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dormakaba USA Inc

2011 Spring
Indianapolis, IN

The Peabody Orlando Increases Guest Satisfaction with KABA Saflok RFID Locks in 1,641 Rooms/Wyndham Vacation Ownership Installs Messenger
KABA, the provider of Saflok and ILCO electronic locks, implemented its Saflok Quantum Adese RFID lock system in the 1,641-room Peabody Orlando.  The project included installation of Saflok Quantum RFID locks in all 891 rooms of the Peabody Orlando’s existing facility during renovation as well as in the property’s new 750-room tower. 

“We are extremely satisfied with KABA’s Saflok Quantum RFID technology,” said Barb Bowden, general manager of the four star-rated Peabody Orlando. “Thanks to the Quantum RFID system, guest keycard and lock issues are significantly reduced.  KABA’s RFID keys are reliable so guests rarely encounter issues with their keys. This is essential for guest satisfaction at a property our size that serves thousands of experienced business travelers.”  RFID credentials are highly reliable and are not susceptible to demagnetization.

Smooth Implementation
The Peabody Orlando implementation required that KABA simultaneously coordinate Saflok’s new-build installation in the hotel’s 750-room tower while upgrading the existing property’s locking system with the Saflok Adese RFID technology during renovation. 

The Quantum RFID system’s flexibility was helpful during construction as trade people completed each floor. The Peabody was able to easily change keycard room access authorization so only the appropriate workers were allowed in rooms.  “The Saflok Quantum system is controlled centrally which allowed us to customize the room security process for each floor as we built up the new tower,” said Bowden.  “This was also an important feature as we renovated our existing building floor by floor.”

KABA’s RFID locking systems are easy for guests to use. The proximity RFID system provides convenient and easy access to guests by allowing them to unlock their doors by merely presenting the key in front of the lock reader. Operators can also program the system to use keycards for guest identification as well as room access. RFID locks are easier to maintain because they contain fewer moving parts and because the sealed reader eliminates the need for continuous cleaning.

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Installs Saflok
Wyndham Vacation Ownership is installing KABA Saflok Messenger online locking systems in its resorts.  

“KABA’s Saflok Messenger models are durable and reliable and provide convenience for our owners,” said Gary Byrd, Wyndham Vacation Ownership chief customer officer. 

The system offers the same security and convenience for master keys, said Byrd. 
Wyndham Vacation Ownership began installing the Saflok Messenger mag-stripe system three years ago throughout guestrooms, offices and secure areas.  The system is Web based and can be monitored and managed remotely.  Other advantages include:
  • Messenger electronic locks may be interfaced to the property management system to control energy settings.
  • The software has a comprehensive selection of options that make the system easier for staff to manage.
  • Saflok provides a variety of lock styles to match property design and security needs and offer with customization options. 

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

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