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Kaba Inks Chain-wide Deal with Sun Suites for ILCO RFID Electronic Locks

Exceptional Support, Reliable Technology are Deciding Factors for ILCO Decision

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – June 19, 2012 – Kaba, the provider of ILCO and Saflok™ electronic locks, announced Sun Suites, operated by Park Management Group, will install ILCO 790 contactless radio frequency identification (RFID) electronic locks in all of its 20 properties. The Sun Suites chain will upgrade from its existing locks at twenty hotels and installation is expected to be completed in June 2012.  Click here for more information on the company’s wide range of hotel door locks and access control solutions.
Confidence in Kaba’s products and people
“The new ILCO 790 RFID locks will lift Sun Suites’ hotel operations and guest experience to the next level of reliability and convenience for the foreseeable future,” said Dan Burdakin, president of Park Management Group.  “We decided to replace the old locks with ILCO 790 locks.  I have worked with Kaba’s team for a number of years and their service and support are excellent.  We have confidence in their products and people.”  Burdakin noted that ILCO 790 locks utilize the latest RFID access control technology to provide Sun Suites guests with easy to use, contactless room access experience.  Guests simply pass their ILCO RFID keycard in front of the door’s reader to enter their room.
Sun Suites delivers recognizable value with ILCO RFID locks
“Sun Suites is a leading budget extended-stay chain whose goal is to deliver guests with recognizable value.  The company’s upgrade to cost-effective, reliable ILCO RFID door locks will make a major difference in guest satisfaction,” said Kerry Hirschy, senior vice president of Kaba Lodging.  Hirschy noted that ILCO electronic locking systems are ideal for both large and small properties and offer an easy upgrade process to replace mechanical and older mag-stripe electronic locks.

The ILCO RFID technology not only enables Sun Suites to provide a reliable, secure guest experience but also significantly reduces operational overhead since RFID keycards cannot be de-magnetized by cell phones or other personal items. This will free Sun Suites properties from the cost and inconvenience of repeatedly replacing guests' mag-stripe keys. 

Kerry Hirschy, Senior Vice
President of Kaba Lodging
Kaba’s ILCO 790 RFID locking system advantages include:
  • Increased durability: RFID locks use a completely sealed contactless reader
  • Reduced maintenance: Batteries last up to 3 years
  • Enhanced reliability: Low battery indicator alerts staff while lock is operational
  • Attractive designs: Locks offer a variety of finishes to match each property’s style
Going to HITEC 2012 in Baltimore? Visit Booth 2013 to see the full line of Kaba’s Saflok and ILCO electronic locking and security systems.

About Kaba
The Kaba Group is one of the world’s leading players in the security industry. An internationally active, listed company, it employs around 8,000 staff in more than 60 countries. KABA provides innovative, comprehensive access control solutions for buildings, facilities and sites as well as solutions for staff and enterprise data collection which meet client’s needs for security, organization and convenience. The company is a key expert and technology leader for a range of security solutions. KABA can look back on more than 150 years of tradition.
KABA also offers a complete range of products for the lodging market through its ILCO and Saflok brands. From small scale properties to high end super hotels, KABA has a solution for any access point. 
The ILCO product line covers a wide range of access control systems to meet the diverse & ever changing needs of the hospitality industry.  For over 30 years, ILCO have provided affordable solutions that are durable, reliable and simple to manage. ILCO’s products combine no nonsense functionality with attractive design to complement any hotel decor. /
Saflok is an innovation leader in access control technology with a reputation for designing & manufacturing state-of-the-art electronic locking solutions for the hospitality market spanning more than 30 years.  The Saflok brand is committed to using the latest in security technology to deliver innovative and cutting edge solutions tailored to satisfy the sophisticated needs of mid-scale to high-end luxury hotel market. /


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