Kaba and hetras Implement Mobile Key Guestroom Access at Village Hotels

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Kaba Mobile Key Access Integrates with hetras PMS; Delivers ‘Automated Guest Journey’ at Village Hotels

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The Kaba-hetras partnership enables guests to choose to check-in before they arrive, receive a secure mobile key on their BLE device or their Apple Watch, and go straight to their room.

Kaba announced that it partnered with hetras to implement a fully-integrated Mobile Key Access solution for Village Hotels. The Village Hotel Glasgow, Scotland went live with Kaba-hetras mobile access on October 25. Village Hotels expects to complete its full mobile guest experience rollout to all 28 properties in 2016. Kaba provides the Saflok™ and ILCO™ brands of electronic locks. hetras is the leading German-based developer of fully Internet-based management applications for hotels and chains. Click here for information on Kaba electronic locks.

Kaba-hetras Partnership Delivers Mobile Keys to Guests
“Village Hotels is respected for pushing technology boundaries to bring the ultimate in convenience to its guests. The Kaba-hetras partnership enables guests to choose to check-in before they arrive, receive a secure mobile key on their BLE device or their Apple Watch, and go straight to their room,” said Rob Paterson, commercial director for Village Hotels. “The Kaba mobile key solution is integrated with the fully cloud-based hetras PMS. This provides Village Hotels’ guests the freedom to move at their own pace. Security is a priority for us. We selected Kaba because of its global reputation for security and its relationship with hetras.”

"Kaba is 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 users hand," said Steve Bewick, Managing Director, Kaba Ltd UK.

“hetras and Kaba will roll out all 28 Village Hotels properties with 3,500 rooms in 2016. The hetras cloud-based property management system interfaces with Kaba to provide an innovative “mobile guest journey” for Village Hotels’ clients,” said Philip von Ditfurth, hetras managing director. “Our system streamlines the guest experience with self-service mobile check-in. Guests will receive their mobile key via the Village Hotels app provided by hetras.” von Ditfurth noted that the hetras product also enables guests to book directly online to save Village Hotels the expense of booking fees. “The hetras open APIs make it easy to deliver a totally mobile journey that includes secure mobile key delivery for guests.”

Latest Kaba RFID locks are mobile access ready
Kaba mobile locks use a cloud-based mobile access system and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to deliver a seamless, reliable, and highly secure guest experience. The flexibility of Kaba's mobile access solutions ensure that properties can meet travelers' emerging demand for greater mobile compatibility. Guests 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 (part of dorma+kaba Holding AG) 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 hetras
hetras is the first company to develop a fully Internet-based management application for hotels and hotel chains of all sizes. hetras' hotel management system has been specifically designed for new generation hotels that employ a high level of automation and self-service. It comprises a highly efficient property management system (PMS) and a powerful distribution and channel management system. The system is offered on a SaaS basis, which means that hotels pay an all-inclusive flat fee per month per room. hetras is also proud to be a technology partner in the “FutureHotel” project of the Fraunhofer Institute. For more information, go to http://www.hetras.com.

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