Vendor Updates

dormakaba USA Inc

2013 Summer
Indianapolis, IN

Kana Hotel Group, Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel Extend Long-term Kaba Relationship with Upgrade to RFID Door Locks
Kaba Lodging provides, implements and supports secure, reliable Saflok and ILCO electronic locks. Saflok is an innovation leader in access control technology that designs and manufactures state-of-the-art electronic locking solutions for the hospitality market. ILCO provides affordable, secure electronic locking solutions that are durable, reliable and simple to manage. ILCO’s products combine functionality with attractive design to complement any hotel decor.

Kana Leverages 8-year Relationship with Kaba for RFID Upgrade
“Guest security is essential to Kana’s operation and choosing a lock vendor for our hotels is serious business. We began installing ILCO locks eight years ago; they are secure and reliable,” said Alpesh Patel, CHA, CEO of Kana Hotel Group. Kana is a full-service development and management company that operates 30 properties carrying Marriott, Hilton and IHG flags. “ILCO locks are approved by all the major brands,” Patel said. “We install ILCO locks exclusively in our properties. Kaba’s service is excellent.”

Kaba RFID Locks Improve Guest Satisfaction Scores
Patel said, “Kana is upgrading its magnetic stripe locks to new ILCO 790 RFID units. We evaluated the RFID locks before we installed them. The 790 RFID locks are easy for guests to use and reliable. They improve our satisfaction scores. RFID keycards have eliminated the issue of guests returning to the desk to recode their key because they cannot be erased by cell phones or other magnetic objects guests carry.”

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel Upgrades to Saflok Quantum RFID
The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel leveraged the Kaba – INNCOM partnership to create more reliable guest security, satisfaction and savings. Kaba’s Saflok Quantum RFID electronic guest door locks were part of the property’s $150 million renovation. Saflok integrates seamlessly with the INNCOM network to provide online locking features and enhanced energy savings without the need for an additional communications backbone.

“We incorporated reliable state-of-the-art Saflok guest security technology and Kaba services in our floor-to-ceiling transformation,” said Mark Sanders, general manager for Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. “We value the reliability of the latest RFID locking systems and introduced the system as we rolled out the first phase of our guestroom renovations.” Quantum RFID locks communicate to each room’s thermostat. When guests exit, the system automatically resets the air conditioner or heater to a pre-configured level. “This saves the hotel money without compromising our guests’ comfort or security,” said Sanders.

For more information about Kaba and its products, please contact Dena Reyes at (800) 999-6213 or email

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