ABLOY for trust in Electric Power

Growing GDP of every nation leads to demand for various critical infrastructure resources and power happens to be one of them. Indian power sector is facing two major challenges such as uncertainty in fuel supply and deteriorating finances of the discoms. Coal shortages drastically affect the power sector as use of coal compared to other fuels in power sector is quiet dominant and coal import is not a feasible long-term option as most of the coal exporting countries are now adopting energy security and resource nationalism policies, also coal based plants have severe impact on our environment. Over and above these, power theft & leakages are adding to the agony of power sector. Discoms will have to revive and revamp their policies to lower their technical and commercial losses, adopt advanced technologies to control and reduce power theft, leakages, improve metering, and enhance energy efficiency. To meet the growing demand for power, the industry needs to undertake substantial investments in all the three segments such as generation, transmission and distribution. India has one of the highest level of electricity distribution and transmission losses in the world. Around 25% of the generated power is lost in transmission and distribution in India which is very high when compared to maximum of 5% to other Asian giants like China and South Korea. Though these losses to some extent are due to inefficient and poor-quality infrastructure such as high-tension wires and equipment but rest of it is due to thefts. India needs to focus on reducing, limiting, and monitoring the losses. T&D regulatory systems should be strengthened. Accountability must be fixed for every individual associated with the operations at T&D.

ABLOY solutions provide high level of safety, control and operational efficiency for every aspect of the power industry, from generation to transmission and distribution. It adds trust to every aspect of power sector operations with advanced locking and access management systems.  ABLOY’s comprehensive product range ensures increased safety even around the high voltage equipment. ABLOY locks cylinders mechanism is based on patented rotating disc technology instead of traditional springs and pins, which provides smooth and reliable functionality also in extreme environments. The key and cylinder have several unique features like AWS (Anti Wear System) which prolongs life cycle even in extensive use applications. DBS (Disc Blocking system) is a feature that stops attempts to manipulate the discs. Different products can be keyed into the same master key system and thus all products can be operated with just a single key. This unique construction of cylinder enables possibility of 1.97 billion different key combinations to create extensive Master key system.  While the core of cylinder mechanism remains the same, the outer housing can be designed to meet the requirements of a multitude of applications, local standards and specific needs. ABLOY Cam locks are used in a variety of applications from industrial enclosures in harsh outdoor weather conditions to high security indoor applications. Cam locks are made with full metal (brass or steel) housing, making them the most robust and durable. Abloy’s Super Weather-Proof padlocks are highly resistant to physical attack and tampering, providing dependable durability and protects components, ensuring operation even when used in harsh environmental conditions.  ABLOY Cabinet lock ranges with versatile adjusting options, offering endless possibilities for secure, functional, aesthetic locking solution. Cabinet locks have a uniform exquisite design, which can be used for high security indoor applications as well as industrial enclosures in harsh outdoor weather conditions.


With ABLOY Digital Portfolio solution one can manage all keys, locks and access rights on-the go and remotely from a single, highly visual, and easy to use interface.

PROTEC² CLIQ™ is an easy-to-use, double secured access control system for India’s critical infrastructure including electric power generation and distribution. ABLOY PROTEC², which is based on the patented rotating disc cylinder mechanism, takes care of the mechanical security at your site, while electronic CLIQ technology allows flexible control of keys, access rights and audit trails. It combines both technologies into one effective solution. PROTEC² CLIQ is suitable for medium and large geographically spread electric power premises, for controlled movements, direct monitoring, and highest level of security. Ensures access to only authorised and proficient personnel, thus reducing risk of theft and downtime. CLIQ technology, provides unique identification for every opening through encrypted communication. Power is in the key, with a battery life of up to 2 years, it provides wireless function of time and calendar with complete audit trail. Calendar and time-based access rights are easy to change remotely. When the key is inserted into the lock, the buzzer and LED indicators inform whether the key has access or not. The key can open both ABLOY mechanical and CLIQ electronic locks. Abloy’s CLIQ™ solution enables integration with other existing systems. PROTEC² CLIQ solution is a package of locks, keys, programming device, CLIQ Connect keys and CLIQ Web Manager software. CLIQ cylinder electronics comprises of CLIQ controller, drilling protection plate and 11 rotating discs.

ABLOY Electric locks for building doors are advanced and sophisticated locks designed for seamless. Aesthetic and smooth performance under any conditions. Electric locks provide ultimate mechanical strength but uses power only while opening unlike magnet locks or electric strikes.

ABLOY BEAT is benchmark in digital locking solution. A Keyless, Super Weatherproof IP68 approved padlock, with a Bluetooth BLE 4.2 connection operated with a digital key and mobile app heralding a new era of effortless mobile connectivity with Seos® credential technology for best-in-class security and privacy protection. BEAT includes a Super Weather Proof Bluetooth padlock that is operated with a digital, mobile key and managed with ABLOY OS can be integrated into existing workflow or 3rd party system, keeping the user in sync with security situation. ABLOY Beat mobile app allows flexible access and activation for user rights from any location. Beat is a useful in remote areas, busy schedules and in case of emergency, online and offline. Travel and key logistics are drastically simplified, saving on emissions, cost and time.