Wood Hotel selects Assa Abloy door locks

VingCard Essence's advanced security abilities ensure safe and authorized access throughout all areas of the Wood Hotel in Norway. Photo credit: Assa Abloy Global Solutions

The newly constructed Wood Hotel in Brumunddal, Norway, has implemented VingCard Essence mobile-access-ready door locks from Assa Abloy Global Solutions. Located within the 18-story Mjøstårnet Tower, the hotel now can ensure that security integrity and guest convenience despite the frequent entering and exiting of large numbers of visitors or residents into the building. The building also house apartments and offices.

Wood Hotel sought an access solution that could blend in seamlessly with its surroundings and not disrupt the building's décor with a commercial and bulky appearance. Using VingCard Essence's minimalistic approach, the hotel was able to achieve this goal because all electronic components are encased within the door itself, with only a door handle and radio frequency ID/Bluetooth Low Energy reader visible. 

As a result of Mjøstårnet tower's multipurpose role, VingCard Essence's advanced security abilities are vital in ensuring safe and authorized access throughout all areas of the hotel. For example, the solution uses the latest security encryption protocols to eliminate any risk of unauthorized keycard cloning. When used in online mode, VingCard Essence allows staff to instantly cancel lost or stolen keycards and can alert staff if someone is attempting to use a keycard on multiple doors.

"Mjøstårnet Tower is an outstanding accomplishment in engineering innovation and design, and it is only appropriate for the Wood Hotel to be safeguarded with the latest in security access technology that the industry has to offer," Mjøstårnet owner Arthur Buchardt said in a statement. "VingCard Essence aligns perfectly with this objective, not only ensuring that we are able to fully meet the security demands of today while preserving our building's unique character, but also providing us with the infrastructure needed to address the security access concerns of the future."

VingCard Essence locks are engineered to be mobile access compatible, a feature that maximizes convenience by providing users with the ability to access rooms using personal devices as a secure digital key. With VingCard Essence already implemented at the Wood Hotel, property leadership can instantly activate mobile access whenever demand for the functionality arises and without the need to perform complex integrations or replace existing hardware.