The multi-award winning ABLOY® PROTEC2 CLIQ and CLIQ WEB MANAGER with CLIQ REMOTE is a combination of the proven, SCEC endorsed ABLOY® PROTEC2 mechanical keying system and the CLIQ electronics developed by ASSA ABLOY. ABLOY® PROTEC2 CLIQ offers the ultimate synergy between the tried-and-true reliability of the superior mechanical ABLOY® PROTEC2 and the programming ease and flexibility inherent in electronic locks and keys.

ABLOY® PROTEC2 CLIQ is a true one key solution where CLIQ keys are able to operate both the electromechanical and mechanical cylinders.

ABLOY® PROTEC2 CLIQ is a very cost effective solution. CLIQ cylinders are installed in areas which require electronic features such as audit trails, time limited access and easy blocking of lost keys. Those areas could for instance be the perimeters, storerooms or server rooms. Mechanical ABLOY® PROTEC2 cylinders are then installed in the other areas.

Key Features

  • Electronic access control without wiring
  • Cost effective one key solution
  • Audit trails stored in both keys and cylinders
  • Flexible access permissions
  • IP57 Rated CLIQ Keys
  • IP68 Rated Padlocks
  • Access permissions can be updated remotely
  • Cloud (web) based software
  • Easily replaced standard battery
  • Dual security; mechanical and electronic
  • Central management philosophy

Software and Management

CLIQ WEB MANAGER is the new user-friendly, cloud (web) based, software to manage CLIQ master keying systems. CLIQ WEB MANAGER provides easy, secure and flexible management of your keys and cylinders.

Administrators can connect to CLIQ WEB MANAGER via the internet form anywhere in the world and easily change the access rights for the user keys. The key holders can then update their keys via network connected CLIQ REMOTE programming devices placed on a wall or connected to a mobile phone.
All communication with CLIQ WEB MANAGER is encrypted and a personal PIN code protected CLIQ C-key as well as a certificate in the web browser is required to login to the software.

CLIQ WEB MANAGER with CLIQ REMOTE enables many of the tasks involved in the management of an electronic master keying system to be done automatically. Access right changes, audit trails collection and key validity extensions are examples of such tasks.

CLIQ WEB MANAGER with CLIQ REMOTE often eliminates the need to service locks on site.

CLIQ Intelligent Electronics

CLIQ is based on electronics that can be embedded directly inside the key and the core of a cylinder. Each ABLOY® PROTEC2CLIQ key and cylinder contains a unique electronic code, designated for one individual element only and cannot be altered or corrupted.

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 like any normal cylinder.

Operating Principle

The use of ABLOY® PROTEC2 CLIQ keys and cylinders is nearly the same as the use of a normal mechanical locking system. The only difference is the sound 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 0.4 seconds before the key can be turned after the key insertion.

Complete Product Range

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


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

Please contact one of our Distributors or ASSA ABLOY direct for more information.


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 mechanical key shaft is part of a solid metal frame. The key electronics is located under plastic covers.

Active / Passive Key: Active

Symmetrical / Asymmetrical Key: Symmetrical

Disc Quantity: 9

Theoretical Coding Combinations: 4.3 billion electronic codes per keying system. 280,000 mechanical codes per key profile.

CLIQ Key Indications: The key electronics contains a small buzzer that provides the key holder with an audible access indication.

1 short beep
The key is granted access

3 short beeps
The key is denied access

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

No beep
The battery is empty

CLIQ Key stampings
The key identification stampings are made on the side edges of the metal frame. One of side edges is stamped with 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 in the key bow under a plastic cover. The cover is fixed on to the key bow using two Torx T6 screws.

Battery specifications
Size ø 20 x 3.2 mm.
3 V lithium (type CR 2032).
Lifetime is about two years or 20,000 key operations.

The battery must be changed when the key starts to indicates a low battery warning. It is possible to make around 50 key operations before the battery is empty once the low battery warnings are given.

Speed of the electronic function
CLIQ cylinders can be operated 0.4 seconds after key insertion. An audible indication is given to the key holder when the key can be turned.

Environmental restrictions for use
Use temperature: key -10°C …+50°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).
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).

Memory structure of cylinders and keys
600 authorised individual keys, key groups* and/or programming keys (C-keys) can be stored in the cylinder memory at a time. *Maximum 65.535 keys in each group.
2,500 individual keys can be stored in a black list. Black listing of individual keys is only needed if the black listed key belongs to a key group that is programmed in the cylinder.
1,000 audit trails.
10 audit trails from CLIQ keys belonging to another keying system.

Key TQ406:
2,000 audit trails.
10 audit trails from CLIQ cylinders belonging to another keying system.

Key TQ407:
2,000 audit trails.
10 audit trails from CLIQ cylinders belonging to another keying system.
3,500 authorised cylinders.

Key TQ403:
770 CLIQ cylinder programming tasks can be stored on the key.
1,000 audit trails can be read at the time.

Time functions
CLIQ keys have a clock and calendar feature.
A CLIQ key can be programmed to be; always active, active between certain dates or inactive.
It is also possible to set a weekly operation schedule to the key. The calendar allows the administrator to specify up to 50 time periods where the key is granted access throughout the week. Cylinder specific time periods can be programmed in the key. The key can for instance be programmed to open all cylinders Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM except for one (or more) cylinder(s) which can only be opened on Saturdays.

The clock has an accuracy of minimum +/- 1 minute per month.

Wall PD
Wall PD is a remote programming device that can program CLIQ keys over an Internet or LAN connection. Wall PDs are typically mounted onto a wall where the key holders easily can update their keys.

RJ45 connection to Ethernet, can be powered over Ethernet (PoE) Aux power connector
Power supply: 7-24V AC or DC 2W (Abloy EA700 or EA701)
Power supply PoE: 42-57 V DC referral to standard IEEE 802.3af (Abloy NQ425)
Note: connect the PoE unit in series with the Wall PD Ethernet cable. One power unit can power up one Wall PD and it can be located up to 130 meters from the Wall PD.

CLIQ Reader
CLIQ reader is a device used when controlling electrical devices like electrical lock cases, elevators etc. The operation is similar to a CLIQ cylinder except that the key is not turned. The CLIQ reader contains of two parts, an escutcheon which is the visible part and the electronics which is placed in a secure location. The parts are connected with an electrical wire.
CLIQ Readers can also be used as an extension to a Wall PD. The CLIQ Reader can then be located outdoors while the Wall PD is located on the inside of the wall. This solution makes it possible to update CLIQ keys via a Wall PD from an outdoor location.

Power input 12-24 VDC -10 / +15%
Power consumption 60mA
Relay load max. 0.8A 30V AC/DC resist 20W
Maximum length of the wire between the escutcheon and the electronics is 1 meter. The wire should be cut to the proper length. The wire cannot be extended.

Electronic security of CLIQ keys and cylinders
The communication between the cylinder and key is encrypted using a 112 bits 3DES encryption. The coding of the keys and cylinders has been designed so that even in case of a theoretical break of encryption, the security risk is limited to the single component and one time only. The data stored in the keys and cylinders are also encrypted.
All data transferred from the factory to the End User's database and further on via a programming device and a programming key (C-key) to a CLIQ cylinder or key is encrypted as well.

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


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 deterioration of electronic components and overall wear.