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Leading UK Student Housing Provider Selects VingCard Elsafe’s
VISIONLINE Locking System

Opal Accommodations at University of Exeter Feature
Cutting-Edge RF-Based Security Technology



Paris – 20/June, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has completed installation of its advanced VISIONLINE wireless RF-online locking system at the student apartments at the brand-new Opal One Exeter. VISIONLINE by VingCard features standalone electronic locks that communicate with a central property server via online radio frequency, eliminating the need to manually encode key fobs, cancel master access tools and manually monitor the battery life of each individual lock.

Opal One Exeter, which opened in September, is a short walk from the main campus of the University of Exeter Streatham. Student accommodations range from individual studios to flats for up to five people, with total 219 student apartments, and many units contain kitchenettes and oversized bathrooms. Owned and managed by the renowned Opal Property Group, Opal One Exeter boasts a comprehensive security system; in addition to VingCard’s advanced VISIONLINE locking system, the complex features a substantial closed-circuit television monitoring network.

“VISIONLINE is an extraordinarily efficient and reliable locking system, thanks to its online format, ensuring that the students at Opal One Exeter have the safest and most secure university experience possible,” says Christian Hénon, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Europe/Middle East/Africa. “More than just a physical security product, VISIONLINE provides facility management a real-time 360-degree view over the entire locking system—a considerable advantage toward keeping unwanted visitors out.”

VISIONLINE takes the impeccable security for which VingCard is renowned to a whole new level. Built on the ZigBee Standard ISO 802.15.4 high-security open platform—the only wireless, highly-secured and open standards-based platform to address the unique needs of low-power monitoring and access-control network applications—VISIONLINE offers increased reliability and performance at an affordable cost. Operating on a reliable and secure platform like ZigBee also enables smooth interface and integration opportunities for other online devices, including safes and energy management systems.

That the technology is always online provides an added layer to traditional electronic locking systems, and is especially valuable for a student environment. VISIONLINE provides a remote audit trail and live access point tracking—valuable intelligence in the event of a burglary or other incident. VISIONLINE also allows for remote battery monitoring, guaranteeing that residents need not worry about being locked out because a lock has run out of power. And optional advanced communication functionality keeps property management officials and security personnel constantly in the loop via automated text message or email.

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 Opal One Exeter
Brand new in September 2010, Opal One Exeter student accommodation offers stylish, purpose-built student accommodation of just 219 rooms, probably the highest standard in Exeter. It is only 10 minutes' walk from the main University of Exeter Streatham campus, 10 minutes from Exeter College and 20 minutes' walk from the city center. The main Exeter St David’s rail station, offering high-speed rail links across the UK, is also close by. Studios are available for self-contained living, en-suite bathrooms are larger than average, all rooms have Internet access, and the entire facility features CCTV and key fob entry for ultimate security. For more information, visit www.opalstudents.com.
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Media Contacts:

Andrea Roland
Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.
Tel: +1 (407) 905-0608
andrea@planapr.com

Ivan Aramayo, Director of Marketing and Communication
VingCard Elsafe
Tel: +34 610 205 296
iaramayo@vcegroup.com

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