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Bolton Football Stadium Hotel Kicks Security Up to New Level with VingCard Elsafe RFID Locking System

Unique hotel built into soccer club venue joins growing numbers of properties implementing enhanced security for guests and staff through RFID technology
    BOLTON, ENGLAND, March 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Situated literally within the heart of the Bolton Wanderers Football Club, the Bolton Whites Hotel is a property fully integrated into Bolton's Reebok Stadium that has opted to revamp its security and guest convenience capabilities by upgrading to Classic RFID contactless door locks by VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group.

With many rooms boasting a pitch side view to the 28,723 capacity stadium, the Bolton Whites Hotel is one of many large scale properties to recognize and act on the growing demand for enhanced security while simultaneously offering the latest in technological convenience. In selecting Classic RFID by VingCard, the hotel is able to provide guests with a powerful anti-cloning solution that is immune to the vulnerabilities widely reported with magstripe equipped room break-ins.

"Chief among our responsibilities is the ability to ensure a safe and secure environment to everyone within our premises," said Suzanne Speak, Bolton Whites Hotel General Manager. "Only then can our guests truly begin to relax and enjoy the benefits that a hotel with such a unique location as ours can offer."

Enhanced security aside, with Classic RFID by VingCard, the Bolton Whites joins an increasing number of properties in making the convenience of contactless RFID and NFC locks available to guests and hotel staff alike. "With RFID cards, both guests and staff no longer need frustrate themselves over either magstripe card misreads or demagnetization," said Dave Atkinson, IT Director at the Reebok Stadium. "With the VingCard RFID locking system, all that is needed is for an RFID card to be held within close proximity of the reader on the door, so it is both easy to use and intuitive."

A critical aspect of Classic RFID by VingCard, is its ability to provide access to next generation Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. With no additional installation needed, hotels such as the Bolton Whites are prepared to provide guests with a tool that allows doors to be unlocked using their own mobile devices. Making such technology available can greatly enhance guest convenience by circumventing trips to the front desk for either checking in or out.

VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems, electronic in-room safes and energy management solutions for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.vingcardelsafe.com

About VingCard Elsafe
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 42,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 7 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-stripe, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication), fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform. VingCard has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. Elsafe provides the only UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Elsafe Safes include a UL-listed internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders, full wireless online capabilities and RFID versions compatible with VingCard system. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. Orion by VingCard Elsafe is the new Energy Management Solution that reduces energy consumption, ensures guest comfort and contributes to improve hotels green initiatives. The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group is dedicated to the hospitality industry. For more information on VingCard Elsafe, visit http://www.vingcardelsafe.com.


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