Innovative new mobile access platform secures its first major award

ASSA ABLOY Digital Access Solutions

A revolutionary mobile access solution, ABLOY CUMULUS has been awarded Security Innovation of the Year at the prestigious Fire & Security Matters Awards 2024.

ABLOY CUMULUS, part of the Digital Access Solutions range from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA, is a new keyless access solution. The ingenious ABLOY CUMULUS product range covers keyless and online access solutions, from mobile keys, padlocks, controllers, swing handles and key deposits. All administered via the software tool, offering secure access from anywhere.

Because the solution requires no continuous network coverage – for either locking device or the mobile phone – it operates in even the most demanding or remote locations. This gives new types of customers the benefits of a mobile access solution. For many such customers, until now, only key-based digital access or mechanical solutions have been suitable.

The FSM Security Innovation of the Year 2024 award was presented at a ceremony in Coventry, UK. ASSA ABLOY was also a finalist in categories for FSM Security Manufacturer of the Year and Security Woman of the Year (Kelly Gill, SVP & CTO, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA).

The difference with ABLOY CUMULUS

User mobile phones eliminate key management hassles, enabling authorizations to be issued and amended quickly and conveniently to a user’s smart phone to allow access to any ABLOY CUMULUS locking device, wherever it is located. The solution helps businesses minimize costs and security threats associated with lost keys or with the distribution and misuse of unauthorized credentials. Every locking device provides extensive audit trails to assist with improving situational awareness.

Like ASSA ABLOY’s other convenient mobile access solutions, ABLOY CUMULUS makes access more fluid. Relying on the user’s smartphone for unlocking removes the need for physical key management. It is also completely customizable: with modern APIs and SDKs for smartphone app development, the solution can become part of each customer’s individual needs in a way specific to their own organization. CUMULUS is also able to be managed with ASSA ABLOY Access, where access management is made easy.

The native device range is designed and certified for outdoor use in even the harshest climates. It includes a battery-powered padlock; a key deposit with IP66/68 and IK10 certifications; and a robust new swing handle which brings mobile access to outdoor cabinets. In addition, the revolutionary CUMULUS Controller brings mobile unlocking via Bluetooth to any electric or electronic lock – from any brand, with compatible wiring.

Multiple integration options

“ABLOY CUMULUS was built API-first which means it is easy to integrate with various access management systems, booking or workflow management software, and much more,” explains Hanna Sillanpää, Head of ABLOY Digital Solutions Product Unit at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA. “This innovative approach is completely different to the typical method of developing access and security solutions.”

“The API-first approach combined with the SDKs and the portfolio of locking devices allow making CUMULUS part of our customer’s key processes.”

In logistics settings, it helps to secure the supply chain, boosting cost efficiency by giving distribution centres, cargo hubs and even trucks a modern access management solution.

“With award-winning ABLOY CUMULUS, access changes from a security function to a powerful, reliable business enabler,” she adds. “If you can imagine it, ABLOY CUMULUS can help you do it, digitalizing your access to make it ready for what’s ahead.”

To learn more about the ABLOY CUMULUS mobile access solution, visit abloy.com/cumulus

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