Topic: Theft

Y!kes rolls out smartphone-based door locks

Hotel Management spoke with Ben Robertson, CEO of y!kes, about the company’s new door lock system that uses Bluetooth connectivity to allow guests with smartphones to bypass check-in and unlock their door simply by touching the handle. In the future, the company plans to expand the system’s proximity-awareness technology to encompass multiple aspects of the guest’s stay.
Risk management experts share their insights on how hoteliers can keep their rooms secure.

Hacked room-door locks: What’s in store?

Following a robbery at a Houston hotel in which thieves exploited security flaws in Onity locks first revealed at the Black Hat conference in July, Hotel Management spoke with Todd Seiders, director of risk management at Petra Risk Solutions and former director of loss prevention at Marriott, for tips on how hoteliers can keep their rooms secure.