Swedish mobile key startup Zaplox has signed an agreement with real estate agency Vasakronan, reports Sydsvenskan and Zaplox news. Vasakronan is Sweden’s largest property company, which owns, develops and manages commercial properties in Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg, Malmö and Lund, and has a property portfolio of over 190 properties.

The Zaplox system to lock and unlock doors using mobile phones will provide simplification and rationalization for staff and visitors to Vasakronan properties, to access locked unattended spaces. This includes for example technical control rooms that need to be accessed by external personnel for service and maintenance. Instead of handing out permanent keys, personnel are now sent a key via mobile.

The building managers have control over when a door opened and closed and who performs it. The system also eliminates the problem of keys going ‘adrift’ since the key cannot be used after. The system can easily be connected to the property owner’s case management system so the work order and key are integrated. When the work is finished, the ‘key’ is finished.

‘This is a problem all property owners have sought a solution for, as long as keys have been found. With new technology creates Zaplox large efficiency gains for all property owners’, says Stefan Gripwall, co-founder of Zaplox.

Zaplox works with all mobiles in all teleco networks,around the clock, all year round, and can be controlled remotely. Keys are collected using a mobile app available for download in the Windows Marketplace, Android Market, BlackBerry App World and the Apple App Store. Integration with customers’ existing systems occurs through Zaplox API and separate interfaces for users and management. Communication between the door lock and a local Key Manager is wired or wireless via Bluetooth, and the entire system can be used in parallel with key cards and physical keys.

Zaplox was founded in 2010 at Ideon Innovation Lund, by Stefan Gripwall and Lars Tilly. Today Zaplox locks are installed at buildings including Skistar, Ikano and Hotel Lundia.

For more info see the Zaplox pressroom.