CLIQ® helps a fibre network maintain 99.99% uptime

ZeFil co-ordinates fibre-optic communications delivery to around 1,000 businesses in the Toulouse metropolitan area

The customer




Toulouse, France

CLIQ devices installed:

71 programmable CLIQ cylinders & 27 CLIQ battery-powered, programmable keys, including 12 CLIQ Connect keys; wall & portable programming devices



The challenge

Dispersed, remote premises

When it was founded in 2014, ZeFil inherited operations sites scattered around 37 Toulouse municipalities.

Each was equipped with different locks and mechanical keys. Physical key management became a major headache, putting service quality at risk. The company tendered for new access control.

Key requirements included:

  • Maintain high levels of security at all operations sites   
  • Grant fine-grained access rights to different employees and contractors   
  • Supply access control devices wirelessly for multiple door types   
  • Ensure ZeFil teams work fast and securely to maintain 99.99% uptime

The solution

CLIQ met every criterion

Wireless cylinders are installed at all ZeFil remote sites. Around 30 CLIQ keys are held by employees and service providers. Each carries one key programmed with personalised permissions.

All ZeFil access rights must be updated every 24 hours, which reinforces the high level of network security.

Bluetooth-equipped keys

Key-holders could choose to update key access rights via a programming device in central Toulouse, or CLIQ Connect keys updated with a secure app on the user’s smartphone.

For CLIQ Connect key-holders, travel time previously wasted getting the right mechanical key is now spent on-site, working towards optimum network operation.

Management of access rights is extremely easy. It’s a real comfort for all.
- Michael Combes, Director, ZeFil