iLOQ smart lock wins coveted Detektor security award

iLOQ smart lock wins coveted Detektor security award

Dec 21, 2016
Energy & resource efficiency
High-performance buildings

iLOQ's smart lock that harvests energy from a smartphone, iLOQ NFC, has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Detektor International Award in the Best Access Control Product 2016 category. This is the second time the company has received the award, having already won in 2008 with the iLOQ S10 locking system.

Detektor is an international security industry publication whose annual awards are one of the most respected in the industry around the world. The main awards in the two other categories went to the United States and Japan. 

iLOQ NFC – the world’s first smart lock that harvests electricity from a smartphone

The awarded iLOQ NFC makes use of NFC technology in smartphones: the lock reads the access rights and harvests the power it needs from the phone. With the help of the technology, the phone becomes a key and the smart lock doesn’t need an external energy source, such as batteries or cabling.

In 2007, iLOQ presented the world’s first electronic locking system, which got the electrical energy it needed from key insertion. The innovation continues to be unique as there is no other comparable battery-free system on the market. The iLOQ S10 locking system is a success story with close to one million keys in use.

"In addition to being battery-free, the benefits of the iLOQ NFC are the system’s easy installation and zero-maintenance. These benefits combined with smooth use, in which access rights can be managed remotely, make it the best alternative for controlling access to electric and communications networks, for instance. It is particularly useful if you need to manage a large number of locks in a wide area safely," explains Mika Pukari, iLOQ’s CEO and founder.

The globally unique iLOQ NFC technology is ready for use and patented, and the first customer deliveries to selected customers have begun. Sales of the product to all customers will begin in the first half of 2017.

Image: iLOQ

Source: iLOQ

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