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Hotels Maximize Space and Security with Out-Of-Sight Drawer Safe from Elsafe
Based on customers’ requests through ‘We Listen’ program, leading global manufacturer
of in-room safes frees-up space in the main cupboard/closet while providing
compact repository for guest valuables, including laptops 
PARIS — MAY 19 — As guestroom size diminishes, especially among city center hotels due to rising real estate costs, maximizing in-room space is critical. Elsafe, the world leader in-room electronic hotel safes in more than 179 countries, unveils its new Xtra Drawer Safe that frees up space in the main cupboard or closet.
“When it comes to guestroom security, Elsafe has always been ‘the choice’ of hoteliers around the globe,” said Pascal Metivier, President of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality EMEA and Latin America. “Now we’ve made that choice even easier with the new Xtra Drawer Safe by Elsafe – advanced security at an affordable price and now at a compact, convenient size to fit just about anywhere while remaining large enough to hold a variety of laptop sizes.”
Because it requires minimal room, the Xtra Drawer Safe by Elsafe is an ideal solution for hotels that prefer to install the safe inside drawers, he said. The unit fits comfortably into a cupboard, armoire, closet or drawer, and meets the same security standards and electronic platform shared by all Elsafe Xtra series safes.

“Direct customer feedback from our ‘We Listen’ campaign confirmed that space for equipment in the guestroom is an issue – especially when guests also expect a comfortable workstation and minibar in the room,” Metivier said.  “With guestrooms getting smaller, it becomes painfully obvious why hoteliers requested – and we designed – the Xtra Drawer Safe.”
To make the safe adaptable to all types and sizes of drawers, the door hinge is moved 75 millimeters forward from the back of the box to ensure it clears the furniture and prevents furniture damage. In addition, a 4-millimeter thick security wire is standard and can be fixed inside the safe and fastened to the furniture for additional security.  
Addition features of the Xtra Drawer Safe include:

  • Industry-leading audit trail.
  • Audit trail with in-room print-out option.
  • Flash-RAM memory.
  • ADA compliant telephone-style keypad.
  • 4 digit guest code.
  • LED display for clear visible numbers.
  • Backlit display option.
  • Push button to close door.
  • Powered with 5 LR6/AA batteries.
  • Easy external battery change.
  • Hydraulic door opener.
  • Laptop compatible up to 14”.
  • Serviced by SafeLink or PinKey.
  • IR communication.
  • Anti-tamper labyrinth.
  • 18mm solid steel bolt locking mechanism.
  • Inside carpet.
  • Security wire to prevent the safe from being removed.
“At Elsafe, we make certain that our safes are the most secure on the market,” Metivier said. “We’ve designed our safes in a variety of sizes to accommodate today’s popular consumer and business electronics; We offer optional internal electrical outlets to meet global Electrical Code specifications so guests can charge their electronics while keeping them secure; Our technology is advanced, customizable and upgradeable to match hotel brand-standard specifications and independent property preferences and budgets; and, we offer 365/24/7 customer care and technical support through a responsive service network that spans the globe.”

For more information on the Xtra On-Wall Safe, visit

About VingCard Elsafe
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 35,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 6 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 and worldwide service and support. Elsafe provides the only UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Safes that include an internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders also are available with a UL listing. 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 or

Europe / Middle East / Africa:
Phone: +47 69 24 50 00
ASIA / Pacific:
Phone: +65 6305 7670
North America:
Phone: +1 972 907 2273
Latin America:
Phone: +52 55 36 40 12 14



Ms. Renate Henriksen
Marketing Coordinator
VingCard Elsafe
Tel:  +47 69 24 5012

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