Kaba Installs Secure, Networked Guest Locks for Reliable At-The-Door Experience at Gaylord Palms

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Kaba Helps 1,400-Room Luxury Resort Cut Operating Costs with 7-Day Installation of Low-Maintenance Saflok MT RFID Locks

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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

The combination of secure access for guests, lock durability to lower maintenance, and fast installation are unbeatable.

Kaba enabled The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center to raise secure guest access to a new level when the full-service property converted to Saflok MT RFID electronic door locks. Kaba’s locks interface seamlessly with property management and energy management systems. The networked Saflok solution delivers total property security platform, durability and guest convenience. Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks. Click here for information on Kaba electronic locks.

Gaylord Palms is located minutes from the Orlando area's family entertainment attractions and premier golf clubs. The property offers luxurious amenities such as a spa, fine dining, and an exclusive adult pool as well as a water park, live entertainment, and large meeting and special event facilities.

'I know Kaba’s locks work'
"We evaluated lock options via a request for proposals and chose Kaba," said Bill Goeller, director of engineering for Gaylord Palms. "The combination of secure access for guests, lock durability to lower maintenance, and fast installation are unbeatable." Saflok RFID keys are "extremely reliable," adds Goeller. "That makes for a much more satisfactory and consistent at-the-door guest experience. I have used Saflok at other properties. I know the product works."

Online lock network creates a secure environment for guests
Gaylord Palms specifically sought out online networked locks that interface with its INNCOM by Honeywell thermostats and INNCOM property network. "The lock alerts security officers when a door is left ajar for too long or a lock is not working," said Goeller. "We can tell when people enter a room and when it is empty. The online network creates a more secure environment for guests."

Team Kaba converts 1,400+ Door Locks in 7 Days
"The Kaba install team converted 1,406 guest door locks in only 7 days," Goeller says. "The team coordinated with our housekeeping crew to have rooms back in inventory quickly. Then they moved on to secure 400,000 square feet of meeting space with Saflok RFID electronic locks. We also instituted a key-recycle program that reduces costs."

Kaba is ready when Gaylord Palms goes mobile
"Another important decision factor for Gaylord Palms was Kaba’s mobile readiness when the property decides to implement mobile access locks," says Stephan Pollack, Kaba’s vice president of marketing. "All Kaba RFID door locks shipped today are mobile-access iOS and Android compatible. Our locks use a cloud-based mobile access system and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) for a seamless, reliable, highly secure guest experience. Travelers can check in online with their mobile device and use it during their stay as their very own mobile room key."

Are you ready for mobile access? Download a 6-point checklist for hoteliers
Is your property ready to install mobile access door lock systems for a superior guest experience? Find out now. Click here to download Kaba's white paper: “How Hoteliers Can Get to Secure Mobile Key: Understand what lies beyond the Tip of the Mobile Access Iceberg”

Kaba – Beyond Security
With its innovative products, systems, and services, globally active technology group Kaba is a leading provider of high quality access management solutions, locks, cylinders, physical access systems, enterprise data and time recording, and hotel access systems. The Group is also the global market leader for high security locks, key blanks, transponder keys, and key manufacturing machines. For more than 150 years, Kaba has set trends in security and beyond – in terms of functionality, convenience, and design -- always with a focus on optimum value to customers. Kaba provides the Saflok and ILCO electronic locking solutions. http://www.kaba.com and http://www.kabalodging.com

dorma+kaba – a new industry leader is born
The merger of the businesses of Kaba Group, headquartered in Rümlang (Switzerland) and Dorma Group, based in Ennepetal (Germany), was completed on 1 September 2015. Together, dorma+kaba are one of the top 3 global companies in the market for security and access solutions, with pro forma sales of over CHF 2 billion, and around 16,000 employees.

Further information at http://www.dormakaba.com

About Gaylord Hotels®
Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of hotels and upscale resorts that affords endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The brand’s hallmark—“everything in one place”—provides guests with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tenn.; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Fla., near Orlando; Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine, Texas; Gaylord National® on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md.; and The Inn at Opryland® in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.GaylordHotels.com.

Marriott International, Inc. is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.Marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://www.MarriottNewsCenter.com.

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