Next generation hotel door lock selected as winning solution by International jury of leading product design experts analyzing nominations from more than 60 countries.

Stockholm –May 9, 2023 – ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, a leading provider of advanced security technology for the hospitality industry, is honored to announce details on its latest award achievement with the naming of VingCard Novel as this year’s Product Design winner at the Red Dot Design Awards. Internationally recognized as one of the most sought after seals of high quality product design, the Red Dot Design Awards for 2023 saw approximately 20,000 entries take part, with VingCard Novel ultimately winning over competition judges thanks to its stylish appearance, robust range of advanced functionalities and future-proof technology design.

With a total of 43 judging panel members providing their verdicts on this year’s entrants, VingCard Novel door locks together with competing solutions were analyzed specifically for their socio-cultural impact, technical focus and design expertise. As a next generation door lock solution engineered to address the hotel security needs of today and tomorrow, VingCard Novel significantly gained praise for its ability to blend in seamlessly with any property’s style and for its unique modular design approach to components.

While all hardware is encased within a sleek, yet customizable door handle, VingCard Novel’s game-changing advantage lies in its ability to keep pace with new advances in technology as well as shifts in industry trends. This includes the ability to stay up-to-date with the latest security encryption protocols while facilitating integrations with third-party solutions, including with technologies that have yet to be made available to industry businesses. Additional solution features that led to VingCard Novel’s latest award win also include:

  • Mobile Access ready activation
  • Compatibility with digital wallet-based mobile keys
  • Suitability for indoor and outdoor environments
  • Durable components able to withstand against years of daily wear & tear
  • Use of sustainable materials and manufacturing practices to safeguard eco-friendly reputations

Perla Munhoz, the Global Head of Product Design at ASSA ABLOY Group comments:

”VingCard Novel is a fantastic product and a true confirmation that we are focusing on the right aspects of product design. Since it was first presented, it has been loved by our customers, especially architects and interior designers. Our focus has been to offer a product for indoor and outdoor use that meets all requirements and regulations while also providing a service and experience that’s truly outstanding. Its super smart, convenient, user-friendly and features beautiful aesthetics made to last. Viewed from both a quality perspective and from a sustainable standpoint, the design of VingCard Novel elevates hotel stay experiences by making all doors look and feel complete.”

Further commenting on VingCard Novel’s recent achievement is Li Wang, Vice President and Head of Hospitality at ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions:

“When designing new products and technologies, ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions always aims to address the feedback we receive from customers on what latest features and functionalities they wish to see, which is what VingCard Novel ultimately represents. The winning of a Red Dot Design Award for VingCard Novel is undoubtedly a tremendous validation of our global team’s hard work, and we look forward to passing on our success to more hoteliers across the industry as they strive to keep pace with rising guest standards when it comes to enhanced security and convenience.”

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