Abloy Oy introduces new platform for keyless access
Abloy Oy announced ABLOY CUMULUS, a platform for keyless access, combining hardware products with secure access and management applications. According to the company, it brings all the solutions together into a single ecosystem with a risk-free, integrated cloud service.
“CUMULUS is our next step in the ‘keyvolution’ — the development in which mechanical keys are transforming into digital ones. We have wrapped our more than one hundred years of security expertise into digital solutions for connected access management,” said Jussi Ahvalo, vice-president, international sales, Abloy Oy, in a statement.
CUMULUS offers interfaces for third-party applications and software development. The CUMULUS range of keyless, online access solutions — from mobile keys and padlocks to upcoming electric locks and controllers — can be administered with any software tool that suits a customer’s needs. By selecting ABLOY OS INCEDO, the organization can also manage other ABLOY solutions with the same tool, such as electromechanical PROTEC2 CLIQTM and mechanical keys.
“CUMULUS minimizes management risks and provides a secure, tailored, always on-line and evolving access platform for our customer organizations. It is a cloud service for modern security management. With CUMULUS we provide continuously up-to-date, data-secure access management products and software,” said Ahvalo.
CUMULUS is targeted at commercial and professional end-users. In the first phase its primary vertical markets are parcel deliveries, finance (cash-in-transit) and construction. CUMULUS will first be aimed select markets in Europe and Southeast Asia. More markets will be added gradually, says the company.
The first CUMULUS-branded products that will be available for customers later this year, include a padlock, a mobile application, a cloud-based software engine (backend) and application programming interfaces (APIs). The APIs allow integrations to third-party applications such as booking, reporting, resource management and access control systems. New products will be added to the CUMULUS range.