Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge Installs KABA Saflok RFID Locks

  • dormakaba
  • 11.07.11
KABA, the provider of Saflok™ and ILCO™ electronic locks, announced that Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge has installed the Saflok RFID door lock system throughout this world famous golf destination.

All lodge guests now benefit from the property’s upgrade to the latest in RFID hotel lock technology. 
“This conversion to the new electronic locks system has been an epiphany for us,” said Ray Easler, Bay Hill general manager. “When we first looked into this, we did not quite understand the magnitude of the technological advances. The system’s technology is so advanced that we feel it provides a substantial benefit to our guests,” Easler noted. “The door locks also match our décor which is very traditional as one might expect at a well-respected golf venue. This is where Arnold Palmer lives and plays golf.  It is very refined, but not overdone and this is another nice enhancement to what is already a very special year at Bay Hill – the celebration of our 50th anniversary.”
“The big advance for us from a servicing standpoint is that our lodge guests and service staff no longer have to swipe a keycard,” said Terry McMullen, director of operations for Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge. “All our employees use an RFID wristband. When their hands are full, they are not fumbling for a key.  They can simply pass their arm with the wristband in front of the locking device and gain access to the room quickly which allows us to provide even better service to our guests.”
McMullen also said each key records its most recent uses, which adds even greater security for guests.  “RFID keys and door locks are very secure.  We are able to track where and when each key is used to maintain the safest access possible.  Our guests expect the best environment and we are able to provide it with Saflok,”   
he said.
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge installed the Saflok Quantum RFID door locks and the System 6000 software for the front desk.  Saflok’s System 6000 software is a Windows-based program that can be integrated with most PMS software.  Saflok’s front desk equipment is user friendly and creates a seamless experience for both the guest and staff.

KABA is a globally active, publicly traded security corporation. With its Total Access strategy, KABA specializes in integrated solutions for security, organization and convenience at building and information access points. KABA is also a world leading provider of key blanks, key cutting and coding machines, transponder keys and high-security locks. It is a leading provider of electronic access systems, locks, master key systems, hotel locking systems, security doors and automatic doors.

Saflok joined KABA in 2006. Saflok is a market innovator with 30 years of experience designing, manufacturing and distributing electronic locks and systems. Its solutions are installed globally in the hospitality, lodging, multihousing and commercial markets. Saflok is committed to delivering best-in-class solutions that help properties achieve improved operations and reduced costs.
ILCO is a division of KABA. The ILCO brand is known worldwide for electronic locks that offer exceptional quality and technology innovation at competitive prices. ILCO is also a leader in key blanks, automotive transponder technology, key cutting/duplication machines and brass replacement cylinders.

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