STOCKHOLM - ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions with its industrywide status as the leading innovator of hotel security access technology, has been selected by the Stock Exchange Hotel to implement VingCard Essence door locks equipped with Mobile Access. Located in Manchester, UK, the Stock Exchange Hotel's recent renovations include a focus on enhancing both guest peace-of-mind and convenience which has now been achieved using VingCard Essence's advanced data encryption abilities combined with the availability of contactless digital check-in and room access. Each of the 40-guestrooms have also been furnished with Elsafe sentinel II electronic safes to ensure that guest valuables are secured against theft or loss.
With Stock Exchange Hotel situated at the center of one of the UK's largest cities, property leadership identified providing enhanced security and service as an important factor in successfully catering to its guest demographic. The hotel selected ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and its VingCard Essence lock platform due to the positive results experienced by its sister property, Hotel Football, in working with the company. With VingCard Essence deployed on both guestroom doors and throughout several corridors, Stock Exchange Hotel gains the industry's latest data encryption abilities that prevent unauthorized key cloning and a potential breach in security.
Combined with the Visionline access management system, the presence of VingCard Essence also allows hotel staff to instantly deactivate lost or stolen keycards while providing authorized guests with the ability to seamlessly access multiple onsite areas without requiring additional keys. With many of today's guests demanding both instant convenience and contactless service, those staying at Stock Exchange Hotel can also use VingCard Essence's Mobile Access compatibility to check-in digitally using personal devices. Completely bypassing the need to visit the front desk where germ exposure risks may be present, each guest can then receive a digital key on their personal device which grants access to guestrooms and other authorized areas.
"Knowing how to balance effective security with guest expectations of a seamless and enjoyable enjoyment environment is a recurring challenge for any hotel, however after working with ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions on several previous projects, the company was our first choice in having this need thoroughly met," said Dan Jones, Group Maintenance Manager for Stock Exchange Hotel. "Their solutions not only make sure our guests feel completely safe in their surroundings but also offer a uniquely memorable experience while enhancing our property's distinctive interior design."
Engineered using a minimalistic approach, VingCard Essence is capable of blending in seamlessly with Stock Exchange Hotel's Edwardian Baroque architecture. With only a sleek RFID/BLE reader externally visible on each door, VingCard Essence also offers a wide range of door handle options to match any specific décor need.
In addition to ensuring guest safety, Stock Exchange Hotel also selected Elsafe Sentinel II electronic safes in order to provide enhanced security for guest belongings. Sentinel safes are equipped with advanced anti-tamper labyrinth protocols and come with UL-1037 certification for physical strength and the ability to withstand numerous break-in attempts.