New York’s Hotel Hugo Opens its Doors with the Latest in RFID and Wireless Security from VingCard Elsafe
door locks, along with VISIONLINE wireless networking platform and Sentinel series electronic safes
emerging Hudson Square district, the upscale and newly opened Hotel Hugo has already demonstrated its commitment to providing the best in guest safety and convenience through its partnership with VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group. Built in the same neighborhood where George Washington first coined the term "New Yorker", the Hotel Hugo is once again bringing an increasingly mainstream concept to the area through its implementation of Signature RFID by VingCard guestroom door locks. Favored for their ability to overcome vulnerabilities associated with more traditional alternatives, the RFID locks at the Hotel Hugo also come with enhanced guest convenience abilities, thanks to VISIONLINE by VingCard, a proprietary wireless networking platform that connects standalone electronic locks and other guestroom devices and systems, via a central property server.
"As a new addition to the Manhattan area, we feel it is essential to stand out as a modern and chicestablishment that can provide guests with the highest level of safety and convenience," said David McManus, General Manager of the Hotel Hugo. "With Signature RFID and VISIONLINE by VingCard, Hotel Hugo has the ability to provide a first class guest experience that travelers have come to expect when visiting one of the world's top tourist destinations."
Using Signature RFID by VingCard, hotels such as the Hotel Hugo gain a powerful contactless solutionthat allows guests to effortlessly gain access to their guestrooms by waving keycards within proximity of an RFID reader, therefore circumventing the problematic misreads that often plague magstripe alternatives. An additional and perhaps more critical advantage over the older magstripe technology, is Signature's ability to provide unmatched anti-cloning security through its encrypted platform that ensures against any potential unauthorized access. As the leader in hospitality door lock innovation, VingCard Elsafe also created Signature RFID with an eye on future technological advances within the industry. Expected to see increased widespread usage over the next few years, Signature RFID by VingCard locks are designed to be easily adaptable to Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, providing guests with the possibility of using their own mobile devices as room keys. As a property that prides itself on its elegant, yet approachable design, Hotel Hugo also benefits from the lock's aesthetically pleasing appearance that requires only a small RFID reader on the door.
In addition to Signature's numerous benefits, the presence of VISIONLINE by VingCard at the HotelHugo also eliminates the need to manually encode keycards, cancel master cards or check battery life. With VISIONLINE, remote audit trail and live-card tracking capabilities provide the hotel with considerably more control over property security, as well as a valuable cache of data in the event of a potential guest dispute.
"The justification for implementing a system such as VISIONLINE really becomes apparent when staffand guests alike are able to benefit from its many advantages," said McManus "In addition to a heightened sense of security provided by features such as its keycard tracking ability, VISIONLINE by VingCard allows staff to remotely extend keycards to other guestrooms if needed. The expediency and convenience gained by such a service has undeniably enhanced Hotel Hugo's ability to maintain operational efficiency while continuing to ensure the satisfaction of each guest."
Expanding on its goal to deliver the ultimate guest securityexperience, Hotel Hugo additionally opted to install SENTINEL series by Elsafe safes. The implementation gives guests the option of safeguarding valuables using their own personalized key code access. A safe created with design conscious hoteliers in mind, the stylish Sentinel series is also the only UL-1037 approved safe currently on the market.
VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems and electronic in-room safes for thehospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.vingcardelsafe.com.
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About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
The global leader in hotel security technology for nearly 40 years, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality is a part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company with 47,000 employees. With products installed in properties all over the world, securing millions of guestrooms globally, the company's comprehensive range of security and technology solutions is comprised of VingCard electronic locks, Elsafe in-room safes, integrated software platforms and advanced mobile access solutions. Its latest innovation, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access provides advanced security for hotels and augments the stay experience for today's tech-savvy guests. Operating with secure Seos technology, Mobile Access allocates guestrooms and generates encrypted digital keys over a secure channel. This allows users to bypass the front desk and access their assigned guestrooms via their personal smart phones and watches. In order to provide best-in-class customer service, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality offers support in more than 166 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.