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Supplier News17 June 2019

HITEC News: dormakaba Launches RT Plus BLE-Enabled RFID Lock for Easy Magstripe Upgrades

Ready to Convert to RFID? dormakaba’s RT Plus Lock Simplifies Transition from Magstripe to Mobile-Enabled RFID

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MONTREAL - dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks will demonstrate its new RT Plus mobile-enabled RFID guestroom electronic door lock at HITEC booth 1308. The RT Plus has BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology integrated in its reader and is ideal for magstripe or mechanical lock retrofit. dormakaba is a total solution provider for the hospitality industry and one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions. HITEC takes place June 17 - 20, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Click here for information on electronic door locks from dormakaba.

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dormakaba: The clear leader in global deployment of hotel mobile access locking systems

The RT Plus lock is a cost-effective solution for small hotels and large properties. It is perfect for guest rooms, common areas, meeting spaces and back of house access control. It is easy for guests to use and RFID keys cannot be erased by contact with cell phones. The RT Plus lock is a sealed unit that does not require the ongoing maintenance associated with magstripe locks and has a BLE module integrated into its reader for an immediate path to mobile access implementation. RT Plus also features NFC programming for simplified lock auditing, and reliability.

"Many brands have added mandatory RFID guestroom door locks to their flag standards. dormakaba developed the RT Plus mobile-enabled RFID lock to simplify the path from magstripe locks to RFID," said David Ginn, dormakaba vice president hospitality sales, North America. "There are many advantages to RFID locks. Guests find them very easy to use because the keycard unlocks the door when it is next to the reader; it is not inserted. The RT Plus improves security because the lock is tamperproof and can be audited to identify which keys were used to enter a room. Plus, the RT Plus is low maintenance with batteries that last up to 3 years and issue a message when it is time to change them. These are clearly the best locks for properties that want a smooth upgrade to RFID." Existing dormakaba 760 and 770 magstripe locks can be easily upgraded to RTP by simply changing the outside housing.

The RT Plus lock may also be networked with dormakaba's Ambiance access management software that lets operators remotely monitor door activity in a secure 2-way system. Managers can 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 respond to suspicious door alerts and provide multiple ways property locks can be monitored and audited for greater guest safety and property security.

dormakaba is a total solution provider for the hospitality industry. Its extensive product portfolio gives architects, developers and property managers creative and operational freedom with versatile technology design solutions. Its systems address the functional needs of any hotel type by controlling and monitoring access at every entry point. dormakaba's guest-centric solutions merge security with convenience to create a safer more welcoming environment that enhances the overall guest experience.

About dormakaba

dormakaba makes access in life smart and secure. As one of the top three companies in the industry, dormakaba is the 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 over 130 countries worldwide.

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

For more information about dormakaba USA Inc., please visit www.dormakaba.com.

https://www.dormakaba.com/us-en/solutions/products/lodging-systems.

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