Hyatt Regency Montreal Installs KABA Saflok RT RFID Door Locks

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RT RFID Selected for 800 Doors; Security, Guest Safety of Prime Importance

KABA Saflok RT RFID Door Lock

The RFID keys work every time, and the Saflok Messenger system is like a GPS for keys. It literally turns our RT door locking system into a bi-directional communications network that provides real-time security benefits.

KABA, the provider of Saflok and ILCO electronic locks, announced it completed installation of its Saflok™ RT™ networked door locking system at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. The new Saflok Messenger™ wireless communication system allows web-based monitoring of RT electronic door locks and keys for Hyatt Regency Montreal’s 605 guest rooms as well as 200 back-of-the-house doors to mechanical areas, service areas, and storerooms. Click here for information on KABA electronic locks.

Hyatt Regency Montreal opts for newest, most reliable technology
“We wanted the most reliable door locking solution and the latest technology to maximize guest security,” said Sergio Santori, Hyatt Regency Montreal’s Director of Engineering. “The RFID keys work every time, and the Saflok Messenger system is like a GPS for keys. It literally turns our RT door locking system into a bi-directional communications network that provides real-time security benefits.” Each door lock uses Messenger software via a wireless network to communicate its status to property security staff. By logging onto the security terminal, staff can track when each room has been accessed and by whom and if doors are ajar. The Messenger system also tracks keys, displaying where each has been used without interrogating individual door locks.

“This is a valuable tool for guest peace of mind and it helps make our operation more efficient,” said Santori. “In our business, master keys are powerful because they confer a great deal of responsibility on the staff. In the past, if a master key was lost or stolen, we may have had to rekey all the property’s locks. Now we simply log onto Messenger and signal all locks to ignore the lost key’s code.”

Increased Security also contributes to reduced operational budgets
The RT lock system also signals when individual batteries are low, allowing Hyatt Regency Montreal’s engineers to replace them on an as-needed basis. “The cost savings on the manpower and batteries for our 805 door locks is an instant operational savings, and it will contribute to the payback for the new RFID system,” said Santori. “In the past, we had to change all door batteries at once periodically, and many of the batteries may not have needed replacement.”

KABA’s Installation team meets ‘fast schedule’
“It took only three weeks for RFID installation for our entire hotel, including troubleshooting and training our staff,” said Santori. “KABA conducted coordination meetings with our staff before, during, and after the installation process. The KABA team was professional and experienced, and they worked within our fast-track schedule.”

About the Hyatt Regency Montreal
Hyatt Regency Montreal is a full service Four Star hotel located downtown in the heart of Quartier des Spectacles, the city’s cultural district. It features 605 guestrooms and suites, more than 35,000 square feet of function space including two outdoor terraces, a pavilion and a innovatively stunning ballroom. For additional information and reservations, please call (514) 982-1234 or visit

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. and

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.

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.


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