STOCKHOLM - ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions has announced the implementation of custom-designed VingCard Essence door locks alongside VingCard Signature RFID locks at the Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston. A newly opened and modern 61-story skyscraper that serves as both a hotel and residential building, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston, sought out the combined expertise of both ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas to implement a customized state-of-the-art security access system that could also match the building's exterior design and sleek style.
With both ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas belonging to the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions, property leadership was able to draw upon a vast array of resources in industry expertise and innovation to devise a security access solution that could meet precise needs. Desiring to maintain its modern appearance and incorporate the building's triangular exterior design into interior spaces, the hotel opted to implement VingCard Essence by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions due to the lock's minimalistic style. With all electronic components incased within the door itself and only a sleek RFID/BLE reader visible to guests, VingCard Essence can circumvent the unmistakably commercial and bulky appearance of traditional hospitality-based door locks. To fulfill the property's goal of implementing a triangular design within hallway environments, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas leveraged its SPAR (special application request) program to develop a custom-tailored handle that mirrored the building's exterior appearance. This was accomplished with ASSA ABLOY design engineers working with the hotel's architects to render an initial design on a 3D printer, allowing for any required changes to be effortlessly made. Once the appropriate design was successfully identified, the finalized handle was then fitted to all doorways to ensure a seamless, uniform look.
In addition to its attractive design, VingCard Essence comes equipped with the highest standard in security encryption protocols to protect against the risk of unauthorized access. A solution engineered using ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions' future-proof philosophy, VingCard Essence locks are also Mobile Access compatible, allowing hotel leadership to later provide guests with the ability to use personal devices as a secure guestroom key once brand or demographic demands change and without the need to replace existing hardware. Able to seamlessly integrate with the property's online system that controls guestroom thermostats, VingCard Essence further assists with energy management goals by indicating when a room has become occupied or vacant and allowing temperatures to be adjusted accordingly.
Additionally implemented were VingCard Signature RFID locks for parcel delivery rooms located within the building's residential areas. This ensures that authorized delivery personnel can securely drop off and store resident packages without having to enter individual apartment units.
As companies recognized for their ability to accommodate specific customer preferences, ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas are further credited by the hotel for ensuring a seamless installation process with minimal interruption to other operations. This was achieved by pre-installing all hardware onto doors off-site, saving time and reducing the potential for inadvertent errors.