Hotel Nodo Urban Explorer installs RFID door locks

The Hotel Nodo Urban Explorer in Santiago, Chile, has implemented security access platforms from Assa Abloy Global Solutions. The property now has all areas of the property fully secured against unauthorized access while providing individuals with the means to move around effortlessly due to Visionline, VingCard Signature RFID door locks and access controllers with mobile access functionality.

By implementing VingCard Signature RFID on guestroom doors, Hotel Nodo Urban Explorer can eliminate the threat of unauthorized keycard cloning. As a RFID-based solution, Signature RFID also removes the frequent and inconvenient issue of guests having to return to the front desk due to keycards becoming demagnetized and inoperable. By being implemented alongside the Visionline access management system, VingCard Signature RFID can enhance security and operational efficiency by letting hotel staff instantly deactivate keycards that are lost or suspected of being stolen. 

Visionline notifies employees of potential security threats by issuing alerts for situations—such as when someone is attempting to use a keycard on multiple doors throughout the property. Staff members can also extend stays or reassign guests to new rooms without requiring a front desk visit or the issuing of new keycards. Since the Hotel Nodo Urban Explorer also provides offices for rent, the presence of VingCard Signature RFID and Visionline likewise provides office workers with the same advanced security protections while ensuring convenient and quick access to office spaces.

“Balancing effective security and guest convenience is a challenge that all hotels must get exactly right in order to operate as a successful business and maintain reputations, and Assa Abloy Global Solutions provides the ideal combination of innovation and expertise to fully achieve this goal,” Hotel Nodo Urban Explorer GM Diego Cardenas Montero said in a statement. “Guests, office workers and staff at our property know that their safety is a top priority due to the presence of Assa Abloy Global Solutions technology, and with availability of advanced platforms such as mobile access, can nonetheless obtain a hassle-free experience in seamlessly navigating the property environment.”

Available via the Assa Abloy Global Solutions app, mobile access is fully enabled on all of Hotel Nodo Urban Explorer’s VingCard Signature RFID-equipped doors. Mobile access is also available for staff-only areas, providing enhanced operational efficiency by eliminating the need for employees to first obtain a key in order to access a specific area to carry out their responsibilities. With the additional implementation of mobile access-compatible access controllers on elevators, emergency bars as well as within parking areas and the hotel’s entrance, guests, office workers and staff can extend the instant convenience that digital key technology provides to virtually all areas throughout the hotel.