Sava Holdings adds VingCard Essence door locks at two hotels

VingCard Essence uses the most advanced encryption technology to eliminate the threat of unauthorized keycard cloning. Photo credit: Assa Abloy Global Solutions

Sava Holdings, a boutique hotel development company with properties flagged under several major hotel brands, has implemented VingCard Essence at two of its properties. As new construction projects, both the Aloft Fort Worth (Texas) Downtown and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Plano (Texas) East implemented Essence from Assa Abloy Global Solutions to present guests with a secure and convenient hotel environment along with a modern lock design.

To maximize guest safety and security, VingCard Essence uses the most advanced encryption technology to eliminate the threat of unauthorized keycard cloning. It is also designed to be future-proof compatible, providing hoteliers with the ability to seamlessly implement mobile access the moment that brand requirements or guest demands change. 

In addition to ensuring guest security and convenience, VingCard Essence accentuates the style of both locations through its minimalistic design, encasing its electronic components within the door itself and exposing only a radio frequency ID/Bluetooth Lowe Energy-compatible reader on the door exterior.

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"Having previously worked with Assa Abloy Global Solutions, it was a straightforward decision to partner with them again for the recent installations as we were already familiar with the company's industry-leading expertise in hotel security," Sava Holdings Principal Suhas Naik said in a statement. "From start to finish, Assa Abloy Global Solutions ensured a seamless implementation process that not only met individual brand standards, but that also ensured conformity with our own management company identity. With Essence now equipped, this means that we are simultaneously able to bolster guest and staff safety, enhance the attractive design of our locations and ensure future compatibility with mobile access as more of our properties seek to make the technology a standard feature.”

While providing guests with the ability to go directly to their guestrooms, mobile access also ensures their safety at all times. With Assa Abloy's patented Seos technology, all digital keys and room number details are fully encrypted and transmitted to guest devices using a secure communications channel. Once received, the information is then stored within a digital vault located within the mobile app. When a guest presents the device to the appropriate door lock, Seos again transmits digital key data via a secure channel, ensuring that only those authorized are ever able to gain access.