The Townsend Hotel Extends Long-term Partnership with Kaba by Selecting Saflok

  • dormakaba
  • 05.27.16
Kaba, the provider of Saflok™ and ILCO™ electronic locks, announced The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Mich. has installed Kaba’s Saflok mobile-ready RFID electronic door locks.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)-enabled locks utilize Kaba’s System 6000-key card management system and offer the future possibility of enabling guest use of smartphones as keys.

“There is a good fit between The Townsend Hotel and Kaba,” said Steven Kalczynski, Townsend managing director. “We installed Kaba’s RFID Plus electronic door locks with their newest software platform for added security. Since the locks are BLE enabled, The Townsend can go live with mobile access functionality anytime in the future. With the flags implementing mobile access, The Townsend Hotel will work with an authorized Kaba integrator to develop The Townsend’s app and online mobile access. Our new generation of guests are mobile natives and we will meet their needs with mobile amenities and our personalized service.”

The Townsend received the AAA Four Diamond designation in 2016 for the 28th consecutive year. The Townsend, known for its exceptional personalized service and amenities, is one of only two Michigan hotels to receive the 2016 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating. 

“The Townsend Hotel has a ten year relationship of trust with Kaba," said Stephen Pollack, Kaba’s vice president of marketing. "The newest software platform has the upgraded encryption for keys and locks, creating an even higher level of guest security. We work closely with The Townsend’s facilities director to ensure the property stays current with Kaba’s latest operating platforms.”

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