You know, we’ve been doing this for an awfully long time now. Our business began, in London, well before we incorporated in 1917. The skills and knowledge that we’ve acquired in that time mean we’re proud to offer a service steeped in tradition. But that doesn’t mean that we’re old-fashioned in our outlook.

Far from it, in fact, for keeping abreast of the latest technologies, and embracing the futuristic products that are being developed these days, is one of our foremost passions.

The security industry is progressing at a quite remarkable rate but we’re determined to keep up. This means we’re always on the look-out for interesting innovations. In recent days, one product in particular has caught our eye. Called CLIQ Remote, this is the latest offering from ASSA Abloy, a global leader in door opening solutions, who continue to set the trends and push the boundaries.

Described as an ‘electronic handshake, CLIQ Remote is an ingenious system that, in combining mechanical and electronic security, enables users to offer access from a distance. It is a product that, in time, could prove invaluable to organisations that operate in multiple locations. CLIQ Remote knows no geographic bounds. In all our time in this business, we’ve seen nothing quite like it.

CLIQ Remote possesses all the standard access-rights features. But its main appeal is that customers can use it to grant remote access to buildings anywhere on Earth. CLIQ Remote can be customised, making access temporary, time-specific and traceable. It can be set to open certain doors at certain times in certain places. For those who need to alter access and authorisations on a regular basis, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Organisations operating offices all over the UK can use CLIQ Remote to provide access to maintenance contractors, for instance. It can control access to drug cabinets in hospitals, or secure exam papers in schools and universities. It can be used to enable deliveries to be made to offices, warehouses and shops. It can help manage access to dangerous equipment sites, such as unmanned sub-stations. It can do a great deal more too, all of it underpinned by ASSA’s commitment to providing the highest possible security standards.

Offering lock cylinders in finishes to suit environments old and new, we reckon the CLIQ range (this includes padlocks and cylinders and gives users far greater control over things such as access rights and audit trails) is going to prove popular.

This future-proof micro-electronics platform ranks amongst the most innovative and interesting products that we’ve seen for quite some time. It’s something that we’re looking forward to demonstrating to our customers in the coming weeks and months.

Times are changing and we’re excited to be changing with them. Here at William Channon, we’re proud of our past. But our sights are firmly fixed on the future.