28 Properties Around the Globe Installing Onity’s New ADVANCE RFID Electronic Locking Solution

  • Onity
  • 08.07.09
Just one month after the official launch of Onity’s ADVANCE RFID (radio frequency identification) contact-less electronic locking solution, 28 hotels and resorts in 12 countries have placed orders for the new locks, and installation has already begun at over half of those properties.

Worldwide sales for ADVANCE RFID currently total nearly $1 million and represent over 5,000 hotel rooms in every region of the globe. Onity, one of the world’s leading providers of electronic locking solutions, is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Since the world’s first installation of Onity’s ADVANCE RFID locks took place in May at the Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort, a luxury Caribbean resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya region, the Latin American market has continued to lead worldwide orders of the product. In Mexico and Brazil alone, six properties with a total of over 2,100 guestrooms are scheduled to be installed between July and October. Other properties placing orders for Onity’s ADVANCE RFID locks are located in China, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hungary, France, Mauritius, Sweden, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

“The unprecedented worldwide success of our ADVANCE RFID product launch indicates international acceptance of Onity’s RFID locking solution in the hotel industry and suggests a trend toward more advanced security technology overall,” said Mark Gordon, Onity’s president. “We are extremely pleased with our initial sales and continue to receive orders from every region. This is a testament not only to our superior quality and advanced technology, but to a coordinated effort from our worldwide sales team.”

ADVANCE by Onity is a modular two-piece locking system that allows hoteliers to easily upgrade to the latest security technology without replacing the entire lock. The RFID reader technology is the most recent option to be added to the ADVANCE line.

ADVANCE RFID was engineered with the most advanced, secure and reliable reader technology, which is MiFare and NFC (near-field communication) compatible, and meets the most stringent standards in the industry, including ISO14443A, ISO14443B and ISO18092. It is also BHMA 156.25 and BHMA 156.13 certified.

The ADVANCE line features a selection of aesthetic options, including designer finishes, handle styles and cover plates that allow hoteliers to blend the guestroom door locks into any hotel décor. The modular design also allows a cost-effective upgrade path, making it easy and affordable to keep up with the latest security technology as it evolves.

Onity (formerly TESA Entry Systems, Inc.), a leading global provider of electronic locking systems, offers innovative technological solutions and services for the hospitality, corporate, education, government and marine markets. The company’s ever-expanding family of facility management solutions includes electronic locks, in-room safes, and Senercomm® energy management systems. Headquartered in Duluth, Ga., Onity has research and development and manufacturing operations in Spain, Mexico, China and the United States, as well as an extensive sales and service network that spans more than 115 countries around the globe.

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