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Is Your Property Ready for Mobile Access? Discover the 3 Essential Steps for Hoteliers to Assess the Industry's Hottest Emerging Technology

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA - November 5, 2014 - Guest and property security should take top priority as the hospitality industry moves toward mobile access, according to a newly-released white paper from Kaba. How Hoteliers Can Get to Secure Mobile Key: Understand what lies beyond the Tip of the Mobile Access Iceberg describes a 3-step process to evaluate whether a property may benefit from this emerging technology. The informative paper also provides a 6-step mobile access implementation process checklist. 

Kaba locks utilize a cloud-based mobile access system and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to deliver a seamless guest experience. Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locksClick here for information on Kaba electronic locks. 

The white paper explains what a secure infrastructure means and how to get there

"The goal of our white paper is to help hoteliers make an informed business decision," said Kerry Hirschy, Kaba senior vice president of sales North America. "Mobile access is still an emerging technology. The publicity buzz often omits the most important consideration: guest and property security. That requires mobile access door locks backed by a well-designed infrastructure. The white paper explains what a secure infrastructure means and how to get there."

The Kaba white paper outlines a 3-step process to help hoteliers assess their readiness for secure mobile door locking systems:

1:  Answer two gateway questions that signal a property's mobile access readiness.

2:  Identify the motivation for going mobile. Examine both marketing and operational benefits.

3:  Understand the implementation process for a secure mobile strategy. Steps 1 and 2 are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to mobile implementation. The technology and operational steps required for a smooth, secure rollout lie beneath the surface. The white paper identifies the 6 initial elements of a mobile access decision.

Hoteliers ready to assess their mobile access readiness may download Kaba's white paper here.

About Kaba - Beyond security

With its innovative products, systems and services, globally active technology group Kaba (SIX Swiss Exchange: KABN) is a leading provider of high quality access management solutions, locks, cylinders, physical access systems, enterprise data and time recording, and hotel access systems. The Group is also the global market leader for high security locks, key blanks, transponder keys and key manufacturing machines. The listed Group employs around 7,500 people in more than 60 countries. For more than 150 years, Kaba has set trends in security and beyond - in terms of functionality, convenience and design, and always with a focus on optimum value to customers. Kaba provides the Saflok and ILCO electronic locking solutions. www.kaba.com  and www.kabalodging.com

Contact: Alastair Cush, Director Product Marketing

alastair.cush@kaba.com / 1-514-735-5410 x236

Contact: Dena Reyes, Marketing Communications Manager

dena.reyes@kaba.com / 1-407-438-7949 x2801

Contact: for media: Julie Keyser-Squires, APR, Softscribe Inc.

Julie(at)softscribeinc.com / 1-404-256-5512

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