NEW Infinity II by Elsafe Resets Standards for Peak In-room Safe Design and Functionality

  • Elsafe®
  • 05.14.09
The boundaries of mechanical design are extended even further with the release of Infinity II by Elsafe – an inconceivably great in-room safe that now features exclusive anti-tamper technology, exclusive anti-cloning technology via RFID carrier, optional white and gold design finish, and compatibility to both RFID/NFC (radio frequency identification/near-field communications) and RF-online high security electronic locks.

“Luxury hotels and resorts, lifestyle brands and boutique hotels are all looking for superior, unmatched security from their in-room safes. Infinity II by Elsafe can meet this expectation for their guests,” said Rune Venas, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc. “Infinity II by Elsafe is the most sophisticated in-room safe available today, bringing together Elsafe’s exclusive UL certification with the collection’s solid, heavy gauge steel construction and streamlined design elements.”

Elsafe is one of the only hotel safe manufacturers that has achieved UL-1037 certification after passing extensive testing for physical break-ins, endurance and jarring by one of the world's most prestigious, reliable and professional testing organizations, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
“As more hotels worldwide begin adopting RFID and RF-online electronic locking systems, Infinity II by Elsafe provides hoteliers with the option to work in tandem with Signature RFID/NFC and VISIONLINE solutions from VingCard. Infinity II by Elsafe is operated either through a blue backlit digital keypad or the guests’ unique RFID keycard,” said Venas. “Elsafe’s unique functionality shows the brand has once again raised the bar for in-room safe innovation.”
Infinity II follows the December 2008 release of Elsafe’s SENTINEL II next-generation in-room series. SENTINEL II is a flexible platform that accommodates quick and easy upgrades for RFID/NFC and RF-online compatibility, and combines the same unmatched security standards Elsafe is known for around the world with functional and trendy design.

“What differentiates Infinity II from SENTINEL II is its new, exclusive internal anti-tamper functionality,” Venas said. “Infinity II keeps track and identifies if an employee is trying to open a safe for his or her own benefit. It’s unfortunate that such risk exists, but Infinity II easily eliminates internal threats to guests and owners.”

Designed with a high gloss pure black and optional white finish, Infinity II mirrors the sleek look and feel of today’s popular consumer electronics. An additional optional high gloss gold finish is also available for Infinity II, making it a truly one-of-a-kind in-room safe.

Like the SENTINEL II, the Infinity II features Elsafe’s exclusive anti-cloning technology. The system works with VingCard’s Signature RFID/NFC contact-less electronic lock by which the in-room safe can only be opened with the designated RFID guest device (such as a keycard, wristband or key fob) or an NFC-equipped cell phone. This represents a major improvement when compared to the security shortfalls of older mag stripe operated safes that are offered by other vendors. Such safes can be opened with a valid guest card and any valid guest-card copy issued at reception. This represents a security challenge because typically guests are leaving the spare copy unattended in the room.

Four exclusive Elsafe hardware features that make the Infinity II and SENTINEL II unique, include:
  • Hook-style interlocking lock mechanism for higher security
  • Anti-labyrinth mechanism to prevent tampering
  • Solid piece, cold-pressed curved steel door that provides additional strength
  • Extended solid steel hinges are arc-welded permanently to the door for increased security

Exclusive functionality features to Infinity II and SENTINEL II include:

  • Quick and easy upgrades from the standard Infinity II Digital safe to the Infinity II RFID/NFC system or to a wireless RF-Online platform for remote communications with a central server for both Infinity II Digital and Infinity II RFID/NFC.
  • Compatibility with all main RFID ISO standards (ISO 14.443 A-MIFARE, ISO 14.443 B, ISO 15.693) and the new near-field communication (NFC) secure transaction platform being deployed in cell phones worldwide when used with VingCard’s Signature RFID/NFC locks.
  • Compatibility with VingCard’s VISIONLINE RF-online locking solutions.
  • Ability to accommodate up to a 17-inch laptop computer.
  • Optional internal power outlet (EURO/UK/US) on the inside of the door.
  • Easy outside battery change for added convenience to hotel operations.

Part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, Elsafe has been a leading provider of in-room safes to the hospitality industry since introducing the world’s first electronic in-room safe in 1979.

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