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UFO Cloud Lock uses app for remote access

April 4, 2019
National Fleet Products has introduced the new remote-access UFO Cloud Lock and Vehicle Security System.

National Fleet Products has introduced the new remote-access UFO Cloud Lock and Vehicle Security System. The cloud-based, app-driven locking technology puts advanced Internet of Things (IoT) security tools in the hands of fleet managers.

The UFO Cloud Lock and Vehicle Security System gives fleet managers and logistics professionals a high level of security control. Using the SHA256 encrypted communication protocol developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), all electronic commands and equipment communications are ultra-secure.

An easy-to-use app transcends mechanical keys, allowing managers to create virtual keychains of admission that can be modified in real time. Using the app’s dedicated dashboard, locks can be opened and closed, and access permissions granted, all from the manager’s remote location and wherever they have access to a phone or computer.

Through IoT connectivity, it’s also possible to manage an “ecosystem” of interlocking security systems including those in locks, doors, entrance gates, machines and cabinets. The system gives managers total control over who can use virtual keys, and exactly what they have permission to access and when.

The system’s tool tagging feature is particularly relevant to work truck applications and anywhere tools and equipment are regularly transported in and deployed from a vehicle. Not only can managers confirm that the right tools are onboard before the truck is dispatched, but they can also make sure the same tools are accounted for and loaded before the vehicle leaves the worksite.

The system’s “Fleet Box” solution not only controls all vehicle locks, but also helps manage real keys. Tagged keys can be left in secure, dedicated areas inside the cab, and access can be granted via the app and a QR code. Real-time van checkup is also available through use of an optional telematic device that allows fleet managers to monitor dynamic vehicle information, such as GPS position, fuel consumption and average speed.

When functioning in a traditional delivery capacity, the system’s self-locking “slam-lock” feature enables workers to get in and out quickly, in contrast to padlocks and other removable locks. The system also has an interior unlocking cable so personnel can work in a secure vehicle if needed before exiting.

The lock’s flush-mounted design eliminates exposed flanges and hasps, and its hardened stainless steel construction and domed shape make the lock drill-resistant and difficult to grip with lock-defeating tools. Its low-profile design mates with virtually any vehicle make and model.

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