Sava Holdings Selects VingCard Essence Locking Solution for 2 Hotel Properties

The hotel development company implemented stylish door locks with advanced encryption technology and the ability to upgrade to digital key functionality.

IRVING, Texas — Sava Holdings, a boutique hotel development company with nine properties currently flagged under several major hotel brands, has implemented VingCard Essence at two of its Texas properties.

As new construction projects, the Aloft Fort Worth Downtown and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Plano East implemented VingCard Essence, an ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions brand, to present guests with a secure and convenient hotel environment along with a modern lock design.

To maximize guest safety and security, VingCard Essence utilizes advanced encryption technology to eliminate the threat of unauthorized keycard cloning, according to an announcement.

The locking solution is also designed to be future-proof compatible, providing hoteliers with the ability to implement Mobile Access — which enables VingCard RFID locks to be operable with mobile devices through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology — when brand requirements or guest demands change.

VingCard Essence features a minimalistic design, encasing its electronic components within the door itself and exposing only an RFID/BLE compatible reader on the door exterior. Sava was further able to enhance each property’s unique aesthetics with the ability to choose from an array of door handle options, according to the announcement.

“Having previously worked with ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, it was a straightforward decision to partner with them again for the recent installations as we were already familiar with the company’s industry-leading expertise in hotel security,” says Suhas Naik, principal at Sava Holdings. “From start to finish, ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions ensured a seamless implementation process that not only met individual brand standards, but that also ensured conformity with our own management company identity.”

Naik continues, “With Essence now equipped, this means that we are simultaneously able to bolster guest and staff safety, enhance the attractive design of our locations and ensure future compatibility with Mobile Access as more of our properties seek to make the technology a standard feature.”

While providing guests with the ability to immediately access their guestrooms, Mobile Access also ensures their safety at all times, according to the announcement. With ASSA ABLOY’s patented Seos technology, all digital keys and room number details are fully encrypted and transmitted to guest devices using a secure communications channel.

Once received, the information is then stored within a digital vault located within the mobile app. When a guest presents the device to the appropriate door lock, Seos again transmits digital key data via a secure channel to ensure that only those authorized can gain access.

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