Vendor Updates

dormakaba USA Inc

2015 Fall
Indianapolis, IN

Kaba Solidifies Partnership with OpenKey; Installs Mobile Access at Major Ashford Property
Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks. Kaba announced its partnership with mobile solution integrator OpenKey to develop and implement full-property mobile access systems in North America.

OpenKey and Kaba go Live at Flagged Ashford Property
OpenKey and Kaba partnered to implement a cloud-based mobile access solution, now live, at a major flagged North American property operated by Ashford. Kaba’s Vice President of Marketing Stephen Pollack said, “The collaborative Kaba-OpenKey Mobile Access solution for Ashford proves that the convenience of a guest mobile-key operation can be a reality for any property. Our work with OpenKey delivers a secure, seamless platform that is the next step in guest convenience.”

Kaba’s BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) mobile access lock solutions may be seamlessly integrated with brand loyalty apps and chain technology infrastructures. Cloud-based Kaba mobile keys enable guests to open their room doors with their own BLE mobile phones or devices, including the new Apple Watch®, as a flexible alternative to a classic RFID keycard. Most Kaba RFID locks manufactured today are compatible with BLE, IOS and Android mobile technology. Kaba is a leading provider of access control solutions for the hotel industry with its Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks.
The flexibility of Kaba's mobile access solutions ensures a guest experience that meets emerging demands from travelers 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. Kaba's mobile access authorizations are encrypted in the Kaba system using the Legic Connect cloud solution, transferred to the hotel guest, and only decrypted within the hotel room lock. This guarantees secure and convenient access to hotel rooms and other secure areas.

Kaba's mobile key solution works with a choice of technologies, including BLE and near-field communications (NFC), so hotel operators can use it – and securely issue and manage access authorizations – in the way that best suits their requirements.

Kaba – Beyond Security
With its innovative products, systems and services, globally active technology group Kaba (SIX Swiss Exchange: KABN) is a leading provider of high quality access management solutions, locks, cylinders, physical access systems, enterprise data and time recording, and hotel access systems. The group is also a global market leader for high security locks, key blanks, transponder keys and key manufacturing machines. The listed group employs close to 7,500 people in more than 60 countries. For more than 150 years, Kaba has set trends in security and beyond – in terms of functionality, convenience and design, and always with a focus on optimum value to customers.

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

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