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VingCard® Partners with SARGENT®, Yale® and Corbin Russwin®
To Offer New Security Solutions for Hotels and Resorts
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Industry Leaders Join Forces to Provide Door
Hardware Continuity for Hospitality Properties
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DALLAS – Nov. 13, 2007 – VingCard, part of the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group, announced today it has formed partnerships with fellow ASSA ABLOY brands SARGENT, Yale and Corbin Russwin to pair the world’s best-selling sectional trim lock, Signature by VingCard, with a selection of each brand’s distinctive decorative levers, allowing hotels and resorts to achieve hardware continuity on every door throughout the property.

“These partnerships will offer hoteliers to obtain the highest standard of locking technology along with the best lever designs on the market, all from one source,” said Ken Brown, senior vice president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality North America. “Better yet, pairing VingCard locks with top lever brands like SARGENT, Yale and Corbin Russwin provides the unique opportunity to install matching hardware throughout a hotel, on any door, anywhere.”

The Signature by VingCard line of electronic hotel door locks was designed to provide unsurpassed security while remaining unobtrusive to hotel design. Easy-to-use, extremely secure and affordable, Signature became the new electronic-locking system of choice for hotels and resorts across North America within six months of its introduction in 2005, meeting the needs of today’s hoteliers, designers, architects and security professionals alike. 

By partnering with SARGENT, Yale and Corbin Russwin, VingCard can continue to provide hoteliers with the superior locking technology of Signature, only now the locks can be paired with distinctive, high-performance levers from SARGENT’s Studio Collection, Reflections™ by Yale and Corbin Russwin’s Muséo line, allowing hoteliers to achieve door hardware continuity throughout their property.

“The smartly-styled levers available from SARGENT, Yale and Corbin Russwin perfectly complement VingCard’s top-of-the-line Signature series,” said Sandra Matheny, product marketing manager of ASSA ABLOY’s designer hardware program. “And best of all, these levers can be installed for aesthetic consistency on access control devices, bathroom privacy locks, communicating door locks, closets and back-of-house exit devices throughout an entire hotel property.” 

VingCard will initially offer seven levers from each brand, and more designs will be available to customers in 2008. For more information, visit VingCard at www.vingcard.com, SARGENT at www.studiocollection.com, Yale at www.yalecommercial.com and Corbin Russwin at www.corbinrusswinmuseo.com

About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc. North America

The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 35,000 properties worldwide, securing more than 6 million hotel rooms. The ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company, is a world leader in security and hospitality systems. The North American division of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality brings three security brands to hotels throughout the United States and Canada, including VingCard (www.vingcard.com) electronic locking system solutions, Elsafe (www.elsafe.com) UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series, and TimeLox (www.timelox.com) security solutions for gaming properties and other large resorts.


 
Contact:

Ariel Herr for VingCard
Michael A. Burns & Associates
Tel: (214) 521-8596
acherr@mbapr.com

Karin Melrose for TimeLox
Tel: +1 (713) 831-6813
kmelrose@mbapr.com

Riise Walker
Marketing Supervisor
VingCard, Elsafe, TimeLox
Tel: (972) 692-3167
rwalker@vcegroup.com
 

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