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Digital access growth drives Abloy UK expansion

Digital access solutions are increasingly becoming the go-to option in security – demand is rising for electronic wireless products, virtual keys and mobile credentials, with the latter alone experiencing nearly 150% growth between 2017 and 2018[i].

Contributing factors to this trend include the convenience of easily issuing and revoking credentials and the cost benefits to the end user. The challenges of the past year also mean the need for wireless and contactless access have never been higher.

This changing market has already led to a number of new appointments at Abloy since January 2021, with an additional seven vacancies planned before the end of the year.

While these roles range in speciality, each new team member will be working alongside clients to specify digital products from Abloy and ASSA ABLOY’s comprehensive range of hard wired and wire-free locking solutions, digital key-based systems, and scalable EAC solutions.

This includes Incedo™️, the ecosystem that enables future interconnectivity across the entire range of ASSA ABLOY digital solutions from a single interface, alongside integrations with 3rd party enterprise systems.

Aaron Yule, Managing Director at Abloy UK, said: “There are many reasons why digital access control is becoming more commonplace. Not only has the technology greatly improved in the past few years, but it’s also become more affordable.

“This means that an organisation of any size can now enjoy the benefits the technology provides, such as convenience, control and real-time knowledge of who is using your spaces and how.

“We’re looking to broaden the skills and experience we have in-house so that our customers can continue to receive tailored, bespoke solutions that tackle all their access control challenges. This also means futureproofing their security, as all Abloy and ASSA ABLOY products are interconnected and can grow cohesively together.”

To also support this growth, Abloy is expanding its education program with the recruitment of a Digital Access Solutions Academy Manager to maintain a fully trained and qualified supply and installation network for all digital access solutions. This will include training sessions, demonstrations and customer insight days held at Abloy’s bespoke learning facility based at its Willenhall headquarters.