Hotel Marcel New Haven deploys new security technologies

The Hotel Marcel New Haven (Conn.), which is part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton and is set to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification, has adopted a range of security access technologies by Asa Abloy Global Solutions. Installation includes VingCard door locks with mobile access by Assa Abloy and a range of products by Assa Abloy Opening Solutions.

The hotel was looking for a custom-tailored approach to its security access that would also maintain an eco-friendly hotel environment. This included the installation of several Assa Abloy brands including Yale, McKinney, Rockwood, Norton Rixson, Pemko, Sargent, Securitron and Curries. With the installation of VingCard Essence and VingCard Signature RFID locks by Assa Abloy Global Solutions, the property can provide security access technology with data encryption to protect against the risk of unauthorized room access. 

Hotel Marcel also wanted security access technologies that are engineered for sustainability. For example, VingCard door locks are backed by Environmental Product Declaration certification, which lets hoteliers determine the environmental impact of a solution at every stage of the product life cycle and can be leveraged to add points towards various green building certification programs.

The activation of mobile access by the property serves to simultaneously address modern guest-service expectations while furthering the goal of operating a net-zero hotel. With mobile access, the property’s guests can avoid having to visit the front desk to be issued a plastic physical key, which may end up being discarded as waste. Instead, guests can use their personal devices to gain secure guestroom access that doesn’t involve having to wait for staff to be issued a key during check-in.

“Today’s guests are more aware of the impact that their travels can have on the environment, so Hotel Marcel New Haven has gone to great lengths to create an experience that’s just as much about protecting natural resources as it is about ensuring an enjoyable stay,” Bruce Becker of Becker & Becker Architects, the architectural design agency overseeing the sustainable development of the hotel, said in a statement. “The technologies play an important role in the property’s goal to reduce its environmental footprint, while their advanced security capabilities provide guests with both enhanced convenience and peace of mind.”

Guest security is further enhanced with the Assa Abloy access-management system, which supports the property’s VingCard door locks. Using this system, hotel staff can instantly deactivate any keys that are suspected of being stolen or used inappropriately. Should a security-related event occur, hotel employees can leverage the access management system to gain instant access to door lock audits indicating who entered a specific room and when.