Vendor Updates


2006 Summer
Salem, OR

ADVANCE by Onity™ Locking Solution

Onity, a leading provider of electronic locking solutions, is proud to introduce ADVANCE by Onity™, a much anticipated and entirely new locking concept that offers a wide range of flexibility in both aesthetic design and operational features. With options especially developed to meet all regional standards worldwide, it will make its official North American debut at HITEC 2006, and is ideal for both new construction and retrofit projects.

Developed through several years of careful R&D that included detailed scientific data, as well as feedback from a broad spectrum of hoteliers, guests and design professionals, ADVANCE by Onity™ builds upon the proven reliability and convenience of the current generation of electronic locks. However, it is designed to satisfy the needs of today’s hotels and their guests in entirely new ways. Making a radical leap from the current "brick on the door" look of most current hotel door locks, ADVANCE by Onity™ features an attractive, modular, two-piece design with an array of optional handles and finishes to help hotel designers seamlessly blend their advanced electronic locking technology into any hotel décor.

During the development of ADVANCE, the Onity team began with a thorough assessment of the human factors in electronic locking – more commonly described as ergonomics. What Onity found was that ergonomics is not only a "look." On the contrary, it is a physical interaction between user and product; a psychological interaction of user with product; intuitiveness of use; and overall comfort of the person using the product. With that in mind, Onity set to create the best of all worlds – a lock that combined a pleasing new aesthetic and ergonomic design with upgradeable, dual technology and advanced operational features. Today, Onity delivers its next generation HT ADVANCE electronic lock – a lock that will create a whole new standard for electronic locking systems, not only within the Onity portfolio, but industry-wide.

Getting a Lock on Quality Standards

Onity recently raised the bar for the hotel security industry by announcing that their entire line of hospitality locking solutions has been certified as compliant with the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA)/American National Standard Institute (ANSI) A156.25 grade 1 standard for electrified locking devices.

ANSI/BHMA standards are written descriptions and criteria that precisely define the operation, performance characteristics, physical properties, test values, usage parameters, and safety criteria of specific types of builders’ hardware products. To become certified as compliant with these standards, the locks endured a variety of rigorous tests, including a break-in test, testing for operational function, slam cycle, security strength, high-voltage shock, temperature extremes, corrosion, moisture, dust, and salt spray, as well as a full battery of electrical function tests.

About Onity

For more than 20 years, Onity has been a leading provider of electronic locking systems to the hospitality market. Today, the company’s ever-expanding family of facility management solutions includes electronic locks, in-room safes, and Senercomm® energy management systems. Onity has R&D and manufacturing operations in Spain, Mexico and the U.S., as well as an extensive sales and service network that spans more than 115 countries around the globe.

Onity is a UTC Fire & Security Company. A Business Unit of United Technologies Corporation, UTC Fire & Security is a $4.5 billion company with over 52,000 employees serving customers in over 30 countries.

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