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SENTINEL II by Elsafe® In-Room Safes Chosen to Join Elite
Hospitality Selection In GUESTROOM 20X ® at HITEC

VingCard Elsafe’s Cutting-Edge Technology and Modern Design Establish
SENTINEL II RFID In-room Safes as Leaders in the  Industry

DALLAS – June 8 – VingCard Elsafe, a leading hospitality and security provider and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, today announced that  SENTINEL II RFID by Elsafe has been selected as a contributor to the elite and modern GUESTROOM 20X display at HITEC 2010, June 22 – 24 in Orlando, Florida. 

“It is an honor to be selected as a part of GUESTROOM 20X. Being named as a contributor to the source for the most advanced hospitality technology is a testament to our SENTINEL II RFID in-room safes,” said Rune Venas, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc. for North America. “Elsafe prides its modern and ergonomically designed SENTINEL II safe as a product that is a compliment to any guestroom. GUESTROOM 20X showcases the most technologically advanced products and services as well as the most pleasing designs, setting the standards each year for hospitality technology across the industry.”

SENTINEL II by Elsafe Technology remains a trustworthy source for in-room safes, manufactured with the exclusive UL-1037 certification after passing extensive testing from Underwriter Laboratories Inc., a reliable and professional testing organization. With the SENTINEL II series, Elsafe was the premier safe design to also accommodate both RFID/NFC technology and VISIONLINE RF-online options for hotel and in-room safes. The technological strength of SENTINEL II RFID is outfitted with all main RFID ISO standards (ISO14443 A-MIFARE, ISO 14443 B, ISO 15693) and the new Near Field Communication (NFC) secure transaction platform which is compatible with cell phone technology worldwide. The new safe series has upgraded its system, changing from the standard Sentinel II safe to the RFID compatible system with a wireless RF- Online Platform for remote communication with a central server for both SENTINEL II digital and RFID. 

The SENTINEL II features Elsafe’s exclusive anti-cloning technology and works in tandem with VingCard’s Signature RFID/NFC contact-less electronic lock, meaning the in-room safe can only be opened with the designated RFID guest device (such as a keycard, wristband or key fob) or an NFC-equipped cell phone. This represents a major improvement when compared to older mag-stripe operated safes which can be opened with a valid guest card or any valid guest-card copy issued at reception. Since guests often leave the spare copy unattended in the room, traditional mag-stripe safes can sometimes present a security challenge.

The unrivaled security standard of the SENTINEL II RFID compatible safes are packaged in a modern design for the quality searching, design conscious hoteliers that desire reliable technology with an aesthetically pleasing unit. Venas also said that while many in-room safes may seem similar, the technology of the SENTINEL II safe remains matchless. Features such as the industry leading audit trail and an attractive and functional design are secondary to the four unique features that make SENTINEL II the premiere hospitality market safe: 

  • Hook-style interlocking mechanism
  • Anti-tamper labyrinth mechanism that avoids reaching the electronics
  • Solid piece, cold-pressed curved steel door that provides additional strength
  • Extended solid steel hinges permanently arc-welded to the door
SENTINEL II safes can hold up to a 17-inch laptop computer, and an optional internal power outlet is available on the inside of the safe door for guest convenience. In addition, the safe has been designed to accommodate external battery changes so internal contents are not disturbed in a battery must be replaced.

The 2010 GUESTROOM 20X, a model hotel room presenting the latest hotel innovation technologies such as VingCard’s Elsafe’s SENTINEL II RFID in-room safes, will be exhibited beginning June 22 during HITEC at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information on GUESTROOM 20X and the 2010 display, visit

Part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, VingCard Elsafe is world leader in developing locking systems for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, visit ASSA ABLOY Hospitality during HITEC at booth 1017, or visit or

About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc. North America
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 39,000 properties worldwide, securing more than 6.5 million hotel rooms. The ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company, is a world leader in security and hospitality systems. The North American division of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality brings three security brands to hotels throughout the United States and Canada, including VingCard ( electronic locking system solutions, Elsafe ( UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series, and TimeLox ( security solutions for gaming properties and other large resorts. 

GUESTROOM 20X is a futuristic guestroom exhibit featuring the latest and near-future technologies for the modern hotel room. HFTP produces a new version of the special exhibit every other year. It debuted at HITEC 2006 and has been on display at various trade shows since. After many requests to show GUESTROOM 20X, HFTP created a portable presentation detailing the room's technologies that can easily travel to the global hospitality community. Technologies in the exhibit include non-traditional types such as lighting, eco-friendly products, fabrics and furniture, as well as traditional technology such as next-generation televisions, telephones and other appliances.


Morgan Field for VingCard
Tel: +1 (214) 521-8596

Riise Walker, Marketing Supervisor
VingCard, Elsafe, TimeLox
Tel: +1 (972) 692-3167

Susie Lomelino for VingCard
Tel: +1 (214) 521-8596

Also See: Once again… VingCard Elsafe Delivers Innovation to the Hospitality Industry with the Introduction of  New Wireless Solution; Global Leader in Hospitality Security and Creator of VISIONLINE,  Unveils a New Major Evolution That Dramatically Reduces  Hoteliers' Operating Costs / June 2010

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