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Supplier News 6 September 2016

Exploria Resorts Trusts dorma+kaba for Guest Security at 8 Sites

Saflok RFID Locks Deliver Flawless Guest Experience; Keeps Guests Safe at Family Resorts

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Exploria Resorts operates 8 properties from Orlando and New Smyrna Beach, Florida to Branson, Missouri and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Each Exploria Resort is a destination for families that want a special vacation filled with unique experiences. Exploria properties offer white sand beaches, the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the thrills of Orlando's world-renowned attractions with the comforts of a leisure getaway. One thing its properties have in common is Exploria's commitment to guest safety that includes Saflok electronic door locks from the dorma+kaba Group.

'I trust dorma+kaba because their locks are secure and easy for guests to use'

"We are in the process of upgrading our property guestroom doors with Saflok RT mobile-ready RFID locks from dorma+kaba," said Kenneth Lund, Director, Information Technology for Exploria Resorts. "I have been in the hospitality industry for six years and used dorma+kaba locks at other properties. They are excellent. I trust dorma+kaba because their locks are secure, improve operational efficiency and are easy for guests to use. When I started with Exploria Resorts two years ago one of my first goals was to replace aging locks from another vendor with Saflok."

Excellent dorma+kaba customer support

Support is one reason Lund said Exploria Resorts decided on Saflok electronic door locks. "Support is important to us to ensure consistent operations and a smooth guest experience. dorma+kaba's customer support was excellent at properties I previously supported. We have not had to test the company's support here because we have had no problems with the new locks."

All Exploria's properties are family oriented. "The 745 unit Summer Bay Orlando Resort is our flagship property," Lund said. "Summer Bay Orlando offers furnished one, two and three bedroom condominiums, villas and free-standing houses. It is a beautifully landscaped 400-acre resort with a 64-acre private lake for guest recreation. It is ideal for family vacations since it is located only 10 minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort."

Secure Saflok door locks work every time

Guest satisfaction is paramount with Exploria Resorts because its guests plan their vacation months in advance. "We want to surpass our guests' high expectations. A glowing guest experience is important because Exploria Resorts relies on guest scores to maintain its reputation as a safe, satisfying family destination," Lund said. "A large part of a guest's experience is a simple thing like the ease of access to their spacious and 'home away from home' style accommodations. Saflok RFID locks are very reliable and guests find them simple to use. They work every time."

Exploria Resorts' conversion to Saflok RFID door locks is a seamless process. "dorma+kaba's installation teams are fast and professional. They know what they need to do and have their materials ready. Their work was flawless at our recently converted resorts. Installation took about a week at our smaller properties, and two to three weeks at our larger resorts," Lund said. Exploria is also rolling out Saflok locks in its public spaces including pool areas and fitness centers.

Lund noted that the Saflok RFID locks Exploria Resorts is implementing has smartphone integration options, allowing the guests to bypass the check-in process and use their smartphone to unlock the room.

About Exploria Resorts

The Exploria Resorts brand was created as an evolution of Summer Bay Resorts, building upon more than 20 years of proven success as a diversified hospitality, development and management company with 800+ employees which has operated marketing and sales operations to support the collection of resorts and hotels in Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. The Exploria Resorts flagship property, Summer Bay Orlando in Orlando, FL, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort area, was established in 1995 by St. Louis, Missouri based developers Joe H. and Loretta Scott Sr. The 400+ acre property situated on a 64-acre spring-fed lake includes a mix of 754 villa and condo, and individual home floorplans. For more information about Exploria Resorts and Club Exploria, visit

About dorma+kaba Group

dorma+kaba Group is one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions. With strong brands such as Dorma and Kaba in our portfolio, we are a single source for products, solutions, and services related to doors and secure access to buildings and rooms. With around 16,000 employees and numerous cooperation partners, we are active in over 130 countries. dorma+kaba Group is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generates an annual turnover of over CHF 2 billion.

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