Grums Municipality

Home care provider increases security for residents by implementing Phoniro Digital Key Management solution.

Grums Municipality


Grums Municipality (Grums kommun) is situated in Värmland County in west central Sweden. A regional destination with something for everyone, when in Grums, visitors and residents alike are always close to beautiful nature, countryside, towns, jobs, services and shops. This municipality is also home to many associations, as well as cultural and leisure activities.


With home care service, Grums Municipality wanted to improve, streamline and provide more secure care for the elderly. Managing users’ keys had proved to be a challenge for quite some time. Not only was physical management time-consuming, there was always the risk of keys being lost or staff bringing the wrong key to the user’s home.


ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions was chosen by Grums Municipality to provide its Phoniro Digital Key Management system to allow users to open doors using a smartphone app.

This solution allowed the home care staff to be able to open users’ doors with a smartphone app rather than spending time managing digital keys. This meant staff no longer had to spend time collecting keys, worrying about losing them or bringing the wrong key to the user’s home. This installation also increased security by providing a tracking system of who is visiting each resident and when.

Aside from providing residents with peace-of-mind, the solution also put the staff at ease and created a calmer, less stressful workflow. The work of in-home care is not always prioritized, but the introduction of this technology is an effort towards raising the status of the profession.

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