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Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Installs Saflok MT RFID Door Locks

Flexible, Reliable KABA Saflok RFID System Adds Security for Guests and Conferences

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – April 12, 2011KABA the provider of Saflok and ILCO electronic locks, announced that Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas has upgraded to the KABA Saflok MT RFID door lock system.  Hilton installed the locks for all 393 guest rooms and for access to its 40,000 square feet of conference space. Click here to learn more about KABA Hospitality’s solutions.

Saflok RFID flexibility can code-off specific rooms for tighter customized security
“We upgraded to Saflok’s MT RFID locks for guest doors, meeting rooms, and other function spaces because RFID is extremely reliable and meets the security requirements many of our groups request,” said Kevin Buck, assistant general manager for Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center.  “Meeting attendees — particularly in high tech industry groups — bring laptops and other valuable technology into their conference space.  We selected Saflok RFID because its flexibility allows us to code-off specific rooms for tighter customized security.  In some cases, only the group leader and hotel security can unlock the groups meeting room doors.  We are also able to provide the group leader with a single key that unlocks all areas used by the group.  Saflok RFID has the flexibility to adapt our property to the security needs of each gathering.”

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
Buck cited guest satisfaction and system reliability as another reason the property selected Saflok RFID.  “It is a matter of guest service,” he said.  “Saflok RFID keys are easy for guests to use and they always work.  Also, the locks are sealed so they require less maintenance.  Last year door lock problems were our number one guest complaint.  After installing Saflok’s MT RFID units, we have zero guest door issues.”
Saflok’s installation team proved as reliable as the company’s product
Buck added that Saflok’s installation team proved as reliable as the company’s product.  “The team installed all meeting room and guest doors in less than two weeks.  During the implementation, we could use our old key system and the RFID in parallel by floor and tower.”
Centralized door security monitoring provides peace of mind for guests
Hilton DFW Lakes also benefits from other Saflok RFID features, including faster key coding at the desk and centralized door security monitoring.  “If a door is left ajar anywhere in the hotel for a period of time, it shows up on our security monitor and our staff investigates it,” said Buck.  “This helps us provide peace of mind for our guests.”
“We believe that RFID is the way of the future for hotels,” concludes Buck.  “The keys cost a bit more, but the benefits far outweigh the additional expense.  We expect to recover that cost because of system reliability, and we will be recognized as a technology leader by our guests.”

About Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
The Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center hotel in Grapevine, TX is a magnificent destination. Situated on 40 lush lakeside acres, it is a short drive from Dallas Fort- Worth International Airport, downtown Grapevine, and thrilling attractions such as Six Flags, Cowboys Stadium, and the Fort Worth Stockyards. Guests can also enjoy first-class fishing, golf, and tennis nearby, as well as on-site horseback riding trails.
Our newly renovated accommodations boast elegant décors that offer a hint of indulgence and the ambiance of home along with high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi.  The Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center Grapevine hotel also features personalized conference services and 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Other fine features include indoor and outdoor pools, a whirlpool, basketball and tennis courts, and four delicious onsite restaurants. 

KABA, Saflok, ILCO  
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. and
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.
ILCO is a division of KABA.  The ILCO brand is known worldwide for electronic locks that offer exceptional quality and technology innovation at competitive prices. ILCO is also a leader in key blanks, automotive transponder technology, key cutting/duplication machines and brass replacement cylinders.  


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)         
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26 East
Grapevine, TX 76051-9641
Phone: 1 (817) 481-8444 
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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