Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, Festival Place houses over 170 shops, as well as restaurants and bars. The 102,000 m2 centre includes a Vue cinema, Basingstoke Sports Centre and Basingstoke Discovery Centre. The installer High Security Locking fitted ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions’ CLIQ Remote system on all site-critical doors at the centre.
The product allows only those with the necessary authority to obtain access to private areas, such as plant rooms and roof access. The product lets users create time defined user keys, allowing access for a specified time. This is a useful feature for maintenance workers and cleaners who may need to access the shopping centre outside normal opening hours, the makers add.
Bruce Rutter at High Security Locking, said: “We installed over 100 of ASSA’s CLIQ cylinders at Festival Place to help improve key control. The security team at the shopping centre decided that the ASSA’s CLIQ Remote met their requirements following a presentation we delivered and we are pleased that we have helped the shopping centre to operate more efficiently and safely.”
Craig Allen, Security Centre Manager at Festival Place, said: “We were looking to solve key management issues. ASSA’s CLIQ™ Remote solution has enabled us to have more control over our keys. We have plans to phase out mechanical cylinders altogether, replacing them with ASSA’s CLIQ™ within two years.”
Simon Wilson, National Sales Manager – CLIQ Remote, at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “With retail workers, cleaners and site managers all possessing keys within a shopping centre there is always a risk of unauthorised copies of keys and an unknown number of keys being distributed. A copied or lost key is an immediate security threat, and replacing lock cylinders and keys combined with administrative work is highly resource-intensive. ASSA’s CLIQ Remote system helps to minimise administrative work, allowing the administrator to grant access or to block lost or stolen keys remotely and conveniently.”
The multi-nationals’s mechanical dp cylinders were also included in the same master key system on the internal doors at the centre, which include case-hardened drill resistant inserts, false gate positions for anti-picking protection and a unique patented sidebar mechanism with force-controlled sidecode function..