"As a hotel that was created to provide its guests with a modern and chic experience, implementing mobile access technology made complete sense to us as it represents one of the most popular and in demand service trends within hospitality today," said Wayne Taranto, director of hotels & suites at the SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta. "Yet as a new technology, we wanted to make sure that we could rely on vendors with a reputation for excellence, reliability and the ability to ensure total guest satisfaction, which is precisely what we have found in working with both ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and Intelity."
Designed to streamline the check-in experience by allowing guests to sidestep front desk lines to receive a guestroom key, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access operates using Seos technology to provide a service that is as secure as it is convenient. At the SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta, the solution works by generating an encrypted digital key that is transmitted to guest smart devices and safely stored in a key vault on Intelity's guest-facing mobile app. When presented to the appropriate door lock, the app then transmits digital key information via Bluetooth and over a secure communication channel, ensuring only authorized users are able to gain access.
"Hotels all over the world are seeing that mobile guest engagement is one of the most solid ways to build customer loyalty, and they are eager to deploy the latest mobile tools to help with that dynamic interaction," said Intelity CEO and President David Adelson. "Through our integration partnership with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Intelity is equipping the SKYE Hotel Suites with all the components needed to enable the mobile guest journey, including Mobile Check-in and Mobile Key. With Intelity's MiKEY mobile app, SKYE Hotel Suites guests can bypass the front desk, go straight to their rooms and use their smartphones to unlock the hotel's Bluetooth-enabled ASSA ABLOY Hospitality door lock. This joint technology is adding considerable value to travelers and it's providing the hotel with a direct communication link to guests. The SKYE Hotel Suites is among the first properties in Australia to go live with MiKEY, and with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality as our valued partner, we anticipate many more installations to come in the future."
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access and Intelity's mobile app were additionally implemented alongside VingCard Signature RFID door locks, a future-proof platform able to be effortlessly upgraded to mobile access functionality whenever needed and offering the latest in secure keycard encryption technology. With Visionline also installed, hotel employees further gain an advanced security access software solution that provides for more secure and efficient hotel operations. The system provides the ability for front desk staff to remotely monitor all room access attempts in real time, and allows users to instantly deactivate any key suspected of being stolen or used in an unauthorized manner. Visionline is integrated with a hotel's PMS platform and is also responsible for generating and assigning digital guestroom keys.
For more information about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of electronic in-room safes and locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
For more information about Intelity, please visit www.intelitycorp.com.
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The global leader in hotel security technology for nearly 40 years, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is a part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company with 47,000 employees. With products installed in properties all over the world, securing millions of guestrooms globally, the company's comprehensive range of security and technology solutions is comprised of VingCard electronic locks, Elsafe in-room safes, integrated software platforms and advanced mobile access solutions. Its latest innovation, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access provides advanced security for hotels and augments the stay experience for today's tech-savvy guests. Operating with secure Seos technology, Mobile Access allocates guestrooms and generates encrypted digital keys over a secure channel. This allows users to bypass the front desk and access their assigned guestrooms via their personal smart phones and watches. In order to provide best-in-class customer service, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality offers support in more than 166 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
Intelity, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is the creator of the world's first and most widely used integrated guest services platform, ICE (Interactive Customer Experience™). With certified integrations to all major hotel back-end management systems (POS, PMS, Ticketing, Spa and Room Controls), Intelity's ICE is a centralized property-automation system that delivers concierge-level services, guest request tracking and fulfillment, business-intelligence analytics, marketing/messaging capabilities, and a full content management system. Since beginning operations in 2007, the Inc. 5000 company has gained a reputation as a leader in hospitality technology with installations across six continents, including most major brands and many celebrated independent properties. Intelity recently received Best Mobile App in Hospitality from Travel Weekly's Magellan Awards and World's Leading Hotel Brand App from the World Travel Awards. For more information, please call 1-888-RevPAR-1 (1-888-738-7271) or visit www.intelitycorp.com.
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