Electronic locking puts this Italian bank in full control of its entrances

For more than a century Credito Valtellinese, or Creval, has provided banking services to people in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy

The customer


Sondrio, Italy


CLIQ devices installed:
30 CLIQ wireless electronic locks & programmable, battery-powered keys

Year of installation:

The challenge

Protect people and assets

Although the bank was originally formed as a mutual, new financial sector regulations required it to become an S.p.A. from 2016.

Bank security managers sought new access control to form an integral part of a system which ensures both financial assets and people are fully protected on Creval premises.


Key requirements included:

  • A trusted, secure locking alternative to a standard mechanical master-key system
  • A powerful, electronic way to administer their system based familiar physical keys
  • The flexibility to filter access permissions to individual needs, so not everyone can access every area

The solution

Key-based and electronic

Creval doors are locked with programmable electronic CLIQ cylinders. Staff carry a single battery-powered CLIQ key, programmed with appropriate access permissions. AES encryption is incorporated in all microelectronics.

Key management is easy using software operated from a local PC or securely on the web via a standard browser.


Fine-grained access

Creval’s security manager grants access based on scheduled times and specific doors, right down to the level of individual site user. Time-limited access rights for keys keeps premises secure if a key gets lost.

Audit trails and event logs are collected to the same, fine-grained degree.

We are satisfied with the results of the new access control solution.”

Claudio Brisia, Logical Security Manager, Creval