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The Peabody Orlando Implements KABA Saflok RFID Locks in 1,641 Rooms

KABA RFID Locking System Increases Guest Satisfaction at Orlando’s
Premier Group Business Hotel

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – February 4, 2011KABA, the provider of Saflok and ILCO electronic locks, announced it completed installation of its Saflok Quantum Adese RFID lock system in the 1,641-room Peabody Orlando hotel.  The project included installation of Saflok Quantum RFID locks in all 891 rooms of the Peabody Orlando’s existing facility during renovation as well as in the property’s new 750-room tower. Click here to learn more about KABA locking systems.
“We are extremely satisfied with KABA’s Saflok Quantum RFID technology,” said Barb Bowden, general manager of the Forbes Four Star-rated Peabody Orlando. “Thanks to the Quantum RFID system, guest keycard and lock issues are significantly reduced.  KABA’s RFID keys are reliable so guests rarely encounter issues with their keys. This is essential for guest satisfaction at a property our size that serves thousands of experienced business travelers.”  RFID credentials are highly reliable and are not susceptible to demagnetization.
Smooth implementation
The Peabody Orlando implementation required that KABA simultaneously coordinate Saflok’s new-build installation in the hotel’s 750-room tower while upgrading the existing property’s locking system with the Saflok Adese RFID technology during renovation. 
The Quantum RFID system’s flexibility was helpful during construction as trades people completed each floor. The Peabody was able to easily change keycard room access authorization so only the appropriate workers were allowed in rooms, whether they were plumbing, electrical, wallpapering, or furnishing teams.  “The Saflok Quantum system is controlled centrally which allowed us to customize the room-security process for each floor as we built up the new tower,” said Bowden.  “This was also an important feature as we renovated our existing building floor by floor.”
KABA’s RFID locking systems are easy for guests to use. The proximity RFID system provides convenient and easy access to guests by allowing them to unlock their doors by merely presenting the key in front of the lock reader. Operators can also program the system to use keycards for guest identification as well as room access. RFID locks are easier to maintain because they contain fewer moving parts and because the sealed reader eliminates the need for continuous cleaning.   

About KABA and Saflok
KABA is a globally active, publicly traded security corporation.  With its “Total Access” strategy, KABA specializes in integrated solutions for security, organization, and convenience at building and information access points. KABA is also the world market’s number-one provider of key blanks, key cutting and coding machines, transponder keys, and high-security locks. It is a leading provider of electronic access systems, locks, master key systems, hotel locking systems, security doors, and automatic doors. 
Saflok joined KABA 2006. Saflok is a market innovator with 30 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and distributing electronic locks and systems.  Its solutions are installed globally in the hospitality, lodging, multi-housing, and commercial markets. Saflok is committed to delivering best in class solutions that help properties achieve improved operations and reduced costs.
About The Peabody Orlando
The Peabody Orlando opened in November 1986 and is a pillar of the Orlando-area convention and tourism industry and famous for its Peabody Ducks. The hotel has earned the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating for 22 consecutive years. Located directly across from and adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center and in the heart of the International Drive entertainment district, The Peabody Orlando currently offers 1,641 ultra-luxurious guestrooms, 300,000 total square feet of state-of-the-art, flexible function space, a 22,000-square-foot, full-service spa & fitness center and ten delectable dining and entertainment options. Peabody Hotels, comprising The Peabody Orlando, The Peabody Memphis and The Peabody Little Rock (all Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rated hotels) is a division within the portfolio Peabody Hotel Group of Memphis, Tennessee. To learn more, please visit


KABA, Saflok, ILCO
Dena Reyes
Marketing Communications Manager
7101 Presidents Drive, Suite 250
Orlando, FL, USA 32809
Phone: +1 (407) 438-7949
Email: DReyes(at)
Peabody Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL  32819
Phone: (407) 352-4000         
Email: peabodyinfo(at)   
Media Contact:
Julie Keyser-Squires, APR
Softscribe Inc.
180 River Springs Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (404) 256-5512
Email:  Julie(at) 

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