The multi-award winning ABLOY PROTEC2 CLIQ is a combination of the proven, ABLOY PROTEC2 mechanical keying system and the CLIQ electronics developed by ASSA ABLOY. ABLOY PROTEC2 CLIQ offers the perfect synergy between the superior mechanical ABLOY PROTEC2 and the programming ease and flexibility inherent in electronic cylinders and keys.

Key Features

  • Electronic access control without wiring
  • Easy installation since only the cylinder in the lock needs to be replaced. Not the lock itself.
  • Flexible access permissions
  • IP57 rated CLIQ keys
  • IP68 rated padlocks
  • Access permissions can be updated remotely
  • Easily replaced standard battery
  • Dual security; mechanical and electronic

Software and Management

CLIQ Web Manager is a web based enterprise version software with a modern and user-friendly interface. It accessible via Internet from a web browser which makes it easy for the administrators to login and change the access rights for the user keys.

CLIQ Intelligent Electronics

CLIQ is based on electronics that can be embedded directly inside the key and the core of a cylinder.

A replaceable battery is inserted into the key and serves as the sole power source. The electronic mechanism embedded in the cylinder, is a self-contained unit. This translates into no wiring whatsoever.

Consequently, the intelligent cylinder installs with ease, just like a mechanical cylinder.

Operating Principle

The use of ABLOY PROTEC2 CLIQ keys and cylinders is nearly the same as the use of a mechanical locking system. The only difference is the visual and acoustic signals given to the key holder when a CLIQ key is inserted in a CLIQ cylinder. The electronics in the key and cylinder cause a small delay of 0.1 seconds before the key can be turned after the key insertion.

Complete Product Range

ABLOY PROTEC2 CLIQ offers a wide range of cylinders and locks for all types of applications. The range includes cylinders, padlocks, office locks, cam locks, etc.


ABLOY PROTEC2 CLIQ is used in various industries worldwide.

  • Transportation and logistics
  • Government and institutional
  • Water, energy and communications
  • Education and healthcare
  • Industrial and commercial
  • Museum and heritage
  • Critical infrastructure

Specification Statement
The Keying System should use a rotating disc technology and symmetrical key with a patent life of until at least 2031.

Technical Information

CLIQ Key Material: The key has a metal shaft and a plastic bow. The CLIQ electronics is located under the plastic cover.

Active / Passive Key: Active

Symmetrical / Asymmetrical Key: Symmetrical

Disc Quantity: 9

CLIQ Key Indications: The key electronics contains a small buzzer and a LED on both sides of the key that provide the key holder with an audible and visual access indication.

1 short beep and green light
The key is granted access

3 short beeps and red flashing light
The key is denied access

3 long beeps and flashing light
The battery may be low or cold (try warming the key in your hand)

No beep and no light
The battery is empty

CLIQ Key stampings
Key identification stampings are made on the key. One of identifications is a globally unique number.

CLIQ key battery
The battery powers the electronics in the key as well as in the cylinder.

The battery is located under a plastic cover.

Battery specifications:
3V lithium (type CR2450N).
Lifetime is about ten years or 100,000 key operations. CLIQ Connect keys will have a battery lifetime of about one year.

The battery must be replaced when the key starts to indicates low battery. It is possible to make around 50 key operations until the battery is empty once the low battery warning is given.

Speed of the electronic function
CLIQ cylinders can be operated 0.1 seconds after key insertion. A visual and audible indication is given to the key holder when the key can be turned.

Environmental restrictions for use
Use temperature: key -20°C …+70°C
Use temperature: cylinder -30°C …+70°C

Dust and water protection
Cylinder: IP classification IP 51 (= limited amount of dust can enter the cylinder, and it is protected against water drops coming directly vertically). Cylinders can be ordered with a dust cover to protect the keyway from dust and water (IP54).
Key: IP classification IP 57 (= limited amount of dust can enter the key, and it is protected against water).
Padlock (SWP): IP classification IP 68 (= dust tight and hermetically sealed).
330 series padlocks are also available with an automatic dust cover to protect the keyway from dust and water (IP54).


Tests for keys and cylinders

Mechanical Tests

EN 60 068:
Vibration – sinusoidal
Shock, weight bench 2J
Shock, hammer
Vibration: made with sand machine
Free Fall Key 5m, 2 times / test
Free Fall Key 1.5m, 10 times / test
Free Fall Lock, 1 m, 2 times / test
EN 60 529:
IP Class, Dust and Water
Keys IP57
Locks IP51
SWP padlocks IP68
Cylinders and 330 series padlock with an automatic dust cover IP54


EN 1303:
100,000 cycles, grade 6
Key Strength 2.5Nm in lock

Temperature and environmental tests

EN 60 068:
Dry Heat
Dry Heat, Thermal Shock
Cold, Thermal Shock
IEC 68-2-30:
Damp Heat, Cyclic
Extreme temperature shocks
ISO 9227:
Salt Spray Test (EN1670 grade 3)
Salt mist, cyclic, IEC 60068-2-52

Electrical tests & EMC

EN 61000:
Electromagnetic field attack
High voltage attack
Magnetic field with permanent magnet

Failure, Misuse and Thief proof

20 Nm torque applied to the core
20 Nm torque applied to the electric disk
Alternating torque applied to the core


CLIQ products are tested against the ATEX directive.
The entire keying system has to be ATEX approved. Old keying systems cannot to be converted to an ATEX system and ATEX systems cannot be converted to non ATEX system. ATEX keying system is slightly more expensive than normal CLIQ system due to the annual ATEX audit and slightly modified production lines.

CLIQ ATEX products are approved:

Ex ib IIC T4 (for gas)
Ex ibD 21 T135 (for dust)
ATEX approved keys are marked with EX stamping.

Lifetime of the products

The expected lifetime of the electronic products is about seven years. After that the failure rate of any electronic products starts to grow due to deterioration of electronic components and overall wear.