CLIQ® Remote from ASSA, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, has won the title of ‘Most Innovative New Product’ at the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards.
Held at The Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London, the award was presented to ASSA in recognition of how it is helping transform access control and effective key management in the social housing sector.
The technology allows housing organisations to give key holders – regardless of location – remote access to a property. Each key can be programmed and updated individually, which means key holders have access only to the areas relevant to them and during their allocated time or dates.
ASSA CLIQ® Remote is also reducing the time empty properties stand vacant between tenancies. By eliminating the need for physical key handovers, the technology removes workflow delays, ensuring maintenance staff or contractors are able to access void properties as and when needed.
The judges highlighted the impact the technology has already had on organisations such as Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC). Since being implemented 12 months, ASSA CLIQ® Remote is saving staff approximately 40 hours of time every week due to improved operational efficiencies, while delivering an additional £60,000 a year to RMBC in rent and council tax from properties that would have otherwise remained empty for longer.
Simon Wilson, National Sales Manager for ASSA CLIQ® Remote, said: “We are absolutely delighted that CLIQ® Remote has collected the prize for ‘Most Innovative New Product’ at the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards. In addition to offering an effective key management system, properties standing empty between tenancies can have a real impact on councils. As well as loss of rental income and increased potential for crime and other security threats, there are missed opportunities for would-be tenants to take advantage of safe and secure housing.
“We are proud of how CLIQ® Remote is helping revolutionise access control for the social housing market, and this award is recognition of that. We look forward to sharing the opportunities it can deliver with other social housing organisations across the UK in the future.”
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