Paul Adams, Head of Technology and Product Management – Kaba ltd and British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Section Chairman for Access Control is proud to announce that they have been successful in partnering with Hetras to implement a fully-integrated Mobile Key Access solution for leisure hotel giants, Village Hotels who have over 28 locations in the UK.
For many years, guests staying at Village Hotels would only be able to check in at the hotel’s reception and access their room using an electronic key card. With great development in Access Control Security , BSIA member Kaba ltd have now made it possible for Village Hotel guests to check in and access their room using their smartphone.
This development is due to the 69% increase in smartphone users from 2012 to 2015. Research tells us that on average smartphone owners are using their devices at least 2 hours per day; this is according to Ofcom’s latest marketing report in August 2015. UK society is becoming ever more digitally lead and simple daily tasks are now being completed online using easy to use applications.
Steve Bewick, Managing Director of Kaba ltd, says: “We are thrilled to be working with Village Hotels in the UK on the deployment of Kaba’s mobile Key solution throughout the Village portfolio. Village Hotels is an exciting brand in the UK market. Its innovative approach enhances the guest experience and puts the convenience of market-leading mobile technology literally in the user’s hand”.
Mobile Key Access is a convenient and reliable solution for both the hotel property and guests. It works by downloading a free mobile application to your device which will utilise Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
The demand for Mobile Key Access is expected to increase rapidly in the near future as competing hotel chains desiring to provide the same level of security and convenience for their guests will look to implement a similar system.
To watch a short video on Kaba’s launch for Mobile Key Access – Click here.
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