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Abloy UK launches whitepaper: Revolutionising Ports Access Control & Security

Abloy UK launches whitepaper: Revolutionising Ports Access Control & Security

Abloy UK has launched a new discussion paper which discusses the potential threats to port security, and how access can be controlled more effectively to minimise risks and maintain a secure environment for staff, passengers, and any other authorised users of ports.


It also explores the convenience that new digital access solutions can offer, while improving operational efficiency and security with reduced costs, logistics and risk of lost keys.


Steve Wintle, Head of Critical Infrastructure at Abloy UK, explains: “The UK boasts the second largest European port industry, handling almost 500 million tonnes of freight each year, over 60 million international and domestic passenger journeys, and employing over 100,000 people.


“Port operators and their owners invest an average of £600 million annually into their facilities and estates. As gateways for 95% of UK global trade, many are expanding facilities to cope with increasing demand. Security and access control should be paramount – and top of the list regarding investment into improving facilities.


“Digital access control solutions go beyond high-end security, enabling remote access control and simplified key management, with precise audit trails. This digital convenience, efficiency and awareness saves time and increases security and operational efficiency to improve port infrastructure.”


To download the whitepaper and to learn more, go to:


For further information on products and services available from Abloy, visit, call 01902 364 500, or email


Issued on behalf of Abloy UK by Edson Evers, Stafford Enterprise Park, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0BF. For further information please contact Abbi Cox or Tom Woolley at Edson Evers on Tel: +44 (0) 1785 255146 or email or





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