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Xtra On-Wall Safe by Elsafe Maximizes Limited In-Room Space and Security
Ideal for hotels with minimal space in the guestroom, the new laptop-compatible
On-Wall unit mounts easily in the open or hidden to secure guest valuables
in closets, cupboards and armoires 
PARIS — MAY 19, 2008 -— Technologically speaking, the new Xtra On-Wall Safe by Elsafe is a true work of art, especially for hotels struggling with limited space in its guestrooms.  Whether mounted in plain sight or hidden inside furniture or closets, the Xtra On-Wall Safe meets the same security standards and uses the same electronic platform as all of Elsafe’s Xtra series safe models to provide the ultimate in guest convenience and asset protection.

“Due to rising real estate costs, guestrooms are getting smaller – especially in major city-center hotels,” said Pascal Metivier, President of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality EMEA and Latin America. “This is ironic considering that today’s travelers are carrying more valuables than ever before – especially expensive personal and business electronics such as laptops, Blackberry’s and other mobile devices – and more technologies are being installed in the room to enhance the guest experience. 

“As the world leader in providing in-room electronic safes to hotels, we recognized that it was time to develop an in-room safe that maximizes limited space yet provides the same reliability and tamper-proof security that Elsafe is known for around the globe,” he said. “Our solution is the new Xtra On-Wall Safe, designed to mount just about anywhere – on the main guestroom wall or inside an armoire or closet – and accommodate any size laptop on the market today.”

Because the Xtra On-Wall safe is at eye level to most guests, it is more likely to be used than hotel safes that are less visible in the guestroom, he said. It is also more accessible and easier to use, because the guest does not have to bend down or walk into a closet to operate.

Similar to the newly released Xtra Drawer Safe by Elsafe which fits comfortably into a cupboard, armoire, closet or drawer, the Xtra On-Wall Safe features: anti-tamper labyrinths to offer the highest protection against manipulation, hydraulic door closer to prevent injury/damage, easy external battery change without having to open the safe thus saving time and money, and a solid one-piece construction that enhances overall unit security and eliminates access to vital components.

Addition features of the Xtra On-Wall 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
  • Laptop compatible up to 14”
  • Supported by SafeLink or PinKey
  • IR communication
  • 18mm solid steel bolt locking mechanism
  • Inside carpet
“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.”

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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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