SPN – Iberdrola Group – cements its relationship with LOCKEN
Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPN), a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola Group, is continuing to build on its partnership with LOCKEN - ISEO Group -  to secure its vast energy network, and its new, impressive St. Vincent Street headquarters is the largest single-use office to be built in Glasgow for 25 years.
25 November 2021 News

In 2018, the company joined forces with LOCKEN to complete the energy industry’s most ambitious access control project. Gaining momentum since then, there are now 14,000 electronic locks deployed, including the areas within the new Scottish Power HQ.

In order to fulfil SPN’s access configuration needs, the contactless smart key combines the advantages of a traditional mechanical lock with a state-of-the-art electronic solution, with the information exchanged between the key and the cylinder by magnetic induction, rather than by an electrical contact. This allows almost instantaneous opening of the lock and ensures reliability of the hardware, preventing any risk of contact failure caused by oxidation or dust lodged in the cylinder.

The solution includes a Bluetooth module, which links to the user’s smartphone, using the MyLocken app. It is capable of offering centralised control and case-by-case, real-time access control, reaching standards of security that are usually only available from online access control systems and significantly boosts compliance with the industry’s applicable security standards.

Nick Dooley, MD at LOCKEN UK Ltd explains: “It is great to follow the success of this ongoing rollout across the SPN infrastructure and to see how it is continuing to improve the organisation as a result, from benefits to health and safety procedures for employees and contractors to compliance with regulations and security standards. Our innovative solution allows simple, flexible, efficient access management, which has been integrated with SP Energy Networks’ existing software systems, providing improved operational efficiency and enhanced capabilities.”

Industries and clients

Locken is a best-in-class partner for large, multi-site companies. Its access control solutions are controlled by a single software package for various industries. Its solutions are particularly suited to critical infrastructure and companies with many remote sites, and designed to simplify and protect access to administrative buildings and industrial facilities.

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