Vendor Updates

dormakaba USA Inc

2020 Spring
Indianapolis, IN

dormakaba Confirms Access Control Leadership with Total Enterprise Solution 
dormakaba is a service focused, best-in-class global leader that combines innovative solutions and professional services to provide the worldwide hospitality industry with total access control solutions. 

dormakaba’s fullrange of hospitality solutions is designed to enhance the overall hotel guest experience. Products include the Saflok and Ilco brands of electronic locks, access control software, door hardware systems, interior glass systems, movable walls and entrance systems. dormakaba’s solutions manage property entrance, elevator access, parking entry, secure common areas and control back-of-the-house access. If operators require fast service attention, dormakaba has product specialists from nearby service branches across the country and around the world ready to respond.

RT Plus Simplifies Upgrade to RFID from Magstripe   
Converting to RFID? dormakaba now provides the RT Plus electronic lock for a simplified upgrade path from magstripe to RFID locks. RT Plus also has BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology integrated in its reader making it perfect for a magstripe or mechanical lock upgrade to mobile access.  

The RT Plus lock is a cost-effective solution for small hotels and large properties. It’s ideal for guestrooms, common areas, meeting spaces and back of house access control. RFID keys can’t be erased by contact with cell phones, so RT Plus is reliable and easy for guests to use. The RT Plus lock is a sealed unit that doesn’t require the ongoing maintenance associated with magstripe locks. RT Plus also features NFC (nearfield communications) programming for simplified lock auditing and management.

2,000-room Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Installs dormakaba 
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev., upgraded its magstripe guestroom door locks to dormakaba’s secure BLE-enabled RFID locks. “RFID locks are smart, secure and more reliable than magstripe units because RFID key codes cannot be erased by contact with a guest’s cell phone,” said Kent Vaughan, senior vice president of hotel operations. “The Grand Sierra expects to upgrade to dormakaba’s Ambiance lock management system in the future.”

Ambiance is dormakaba’s access management software system. Managers use Ambiance to easily grant guests new access permissions for room changes without the need to return to the front desk. Plus, security teams are able to monitor and quickly react to suspicious door alerts, such as wandering intruders or extended door-open periods. Ambiance also enables hotel staff to easily create defined access to specific property sectors and provides multiple ways property systems and locks can be monitored and audited.  

Mobile Access Solution
dormakaba Mobile Access allows guests to open hotel doors equipped with BLE electronic locks using a mobile phone or device as a modern, secure alternative to a classic RFID keycard. All dormakaba RFID locks manufactured today are compatible with iOS and Android mobile technology.  

About dormakaba 
dormakaba makes access in life smart and secure. As one of the top three companies in the industry, dormakaba is a trusted partner for products, solutions and services for access to buildings and rooms from a single source. With strong brands such as Dorma, Kaba and Best in its portfolio, the company and its numerous cooperation partners are represented in more than 130 countries worldwide. 

dormakaba is listed at the SIX Swiss exchange, is headquartered in R├╝mlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generated a turnover of over CHF 2.8 billion with more than 16,000 employees in financial year 2017/18.

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