How ASSA ABLOY is bringing value through the IoT

By connecting the numerous products that make up ASSA ABLOY’s vast installed base, the Group is starting its journey into the Internet of Things. At the moment, the main aim is to gather data and learn from it. But there are clear opportunities in offering digital services based on data generated by installed products. Predictive maintenance, analyzing the flow of people and improvements in energy efficiency are just a few examples.

Crime stoppers

Preventing crime is not solely the job of locks on doors or security cameras scanning entranceways. The makeup of a physical environment can influence where crimes are committed. That’s why Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is an essential component to the crime prevention strategy of any building or area.

Risky business

January 20, 2009: Washington DC is in a state of high alert. A new president is to be inaugurated and a couple of million people want to watch. But a new president on the streets of the city is a big security risk. So the secret service has turned Washington into a high-security zone. The bridges across the Potomac River have been closed, in some areas road traffic is restricted, in others, it's banned. People are not allowed to take umbrellas or baby carriages beyond a certain point. To get near the action you need special identification, and officials frisk you at checkpoints.

Quick Escape

The main purpose of locks and door closures is to keep people either in or out (otherwise every door could be like the flaps in the old Western saloons), but there is one circumstance in which letting people through is much more important. When emergency strikes, then there's only one rule: get 'em out as fast as possible.