KABA Saflok Quantum RFID Earns HA+D Design Award

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Saflok Quantum Vintage Honored for Best Design, Product, and Materials by Readers of Hospitality Architecture + Design

Desmond Loh receives the HA+D Readers' Choice Award for Product Innovation in Door Handles and Locks category on behalf of KABA Hospitality Systems.

We are honored HA + D readers endorsed KABA's commitment to improving the hotel guest experience by designing state-of-the-art electronic locking solutions that are reliable, attractive, and easy to use.

(PRWEB) April 6, 2011 – KABA® the provider of Saflok™ and ILCOelectronic locks, announced it is the recipient of a prestigious award for its Saflok Quantum Vintage RFID door handles and locks. The first annual HA+D Award was presented to KABA by Hospitality Architecture + Design Magazine, sister publication of Hotel Management Asia, in its 2010 Readers’ Choice Award for Product Innovation in Door Handles and Locks that encompasses security.

Readers gave top marks to KABA’s flush-mounted electronic door locking system for its compelling, attractive design and seamless functionality. The lock allows hotel guests to simply pass their hotel card keys within six inches of the door’s digital reader to gain access to their rooms.

KABA: committed to improving guest experience
“We are honored HA + D readers endorsed KABA's commitment to improving the hotel guest experience by designing state-of-the-art electronic locking solutions that are reliable, attractive, and easy to use,” said Desmond Loh, Director of Business Development, KABA Hospitality Systems, Asia. Loh noted the company’s locking systems are rooted in a history of market and technology innovation, and a forward-looking commitment to leveraging emerging locking trends.

KABA Saflok’s Asian implementations of electronic door locks include the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore; the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, the tallest hotel in the world; and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.

Saflok Quantum voted “Best”
KABA representatives were invited to a gala award ceremony on the evening of March 31, 2011, at The Box, a luxurious Hong Kong private venue where the floor-to-ceiling walls present stunning views of Victoria Harbor. “The HA+D awards celebrate best practices in design, build, and fit-out, as well as products and materials,” explained Tony Smyth, executive editor and publisher of Hospitality Architecture + Design Magazine. “Our judging criteria for successful products are that they demonstrate `best’ rather than `good’ or `average’ design and are innovative in some or all of the stated criteria.”    

A panel of international judges included representatives from Environmental Councils, National Architecture Institutes, Interior Designers’ Associations, as well as other professionals in the hospitality, design, and architecture fields. The panel evaluated a list of finalists and then opened the competition to readers, allowing them to vote on the best in each category. Winners were voted by HA+D readers via an invite to e-newsletter subscribers and other contacts in the HA+D database.

KABA, Saflok, ILCO
KABA is a globally active, publicly traded security corporation. With its “Total Access” strategy, KABA specializes in integrated solutions for security, organization, and convenience at building and information access points. KABA is also the world market’s number-one provider of key blanks, key cutting and coding machines, transponder keys, and high-security locks. It is a leading provider of electronic access systems, locks, master key systems, hotel locking systems, security doors, and automatic doors. http://www.kabahospitality.com

Saflok joined KABA in 2006. Saflok is a market innovator with 30 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and distributing electronic locks and systems. Its solutions are installed globally in the hospitality, lodging, multi-housing, and commercial markets. Saflok is committed to delivering best in class solutions that help properties achieve improved operations and reduced costs. http://www.saflok.com

ILCO is a division of KABA. The ILCO brand is known worldwide for electronic locks that offer exceptional quality and technology innovation at competitive prices. ILCO is also a leader in key blanks, automotive transponder technology, key cutting/duplication machines and brass replacement cylinders. http://www.ilcohospitality.com

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