Why we are digitizing

The Internet of Things and the digitization of our industry is having a huge impact on ASSA ABLOY. The need for employees with new knowledge and experience has risen sharply within the company. But this transformation also calls for new ways of working and being open to working with new partners. These times emphasize the need for clear goals and remembering why we are digitizing. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/why-we-are-digitizing/

Security in the sharing economy

Five years ago, Time Magazine cited collaborative consumption, better known today as the sharing economy, as one of 10 ideas that would change the world. This age-old concept with its new-age execution in the marketplace, is doing that now on a global scale. Thanks to the digital age, consumers … http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/security-in-the-sharing-economy/

Korea’s digital revolution

"At the third stroke, it will be ten past four pm and ten seconds. Beep, beep, beep. At the third stroke . . ." That's what the British call the speaking clock and they've had it for years, but now you can buy a speaking lock. It's the GATEMAN Silky II, made by ASSA ABLOY's South Korean subsidiary iRevo, and it's an example of how the world of digital locks is coming up with plenty of new ideas. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/koreas-digital-revolution/

The human touch

Jamie and Adam have been at it again. In an episode of MythBusters on the National Geographic Channel, the two technically talented skeptical program hosts successfully defeated a fingerprint lock. They stole a fingerprint from the authorized user and then copied it on to latex, ballistic gel, and even photocopy paper. The most they needed to do to make their copies work was to lick them to defeat the lock's "live-ness" parameters. The blogosphere was bubbling with scathing commentary for ages—comments like, "Amazing, two guys just blow millions of dollars of research out the window." http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/the-human-touch/