Hotel Magnolia updates security wth new RFID locks

Hotel Magnolia staff members are able to remotely monitor and control all access attempts made throughout the property. Photo credit: Assa Abloy Hospitality (Hotel Magnolia)

Hotel Magnolia, a luxury property located in a historic mansion in downtown Santiago, Chile, has partnered with Assa Abloy Hospitality to implement VingCard Classic RFID door locks. Built in 1929, the property recently completed an extensive two-year long renovation.

Classic RFID uses the latest in data encryption technology to fully safeguard against the ongoing threat of unauthorized keycard cloning. Hotel staff are also able to remotely monitor and control all access attempts made throughout the property. Keycards that are stolen or used in an inappropriate manner can be instantly deactivated in order to minimize or even prevent a security threat from arising.

“During the renovation, we needed to blend our building’s classic architecture with technology that enriches the guest experience and ensures their complete safety,” Hotel Magnolia GM Andres Montenegro said in a statement. “Assa Abloy Hospitality became the obvious choice as a company that could fulfill these specific needs. Classic RFID's abilities not only represent the highest in industry security standards, but also offer our property the opportunity to provide guests with a seamless and hassle-free service.”

Along with the ability to remotely monitor potential security threats, Classic RFID also allows hotel staff to extend guest stays without the need to visit the front desk for a replacement keycard. Guests also can be remotely re-assigned to another guestroom if needed. With no moving card reader parts, the solution minimizes maintenance issues.