UK-based hotel and resort operator deploys combination of VingCard Classic RFID locks for existing locations and Signature RFID for new constructions, each enabled with Mobile Access.

Stockholm –August 1, 2023 – ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, a leading provider of advanced security technology for the hospitality industry, has announced the successful upgrade of its VingCard Classic locks to include RFID security abilities at several Celtic Collection properties, in addition to the adoption of VingCard Signature RFID locks for the brand’s recently constructed locations. An operator of both luxury and family-friendly destinations throughout the UK, The Celtic Collection via its latest investment in ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions technology can significantly ensure consistent high-level security while enhancing guest experiences and convenience with the activation of Mobile Access.

Aiming to streamline and boost the effectiveness of its security access operations, The Celtic Collection opted to perform a full upgrade of its VingCard Classic locks to VingCard Classic RFID at both The Celtic Manor Resort and Coldra Court Hotel. Designed to be scalable and future-proof, VingCard Classic locks are able to be upgraded with RFID capabilities without requiring an extensive and costly overhaul of existing lock hardware. With the presence of RFID-enabled readers, The Celtic Collection now benefits from enhanced security encryption technology that protects against keycard cloning and unauthorized room access. Switching to RFID-based keycards also eliminates the risk of guest keycards becoming demagnetized that can result in a drop in satisfaction rates. The upgrades at The Celtic Manor Resort and Coldra Court Hotel also include the installation of satin brass and gothic lever door handles in order to combine advanced security with an attractive exterior design.

For its recently constructed locations, including Ty Hotel Milford Haven and Park Gate Hotel, Cardiff, The Celtic Collection’s adoption of VingCard Signature RFID likewise provides the same enhanced security capabilities while featuring a sleek and minimalistic design able to blend in seamlessly with any hotel environment. Both VingCard Classic RFID and VingCard Signature RFID installations have further leveraged each lock solution’s compatibility with Mobile Access in order to provide guests with a modern and instantly convenient alternative to checking-in and gaining guestroom access. Able to function as a standalone solution or be integrated with existing hotel systems and services, Mobile Access at Celtic Collection locations is made available to guests via the MyCheck app. From their personal devices, guests seeking a hassle-free arrival experience can check-in electronically and receive a digital room key that converts their device into a secure and effortless means of gaining instant room access.

“The Celtic Collection prides itself on delivering exceptional guest service and experiences, which can realistically only be achieved by supporting operations and staff with new advances in technology,” said Declan Bloomer, IT Service Delivery Manager at The Celtic Collection. “Over the course of our long-term relationship with ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, the company has always proven that it has both the advanced tools and support necessary to live up to guest expectations for a safe and enjoyable stay. We look forward to more of our guests experiencing the enhanced security and convenience that RFID-based VingCard locks and Mobile Access can provide.”

Both VingCard door locks and Mobile Access are supported by the Visionline access management system at each of The Celtic Collection’s properties. As the platform responsible for generating keys and granting room access, Visionline features the industry’s highest standards in data encryption technology. Its intuitive dashboard design ensures the streamlining of operations in order to provide guests with faster service and to make more efficient use of employee time and resources.

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