ASSA ABLOY Hospitality deploys mobile keyless entry

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, formerly VingCard Elsafe, deploys its ASSA ABLOY Hospitality mobile access, a mobile phone-based keyless entry solution developed specifically for the global hotel market. Already implemented in more than 30,000 guestrooms at more than 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. The benefits include 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," said Gard Gabrielsen, product director of mobile access and 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®,the 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 more than 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."

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