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KABA Saflok Messenger Locking Systems Turn Safety into Convenience
at Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Secure, Trouble-free Locks Create a Pleasant Stay Experience

January 7, 2011
Hotel door locks and keys are unlikely to appear on anybody’s list of popular resort amenities.  Safety, security, and convenience, on the other hand, are top priorities for both vacationers and hospitality management companies.  Recently, Wyndham Vacation Ownership began installing KABA Saflok Messenger online locking systems in its resorts. Click here to learn more about KABA locking systems.
A strong, trouble-free locking system is part of the infrastructure that makes for a pleasant stay.  “KABA’s Saflok Messenger models are durable and reliable and provide convenience for our owners,” says Gary Byrd, Wyndham Vacation Ownership chief customer officer. The system offers the same security and convenience for master keys, says Byrd. 
Wyndham Vacation Ownership began installing the Saflok Messenger mag-stripe system three years ago throughout guest rooms, offices and secure areas.  The networked system is web-based and can be monitored and managed remotely.  Other advantages include:
  • Messenger electronic locks may be interfaced to the property management system to control energy settings.
  • The software has a comprehensive selection of options that make the system easier for staff to manage.
  • The KABA locks are clutchless to minimize internal wear suffered by other systems.
  • Saflok provides a variety of lock styles to match property design and security needs with customization options.
KABA’s Saflok Messenger RFID locking technology is also used by Wyndham Vacation Ownership.  The proximity RFID system provides convenient and easy access to owners by allowing them to unlock their doors by merely presenting the key in front of the lock reader. Operators can program the system to use keycards for owner identification as well as room access.  RFID locks are easier to maintain because they contain fewer moving parts and because the sealed reader eliminates the need for continuous cleaning.   

About KABA and Saflok
KABA is a globally active, publicly traded security corporation.  With its “Total Access” strategy, KABA specializes in integrated solutions for security, organization, and convenience at building and information access points. KABA is also the world market’s number-one provider of key blanks, key cutting and coding machines, transponder keys, and high-security locks. It is a leading provider of electronic access systems, locks, master key systems, hotel locking systems, security doors, and automatic doors. 
Saflok joined KABA in 2006. Saflok is a market innovator with 30 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and distributing electronic locks and systems.  Its solutions are installed globally in the hospitality, lodging, multi-housing, and commercial markets. Saflok is committed to delivering best in class solutions that help properties achieve improved operations and reduced costs.
About Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units, and owners of vacation ownership interests.  Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its three primary consumer brands--Wyndham Vacation Resorts, WorldMark by Wyndham, and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific.   As of January 1, 2010, Wyndham Vacation Ownership had developed or acquired more than 155 vacation ownership resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific that represent approximately 20,000 individual vacation ownership units and more than 820,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and is supported by approximately 12,500 employees globally.


KABA, Saflok, ILCO
Dena Reyes
Marketing Communications Manager
7101 Presidents Drive, Suite 250
Orlando, FL, USA 32809
Phone: +1 (407) 438-7949
Email: Dreyes(at)
Media Contact:
Julie Keyser-Squires, APR
Softscribe Inc.
180 River Springs Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (404) 256-5512
Email:  Julie(at)

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