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EAST, Miami Installs Latest Generation of Door Lock Technology from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions · 7 February 2017
Stockholm - EAST, Miami, the first hotel venture in North America from Swire Hotels' EAST brand, is adding cutting-edge innovations to its new hotel location, situated on top of Brickell City Centre in Miami, with the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's New VingCard Essence door locks and Visionline locking solution. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality officially announced the launch of its New VingCard Essence door lock in December of last year.Rolling out several new features, including Mobile Access compatibility, with secure Seos technology, and wireless online capabilities, guests at EAST, Miami, and other hotels using the New VingCard Essence lock can benefit from increased efficiency and more streamlined guest experiences. Coupled with Visionline, the EAST, Miami staff can remotely monitor and control who has access to which guestrooms and when, adding extra security functions to avoid breaches or quickly address any security related issues."We pride ourselves on having a highly innovative brand. As such, it is important to us to work with companies that globally lead in innovation and performance" said Mihai Bote, CHTP Director of Technology at EAST, Miami. "ASSA ABLOY Hospitality not only brought this innovation to the table for us with the New VingCard Essence door lock, but also provided us with a solution that gives us access to real-time lock events on our property, monitored from one central location."EAST, Miami already had a strong relationship with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, having installed the first generation of the VingCard Essence lock at the hotel previously. The executive team decided to install the New VingCard Essence lock due to the continued relationship the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality team maintained with them following the previous install."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's strong customer support, well-known reputation, years of experience, proven track record and long standing service to the hospitality industry are highly valuable to us," adds Bote. "Whatever needs we had, were taken care of quickly and efficiently, and we are already seeing improvements and increases in guest satisfaction following the installation."The New VingCard Essence locks by ASSA ABLOY Hospitality are Mobile Access ready, and the hotel plans to launch this mobile phone-based access functionality to its guests through its proprietary app soon.Find out how ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's New VingCard Essence brought innovative hotel security monitoring to EAST, Miami by checking out our video here.For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.

Taking the guest experience to the next level with mobile access

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·By Markus Boberg
Providing guests with the ability to unlock guestroom doors using personal smart devices is no longer just a futuristic concept or non-essential amenity. With record numbers of hotels around the globe now adopting digital key solutions in order to streamline operations and better serve the increasingly tech-savvy, mobile-oriented generation of guests, mobile access solutions are going mainstream. As Christophe Sut of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality explains, growing demands for instant service have spurred hoteliers to seek out platforms that minimize wait times and inconvenience. With continuing advancements in mobile access innovation, more and more hospitality professionals are finding that they too are able to benefit from a solution that takes personal budgets and needs into account, while allowing them to tap into today's increasingly mobile lifestyles in a way that maximizes guest satisfaction without jeopardizing security.
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No keys needed for world's first invisible lock, now with Mobile Access capability

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·13 December 2016
Stockholm -- Minimalist design meets customer convenience in the new release of VingCard Essence, known as the world's first invisible lock. Now compatible with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, VingCard Essence means guests can skip the front desk and unlock their room using their own smartphone or watch. It also means that hoteliers can create a homier, design-centric feel in their hallways and room interiors, without compromising on security.When it comes to smart security, less is more. With the new VingCard Essence, hoteliers get more advanced technology in a clean, minimalistic design that blends with any hotel decor. The stylish new design hides the electronics inside the door and works with most door materials.Now, the industry's most uniquely beautiful and functional locking system is even smarter, with improved reading distance on the RFID reader, and wireless online capabilities. The product also benefits from compatibility with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, powered by secure Seos technology, a revolutionary solution which allows guests to take control of their hotel experience, using their smartphone or watch. This industry-leading innovation from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality enhances customer satisfaction, frees up front desk staff and saves on operational costs."VingCard Essence offers a seamless experience for guests, from their ability to enter and secure their room without interaction with the front desk, to the enhanced aesthetics of their hotel environment," said Christophe Sut, Executive Vice President and Head of the Global Technologies business unit for ASSA ABLOY Hospitality.For more information, please visit http://www.assaabloyhospitality.com/essence
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New Radisson RED Hotel Employs ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access as Key Part of Dedicated Hotel App

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions · 8 December 2016
Stockholm - Radisson RED, a new hotel concept focused on the millennial mind-set through art, music and fashion, is maximizing efficiency and boosting guest experiences at its Brussels and Minneapolis properties with the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access into the brand's hotel app for keyless guestroom entry. Along with the installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's VingCard RFID door locks, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, via Radisson RED's hotel app, provides unmatched security as well as improved processes and convenience for guests. With so many of today's travelers being part of the always on, always connected millennial generation, it was important to the Radisson RED leadership team to create a dedicated hotel app that would enable all guests to manage their bookings and hotel stays from start to finish in the most seamless way possible. It is fitting for this new-age, cutting-edge hotel brand to provide a tool that allows guests to travel light and use their own devices to interact with reservations and access guestrooms. The RED app centralizes everything a guest might need before, during and after their stay on a single platform."The new Radisson RED hotel concept is very focused on using technology that makes life easier for our guests," said Christel Cabanier, Radisson RED Curator. "Our aim through our mobile app was to provide our guests with an omnipresent digital approach that fits our guests' wants and needs when it comes to available technology."Operating with secure Seos technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access delivers unparalleled security, working within the RED app to assign guestrooms and generate encrypted digital keys. These keys are securely delivered to guests' smartphones where they are placed in a secure digital key vault within the app. When presented to the appropriate lock, the app then transmits the encrypted key over a secure communication channel using the device's integrated Bluetooth. This protocol ensures that only users with authorized access to a specific guestroom are able to receive digital key information to unlock the door.The VingCard RFID door locks also offer state-of-the-art security technologies with powerful and innovative anti-cloning features that prevent unauthorized access to guestrooms and unauthorized duplication of keys. Compatible with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, these door locks are an added feature creating ease of use with the keyless entry.For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access and other ASSA ABLOY Hospitality products, please click here.
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Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Adapts to Mobile-Dominated Guest Lifestyles with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·16 August 2016
and we are proud to be among the properties to have implemented this game-changing, guest satisfaction-enhancing solution," said Mike Roziere, General Manager at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. "With its ability to also offer the most advanced and proven security, the decision to go with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access over competing solutions allows us to offer guests the latest in guestroom access flexibility without sacrificing our ability to provide a safe and secure environment."Operating with industry leading Seos technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access delivers unmatched security by working with a hotel's property-management system (PMS) to allocate guestrooms and generate digital keys that are encrypted - and securely delivered to guest's smartphones. The smartphone, in turn, places the key in a secure key vault within the hotel's mobile app. When presented to the appropriate lock, the app then transmits the encrypted key via a secure-communication channel via Bluetooth, thus ensuring that only authorized users are able to receive digital key information and gain access.Working alongside ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, VingCard Signature RFID door locks likewise offer state-of-the-art security innovation with powerful anti-cloning features that prevent unauthorized keycard duplication or guestroom access. Coupled with Visionline, staff at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre can also remotely monitor and control who has access to which areas and when; leveraging the ability to cancel suspect keycards before a breach in security occurs or worsens.For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, please click here.
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Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·26 July 2016
Stockholm- July 26, 2016 - The Park Plaza Arena Pula, an Arenaturist-owned hotel situated within Croatia's Istrian Peninsula, has enhanced its security and guest convenience by upgrading existing VingCard Signature RFID and Classic RFID guestroom door locks with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, a state-of-the-art innovation that allows guests to skip front desk lines and use their own smart devices as a digital key. With the ability to offer full compatibility with previously installed VingCard door locks, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access is a cost-effective solution that allows hoteliers to seamlessly add mobile phone-based guestroom access.Having undergone a series of renovations in 2015, Park Plaza Arena Pula leadership took the decision to join growing numbers of properties adapting their services to meet the increasing demand for faster, more streamlined guest services. In upgrading to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, hotel staff was able to quickly begin leveraging the solution's benefits thanks to the rapid and professional response of installation teams. Soon after the decision was made as a result, guests could begin enjoying their hotel stay experience immediately upon arrival, without having to wait for assistance at the front desk in order to gain access to their rooms.A flexible solution that provides hoteliers with the ability to implement digital key functionality in the manner that best suits their unique property needs, Mobile Access offers three options for implementing a guest-facing mobile app. This can be accomplished either through a property's existing app, via a third party vendor in the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Certified Partner Program, or by leveraging ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's standalone solution for a quick and straightforward roll out. In opting to integrate Mobile Access into its own mobile application, the Park Plaza Arena Pula was able to increase the potential of guests downloading the software, due to its enhanced value in saving time and minimizing hassle."Our property takes great pride in providing guests with the latest amenities and services, and is thrilled to have been able to work with a company capable of rapidly implementing a solution that further maximizes convenience and total guest satisfaction,"said Reli Slonim, Arenaturist Executive Director. "Along with the advanced security features of Signature RFID and Classic RFID door locks, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access' own security protocols are also a vital asset in providing each guest with complete peace-of-mind."Operating with award-winning Seos technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access delivers unmatched security by working with a hotel's property-management system (PMS) to allocate a guestroom and generate a digital key that is encrypted - and securely delivered to a guest's smartphone. The smartphone, in turn, places the key in a secure key vault within the hotel's mobile app. When presented to the appropriate lock, the app then transmits the encrypted key via a secure-communication channel via Bluetooth , thus ensuring that only authorized users are able to receive digital key information and gain access. For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, please click here.
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New ASSA ABLOY Hospitality White Paper Addresses Best Practices for Implementing Mobile Access Solutions in the Rapidly Evolving Hotel Industry

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·20 June 2016
As the hospitality industry's leading provider of digital key technology with more than 130,000 guestrooms currently using its solution around the world, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has announced the release of a Mobile Access best practices white paper: "Staying Ahead of the Curve: How hotels and resorts can leverage mobile-access technology as a principal solution, in light of the growing emergence of a smart-device equipped world."Serving as a guide for hoteliers of all types, in order to provide them with the insight needed to make informed decisions on how to best leverage the latest mobile-based access technologies, and what features should be considered when comparing solutions, the official release of the new white paper coincides with the opening of HITEC 2016, with copies and further information available at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality booth #1201. As a revolutionary technology that presents a diverse range of options, Mobile Access technology is understandably a field where many hospitality professionals are seeking out industry expertise before making a committed investment on the solution. With ABLOY Hospitality's latest white paper, readers can review statistics on growing trends and guest demands for mobile-compatible services to better grasp the rationale behind the surge in popularity for such solutions. By referencing the resource, hoteliers can also determine what functionalities should be offered in order to satisfy the growing guest demand for greater convenience and self-service. Since Mobile Access technology is an integral part of a hotel's security protocol, the white paper also offers critical insight on the security safeguards that should be considered when analyzing which solution works best to protect both property and guests."In publishing the white paper, we wanted to provide the industry with a roadmap on what Mobile Access technology does, how it can benefit their properties and what kind of solution should be deployed to guarantee the highest level of guest satisfaction," said Tim Shea, CEO and President of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "We are proud to again serve as the industry's most trusted resource on a new technology that is changing the way hotels interact with their guests, and how they can cater to the evolving needs of a tech-savvy generation of travelers."In addition to information on enhancing guest convenience and safety, the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access white paper offers valuable insight on how to ensure that any implementation of Mobile Access is a success, leading to higher adoption rates by guests. By implementing a digital key solution that fully addresses their own unique mobile app needs, hotels can significantly improve attempts to engage its guests with promotions or make them aware of property amenities that can increase revenue opportunities.For more information on Mobile Access, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com/mobile-access, or to download the white paper, please click here.Media Contacts:Riise Walker, Marketing Manager, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Tel: +1 972 692 3167, Email: riise.walker@assaabloy.comAndrea Roland, Plan A PR & Marketing, Tel: +1 407 905 0608, Email:andrea@planapr.com
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Expressway Inn Bismarck Adapts to Evolving Travel Trends with Rollout of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions · 9 June 2016
The Expressway Inn Bismarck has taken a proactive step to ensuring guest satisfaction to its increasingly mobile-savvy guests by implementing ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access along with its standalone app solution and VingCard Classic RFID door locks. Together with Visionline, a cutting-edge wireless access management solution, ASSA ABLOY Mobile Access and Classic RFID locks provide guests at this popular North Dakota property with the ability to skip front desk lines, and instead securely access their guestrooms using their own smart devices.With the vast majority of guests now opting to travel with personal devices, the ability to offer mobile solutions such as ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access is becoming a vital factor in remaining competitive by adapting to evolving market trends. With the Expressway Inn Bismarck implementation, property guests can now begin leveraging the convenience of mobile solutions the moment they arrive by simply downloading the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access app. The solution works by allocating a guestroom and generating a digital key that is encrypted and as a result, is securely delivered to a guest's smartphone. The smartphone in turn places the key in a secure key vault within the hotel's mobile app. When presented to the appropriate lock, the app then transmits the encrypted key via a secure communication channel, ensuring that none but those authorized are able receive digital key information and gain access.Powered by ASSA ABLOY's secure, industry leading Seos technology which provides hoteliers with the world's first multi-platform ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access offers flexible integration, either through integration with a property's own mobile app or through certified third party application if later desired. The Expressway Inn Bismarck currently utilizes ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's standalone app, which requires no integration with other property systems, in order to provide quick, ready-to-use access to the benefits of the solution."With today's guests looking for ever greater convenience and faster service, we sought out a solution that would provide us with a competitive edge over other properties in our area," said Mike Motschenbacher, general manager at the Expressway Inn Bismarck. "ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access allows us to accomplish this task in a manner that is cost-effective and easy to implement, while also ensuring that we can continue to uphold our first priority of guaranteeing guest safety."Working alongside ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's patented Visionline platform at the Bismarck Expressway Inn, the property and its guests can be assured that the Mobile Access solution is just as secure as it is convenient. Hotel staff are provided with full control over the ability to issue, re-issue or cancel keycards remotely, maximizing the property's ability to offer the highest level of security. Through the use of VingCard Classic RFID door locks with the system, Bismarck Expressway Inn enjoys even greater functionality and security. While fully compatible with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, Classic RFID offers its own set of advantages, such as powerful anti-cloning technology and the ability to work with a range of RFID key fob designs that can be tailored to meet specific property needs.For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, please click here.
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Hyatt Regency Istanbul Atakoy Secures Guests with Latest Online Security Access and RFID Technology by ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·17 May 2016
Guests at the Hyatt Regency Istanbul Atakoy can enjoy increased safety and convenience as well as a chic, modern environment and sweeping views of the Marmara Sea thanks to a partnership between the new luxury hotel and ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. The Hyatt Regency Istanbul Atakoy has implemented advanced security access solutions by ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, demonstrating its commitment to guaranteeing guest safety while maintaining maximum convenience. In partnering with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, the luxury property has also streamlined its operations by maximizing efficiency of staff and maintenance operations.With the advantages of RFID technology becoming increasingly apparent to hoteliers around the world, the Hyatt Regency Istanbul Atakoy has chosen to equip its 284 luxury guestrooms with industry-leading VingCard Signature RFID door locks, and elevator access readers, offering state-of-the-art design that combines enhanced guest convenience and security. While allowing guests to effortlessly gain access by waving keycards within proximity of an RFID reader, Signature RFID also provides unmatched anti-cloning technology through its encryption platform that ensures against unauthorized access.Using Signature RFID in conjunction with Visionline, team members at Hyatt Regency Istanbul also circumvent the need to manually encode keycards. Lost or stolen keycards can also be cancelled remotely to further limit any potential security issue. Visionline additionally provides properties with remote audit trail tracking abilities, ensuring that hoteliers have detailed and readily available data in the event of a guest dispute."As one of the newest and most upscale properties in Istanbul, we adhere to the very highest standards of luxury and convenience for our guests, and security is certainly no exception," said Sven Hoffmeyer, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Istanbul Atakoy. "ASSA ABLOY Hospitality solutions are an ideal fit for our operations, and serve to enhance both guest satisfaction and staff efficiency." Going one step further in guaranteeing guest peace-of-mind, Hyatt Regency Istanbul Atakoy guestrooms also come equipped with Elsafe Infinity digital electronic safes. Combining eye-catching design with sophisticated technology, Infinity safes are the first to be UL-1037 certified for the hospitality industry, having withstood numerous break-in tests by Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc., as well as providing a detailed access record in the event of property loss or theft.For more information about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com. Media Contacts:Riise Walker, Marketing Manager, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Tel: +1 972 692 3167, Email: riise.walker@assaabloy.comAndrea Roland, Plan A PR & Marketing, Tel: +1 407 905 0608, Email: andrea@planapr.com
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CPH Studio Hotel Adopts Advanced Student Housing Security Technology With ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·26 April 2016
Tech-savvy students in Copenhagen can access their accommodations using their smartphones, now that CPH Studio Apartments has adopted the latest technology with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access. CPH Studio Hotel, known for its beachfront location and modern Scandinavian design, provides an experience that stresses innovation and maximized convenience for its residents. As the property focuses on a younger demographic that expects the latest amenities and operations, CPH Studio Hotel needed to ensure that its services could satisfy the mobile-device-oriented lifestyles of its student residents.A solution that is compatible with the vast majority of smartphones, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access eliminates the need to wait in line for check-in. Instead, residents can simply go straight to their rooms and begin enjoying their surroundings without any intervention on the part of CPH staff. Thanks to the ability to access rooms on their own terms, residents at the CPH Studio Hotel are now able to customize their experience into one that they find satisfying from the very moment that they arrive. With a large number of students indicating a preference to stay at a mobile-enabled residence verses a non-enabled one, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access ensures that the CPH Studio Hotel is able to provide significantly higher value than other student accommodations in the area."Implementing ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access has really allowed us to connect with our residents and service them in a way that fits with their lifestyle needs," says Kim Karlsen General Manager at the CPH Studio Hotel.ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access also provides CPH residents with the highest level of security available to the student accommodation market. It works with a facility's property management system in order to allocate a room and generate a digital key that is encrypted and securely delivered to a resident's smartphone. The smartphone places the key in a secure key vault within the building's mobile app. When presented to the appropriate lock, the app transmits the encrypted key via a secure communication channel, ensuring that only authorized users receive a digital key."We see a great deal of interest in Mobile Access from various student accommodation operators, such as CPH Studio Hotel," says Christophe Le Blanc, Global Solutions Director at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "The reason is quite simple. More than convenience, Mobile Access brings freedom. Freedom to check-in and check-out anytime for students, freedom for staff to prepare people movement in advance during back-to-school or holiday periods, and freedom for all users to conduct operations remotely. In addition, they benefit from our long experience operating now more than 100,000 doors with Mobile Access worldwide."For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, please click here, or download our newly released eBook on maximizing the advantages of Mobile Access technology here.
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CityHub Amsterdam Maximizes Guest Satisfaction by Implementing RFID Access Solution and Seamless Payment Options for Hotel Guests

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·22 March 2016
CityHub Amsterdam, a new hotel concept opened in October 2015 that caters to its guests with a modern, pod-sized, themed guestroom environment, has ensured its ability to offer total guest security and convenience by implementing cutting-edge security access solutions from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. Guests of the hotel can now expect a significantly improved experience, thanks to the installation of VingCard Signature RFID door locks and RFID card readers, which allow them to quickly access their guestrooms and enjoy a variety of other convenient features.As a new development, CityHub faced the challenge of implementing a check-in process that could be automated to provide efficiency for both guests and staff. In partnering with Burgman Security to streamline the check-in process and by implementing ASSA ABLOY Hospitality RFID solutions, CityHub was able to leverage multiple product features that maximize guest convenience while reducing staff work loads.Used in conjunction with CityHub's self-check-in system, Signature RFID assists in streamlining guest services by allowing guests to quickly and effortlessly gain access to their capsule rooms, known as Hubs. As a contactless solution, Signature RFID provides properties with an array of key fob design options, presenting hoteliers with the opportunity to select one that is best suited to address guest needs and enhance operational services. At CityHub Amsterdam, guests are given the option of wearing an RFID wristband that not only functions as a hassle-free Hub access key, but can serve as a method of payment for drinks and snacks at the hotel's self-service bar. With the inclusion of RFID card readers, guests wearing wristbands can also conveniently, yet securely access private guest lockers available at the property."As a property that goes to great lengths to ensure that our guests find an environment that is comfortable, convenient and safe, we are extremely impressed with the level of functionality that solutions by ASSA ABLOY Hospitality can provide," said Pieter Van Tilburg, owner of CityHub. "Being able to offer efficient and quick service via cutting-edge solutions such as RFID wristbands, is highly valued by guests wishing to get the most out of their stay and enjoy our location in Amsterdam's city center. The high level of security provided by Signature RFID further assists us in assuring peace-of-mind to each guest."When equipped with Signature RFID, properties gain a powerful anti-cloning platform that uses unmatched encryption technology to provide virtual immunity against unauthorized access. Fully compatible with ASSA ABLOY Mobile Access, Signature RFID also serves as a cost-effective method for properties considering a later upgrade that allows guests to use their own smart device such as a phone or watch as a room key.For more information on Mobile Access, please visit http://www.assaabloyhospitality.com/mobile-access
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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Kicks Off 2016 With Celebration of 100,000th Mobile Access Solution Installation Milestone

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·18 January 2016
Dallas - January 18, 2015 - ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, a highly advanced keyless entry solution developed specifically for the global hotel market, has now been successfully implemented on more than 100,000 guestroom door locks worldwide. An important milestone that demonstrates the rapidly growing demand for digital key functionality, this dramatic increase in the number of installations also confirms ASSA ABLOY Hospitality as the leading provider of mobile access solutions.With consumers increasingly demanding instant service and satisfaction, Mobile Access provides guests with a vital tool that allows them to take charge of their hotel stay experience from the moment they arrive. The convenient mobile-phone-based solution allows them to use their own smart device as a room key and go directly to their assigned room, eliminating the need to wait in line at the front desk for check-in or check-out."Since ASSA ABLOY Hospitality introduced the concept of using your mobile phone as a room key and won 2008's "Touching the Future" competition held in Monaco and organized by the NFC Forum and the WIMA Conference, we have continued to capture the interest of both hoteliers and their guests in hospitality markets around the globe," said Tim Shea, President of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "We are proud to see this paradigm-shifting solution reach 100,000 guestroom installations. Its exponential growth worldwide demonstrates the industry's need for a platform that pushes hotel convenience and security to new levels."Powered by Seos(r), the world's first multi-platform ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys across a broad range of smart devices, Mobile Access can be accessed via BLE-compatible mobile phones, tablets or wearables such as smart watches. Available to guests as a mobile app download, Mobile Access provides properties with several options for implementing the solution. Properties may choose to integrate the service into their own existing mobile app and back end system, or opt to provide a basic Mobile Access solution, which can be accomplished using ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's off-the-shelf solution. Those that wish to offer a mobile app beyond simple access control but do not have an app of their own may select a solution from one of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Certified Partners.Mobile Access also provides hoteliers with the latest in security innovation and protection against unauthorized entry. The solution works with a hotel's property management system (PMS) in order to allocate a guestroom and generate a digital key that is encrypted and securely delivered to a guest's smartphone. The smartphone places the key in a secure key vault within the hotel's mobile app. When presented to the appropriate lock, the app transmits the encrypted key via a secure communication channel, ensuring that only authorized users receive digital key information and gain access.For more information on Mobile Access, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com or click here to download our newly released eBook on maximizing the advantages of Mobile Access technology.

Mobile access: the next step in guestroom access security and convenience

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·By Tim Shea
Smartphones and smart devices have undoubtedly revolutionized virtually every aspect of how people interact with the world around them today. Travel and hospitality are certainly no exceptions. As Tim Shea of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality writes, mobile access technology has almost instantly become a game changer in how guests connect with hotel services to tailor an experience that best suits their needs.
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prizeotel Leverages Latest in Hotel Security and Convenience Technology with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·30 November 2015
prizeotel, a German hotel collection that provides guests with a modernistic approach to design, has selected ASSA ABLOY Hospitality to enhance security and convenience by implementing Mobile Access at its three locations in Bremen, Hamburg and Hannover. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access is a cutting-edge innovation that allows guests to use their own smart devices as digital room keys. At prizeotel, Mobile Access works in conjunction with VingCard Signature RFID door locks that have also been installed.By implementing ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, prizeotel's leadership took a significant step forward in ensuring that their hotel services are as modern as their surroundings. Allowing guests to completely bypass front desk lines when arriving, Mobile Access is accessible as soon as an individual initiates a request via mobile app. This convenience-enhancing feature allows guests of prizeotel to begin enjoying their hotel stay experience immediately, without having to wait for staff assistance."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Mobile Access has greatly enhanced our ability to offer state-of-the-art security and services at our hotels," said Marco Nussbaum, CEO and co-founder at prizeotel. "As a result, prizeotel guests are able to receive a convenience-enhancing experience from the very moment that they begin to interact with one of our properties."Convenience aside, Mobile Access also provides some of the latest security safeguards that are available to hotels today. Mobile Access works with a hotel's property management system in order to allocate a guestroom and generate a digital key that is encrypted and securely delivered to a guest's smartphone. The smartphone places the key in a secure key vault within the hotel's mobile app. When presented to the appropriate lock, the app transmits the encrypted key via a secure communication channel, ensuring that only authorized users receive digital key information and gain access.Style and security at prizeotel properties have been further enhanced with the installation of VingCard Signature RFID door locks. This design-centric solution is aesthetically pleasing and requires only a small RFID reader on the door. Signature RFID is also armed with advanced anti-cloning technology that virtually guarantees against unauthorized access. The locks work with VingCard Visionline, a patented data communication platform by ASSA ABLOY Hospitality.
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Las Americas Golden Tower to Open its Doors with Guestroom Security Technology from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·16 November 2015
Panama City - November 16, 2015 - The recently built Las Americas Golden Tower is set to offer guests advanced property security with electronic door lock and safe innovations by ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. Boasting 30 floors of luxurious guestrooms and amenities, the 285-room Panamanian property is on track to open in January 2016, equipped with VingCard Signature RFID door locks and Elsafe Sentinel electronic safes in all rooms and suites.With VingCard Signature RFID, Las Americas Golden Tower is implementing a powerful and convenient contactless solution that allows guests and staff members to effortlessly gain access to assigned guestrooms by simply tapping the keycard on the door's RFID reader. This reliable and secure technology provides the property with an array of operational benefits as well, such as eliminating the potential for keycard de-magnetization. Leveraging the benefits of an online locking system, Las Americas Golden Tower also utilizes VingCard Visionline alongside Signature RFID; an enhancement that allows individual locks to communicate with the property's server via radio frequency. With Visionline, staff members can easily extend hotel stays or re-assign RFID keycards to other guestrooms; eliminating the need for guests to return to the front desk, and also providing an efficient method of tracking access and remote cancellation of keycards."As a property designed to offer the best in luxury and comfort, we understand the critical importance of providing guests with a secure environment, in order to guarantee an uninterrupted first-rate experience," said Fernando Araujo, Project Manager at Las Americas Golden Tower. "In selecting ASSA ABLOY Hospitality to implement an effective security access solution, the company's extensive expertise and capacity to provide efficient service was a substantial consideration."Also equipped with cutting edge anti-cloning technology, Signature RFID represents unmatched functionality and security. Using an advanced encrypted platform, Signature RFID ensures against the potential threat of unauthorized access, while allowing properties to easily upgrade to mobile access capabilities if desired at a later date."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is recognized for its ability to provide unrivaled guestroom security technology and support to our clients around the globe," said Tim Shea, President of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "We take great pride in Las Americas Golden Tower's decision to select us as their security solution provider, due to our unique level of industry knowledge and service, and look forward to working with them in order to maintain the highest level of satisfaction possible."Guests of Las Americas Golden Tower will also find increased peace of mind with the addition of Elsafe Sentinel series electronic safes to effectively safeguard valuable belongings. Currently the only UL-1037 certified safe designed for the hospitality market, the Sentinel II meets and exceeds the security industry's most stringent standards, successfully withstanding numerous durability tests and break-in attempts. Also leveraging the advantages of RFID technology, guests can operate the safe with the same keycard used to gain access to their guestroom without compromising security needs.Media Contacts:Riise Walker, Marketing Manager, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Tel: +1 972 692 3167, Email: riise.walker@assaabloy.comAndrea Roland, Plan A PR & Marketing, Tel: +1 407 905 0608, Email:andrea@planapr.com
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Armenia's Second Hyatt-branded Hotel Fully Equipped With ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Solutions

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·11 August 2015
August 10, 2015 - ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has implemented a full range of its industry leading product solutions at the second Hyatt-branded hotel in Armenia, the Hyatt Place Jermuk. Centered in a mountain resort town known for its thermal water spas and hot springs, the new Hyatt Place Jermuk provides guests with hospitality in a smartly designed, high-tech and contemporary environment, focusing on blending guests' personal and professional lives while traveling.The landmark project includes the implementation of the VingCard Vision system by ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, a flexible locking-system management software platform with touch-screen technology, as well as VingCard Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks, which provide Hyatt Place Jermuk guests with the highest standard in guestroom security and convenience.In addition, the property's rooms feature the ultra-secure Sentinel 41 digital safes. Adding to guest convenience, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's PolarBar minibars have also been installed. These advanced and stylish minibars are built with low energy consumption and silent absorption technology, making them not only guest-friendly, but also cost-effective and energy efficient. Elevators at the Hyatt Place Jermuk are equipped with Multi-Output Controller (MOC) RFID, which is designed to fit into elevator panels and can be operated off or online through Vision. This further increases guest security by limiting access to the upper floors to registered guests."We have designed every aspect of the Hyatt Place brand with today's traveler in mind," said Peter Fulton, group president for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia, Hyatt. "As the company continues to grow the brand strategically and thoughtfully in key markets around the world, Hyatt Place Jermuk will offer a new choice to future and existing Hyatt guests."With the advantages of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology becoming increasingly apparent to hoteliers and guests alike, the Hyatt Place Jermuk has equipped their 92 guest rooms in Jermuk's city center with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's VingCard Signature Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) locks, offering state-of-the-art design for user-friendly, intuitive guest interaction along with anti-cloning technology that provides extra protection against keycard cloning.The Vision system combines power and flexibility, utilizing a Windows(r)-based software platform to provide flexible access management control that is far more powerful than the fixed hierarchical structures of many other hotel lock systems, allowing management to control access to every door on the property. The Vision system offers a range of possibilities to choose from, including the ability to integrate with existing PMS workstations and servers, a specially designed Vision touchscreen workstation, or any other Windows(r)-based workstation. For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.Media Contacts:Riise Walker, Marketing Manager, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Tel: +1 972 692 3167, Email: riise.walker@assaabloy.comAndrea Roland, Plan A PR & Marketing, Tel: +1 407 905 0608, Email:andrea@planapr.com
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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access App Provides Easy Entry to Keyless Solutions for Hotels Worldwide

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·16 June 2015
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality (formerly VingCard Elsafe) has introduced the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access App, a skinnable solution with an off-the-shelf approach that will allow hotels worldwide to implement mobile access without the need for custom app creation or complex integrations. The app works with the same secure Seos ecosystem upon which the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access solution was built.ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Mobile Access App provides numerous benefits, including ease of implementation since no integration with third-party systems is required. Primarily designed for independent hotels looking to introduce a mobile access element to their property using VingCard locks, the Mobile Access App is an ideal solution that delivers a basic, secure, reliable user experience."The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access solution was designed to provide a guest experience that is convenient, secure and time saving," says Gard Gabrielsen, Global Product Director / Mobile Access & Credentials at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "Our Mobile Access App is a guest's first encounter with the keyless solution and clearly leads travelers through each step of the process, from downloading a single app to registration and room entry."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Mobile Access App automatically comes with Visionline integration, allowing guests to see and approve their reservation prior to check-in, or view details including type and room number. Integration with the hotels' PMS for additional automation is available but not necessary in order to use the mobile solution.Hotels may choose from two variations of the app. The basic app is a generic version, in which a hotel can use the administration portal to customize their digital key graphics that will then show in a "Passbook" inspired style. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality also offers a Software Development Kit, which makes it easy for a hotel to finalize the app with their own unique look and feel, and then publish it on App Store/Google Play as their own branded version.In order to provide an even wider range of options, the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access technology can also be integrated into a hotel's existing branded app. In addition, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has partnered with a number of third-party app providers through their Certified Mobile Access Partner program, allowing hotels with more complex mobile technology applications to integrate Mobile Access with other property systems and technologies. These alternatives provide hotels with the flexibility to seamlessly integrate the mobile key functions with any current or future hotel mobile platform. .The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access App will soon be available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play stores for use on Bluetooth equipped mobile devices. For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com or visit ASSA ABLOY Hospitality during expo hours at HITEC Booth #1121.
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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Delivers Latest in Passenger Security Innovation to RCCL's MS Anthem of the Seas

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·15 June 2015
Multipurpose wristbands, not keycards, will welcome passengers aboard the Royal Caribbean's MS Anthem of the Seas, thanks to a partnership with global security leader ASSA ABLOY Hospitality.The wristbands use innovative and flexible RFID technology to upgrade the cruise experience for both passengers and crew. As passengers approach the gangway, crewmembers can quickly scan the wristbands, which contain all the necessary identification data, making it faster and easier to embark and disembark from the ship.The wristbands act as a room key, but also allow access to other areas of the ship, such as the spa. Passengers can easily keep track of their tabs at the bar and restaurant or pay for professional photos taken on the cruise. They can even offer an alternative payment for vending machines and casinos, providing the potential for greater revenue.The Anthem of the Seas is widely recognized in the cruise industry for its luxury and high-tech amenities, specifically designed to make cruise vacations more appealing to a younger market demographic. It is the third largest cruise ship in the world, boasting 2,090 cabins. Since this ship is meant to be an example of the latest and greatest of what the cruise industry has to offer, RCCL wanted to move away from conventional keycards by replacing them with something more in line with their vision of the future of passenger comfort and safety. In partnering with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, RCCL can allow passengers of the Anthem of the Seas to effortlessly gain access to cabins, as well as other areas and a host of services throughout the ship, using just one RFID wristband provided free-of-charge.ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has delivered its Signature RFID door locks, RFID cabin-access wristbands and RFID Remote Controllers to the ship. In adopting RFID technology, the Anthem of the Seas joins a rapidly expanding number of both hospitality properties and cruise ships that offer guests the benefits of the solution. With VingCard Signature RFID, passengers and staff can rely on powerful anti-cloning technology that prevents unauthorized access through its encrypted program. The RFID-operated locks also have the added benefit of allowing access readers to take virtually any shape or form, providing the potential for a range of additional services and conveniences."As the cruise industry moves to develop ships with ever-increasing passenger capacities and services, cabin and passenger security will no doubt play an integral part in ensuring continued satisfaction, safety and convenience," said Gerald McMillan, Vice President Marine at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "By fully leveraging RFID capabilities, we are pleased to provide the technology that allows MS Anthem of the Seas to provide the newest generation of cruise ship vacationers with the augmented services that they increasingly demand."For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Launches Certified Partnership Program to Integrate Mobile Access Solution with Third-party Hotel Applications

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions · 9 June 2015
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality developed the Certified Partner program to enhance the functionality of third-party applications and also to make it more convenient for hoteliers to have all of their mobile functionality combined into a single app or solution. It gives guests a greater reason to download the hotel's mobile app, as it provides a convenient and secure way to access their room without the need to carry a keycard. This provides the hotel with an added opportunity to promote other services and amenities, which will in turn drive revenue. It also makes it easier and simpler for hotels to implement and streamline their mobile services."As smartphones get even smarter, tech-savvy consumers increasingly expect this kind of functionality when traveling," says Gard Gabrielsen, Global Product Director / Mobile Access & Credentials at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "Recent industry research shows that more than 70 percent of travelers would be likely to use their smartphone to check-in and bypass the front desk."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Mobile Access technology has been tested and proven, having been successfully deployed at properties around the globe, and integrations have been developed with multiple Certified Partners worldwide.For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com or visit ASSA ABLOY Hospitality at HITEC Booth #1121.
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VingCard Elsafe Takes the Family Name to Become ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions · 2 June 2015
Hotel security innovator VingCard Elsafe has changed its name to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, effective June 1, 2015. This new identity allows the company to draw upon the vast resources of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, and positions it to better meet the evolving needs of the hospitality industry."If we're to remain innovative and competitive, we must keep pace with the demand from our customers for flawless experiences," says Tim Shea, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "As our brand transitions to ASSA ABLOY, we will grow stronger and create a bright future for our company and customers. We will build on our legacy, continuing to make people around the world feel safe and secure."For over 40 years, the name VingCard Elsafe has been synonymous with innovation in hotel security technology. Their story began in 1974, when lock engineer Tor Sornes heard that an intruder had attacked his favorite singer in her hotel room. He resolved to find a solution and invented VingCard, effectively revolutionizing the entire lock industry.Today, as the world rapidly changes and technology continues to evolve, the ASSA ABLOY family offers the company access to more than 1,400 visionary engineers, working together to innovate, improve quality and add more products to their already extensive portfolio of solutions. A worldwide network of sales and support teams will enable the company to be more responsive to their hospitality partners. As ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, we will extend our global reach and innovation capabilities beyond hardware, and extend it to encompass a comprehensive array of solutions that are designed to ensure security, convenience and operational efficiency for hotels around the globe."Our company has evolved over the years, but who we are remains the same," continued Shea. "Our purpose is not simply to lock and unlock more doors--it is to unlock the feeling of safety, security and belonging for more people, wherever they go.ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is part of ASSA ABLOY's Global Technologies division. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, and is already recognized as an industry innovator. The company has made the Forbes "World's 100 Most Innovative Companies" list for two consecutive years.For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Revolutionizes Hotel Security and Convenience with Industry's Premier Mobile Access Solution

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions · 7 May 2015
May 7, 2015 -- ASSA ABLOY Hospitality (VingCard Elsafe) today announced the deployment of its ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, a highly advanced mobile phone-based keyless entry solution developed specifically for the global hotel market. Already implemented in more than 30,000 guestrooms at over 100 properties worldwide, the proven Mobile Access solution allows hotel guests to bypass the front desk and use their own mobile phone or device to securely access their assigned guestroom. Among the critical benefits this proven technology solution provides are increased speed, convenience and efficiency for guests, as well as streamlined front desk operations and reduced operational costs for the hotelier."Today, hotels are looking at a variety of mobile-based solutions that facilitate one-on-one communication with their guests," says Gard Gabrielsen, Product Director of Mobile Access & Credentials at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "Our Mobile Access solution helps drive this by adding value to their mobile strategies and making them even more relevant to their customers. On the operational side, it frees up the front desk team to focus on other important aspects of guest service, which reduces costs and ultimately drives loyalty and revenue."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access is powered by Seos(r), the world's first multi-platform ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys across a broad range of smart devices, including mobile phones, micro-processor cards and wearables, such as smart watches. The Seos protocol meets the most stringent security standards and includes secure messaging, strong authentication and data confidentiality. The ASSA ABLOY Mobile Access technology works with all VingCard locks, and there are currently over one million compatible locks installed worldwide."When VingCard introduced RFID technology to the industry in 2006, a plan was already in place to link this technology to the use of mobile keys," said Tim Shea, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "Our future-proof approach to technology means that customers who purchased VingCard RFID locking systems can add mobile access technology without replacing their existing locks, making the transition to mobile keys simple and affordable. This long-range technology planning represents our commitment to bringing continuous innovation to the market to better serve our customers' changing needs."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access is ideal for mobile-native Millennials, business and frequent travelers, who have the greatest need for speed and efficiency in their travel experience. In fact, recent industry research shows that the majority of travelers would prefer a mobile access solution. According to a study by the MCD agency, 73 percent of travelers would be likely to use their smartphone to check-in and bypass the front desk. Another survey, by Software Advice, shows that 67 percent of guests would choose a smartphone-enabled hotel vs. a non-enabled hotel."As smartphones get even smarter, tech-savvy consumers increasingly expect this kind of functionality in their travel experience," continued Gabrielsen. "In the airline industry, it's become very common that passengers can check-in and get their boarding passes directly on their phones. With our Mobile Access technology, travelers can now experience the same convenience at their hotel."To learn more about Mobile Access or other ASSA ABLOY Hospitality solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.For more information:Riise Walker, Marketing Manager, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Tel: +1 972 692 3167, Email: riise.walker@assaabloy.comAndrea Roland, Plan A PR & Marketing, Tel: +1 407 905 0608, Email: andrea@planapr.com
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VingCard Elsafe Brings Home the Trophy in Hotel Security During Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·17 July 2014
With the finals now concluded and the 2014 World Cup a part of global history, host nation Brazil is nonetheless set to continue reaping the benefits of an improved infrastructure among the country's hotels and resorts, thanks to efforts such as those by VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security solutions and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group. Since the start of preparations for the World Cup, VingCard Elsafe actions were significant in ensuring that many properties throughout Brazil were up to the task of providing enhanced security for the influx of visitors and global footballing talent.Predominant among national soccer team facilities making headlines during the course of the tournament, Germany's purpose-built training camp, Camp Bahia was created with every aspect intended to amplify the team's chances of World Cup success. A unique concept with 64 residential units and boasting its own fitness center among other amenities, the critical responsibility of ensuring the security of its internationally renowned athletes fell to VingCard Elsafe and its leading line of locking solution products. Using the company's Classic by VingCard electronic guestroom locks and Xtra II electronic safes that feature audit trail tracking abilities, German players and support staff could rest assured knowing that personal safety was one thing that did not require their full attention throughout the course of their stay."As with any guest that travels and stays at a hotel or resort, the issue of guestroom safety is understandably of great importance, yet it is something that should not detract from the focus and purpose behind a person's trip," says Nicolas Aznar, President Latin America and Caribbean. "VingCard Elsafe is thrilled to have acted as a provider of guestroom security for several national teams during the recent World Cup, allowing them to fully concentrate on preparations for each game and ensuring that they play at their best. We additionally wish to congratulate Germany on their well-deserved victory, and thank them for relying on VingCard Elsafe door locks and safes when it comes to ensuring personal safety and peace-of-mind."In addition to Germany, the national squads of Argentina, Holland, France, Colombia, Portugual and Honduras to name a few, also were among teams to benefit from VingCard Elsafe security solutions. Throughout the duration of the tournament, teams that stayed at the Deville Porto Alegre Aeroporto, Clube Atletico Paranaense, Bourban Cataratan Convention & Spa Resort, Club Atletico Paranaense and Deville Porto Alegre Aeroporto were each protected by VingCard Elsafe's Classic by VingCard door locks. Those that stayed at the Radisson Barra were additionally provided with Xtra II by Elsafe safes, while players at the Sheraton Rio utilized SENTINEL Series safes.VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems, electronic in-room safes and energy management solutions for the hospitality industry, and has often been selected to provide security solutions for hotels and resorts during numerous international events. For more information on VingCard Elsafe's latest products and services, please visit www.vingcardelsafe.com.
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Trump National Doral Miami Joins Growing List of Hotels Making the Switch to VingCard Elsafe RFID Locking System Technology

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·24 June 2014
With the advantages of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) locks becoming increasingly apparent to hoteliers and guests alike, properties such as the Trump National Doral Miami are opting to make the switch from more traditional magstripe alternatives, known for their vulnerability to keycard cloning and demagnetization. Now equipped with Signature RFID by VingCard, the Trump National Doral Miami boasts the ability to provide guests with the convenience of contactless guestroom entry, while reducing the overall workload of hotel staff. With Signature RFID, each guest keycard can automatically provide updates to the front desk, allowing staff to receive guest information and requests without requiring the guest to visit the front desk, making it possible for employees to respond almost immediately."We have improved our property efficiency and enhanced our guest experience since the installation of VingCard's Signature RFID and VISIONLINE locking system," said Pete Bertot, Senior Project Manager at the Trump National Doral. "Thanks to the ability to assign and re-assign guestroom keycards without routine visits to the front desk, our guests can enjoy a level of ease and comfort that they are coming to expect when visiting a world-class hotel destination. The reduced attention required from staff also means that other areas affecting guest satisfaction may be better addressed and improved on as a result."Convenience and efficiency aside, the presence of Signature RFID locks at the Trump National Doral Miami represent the property's desire to provide visitors with the highest standard in guestroom security. In addition to advanced technology that makes keycard cloning virtually impossible, Signature RFID by VingCard comes equipped with the ability to provide a 600-event audit trail. Should questionable circumstances arise, hotel staff are adequately prepared with a crucial tool that not only assists in resolving security issues, but may also serve to safeguard the property in any possible legal proceedings.With the added benefit of VISIONLINE that allows for the remote cancellation of both master and guest keycards, staff at the Trump National Doral Miami have precise control over who has access to which areas, and when. By leveraging its keycard tracking functionality, VISIONLINE by VingCard can also allows management to confirm whether maintenance and housekeeping staff have completed their rounds on the property efficiently. This can equate to a significant reduction in operational costs, as future staff audits may be simplified with the ability to monitor staff progress online.VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems and electronic in-room safes for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.vingcardelsafe.com.About the Trump National Doral(r)Purchased by the Trump Organization in June 2012, the Doral Golf Resort & Spa has been undergoing a dramatic restoration to recapture the resort's early grandeur. Every aspect of the resort is being completely transformed in order to bring the new Trump National Doral(r) to the highest level of luxury, infused with the distinguished five-star level of service that is synonymous with the Trump brand. Doral is once again positioned as one of the greatest resort destinations in the world. The prestigious 800-acre resort boasts a completely re- designed clubhouse, new Deluxe accommodations, luxurious event spaces, new restaurant concepts, redesigned championship golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster, plus all new re-imagined recreational amenities and retail shops for guests and members to enjoy. For resort reservations, call toll-free (800) 71-DORAL (36725) or visit TrumpNationalDoral.com. Connect with Trump National Doral Miami on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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New York's Hotel Hugo Opens its Doors with the Latest in RFID and Wireless Security from VingCard Elsafe

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·10 June 2014
Stylish newcomer to Manhattan's white-hot Hudson Square adopts Signature RFID by VingCard door locks, along with VISIONLINE wireless networking platform and Sentinel series electronic safesNew York- June 10th, 2014 - A recent addition to Manhattan's emerging Hudson Square district, the upscale and newly opened Hotel Hugo has already demonstrated its commitment to providing the best in guest safety and convenience through its partnership with VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group. Built in the same neighborhood where George Washington first coined the term "New Yorker", the Hotel Hugo is once again bringing an increasingly mainstream concept to the area through its implementation of Signature RFID by VingCard guestroom door locks. Favored for their ability to overcome vulnerabilities associated with more traditional alternatives, the RFID locks at the Hotel Hugo also come with enhanced guest convenience abilities, thanks to VISIONLINE by VingCard, a proprietary wireless networking platform that connects standalone electronic locks and other guestroom devices and systems, via a central property server."As a new addition to the Manhattan area, we feel it is essential to stand out as a modern and chic establishment that can provide guests with the highest level of safety and convenience," said David McManus, General Manager of the Hotel Hugo. "With Signature RFID and VISIONLINE by VingCard, Hotel Hugo has the ability to provide a first class guest experience that travelers have come to expect when visiting one of the world's top tourist destinations."Using Signature RFID by VingCard, hotels such as the Hotel Hugo gain a powerful contactless solution that allows guests to effortlessly gain access to their guestrooms by waving keycards within proximity of an RFID reader, therefore circumventing the problematic misreads that often plague magstripe alternatives. An additional and perhaps more critical advantage over the older magstripe technology, is Signature's ability to provide unmatched anti-cloning security through its encrypted platform that ensures against any potential unauthorized access. As the leader in hospitality door lock innovation, VingCard Elsafe also created Signature RFID with an eye on future technological advances within the industry. Expected to see increased widespread usage over the next few years, Signature RFID by VingCard locks are designed to be easily adaptable to Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, providing guests with the possibility of using their own mobile devices as room keys. As a property that prides itself on its elegant, yet approachable design, Hotel Hugo also benefits from the lock's aesthetically pleasing appearance that requires only a small RFID reader on the door.In addition to Signature's numerous benefits, the presence of VISIONLINE by VingCard at the Hotel Hugo also eliminates the need to manually encode keycards, cancel master cards or check battery life. With VISIONLINE, remote audit trail and live-card tracking capabilities provide the hotel with considerably more control over property security, as well as a valuable cache of data in the event of a potential guest dispute."The justification for implementing a system such as VISIONLINE really becomes apparent when staff and guests alike are able to benefit from its many advantages," said McManus "In addition to a heightened sense of security provided by features such as its keycard tracking ability, VISIONLINE by VingCard allows staff to remotely extend keycards to other guestrooms if needed. The expediency and convenience gained by such a service has undeniably enhanced Hotel Hugo's ability to maintain operational efficiency while continuing to ensure the satisfaction of each guest."Expanding on its goal to deliver the ultimate guest security experience, Hotel Hugo additionally opted to install SENTINEL series by Elsafe safes. The implementation gives guests the option of safeguarding valuables using their own personalized key code access. A safe created with design conscious hoteliers in mind, the stylish Sentinel series is also the only UL-1037 approved safe currently on the market.VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems and electronic in-room safes for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.vingcardelsafe.com.
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VingCard Elsafe's New Allure RFID Locking System Makes Global Debut at Luxury Alion Beach Hotel in Cyprus

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·22 April 2014
Building on the success of Essence by VingCard, the industry's first "invisible" door lock that encases all electronic hardware within the door itself, Allure takes the trend towards design minimalism even further with an easy-to-install panel that can be placed on the wall adjacent to the guestroom door. Often considered an obstacle for hotel designers, electronic door locks have typically been thought to diminish a hotel's decor with their unmistakable commercial appearance. With Allure, both newly constructed and renovated properties have a range of customizable panel options available; all designed to blend with, and even enhance a property's unique design environment. Among selectable panel screen features, properties can also incorporate a hotel's logo for an increased degree of branding and personalization.This ability to fully customize the Allure locking system allowed VingCard to provide the Alion Beach Hotel with its own personalized panels and matching keycards for a modern aesthetic design, while maintaining the same advanced security features found in other VingCard locking systems. Additional panels serve as directional panels to assist with guest orientation, while simultaneously accentuating the property's sleek and modern feel."Besides providing a more streamlined look, Allure by VingCard has allowed us to more fully control how our guests experience the hotel's distinctive design-centric environment and interact with it," said Alion Beach Hotel Manager, Panicos Michael. "The wide range of customization options provided us with the ability to emphasize our modern, yet refined environment. Individuals stepping into our corridors are left simply stunned by the high tech environment and profoundly visible room numbers. The numerous advantages that Allure clearly brings simply couldn't be matched by more traditional locking systems."In addition to its obvious design benefits, Allure also provides hotels with the most cutting-edge guest service technology. Included with the lock's design is an interactive touch panel located within each guestroom, providing guests with the ability to post notifications such as "Do Not Disturb and "Make Up Room (MUR) that are visible to hotel staff. Via an LED light that activates on the lock, staff can be alerted to requests without having to disturb guests unnecessarily. Also included among guest-oriented features is a touch-activated doorbell, a notification alert that warns guests when the door has been unlocked and a brightly lit room number for easy identification. Allure's flexibility also allows it to be used either as a component of a VingCard RFID locking system or as a pure DND/MUR panel-only configuration, which can be installed in properties that already have a locking system in place."We are very impressed with the added boost in staff efficiency that Allure now provides us with," says Michael. "Not only do we prevent the unnecessary inconveniencing of guests, but our staff can also know precisely which rooms require cleaning, and therefore speed up the completion of overall duties. Guests have also remarked on its impressive ease of use along with its instantly eye-catching and chic appearance."As a VingCard lock, Allure continues to demonstrate the company's primary commitment of providing the best and most advanced in hospitality security technology. The lock integrates VingCard Elsafe's leading contactless locking solutions into the interior electronics, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) communication. In contrast to the Alion Beach's previous locking system, Allure provides staff with full control over door user access. Staff location restrictions can also be put in place by implementing alternate levels of employee access."We are thrilled to witness the initial success that Alion Beach Hotel has experienced since implementing Allure across its property," said Tim Shea, Global President of VingCard Elsafe. "While guestroom door locks must first serve the vital function of ensuring a safe environment, they nevertheless should work to enhance a property's character and enhance the guest experience. The implementation at Alion Beach demonstrates that guaranteeing high-level security alongside an aesthetically pleasing and high-functioning design, is not something that is mutually exclusive.In addition to the Allure by VingCard installation, the Alion Beach Hotel also installed Elsafe safes and implemented VISIONLINE by VingCard. Fully compatible with Allure, VISIONLINE is VingCard Elsafe's patented Wireless networking platform that connects standalone electronic locks and other guestroom devices and systems, via a central property server.VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems and electronic in-room safes for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit www.vingcardelsafe.com.
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Bolton Football Stadium Hotel Kicks Security Up to New Level with VingCard Elsafe RFID Locking System

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ·18 March 2014
With many rooms boasting a pitch side view to the 28,723 capacity stadium, the Bolton Whites Hotel is one of many large scale properties to recognize and act on the growing demand for enhanced security while simultaneously offering the latest in technological convenience. In selecting Classic RFID by VingCard, the hotel is equipped with a powerful anti-cloning locking system solution that is immune to the vulnerabilities widely reported with magstripe lock failures."Chief among our responsibilities is the ability to ensure a safe and secure environment to everyone within our premises," said Suzanne Speak, Bolton Whites Hotel General Manager. "Only then can our guests truly begin to relax and enjoy the benefits that a hotel with such a unique location as ours can offer."Enhanced security aside, with Classic RFID by VingCard, the Bolton Whites joins an increasing number of properties in making the convenience of contactless RFID and NFC locks available to guests and hotel staff alike. "With RFID cards, both guests and staff no longer need frustrate themselves over either magstripe card misreads or demagnetization," said Dave Atkinson, IT Director at the Reebok Stadium. "With the VingCard RFID locking system, all that is needed is for an RFID card to be held within close proximity of the reader on the door, so it is both easy to use and intuitive."A critical aspect of Classic RFID by VingCard, is its ability to provide access to next generation Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. With no additional installation needed, hotels such as the Bolton Whites are prepared to provide guests with a tool that allows doors to be unlocked using their own mobile devices. Making such technology available can greatly enhance guest convenience by circumventing trips to the front desk for either checking in or out.VingCardElsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems, electronic in-room safes and energy management solutions for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit www.vingcardelsafe.com.

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