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“On” Better Business at Onity
The re-hire of former top executives who catapulted the company’s growth in the late 1990s, combined with a new, streamlined Web Site, and new customer focused initiatives to come cap a successful 18-month brand repositioning.

ATLANTA — MAY 25, 2004 — It’s definitely not “business as usual” at Onity. It’s “better business” at Onity.

After successfully cultivating its new brand identity, corporate name and expanded mission for nearly 18 months, Onity (formerly TESA Entry Systems Inc.) emerges today stronger than ever as the industry’s leading one-stop-shop for “smart” security and energy-management solutions. The re-appointment of Robert M. Aquilino as Onity president in February, and the recent re-hire of Adam Yapkowitz as director of marketing for North America, mark the final end of the old TESA Entry Systems.

“Onity’s repositioning has come full circle, and today we are pleased to announce that our comprehensive brand repositioning is complete,” Aquilino said. “We successfully transitioned our image as being an electronic-locks only provider under the TESA Entry Systems name to offering e-locks and related smartcard solutions, in-room safes, closed circuit television surveillance systems and Senercomm® energy management and mold solutions under Onity.” 

The company has come out of the gate lengths ahead of its competition in dedication to customer service and in the research and development of new intelligent facilities management solutions that makes dollars and sense for owners and operators. The key to Onity’s continued and growing success, Aquilino said, lies among the allegiance of its executive management team to our customers and their needs.

One of the first new customer focused initiatives at Onity will be the introduction of a new, streamlined Web site designed to more easily put solutions in the hands of hoteliers. As Onity continues to flourish, the Web site will migrate from .biz to The site will feature an easy-to-navigate format designed to deliver customer requested information and facilitate solution inquiries.  E-Commerce will follow shortly, making the service options for customers even greater.

“Today’s Onity is stronger than ever and working toward the common goal of providing better business to our audiences,” Yapkowitz said. “You swim away from a sinking ship, not towards it eager to reboard. Although some of us left TESA Entry Systems, Inc., it was just a temporary move. We all anxiously awaited the opportunity to reunite under Onity. For many of us, that meant walking away from high profile, senior executive positions. But we didn’t hesitate. Returning to Onity was the right move, because we fully believe that Onity is the right solution for the industry.”

For more information on Onity, visit, or call 1-866-to Onity (1-866-866-6489).

About Onity
Onity (formerly TESA Entry Systems, Inc.), the leading global provider of electronic locking systems, offers innovative technological solutions and services for the Hospitality, Corporate, Education, Government and Marine markets. The company’s ever-expanding family of electronic solutions today includes electronic locks, related smartcard solutions, in-room safes, closed circuit television surveillance systems, and Senercomm® energy management solutions. Onity has R&D and manufacturing operations in Spain, Mexico and the U.S., as well as an extensive sales and service network that spans more than 115 countries around the globe. With innovative solutions specially designed to meet clients’ changing needs, Onity continues to provide real progress — technological advancements in facility management and maintenance for unparalleled convenience and time and cost savings. For more information on Onity’s electronic hospitality solutions, please contact Adam Yapkowitz, Director of Marketing North America, 770-248-7527,

Onity World Headquarters: 
Toll-free line 1-800-424-1433; 
phone 1-770-447-4105; 

Asia/Pacific Office
Phone ++61-293-160900

Europe/Middle East/Africa Office
Phone ++34-943-448300

Latin America Office
Phone ++55-113-0311909

North America Office
Phone: 1-770-935-4228

Also See: Chubb, a Division of UTC Appoints Robert M. Aquilino to Second Stint as Onity President / February 2004
Onity’s New Guestroom Thermostat Offers Easier Path to Energy Savings / December 2003
Onity Presents New Senerlink™ Wireless Energy Management System / November 2003
Onity Previews Latest Innovation in Hotel Locking Systems at IH/M&RS / November 2003
Decatur Hotels LLC Jazzes Up Security, Energy Program, At Its New Orleans Hotels With One-Stop-Shop Solutions From Onity / June 2003
Onity Secures Position As Hospitality’s Largest Provider of Electronic Locks: 2.5 Million E-Locks Installed Worldwide / May 2003
Onity’s White Paper On ‘Back Mold and Moisture Control’ In Big Demand, Now In Second Printing / May 2003
Onity Launches 'NO GUEST - NO COST' Electronic Locks Program / May 2003
Onity Secures Position As Hospitality’s Largest Provider of Electronic Locks: 2.5 Million E-Locks Installed Worldwide / May 2003
Hotels & Resorts Minimize Mold and Mildew Damage and Related Guest & Employee Health Liabilities Through Onity’s Energy Management Systems / April 2003
Loews Hotels Installs Onity’s SensorStat® DDC II Energy Management System at the Luxurious 790-room Loews Miami Beach Hotel / March 2003
$90 Million Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Reaps Rewards of Onity’s Senercomm Solutions / Feb 2003
Cunard Line’s $800 million Queen Mary 2 to Set Sail with Onity / January 2003
Accor Soars Higher by Selecting Onity as a Preferred Supplier of Guestroom Safes Worldwide / Dec 2002
Onity’s SensorStat® Energy Management Systems Save Larger Hotels Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Every Year / Oct 2002
New Brand Onity Promises Ultimate Unity of Service Integrity and Intelligent Facility Management / Oct 2002

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