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SALTO Neo Named 2021 Product of the Year

Friday 26 March 2021

The SALTO Neo cylinder has been named Product of the Year 2021 in the Security Technology and Access Control category of the S+B Schloss + Beschlagmarkt competition.

The German trade publication presents awards annually recognizing Building Hardware, Handles, Smart Buildings, and Security Technology and Access Control. A top-class jury evaluates each submitted product according to the criteria of innovation, utility/design, digitalization, and PoS presentation. The product with the highest overall score in its category is designated "Product of the Year." The SALTO Neo, launched just last year, not only achieved the highest number of points in its category, but also received the best rating from the judges in three of the four criteria. 

The jury was made up of industry experts Stephan Schmidt, Managing Director of the German Association of Locks & Building Hardware (FSVB); Denis Masur, Manager of Interkey (Association of European Locksmiths); and Niklas Schulte, Managing Director of the Workgroup Building Hardware (AKB) – all from within the German Hardware and Houseware Association (ZHH); as well as Norman Bartusch from the Smart Home Initiative Germany.

The SALTO Neo is an advanced electronic lock that offers more features and better functionality than any other cylindrical lock. The compact SALTO Neo cylinder is designed for doors where fitting an electronic escutcheon is not possible or required, and can be installed on standard doors, server racks, gates, cabinets, electric switches, etc. IP66 rated and weather-resistant, the SALTO Neo cylinder includes the latest in technology: SALTO Virtual Network (SVN), SVN-Flex, NFC/BLE mobile, and BLUENet Wireless.

The SALTO Neo joins the growing list of SALTO’s award-winning products. In 2020 alone, the online configurator MyLock received the Silver Award at the ARCHITECT'S DARLING AWARDS from Heinze GmbH; the design lock Ælement Fusion received the Bronze PROTECTOR Award from the trade magazine PROTECTOR; and the electronic locker lock XS4 Locker received the New Product of the Year Award from the U.S. magazine Security Today as well as the Silver Award at the GIT Awards from GIT Security + Management Magazine.