Owner operator Group 10 Management, based just outside Detroit, has installed dormakaba locks for its last three recently opened properties in Michigan.
“Guest security and hotel operations are dependent on door lock operations,” said Frank Altawil, area manager for Group 10. “We are a family business. When we sell a room we are welcoming that guest into our property and we want them to be secure.”
Group 10 operates 11 properties in Michigan. Almost all Group 10’s properties have dormakaba locks. Group 10 has Saflok Quantum electronic door locks in its new-builds. Its Marriott and Hilton properties have Saflok MT RFID units.
“We will begin renovation on a Baymont Suites in 4Q and we expect to install Saflok mobile access in that property,” said Altawil.
Altawil has a story about the time Group 10 installed another company’s electronic door lock system to honor a franchise agreement. “We had problems with the other electronic door lock system,” Altawil said. “When that company could not fix its problem, I called my dormakaba rep for help. They fixed the problem even though it was not their product. Business is about business relationships and dormakaba and its people have always been ready to help.”
dormakaba’s Saflok and ILCO BLE mobile access lock solutions may be seamlessly integrated with brand loyalty apps and chain technology infrastructures. Cloud-based Kaba mobile access solutions enable guests to open their room doors with their own BLE mobile phone or device, including the new Apple Watch, as a flexible alternative to a classic RFID keycard. Most Kaba RFID locks manufactured today are compatible with BLE, IOS and Android mobile technology.