Turning electric locks mobile

Abloy Oy

The new ABLOY CUMULUS Controller enables mobile access for a wide variety of security products. The Bluetooth-connected controller allows organisations to make electric locks or other electronic door locking devices operable with a mobile app.

Abloy Oy recently announced the ABLOY CUMULUS controller. With the controller, businesses can upgrade their doors to be keyless and make electric locks and electronic door locking devices work with a digital key on a mobile app instead of physical credentials. The controller not only works with ABLOY products but also with hardware of any brand having compatible wiring.

The controller manages access without a physical key. The small device is optimally installed inside a cabinet or behind a door and it conceals the locking mechanism. It is therefore difficult to manipulate from the outside.

“By developing and applying new technologies, we can enable a smoother, safer and a more connected world. We see a future where any door or hatch can be opened, locked and monitored from anywhere, in real time. Our CUMULUS Controller is a major leap,” says Jussi Ahvalo, Vice President, Abloy International.

Fits various electrically operated doors and gates

The controller is operated with the ABLOY mobile app on the user’s mobile phone over a Bluetooth® Low Energy connection. The device is compatible with numerous electric lock types, such as electromechanical, electric, magnetic, motor and cabinet locks but also with alarm systems, door strikes, latches, actuators as well as automatic or manual garage, sliding and roll-up doors, gates and lifts. Relying on a continuous power supply, the compact controller is designed to be installed inside a cabinet or behind a door.

The controller is the latest extension to the ABLOY CUMULUS portfolio of keyless access solutions for professional use. Used in combination with other locking products available, it brings more access management options to different operating environments.

“Keyless access management not only prevents downtime and reduces operational costs, but also minimises energy-consuming travel, making daily processes work smoothly. We want to help organisations move towards a keyless future and take secure, controlled steps forward”, Ahvalo says.

Ideal for businesses: easy integrations to partner solutions

The CUMULUS controller is designed for commercial real estate and public spaces, including markets like parcel delivery, cash-in-transit, office spaces and construction. The controller is part of the keyless ABLOY CUMULUS range. CUMULUS combines quality hardware products with secure access and management applications, bringing all solutions together into a single ecosystem with a reliable, integrated cloud service.

The controller can be managed by Abloy provided management solutions, or by integrating with a third-party system. The solution offers well documented application programming interfaces (APIs) and mobile software development kits (SDKs) for easy integrations and partner solutions. The controller tracks usage and records opening and locking events automatically, records can be accessed in the management system used by the organisation.

The controller is available in selected markets globally by regional ABLOY sales units.

Product specifications:

  • Body material: high heat resistant acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic
  • Size: 50 x 50 x 32 mm
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +60°C
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® Low Energy; range up to 50m
  • Wiring: one device per controller; 12-24 V powered

Discover more on the CUMULUS webpage, here.

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