KABA Delivers on Hyatt’s Commitment to Guest Safety and Convenience

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  • 01.11.12
KABA Lodging announced it has implemented the integration of guest keycards with property elevator banks in the newly revitalized Hyatt Regency New Orleans The 1,193-room convention hotel uses RFID keycards to steer guests smoothly through the property.

Only keycard holders may be admitted to guestroom floors for heightened security.  KABA’s Saflok electronic lock system and keycards interface with Schindler Elevator Corporation’s PORT Technology.

“Hyatt Regency New Orleans is the city’s premier meeting and convention hotel with more than 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space and 1,193 guest rooms. The new Saflok system interfaced with Schindler’s PORT Technology efficiently provides guests with the most efficient elevator service possible,” said David Fifer, Director of Engineering, Hyatt Regency New Orleans.  “The system also enables greater security.  It ensures that only keycard holders may access the guestroom floors during defined hours of operation.”

At Hyatt Regency New Orleans, KABA’s Saflok Quantum RFID locks are deployed with the System 6000 solution that interfaces keycards with Schindler’s PORT elevator technology.

Schindler’s PORT destination-dispatch technology reads a guest’s Saflok RFID keycard outside one of the eight elevator cars and automatically calls the elevator before a guest enters.  “The technology personalizes the guest’s stay by generating automatic elevator calls,” said Nicole Saloio, Schindler’s manager of destination products.  “Our system integrates with the Saflok keys and allows guests to present their card to the reader. The elevator bank then calls the most efficient car for the guest and directs them to that car. This adds greater security to property operation with guest keycard identification.”

“KABA’s system integrates with Schindler elevators to turn the keycard into a property-wide communication and security solution,” said Kerry Hirschy, senior vice president of KABA Lodging.  “Today, KABA’s RFID locking systems exchange guest data with Schindler’s elevators.  In the future, KABA’s advanced technology will connect guests with a host of other property devices to enrich their stay.”

KABA worked closely with Schindler to implement RFID guest keycard interface to Hyatt Regency New Orleans’ bank of eight elevators.

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