New York's Hotel Hugo opens its doors with RFID and wireless security

The newly opened Hotel Hugo has implemented VingCard Elsafe’s Signature RFID guestroom door locks. The RFID locks at the Hotel Hugo also come with enhanced guest convenience abilities, due 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 Manhattan, we feel it is essential to stand out as a modern and stylish establishment that can also provide guests with the highest level of safety and convenience," said David McManus, general manager of the Hotel Hugo.

Using Signature RFID by VingCard, the Hotel Hugo has 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. Signature has the ability to provide unmatched anti-cloning security through its encrypted platform that ensures against any potential unauthorized access.

Signature RFID 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. The presence of VISIONLINE 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.