.