Panama Residence Inn implements VingCard RFID locks

Residence Inn Panama City additionally opted to implement VingCard Classic RFID locks in back-of-house areas. Photo credit: Assa Abloy Global Solutions

Residence Inn Panama City in Panama has implemented Assa Abloy Global Solutions’ advanced security access platforms. A recently opened extended-stay hotel that offers homelike surroundings and a relaxing community atmosphere, the hotel recognized the need to implement advanced security solutions in order to provide each guest with peace of mind throughout their stay. 

Hotel leadership opted to implement Elsafe Zenith safes and VingCard door locks with mobile access-ready abilities so that guests and their belongings can be protected using the latest in encryption technology while future proofing operations to meet evolving guest needs.

The Residence Inn will benefit from an advanced solution that can eliminate the risk of unauthorized keycard cloning while enhancing the hotel's style via its minimalistic design. Only a radio frequency/Bluetooth Low Energy reader is visible and electronic components are encased within the door itself.

With guests increasingly expecting the instant convenience of digital key functionality, Essence's mobile access-ready design further equips property leadership with the ability to provide the feature without the need for additional hardware or installation. Once demographic needs or brand requirements change, the Residence Inn can simply activate mobile access in order to provide guests with the ability to use personal devices as a secure guestroom key.

"As an extended stay property, it is essential that we provide each guest with a safe yet hassle-free environment that mirrors feelings of being at home and Assa Abloy Global Solutions fully allows us to accomplish this objective," said Dimitrios Peppas, project director at Residence Inn Panama City, in a statement. "The presence of VingCard locks and Elsafe electronic safes throughout the hotel ensures that each area is fully secure while allowing those authorized to seamlessly gain access with minimal effort."

The hotel additionally opted to implement VingCard Classic RFID locks in back-of-house areas. With Classic RFID, the property's staff-only locations can likewise benefit from the latest in encryption protocols to ensure that only those with authorization can gain access.