News for the Hospitality Executive
PARIS — February 18, 2011 — VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, recently completed installation of its Signature RFID by VingCard contactless electronic door locks with NFC cell phone compatibility at the Kyriad Marseille Centre-Rabatou in Marseille, France. Located a few steps from the Congress Palace and the city's Stadium, the 88-room Louvre Hotels property is conveniently located close to the city's main attractions, public transportation stops and superb beaches, making it an attractive location for both leisure and business travelers.
Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks offer highly reliable security features and provide unprecedented convenience and ease-of-operation for hoteliers and guests alike. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) locks allow for contactless guestroom entry and are compatible with next generation NFC cell phones. Each keycard provides updates to the front desk, allowing the hotel’s staff to receive important guest information and requests without requiring the guest to visit the front desk, making it possible to respond almost instantly.
Using VingCard’s Signature RFID, Kyriad Marseille Centre-Rabatou is fully equipped to provide user-friendly and intuitive guest interaction, including NFC cell phone compatibility, while decreasing the overall workload of the hotel’s management and staff. Signature RFID also provides unmatched control and security, with its 600-event audit trail and innovative anti-cloning software, creating peace-of-mind for hoteliers, according to Christian Hénon, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Europe/Middle East/Africa.
“Kyriad Marseille Centre-Rabatou needed a highly reliable security solution that is easy-to-use and advanced enough to offer real benefits to its guests,” Hénon says. “With Signature RFID by VingCard, the property can give their guests a variety of access options, from wristbands to keycards, providing convenience and flexibility, while still securing the property efficiently and reliably.”
Additionally, Signature RFID locks offer Kyriad Marseille Centre-Rabatou the opportunity to enhance the property’s “green” initiatives. The energy-efficient locks require fewer battery changes than traditional electronic locks, meaning less waste and lower costs for the hotelier. Signature RFID’s sealed hardware design also means less maintenance because the mechanism does not require cleaning.
Signature RFID is a secure open-platform system compatible with the three leading RFID ISO standards (ISO 14443A/MiFare, ISO 14443B, ISO 15693) and the new NFC transaction platform for cell phones. By installing Signature RFID locks, Kyriad Marseille Centre-Rabatou will be ready to offer remote check-in to guests with NFC-compatible cell phones. After making a reservation but prior to arrival at the hotel, guests will receive a booking confirmation number, room number and encrypted room key access code through an encrypted Short Message System (SMS) to their NFC-enabled cell phone, allowing them to bypass the check-in line upon arrival and go straight to the room, where their NFC-enabled cell phones will unlock the guestroom door.
An informational video highlighting the check-in process using Signature RFID/NFC can be found online at
Part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, visit www.vingcard.com or www.elsafe.com.
About VingCard Elsafe
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 39,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 6.5 million hotel rooms. The ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company, is a world leader in security and hospitality systems. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-strip, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication), fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform. VingCard has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. Elsafe provides the first UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Safes that include a UL-listed internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders, full wireless online capabilities and RFID versions compatible with VingCard system. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group is dedicated to the hospitality industry. For more information on VingCard Elsafe, visit www.vingcard.com or www.elsafe.com.
About Kyriad Marseille Centre-Rabatou
Part of Louvre Hotels, Kyriad Marseille Centre-Rabatou is located a few steps from the Congress Palace and the city's Stadium, the Kyriad Rabatau enjoys a convenient situation in Marseilles, close to the main city's attractions, public transportation stops and superb beaches. All 88 non smoking rooms come with air conditioning and hair dryers. Sit back and relax, watching Canal + or Canalsat, or get the work done efficiently thanks to a direct phone line and wireless Internet access. For more information, visit: http://www.kyriad-marseille-centre-rabatau.fr/en/index.aspx.
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