Kaba Introduces the K-COD 200 – a 24-Hour Solution for Keycards on Demand

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Self-service kiosk provides replacement for lost or misplaced keycards.

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Kaba K-COD 200 Kiosk

With ongoing concern for housing security expenses and decreasing budgets, the kiosk self-service program is an extremely cost-effective solution as an alternative to solving the issue of lost or misplaced keycards.

Kaba Access & Data Systems Americas, a leading electronic lock supplier for the multi-family housing market, has added the K-COD 200 self-service kiosk to complement its electronic lock products for the military housing market. The keycard self-service kiosk dispenses temporary keycards for unit locks to military residents and offers management an around-the-clock solution without around-the-clock staffing.

Together with Ariane Systems North America, a global leader in self-check solutions for the hospitality market, Kaba ADS Americas has developed custom software to integrate with Kaba’s System 6000 operating software for Kaba magstripe and RFID electronic locking systems. Exclusively designed for after-hour requirements at military housing, these self-service kiosks operate continuously to encode and dispense a temporary keycard on demand when one is lost or stolen. The unit’s software interfaces with the desk system to verify the user as a resident within the housing system.

Comprehensive research and data compared the initial price and operating costs of the kiosk over a 10-year period to a conservative number of service charges during the same period. The results are compelling with a Return on Investment that shows the K-COD 200 pays for itself in less than one year. “With ongoing concern for housing security expenses and decreasing budgets, the kiosk self-service program is an extremely cost-effective solution as an alternative to solving the issue of lost or misplaced keycards,” states Dale Mathias, vice president of multihousing sales. “This unattended system is on duty 24 hours a day.”

A typical application for the K-COD 200 self-service kiosk is to dispense temporary keycards to residents during non-staffed operational hours or at satellite locations where constant staffing is deemed too costly. Residents use the touch screen technology to simply type their name, and then enter their PIN. Once the information is verified against the database, K-COD 200 issues a new temporary keycard.

Phase I of this kiosk program is available to the military market with Kaba applications and other magstripe keycard locking systems. Integration for additional market applications will follow. For more information, contact Dale Mathias at 949-422-3471 or e-mail at dale.mathias(at)kaba(dot)com.

About KABA Access and Data Systems Americas

With offices in Lexington, Kentucky, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Montreal, Quebec Canada, and Madison Heights, Michigan, KABA ADS Americas is a subsidiary of the Kaba Group (SWX-KABN). The Kaba Group is headquartered in Rumlang, Switzerland with over 7,500 employees in nearly 60 countries. KABA ADS Americas offers comprehensive solutions for security at access points to buildings and containers, as well as for recording personal and enterprise data. Kaba’s products utilize the latest technologies including RFID, remote access, biometrics, wireless, and GPS. Our brands include Kaba®, ILCO, Saflok, LA GARD, PowerPlex, Simplex®, and E-Plex®. Please visit us at: http://www.kaba-adsamericas.com.

About Ariane Systems

Ariane Systems is the world's leading provider of self-check-in / check-out technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Founded in 1998 by Michel Lavandier and Laurent Cardot, Ariane runs over 2,500 installations at hotel properties in 22 countries. Numerous hotel chains utilize Ariane's electronic kiosk solutions to streamline the check-in/out process. These include Accor, Louvre Hotels, B&B Hotels, Choice Hotels, Scandic, Jurys among others. With corporate headquarters based in Paris, France, Ariane Systems maintains regional offices in the UK, Germany, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, and North America. For more information, please visit http://www.ariane.com.

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