TOKYO, JAPAN and DALLAS, TEXAS – MIWA Lock Company, Japan’s foremost provider of high-performance locks and security systems, announces a partnership and integration with OpenKey, the industry standard for Universal mobile key in hotels. The partnership will bring the enterprise grade security and stability of the OpenKey platform as the mobile keyless entry system for all MIWA digital locks with Bluetooth Low Energy functionality.
OpenKey is the largest mobile key company in the world with hotels in 10 countries on 4 continents. Financially backed by several of the largest publicly-traded REITs in the U.S., OpenKey has seen explosive growth since launching in 2014. In Nov 2017, OpenKey brought mobile keyless entry to China by establishing an office for OpenKey China in Shanghai.
“MIWA is a recognized name in the lock and hospitality industries as providing very high quality, reliable and stylish solutions appealing to the high end of the hotel sector,” said TJ Person, Founder and CEO of OpenKey. “We welcome the opportunity to partner with MIWA to provide mobile key to the thousands of satisfied MIWA hotels worldwide”
MIWA is a true lock manufacturer and controls the quality of every aspect of every lock from start to finish. This dedication to high quality products and emphasis on research and development has ensured its customers receive the most advanced technology and materials, combined with a strong ecological manufacturing process that has earned the company various environmental management certifications.
MIWA provides high security solutions to hotels worldwide combined with superior service.
“MIWA is known as an innovator, so it makes total sense to form a partnership with the leading provider of mobile keyless entry, OpenKey,” said Chris Lawrence, Vice President of Sales, Miwa Lock Co. Ltd. “With Mobile Key compatibility built-in to every smartphone in the world today, we are excited to launch our new combined product and look forward to bringing it to our leading global customer base.”
MIWA Lock was established in 1945 and produced its first hotel card lock system in 1980. MIWA now has systems in most of the hotel brands around the globe as well as the finest unbranded properties. The company’s ALV2 RFID locks comprise a stylish and slim design that has been installed at some of the world’s leading hotels, including the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Arizona, the Beresford Hotel & Beresford Arms Hotel in San Francisco, the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo, and the Park Hyatt in China.