The Clarion Hotel Post, in Göteborg, Sweden, has installed the VingCard Signature RFID system from Assa Abloy to enable a contactless access solution for its hotel rooms. Located in a historic post office building, the Clarion Hotel Post offers 500 hotel rooms, a spa, rooftop pool, meeting rooms, restaurants and bars. As a modern hotel, Clarion Hotel Post sought an access solution that would ensure secure authorization into guest rooms and meeting rooms with safe door closing systems.
Assa Abloy Hospitality installed VingCard for access throughout the hotel as well as complementing door closers. VingCard retrieves information about authorization and other details to be included on the guest’s card from the hotel reservation system. The system allows guests to check in quickly and with a minimum risk of errors. Room access is ensured by simply holding up a contactless key card to the door.
The VingCard also allows quick and easy replacement of the key card in the event the guest misplaces it. Once the new card is used to open the door, the old card loses its validity. VingCard can track the exact times during which the card has been activated and the areas that the guest may have accessed. The card cannot be demagnetized and is not encoded until the hotel guest checks in.
Assa Abloy Hospitality also supplied door closer model DC 340 for the hotel rooms and DC 700 for other types of door environments. Launched in autumn 2011, the DC range features an updated design with the arms and slide rails narrower than before. The integrated mounting plate is not visible after installation, allowing the door closers to easily blend into the hotel environment.
Additionally, the large banquet hall at the Clarion Hotel Post, which can seat up to 1,000 guests, has been fitted with the ASSA 1141, an emergency exit device used for outward-opening doors. Used in combination with an electronic lock, the device features a VingCard reader on the outside, controlled by code and card. The emergency exit device with its electronic lock can handle both evacuation and re-entry.