Hotel da Rocha Locks Up Prestige with VISIONLINE and Signature RFID by VingCard® and SENTINEL II by Elsafe®

  • ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
  • 03.02.10
VingCardElsafe, a leading hospitality security provider and part of the ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group, recently completed the installation of VISIONLINE, its wireless RF-online system, Signature RFID, its contactless electronic door locks with NFC cell phone compatibility and SENTINEL II, its leading in-room safes series at the new Hotel da Rocha in Portimão, Portugal.

Opened in 2009, the hotel is a modern, first-class property surrounded by sea and golf courses, located in the heart of the Algarve tourist region. Featuring 158 guestrooms, the hotel offers conference rooms, swimming pool and the Grand Caffé Bar, where guests can enjoy an elegant, peaceful evening on the terrace.

“Our property was built as a destination for travelers to get away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives and enjoy a relaxing stay in a serene environment,” said Paulo Renato, manager at Hotel da Rocha. “In order to achieve this relaxed atmosphere, guests need to be assured that their belongings are ultimately safe. We chose VISIONLINE and Signature RFID by VingCard and SENTINEL II by Elsafe, based on the high level of security, efficiency and reliability the company is known for throughout the industry.”
Introduced to the market in 2006, VISIONLINE by VingCard offers a cost-effective solution for properties like Hotel da Rocha to facilitate reliable wireless two-way communication from standalone electronic door locks to their host security and PMS systems. Unlike off-line standalone locks, VISIONLINE by VingCard provides total security control from one central location, utilizing RF-online communication capabilities that eliminate the need to travel to each guestroom to perform tasks such as reprogramming individual locks, remotely cancelling guest and staff keycards with one click, or identifying and changing low batteries, as well the need for a guest to return to the front desk to change a room or extend his or her stay. By centralizing these functions, Hotel da Rocha can expect to increase the overall productivity of hotel operations and the overall security. Also, VISIONLINE by VingCard components communicate with multiple rooms at once, reducing the number of network components required for installation when compared to other online technologies.“With VISIONLINE’s unique security features, like the automatic SMS or e-mail maintenance alerts, downloadable audit trails, and low battery alerts, our staff is able to operate at a high efficiency at all times,” said Renato. “The RF-online system allows our staff to utilize their time more wisely in order to spend less time on maintenance and more time on customer service.”
Built on the ZigBee™ Standard ISO 802.15.4 high-security open platform – the only wireless, highly-secured and open standards-based platform to address the unique needs of low power monitoring and access-control network applications – VISIONLINE offers increased reliability and performance at an affordable cost. Operating on a reliable and secure platform like ZigBee also enables smooth interface and integration opportunities for other online devices such as safes, energy management and mini bars.To complement the VISIONLINE system, the Hotel da Rocha also chose Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks, which offer highly reliable security features and provide unprecedented convenience and ease-of-operation for hoteliers and hotel guests alike. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) locks allow for contactless guest room entry and are compatible with next-generation NFC cell phones.

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