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Maryland military facility eliminates key-related after-hour calls and decreases resident lock outs with implementation of advanced self-service system that is fully compatible with existing Kaba security access platform

Winston-Salem, NC – November 18, 2015 – Kaba Access & Data Systems Americas, a leading electronic lock supplier for the multi-family housing market, together with Ariane Systems, the world leader in self-service check-in/out technology for the hospitality industry, has announced the deployment of the Kaba K-COD 200 self-service solution at Joint Base Andrews, a premier U.S. military base in Prince George’s County, Maryland that encompasses both Air Force and Naval divisions.

In working together to develop the K-COD 200, the strategic partnership between the two companies serves the purpose of supplying clients within the military housing market with the latest in self-service convenience to complement Kaba’s electronic lock products. The unit’s customized software incorporates a unique PIN Code management system, which is used to verify the user as an authorized resident within the base housing system. Once the user’s identification has been verified, a temporary keycard is encoded and dispensed, providing the resident with instant lodging access without the need for base staff involvement.

The installation of a self-service system not only eliminated the need for additional staff to come in after hours for lockouts, but it has saved the residents from having to wait sometimes up to 2 hours for someone to show up and let them into their rooms. With almost 500 residents at the facility, the K-COD 200 system has freed up staff and eliminated wait time for residents and other authorized users in these types of situations.

As a military base that typically experiences roughly 50 housing replacement keycard requests a week, the platform is a valuable addition to personnel services which, due to its full compatibility with the base’s pre-existing Kaba Saflok System 6000 security access platform, is also a significantly cost-effective enhancement.

“Having previously been recognized by Joint Base Andrews as a superior provider of facility security technology, we are delighted to assist in further streamlining their access management abilities,” said Dale Mathias, Vice President of Multihousing Sales at Kaba Access & Data Systems Americas. “Linking the K-COD 200 with the Saflok System 6000 ensures that residents are not inadvertently denied access to areas for which they are authorized, while simultaneously maintaining the highest level of base-wide security at all times.”  

Joint Base Andrews is home to the 11th Wing, 89th Airlift Wing, Air Force One, 79th Medical Wing, 113th Wing, ANG Readiness Center, 459th Air Refueling Wing and Naval Air Facility Washington. Since December 2014, K-COD 200 has allowed Joint Base Andrews to eliminate key-related after-hour calls to staff from residents. Prior to the installation of the self-service system, Airmen Dorm Leaders responded to locked out residents on a manual basis and tenants would experience significant inconvenience waiting for security staff to unlock their rooms.

“With decreasing budgets and increased housing security costs, the self-service system has proven to be an effective and convenient 24-hour solution to issues such including late arrivals, lockouts, lost keycards, and more,” said Michael Zetterlund, Product & Marketing Director at Ariane Systems. “We are pleased with the overwhelming success the Kaba K-COD 200 has had at Joint Base Andrews, and with its ability to increase security and convenience within the military housing market.” 

About Kaba

With its innovative products, systems and services, globally active technology group Kaba is a leading provider of high quality access management solutions, keys, cylinders, physical access systems, enterprise data and time recording, and hotel access systems. The group is also a global market leader for high security locks, key blanks, transponder keys and key manufacturing machines. The stock exchange-listed group has sales of around one billion Swiss francs and employs around 9,000 people in more than 60 countries. For more than 150 years Kaba has set trends in security and beyond – in terms of functionality, convenience and design, and always with a focus on optimum value to customers.

SIX Swiss Exchange: KABN

For more information please visit www.kaba.com

Contact: Dale Mathias, Vice President Sales

dale.mathias@kaba.com / +1 949.495.5443

About Ariane Systems

Ariane Systems is the world’s leading provider of self check-in / check-out technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Founded in 1998 by Michel Lavandier and Laurent Cardot, Ariane now has more than 3,000 installations running at hotel properties in over 20 countries. Numerous hotel chains utilize Ariane’s electronic kiosk, mobile and web solutions to streamline the check-in/out process. These include B&B Hotels, Choice Hotels, Scandic, Mövenpick, Park Inn, Radisson Blu, and Starwood Capital’s Louvre Hotels, among others. With corporate headquarters based in Paris, France, Ariane Systems maintains regional offices in North America, UK, Germany, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.ariane.com.

Contact: Jeff Councilman

jcouncilman@ariane.com / +1 770.609.5333

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