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ASSA ABLOY is introducing a new Intelligent Keys certification program developed to connect systems integrators with more business opportunities. ASSA ABLOY Intelligent Key Solutions provide affordable, easy-to-install, full-featured access control options, while also delivering a recurring revenue model for integration businesses. Recent advancements in security technology are providing the ability to monitor, schedule, change, revoke/update privileges and audit openings — features that were once available only to companies with the largest budgets — are now available to businesses of all types and sizes. ASSA ABLOY Intelligent Key Systems offer a powerful feature set at a much lower cost than traditional electronic access control systems. "Cloud services have become an integral part of the way we do business, and we can leverage the power of secure cloud-based subscription services to change the way that we manage access control," says Chris Villarreal, business development manager at ASSA ABLOY. "Today's security integrators are leveraging this innovative technology to deliver flexible, cost-effective solutions to help customers increase security, accountability and compliance on every opening." The business benefits to security dealers and integrators include creating a stable recurring revenue model, increasing customer retention value, service and maintenance contracts, and increased business potential with new and existing clients. "Intelligent keys deliver a very economical way to control access, achieve compliance, easily retrofit onto any opening, and provide powerful data analytics and reporting," Villarreal says. "They're ideal for a number of applications that require the ability to quickly and easily manage access rights and obtain audit trails, including retail, critical infrastructure and utilities, healthcare, and education environments." Installed in just minutes, Intelligent Key systems eliminate the need for wiring and other expensive infrastructure, and are a great add-on to traditional access control openings where an uncontrolled mechanical key override is causing a security risk.