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Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Revolutionizes Hotel Guest Convenience with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 11 October 2017
Stockholm -- The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, an award-winning luxury resort in Australia, has successfully implemented several of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's innovative security technologies, including ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access, VingCard Signature RFID electronic locks and the Visionline online platform. The property, which is situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, is home to a variety of luxurious amenities, including a golf course, leisure activities and breathtaking views of local vineyards.Prior to the recent upgrade, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley had a competitor's door lock system installed. As part of an initiative designed to reposition the property as a technologically advanced resort, management sought out innovative technologies that utilize mobile solutions to allow for keyless entry. After conducting research on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and several other lock providers, hotel leadership opted for ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's innovative electronic locks and mobile solutions, based on its established success in the hospitality industry worldwide."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's solutions have been at the forefront of the industry for years, allowing hoteliers to create innovative experiences while utilizing the latest technologies," says Paul Bullock, chief engineer at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. "We knew its mobile solutions would be able to go to work for us in a way that positioned our property as technologically advanced, in order to create a new type of customer experience while increasing property security."Since the installation, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley has already seen significant positive results. With keyless entry, guests are now able to conveniently enter their rooms or private villas with their mobile phones, without having to keep track of a physical key. Hotel staff has also seen less guests requesting physical keys now that they have the ability to enter their rooms with a swipe of their personal mobile devices."Mobile Access is already making a difference in the guest experience, offering an innovative way for guests to access their room," adds Bullock. "It also eases congestion at check-in at peak periods, improving staff efficiency and the overall guest experience. Being among the first hotels in Australia to partner with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality in launching mobile key solutions means that we are at the cutting edge of hotel technology, and we are already seeing the benefits."Along with its convenience enhancing features, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access also delivers unparalleled security through its use of Seos technology that serves to assign guestrooms and create encrypted digital keys. These keys are delivered securely and kept safe within a digital vault on the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality app, so unauthorized users cannot gain access to the key or room. Digital keys are transmitted over a secure communication channel only when presented to the appropriate lock.Further demonstrating a priority on guest safety with the installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Visionline online locking solution, resort staff also now have the capability to remotely monitor all entry activity from one central location. With this feature, management can control who has access to certain areas and when. If it is ever suspected that unauthorized entry has occurred, management can remotely deactivate or restrict access, further increasing property security.For more information about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of electronic in-room safes and locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.Media Contacts:Andrea Mane, Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc., Tel: +1 (407) 905-0608, Andrea@planapr.comRiise Walker, Marketing Manager ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Tel: +1 (972) 692-3167, Riise.Walker@assaabloy.com
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Hotel Las Americas Bolsters In-Room Security with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Elsafe SENTINEL II Safes

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 16 August 2017
Stockholm -- Hotel Las Americas, a five star hotel located in Cartagena, Colombia, is further increasing onsite security with the installation of the Elsafe SENTINEL II in-room safes from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality in all 530 guestrooms at both Las Americas Casa de Playa and Las Americas Torre del Mar. Sitting on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, the hotel now offers guests an efficient and easily accessible in-room security option in addition to high-class amenities, leisure activities, onsite restaurants, a relaxing spa and state-of-the-art workout facility.After using a competing in-room electronic safe, Hotel Las Americas looked to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Elsafe SENTINEL II because of its long battery life, ability to store and remember access events, safe depth, advanced futuristic design, and user-friendliness. The property has also successfully employed a mix of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's VingCard electronic locks with RFID technology and knew that quick and continuous customer support would be guaranteed for the installation of the safes, especially with an ASSA ABLOY Hospitality office based in Colombia."We have already been working with the team at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, using the latest in RFID locking solutions from them, so we had no doubt they could supply us with an electronic in-room safe that met both our needs and the needs of our guests," said Juan David Montes, purchasing manager at Hotel Las Americas. "Since the installation, we've not only streamlined our standard maintenance services, but we're now able to provide our guests with an in-room safe that is large enough to store laptops and tablets, increasing the security of their valuables."The Elsafe SENTINEL II is a functional, design-conscious and high security in-room safe that consists of a one-piece, cold-pressed steel door that is 70 percent stronger than a flat steel door. In combination with the revolutionary locking system ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is known for, the Elsafe SENTINEL II resists forcible entry and possesses anti-tamper labyrinths that protect the safe's electronics from manipulation.Since the installation, the property has already seen significant improvements in maintenance efficiencies. Due to the safe's ability to have its batteries changed without actually opening the safe and its long battery life, maintenance staff is able to cut down on the time it takes to perform this task and the frequency with which it needs to be done. The property is also saving money from cutting costs on battery replacement purchases. Additionally, in-room security is now greatly increased due to the Elsafe SENTINEL II's ability to hold larger items, such as laptops, and properly store access events at the safe.For more information about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of electronic in-room safes and locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
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Urban Creation Implements ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access and Locking Solutions at its New Stylish Student Accommodations

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 25 July 2017
Stockholm - July 25, 2017 - Bristol, UK-based property developer, Urban Creation, has successfully implemented the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access solution at two of its new student accommodation sites. The Manor House and Charlotte's Rise, historic buildings converted by Urban Creation into stylish student residences, are now offering secure and convenient access through ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access and VingCard Signature RFID door locks, allowing tenants to gain entry to their rooms and suites with a quick swipe of their mobile device.Urban Creation turned to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's innovative technologies to create a unique and streamlined experience for its student residents, making it the first company in Bristol to launch the technology within a student accommodation. An added convenience for both residents and property managers is that check-in is immediate upon the start of each student's lease through the mobile access app, and the app automatically checks them out at an agreed-upon time at the end of the lease."We are always looking for clever new ways to improve the experience of tenants in our properties and we think this will help to make their stay a smooth one," said Jonathan Brecknell, director and owner of Urban Creation. "The move chimes with our ethos of creating homes that are both stylish and practical to live in, paying careful attention to all the little details that make a home a home - from clever storage space to logical layouts."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access not only streamlines the check-in and check-out process, but also removes the risk of student residents losing physical room keys, which is a security risk and creates added costs for replacing keys and door locks. If the student's phone is lost or stolen, the key can easily be removed from the mobile app remotely to prevent unauthorized entry. Additionally, The VingCard Signature RFID door locks offer the two properties state-of-the-art security, through powerful and innovative anti-cloning features that prevent unauthorized access.For more information about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
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InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel Boasts Luxury and Innovation with Installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Locking Solutions

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 27 June 2017
Stockholm - June 27, 2017 - Prestigious, four-diamond luxury hotel, InterContinental(r) Toronto Centre Hotel, announces the successful implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's industry-leading RFID locking solution and Visionline system to update and enhance overall property security at the glamorously-appointed 584-room property located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The InterContinental Toronto Centre is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, operator of 12 brands stretching over 100 territories and countries.After successfully using ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's VingCard Classic locks and Vision solution for some time, InterContinental Toronto Centre has completed an upgrade of its guestroom locking system to incorporate the latest advances in RFID-based technology. The most recent RFID upgrade creates an even more effective locking system for the hotel, eliminating the potential for unauthorized access, keycard cloning or demagnetization, as well as bringing greater opportunity to create site-specific programs for doors and certain areas of the property."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's long history of innovation in the hospitality security sector has positioned them as a go-to source for the latest hotel locking technology," said Alexi Hakim, general manager of InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel. "Their advanced RFID solutions are a perfect match for the specific needs of our property, bringing luxury and innovation together to offer a more secure environment for our guests."The VingCard Classic RFID and Visionline wireless security solutions work in tandem to give InterContinental Toronto Centre more control over who enters certain areas of the hotel and when. The two solutions now allow hotel staff to remotely monitor who is accessing restricted sections of the property, and if any keycard is suspected of being tampered with or used inappropriately, staff can quickly deactivate that keycard to prevent further unauthorized use."We have a proven track record with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's solutions, so there was no question for us on who we wanted to handle this upgrade," adds Hakim. "We've already seen significant positive results with easier lock tracking and auditing, and so much more."InterContinental Toronto Centre can now offer guests more keycard options, such as stand open cards and one-time use cards. Through increased flexibility within the system, management is able to create staff user groups and control staff access across the property in one central location.ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is showcasing the latest in RFID technology as well as its other innovative solutions and technologies during HITEC Toronto 2017 this week at booth #1101. For more information or to schedule a media interview at the booth, please contact Dina Magdovitz at Dina@planapr.com. To learn more about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Upgrades Guestroom Security at Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel with Advanced RFID Solutions

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 26 June 2017
Toronto - June 26, 2017 - ASSA ABLOY Hospitality today announces the successful upgrade and implementation of its VingCard Classic RFID door locks at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, a sophisticated hotel accommodation situated inside the Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays. By upgrading its previous ASSA ABLOY Hospitality-based room access platform to include VingCard Classic RFID door locks along with the Visionline locking solution, the property ensures against the latest security threats while offering state of the art convenience.With the implementation of VingCard Classic RFID, the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel gains a contactless solution that provides the latest in anti-cloning technology. Via the use of encrypted data, Classic RFID-based keycards are immune to unauthorized reproduction and can therefore provide a vital extra layer of security that is not available with magstripe technology. Classic RFID's installation along with Visionline provides guests with unmatched peace of mind by allowing hotel staff to cancel lost or stolen keycards remotely. With Visionline, staff members can also oversee all access attempts across the property in real time, offering them the ability to instantly minimize the effects of a suspected security breach or even prevent one altogether."Having previously provided guestroom entry solutions for the Renaissance Toronto, we are proud to once again play a part in ensuring that the property maintains only the highest level of security standards," said Markus Boberg, Vice President Business Development at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. "With the hotel experiencing high guest volume due to its urban downtown location, we welcome the opportunity to enhance guest convenience with solutions that streamline operations and offer the ability for greater personalization."By using an online-based security access platform, guests can be re-assigned to a different guestroom or have their stay extended without ever having to visit the front desk. Properties equipped with Visionline can also provide guests with the ability to use the same keycard for different areas of the hotel, enhancing the guest experience, while reducing costs. With RFID technology, hoteliers also gain the opportunity to provide guests with an array of key format options, such as wristbands, keychain fobs or stickers in order to better cater to individualized needs.For more information about ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, or to schedule an interview with the team at booth #1101 at HITEC, please contact Dina Magdovitz at Dina@planapr.com. You can also learn more at www.assaabloyhospitality.com.Media Contacts:Andrea Mane, Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc., Tel: +1 (407) 905-0608, Andrea@planapr.comRiise Walker, Marketing Manager ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Tel: +1 (972) 692-3167, Riise.Walker@assaabloy.com
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JUCY Snooze Christchurch Integrates ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access for Complete Guest Convenience

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 16 May 2017
Stockholm - May 16, 2017 - JUCY Snooze, a unique Pod-hostel accommodation concept from JUCY New Zealand, opened its first property at Christchurch Airport in late 2016, with the installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access for keycard-free entry and security. JUCY Snooze Christchurch is currently using the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality app to implement Mobile Access using VingCard Signature RFID door locks. Self-check-in stations have also been installed to eliminate the need for a traditional guest reception.The VingCard Signature RFID door locks offer state-of-the-art security and provide the control and accountability that travellers and property operators expect from today's systems, along with all the benefits of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. The self-check-in stations offer quick access and ease-of-use for guests, so that guests staying at the new Christchurch property can use the kiosks to check in without standing in front desk lines, cutting down on check-in "bottle necks" and delivering a more efficient process for guests and staff alike."We wanted to challenge the traditional service model of hotels, completely redesigning it to remove the barriers guests commonly encounter," said Tim Alpe, JUCY CEO. "Whenever a guest is required to wait in a queue to check-in or pay their bill, it increases the potential for dissatisfaction in the overall guest experience. By utilizing the mobile app and kiosk technology we are able to circumnavigate these traditional issues and offer a way for our guests to take control of their check-in and check-out process."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access delivers unparalleled security through secure Seos technology, assigning guest rooms and creating encrypted digital keys, so guests can use personal smart devices to unlock their rooms at the JUCY property. These keys are delivered securely and kept safe within a digital vault on the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality app, so unauthorized users cannot gain access to the key or room. These digital keys are transmitted over a secure communication channel only when presented to the appropriate lock. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality mobile access can also be integrated into a hotel's already-existing proprietary app.While considering other options on the market, the JUCY management team ultimately chose ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's innovative solution due to the team's professional approach to the project, local support in New Zealand and proven track record of success on a global scale. The team at JUCY embraced the complete mobile key concept solution that ASSA ABLOY Hospitality provides.For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access and its other innovative technologies, please click here.Media Contacts:Andrea Mane, Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc., Tel: +1 (407) 905-0608, Andrea@planapr.comRiise Walker, Marketing Manager ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Tel: +1 (972) 692-3167, Riise.Walker@assaabloy.com
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Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Preserves Classic Style While Enhancing Security with Installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Innovative Locking Solutions

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 25 April 2017
Stockholm -- Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, an iconic four diamond luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, Alberta, announces the successful installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's VingCard Classic RFID door locks and Visionline locking solution. Known for its state-of-the-art guestroom amenities, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald selected ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's innovative locking solutions to enhance overall security for its guests, while blending with the property's traditional decor.Prior to the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's locking solutions, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald was using a competing locking system that had become obsolete. After considering another competitor to replace the original locking system, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald ultimately turned to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality to update the hotel's security abilities with the VingCard Classic RFID door locks."Our staff knew that to keep up with industry trends while preserving the classic look of our guestrooms, we needed to install locking technologies that were not only innovative and secure, but also visually appealing," said Alex Saenz, director of housekeeping at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. "ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has been a trusted brand in the hotel security industry for years, and with that status in mind we knew its business goals tied in well with what we're hoping to achieve with our hotel."The management team at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald chose to work with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality based on its ability to meet the hotel's specific needs, including superior service and reliability. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's status as a corporate-approved vendor and its compatibility with the hotel's soon-to-be installed communications system were also among the top reasons for the hotel's decision.Additionally, the installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Visionline will work in tandem with the Classic RFID locks to allow hotel staff to see which guests have used their key to enter certain areas of the hotel and when. By enabling this capability, the hotel can now effectively monitor entry into certain sections and areas of the property. Any time a keycard is suspected of being stolen or used inappropriately, hotel staff can instantly deactivate that card from one central location to prevent any future unauthorized entry, further increasing the hotel's security protocol."We have already noticed significant benefits since completing the installation," adds Saenz. "The seamless integration between our property management system and Visionline creates a far more effortless process for keycard creation and guestroom allocation. We are also saving time on a number of regular tasks and processes, such as creating automatic set times for certain doors to open and resolving any issues guests may have with their keycards."For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Captures Prestigious Vendor's Trophy Award for Best Locks Vendor in the Hotel Industry

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 4 April 2017
Stockholm -- ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, the global leader in hospitality and hotel security technology, has been awarded the 2016 Vendor's Trophy in the Hotel Industry for Best Locks Vendor. The annual ceremony, sponsored by renowned Brazilian magazine, Revista HOTEIS, recognizes international vendors that show outstanding accomplishments in the supply of products and services in the hotel industry. This award marks ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's second consecutive win in the category, having previously earned the Vendor's Trophy title for Best Locks Vendor in 2015. Taking the lead over its competitors, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality was honored for its innovative VingCard electronic hotel door locks. These locks include the New VingCard Essence, that was recently released in Q4 of 2016, VingCard Allure, VingCard Signature RFID, VingCard Classic RFID and more. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality offers a wide range of locking systems and solutions that are RFID and Mobile Access compatible, along with many other highly advanced security and technological features, creating a wide range of innovative locking solutions that are specifically designed to fit today's increasing industry demands for guest security and convenience."We are honored to be receiving this award for a second year in a row," said Nicolas Aznar, president, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Latin America & Caribbean Group. "Our focus is to always bring the most innovative solutions and products to our customers, so they can supply both the autonomy and security that travellers and guests around the world expect from the hotels in which they stay."The annual award is in its fourth year and is given to hospitality vendors across the globe. The voting process follows rigorous campaigns from the participating vendor companies within their respective categories. Professionals from the hotel industry cast votes in each category, electing the best vendors from each as the award winners.For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
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Urbanest Darling Square Bolsters Trendy Design and Reputation with Innovative Door Lock Solutions from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 29 March 2017
Stockholm -- Urbanest Darling Square (Urbanest), an intelligently designed student accommodation complex located in Sydney, Australia, has enhanced security and convenience by installing ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Visionline wireless online solution alongside its VingCard Signature RFID door locks, equipped with mobile access compatibility. The locking solutions will work in tandem with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's mobile app to create convenient mobile access for Urbanest's residents."Our student accommodation concept is based around providing residents with modern rooms and fantastic facilities that offer top technological solutions," said Matt Fountain, Operations Director for Urbanest. "We knew that to keep our vision going we needed to implement a locking solution that met the needs, not only technologically but aesthetically, of our residents. After months of research, we decided to reach out to ASSA ABLOY Hospitality for their innovative mobile access locking solutions. We knew the designs they used in combination with their technology would give our rooms the look we desired with the security that our residents need."ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Mobile Access operates with secure Seos technology, creating innovative security solutions by collaborating with property management systems to assign digital keys to each room and securely deliver them to residents' smartphones. The technology generates an encrypted digital key within the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality app that pairs with a resident's smartphone, giving them exclusive mobile access to their room or suite. Once a resident swipes their phone, the app transmits the encrypted key using the device's Bluetooth capability, ensuring total room access security and convenience.Through implementation of the VingCard Signature RFID door locks, facility leadership additionally gains enhanced security functionality due to the platform's use of cutting-edge anti-cloning technology. With Visionline, personnel are also able to remotely monitor which keycards have accessed a particular area of the property and when. Any cards suspected of unauthorized use can consequently be deactivated remotely in order to minimize any threat to resident safety.The current installation is the first stage of this project for Urbanest, with stage two commencing later this year. The property currently offers 635 rooms for students and is centrally located near Darling Harbour. It is within walking distance from UTS, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Sydney, public transportation and multiple shopping centres.For more information on ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and its comprehensive line of locking solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.
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EAST, Miami Installs Latest Generation of Door Lock Technology from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 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.
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No keys needed for world's first invisible lock, now with Mobile Access capability

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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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