Kaba and OpenKey Install Mobile Keyless Access System at Major Ashford Property

  • dormakaba
  • 08.18.15
Kaba has announced a partnership with OpenKey to develop and implement a full-property mobile access system, with the first installation now live at a North American property operated by Ashford.

Kaba provides its Mobile Access Solution for its Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks. OpenKey provides universal front-end keyless mobile entry solutions that allow entry to hotel rooms via a guest’s smart device.

“The collaborative Kaba – OpenKey Mobile Access solution for Ashford proves the convenience of guest mobile-key operation can be a reality for any property," said Stephen Pollack, Kaba’s vice president of marketing. "Our work with OpenKey has delivered a secure, seamless platform that allows guests with appropriate authorization to bypass the front desk and use their smart device to enter their rooms. This and Kaba’s other mobile access installations demonstrate that mobile is becoming the next step in guest convenience.”

“Travelers have come to depend on their smartphone as a necessity for travel. Restaurant recommendations, directions, transportation and more can be controlled from a phone,” said TJ Person, CEO of OpenKey. “Hotel guests can now control their stay from the OpenKey app in a secure and easy to use app that is available for both Android and iOS platforms.”

“Guest comfort, convenience and satisfaction are paramount to Ashford,” said Jeremy Welter, Ashford executive vice president. “We are excited to offer the benefit of mobile keyless entry across our portfolio of hotels. The OpenKey solution is used by multiple brands and independent hotels, which makes it especially appealing to both owners and guests.”

All Kaba RFID door locks shipped today are mobile-access iOS and Android compatible to give operators a flexible choice of guest entry options. Kaba mobile locks use a cloud-based mobile access system and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to deliver a seamless, reliable, and highly secure guest experience. The flexibility of Kaba's mobile access solutions ensure that properties can meet travelers' emerging demand for greater mobile compatibility. Guests can check in online with their mobile device, and use it during their stay as their very own mobile room key.

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