Hartnoll Hotel Installs Kaba’s Confidant RFID Contactless Lock System
July 9, 2013 11:55am
Kaba's RFID Lock Delivers Security, Reliability, and Elegance to Historic Property
MONTREAL, QC, CANADA - July 9, 2013 - The award-winning Hartnoll Hotel is nestled on the edge of the Exmoor National Park in the delightful Exe Valley in Devon, United Kingdom. It offers guests plenty of space to relax in luxurious surroundings with stunning decor and sumptuous fabrics.
Each of the Hartnoll Hotel's 18 rooms offers country house elegance and comfort. Egyptian cotton sheets, plush duvets, plump fluffy towels and luxurious dressing gowns promise guests that the Hartnoll will indulge and pamper them throughout their stay.
Claire Carter, owner of the Hartnoll Hotel, continually looks at ways to improve her guest's stay experience as she ensures their safety and security. The Hartnoll originally secured its guest rooms with mechanical cylinder locks, but costs for lock repair and lost or stolen iron keys were a perpetual problem.
The Hartnoll turned to Kaba for a suitable secure, reliable locking solution. After detailed discussions, Kaba recommended its new Confidant RFID™ contactless lock to provide reliable security, sturdy construction, and comprehensive audit features. What's more, the lock is designed with style and comfort in mind. Click here for more information on Kaba electronic locks.
Why Hartnoll Hotel selected Kaba's Confidant locks:
Each Confidant keycard is encoded by a portable RFID Front Desk Unit (FDU), uniquely designed for the hotel industry. The RFID keycard reader audits each key's use, so managers can verify room access for legal support in the event of unauthorized room entry or claim of theft.
Ms. Carter took time out to answer questions about her lock decision:
Q. What were the core requirements and objectives of your lock replacement?
A. "Guest room keys were being taken off property. We had to change room locks each time this happened. We wanted to eliminate the need for the old iron keys and replace them with a more secure lock. Aesthetics were also important. Our doors are the original ones from when the property was built. We wanted secure, modern locks that blended with the look and feel of our historic hotel."
Q. What are the main guest benefits of your new locks?
A. "Alleviating the need for iron keys has significantly reduced guest inconvenience because RFID locks are reliable. Kaba's locks also reduced staff labor, and costs. The installation caused very little disruption and we did not lose any bedroom downtime."
Q. How would you define your Kaba experience?
A. "It was 'second to none.' It's been a very good experience from start to finish. Today, people want the best products and customer service available, and that is exactly what Kaba provided.
Kaba's Confidant RFID solution reduced costs, made the day-to-day logistics of running the hotel a lot smoother, provided peace of mind for hotel staff, and protects our guests and their belongings. The stylish design strikes a perfect balance to complement the hotel's contemporary feel without compromising its traditional heritage."
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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. www.saflok.com/
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. www.ilcohospitality.com
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