eCLIQ is a purely electronic keying system developed by ASSA ABLOY. It is a cost effective solution which provides electronic access control without the need for wiring. eCLIQ cylinders retrofit into existing doors and locks.

eCLIQ is a purely electronic keying system developed by ASSA ABLOY. It is a cost effective solution which provides electronic access control without the need for wiring. eCLIQ cylinders retrofit into existing doors and locks.

eCLIQ offers the electronic features such as programmable access rights, time scheduling, audit trails, blocking of lost keys etc.

Both the key and cylinder contain electronics but only the key has a battery. The battery in the key powers up the electronics in the cylinder at key insertion.

Key Features

  • Electronic access control without wiring
  • Audit trails
  • Flexible access permissions
  • IP67 rated keys
  • IP67 rated padlock
  • Easily replaced standard battery in the key

eCLIQ Intelligent Electronics

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

The electronic mechanism embedded in the cylinder, is a self-contained unit. Consequently, the intelligent cylinder installs with ease like any normal cylinder.

Operating Principle

The use of eCLIQ keys and cylinders is nearly the same as the use of a normal mechanical keying system. The only difference is the sound and visual signals given to the key holder when an eCLIQ key is inserted in an eCLIQ cylinder. The electronics in the key and cylinder cause a short delay of around 0.1 seconds before the key can be turned after the key insertion.

Product Range

ASSA ABLOY® eCLIQ comes in a variety of cylinders and locks for various types of applications. The range includes door cylinders, padlocks and cam locks.

eCLIQ System Types

eCLIQ comes in two different system types: CLIQ Go and CLIQ Web Manager.

CLIQ Go is a lightweight software developed for smaller systems that can be managed via a mobile phone app. It is simple and intuitive to use but with limited functionality. Your local locksmith will be able to create and extend CLIQ Go systems directly from their shop.

CLIQ Web Manager is an enterprise full feature software suitable for all types of systems including large ones. It is powerful but a bit more complex and requires training. It has a lot of features designed for large systems. CLIQ Web Manager systems are created and extended in ASSA ABLOY’s factory in Melbourne while being sold and supported by your local locksmith.

For more information please see the CLIQ Go and CLIQ Web Manager sections.


ASSA ABLOY® eCLIQ is suitable for various industries.

  • Schools
  • City Councils
  • Museums
  • Art centres
  • Nursing homes, smaller hospitals and health centres
  • Commercial buildings and factories
  • Transport and logistics
  • Infrastructure
  • Offices
  • An application with a need for electronic access control in remote locations

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

Environmental restrictions for use

Use temperature: key 0°C …+70°C
Use temperature: cylinder -25°C …+85°C

Dust and water protection

Cylinder: IP classification IP 54 (=protected against dust and water splashed from all directions).
IP classification IP 55 (if dust covers are used) (=protected against dust and low pressure jets of water from all directions).
Weather Proof Padlock: IP classification IP 67 (= No dust can enter the key, and it is protected immersion)
Key: IP classification IP 67 (= No dust can enter the key, and it is protected immersion).

Time functions

eCLIQ keys have a clock and calendar feature.
An eCLIQ 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 32 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.

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.


Specification Statement

The Keying System must use a symmetrical electronic key and electronic cylinder. The battery in the key must power up the cylinder upon key insertion.

Technical Information

CLIQ Key Material: The key shaft is made out of stainless steel. The key electronics and the battery are located under a plastic cover.

Active / Passive Key: Active (electronically)

Symmetrical / Asymmetrical Key: Symmetrical

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

1 short beep and 1 short green light
The key is granted access

3 short beeps and 3 short red lights
No locking permissions or key outside the time zone

3 short beeps and 3 short red-green-red lights
Key outside the time zone

3 long beeps and 3 short green or red lights
The battery may be low or cold (try warming the key in your hand)

No beep
The battery is flat. Replace battery

CLIQ Key stampings
The key identification stampings are made on the metal of the key.

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

Battery Replacement

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.

Battery specifications
Size ø 20 x 3.2 mm.
3 V lithium (type CR 2032).
Estimated lifetime of the CR2032 battery is up to three years or 30,000 key operations.

The battery must be changed when the key starts to indicates a low battery warning. It is possible to make around 200 key operations before the battery is empty once the low battery warnings are given.

Comparison between CLIQ Web Manager and CLIQ Go


CLIQ Web Manager


Description and application

Enterprise full feature software suitable for all types of installations including large ones

Lightweight software developed for smaller installations that can be managed via a mobile phone app

User interface -  administration


Web + Android/iOS apps

Functionality / ease of use Powerful but complex, requires training Simple and intuitive, limited functionality
Functionality for large systems Bulk changes, operations on search results Not designed for large systems
Administration Multiple adminstrators with configurable permissions Single administrator (login password). Can login from several devices though
User interface - key updates Desk PD, Wall PD, Mobile PD, Mobile phone app, Bluetooth keys Desk PD, Mobile PD, Mobile phone app, Bluetooth keys
Data fields Multiple data fields for each element (keys, cylinders, people, etc) Only name and marking for keys and cylinders
People People as separate entitity type, hand out of keys to people No concept of people, but keys can be named based on key holder and cylinders based on location
Keys Support Dynamic and Normal user keys Support Dynamic user keys only
Email notifications to key holders Supported Not supported
C-keys (Admin/programming keys) Supported and required N/A
Time schedules for keys Global schedule and schedule for access to specific cylinders Only global schedule
Validity of keys Start and end time Start and end time
Revalidation of keys Supported Not supported
Audit trails Key and cylinder side audit trail, searchable audit trail archive Only cylinder side audit trail
Cylinder programming By C-keys By user keys
CSV Import/Export Export of keys, cylinders and persons, import of data for cylinders and people Not supported
Integration with web services Supported Not supported
Access profiles (group cylinders) Supported Not supported
Domains (split the system between the administrators) Supported Not supported

Temporary access groups (planned future authorisations)

Supported Not supported

Firmware upgrade

Supported Not supported