Kaba and Intelity Team to Deliver App-Based Mobile Keys to Hotel Guests
Kaba and Intelity announce they have established a cooperative development agreement. The relationship enables the companies to combine their industry-leading technologies to make mobile key access more readily available to a wide range of hotels that include brands and independent properties. Additional mobile key-related guest services available through the joint Kaba – Intelity application include mobile check-in and check-out, hotel information, wake up calls, housekeeping, and flight information.
Kaba’s Mobile Access Solutions are in operation at many chains and independent properties around the world. Intelity is the leading provider of hospitality guest services solutions. Kaba provides the Saflok and ILCO brands of electronic locks. Intelity’s ICE (Interactive Customer Experience) platform combines digital guest service access with tools for improved operational efficiency and has been used by more than 5 million guests at hotel partners on six different continents.
A further upgraded version of the basic Kaba-Intelity application will enable hoteliers to integrate the mobile key platform with other hotel management systems including point-of-sale and property management systems and take advantage of access, to business intelligence systems, content control and direct messaging to guests.
Kaba + Intelity = Seamless Mobile Access
Kaba’s Vice President of Marketing Stephen Pollack said, “The collaborative Kaba – Intelity development will make it easier for hotel operators to provide secure, convenient mobile key access to hotel guests.” Kaba and Intelity will work together to deliver mobile key access to virtually any property. The companies will provide a secure seamless platform that allows guests with appropriate authorization to bypass the front desk and use their handheld or tablet device to enter their rooms.
Intelity CEO & President David Adelson said, “We’re excited to unveil this integration as the scalable mobile solution the industry has been waiting for. Whether a hotelier wants the most advanced features or prefers a minimal digital imprint at their property, they can benefit from introducing this application. It streamlines the guest experience and affords new conveniences to hotel staff.”
For a glimpse into the latest developments between two industry leaders, visit Booth 2003, November 8-10 at the HX – Hotel Experience – Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY.
Latest Kaba RFID locks are mobile access ready
All Kaba RFID door locks shipped today that are mobile-access iOS and Android compatible give operators a flexible choice of guest entry options. Kaba mobile enabled locks use a cloud-based mobile key delivery system and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to provide a seamless, reliable, and highly secure guest experience. The flexibility of Kaba’s Mobile Access Solutions ensures 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, SIX Swiss Exchange: DOKA) 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. www.kaba.com and www.kabalodging.com
dorma+kaba – an industry leader emerges
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 is 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.
SIX Swiss Exchange: DOKA (formerly: KABN / KABNE)
Further information at www.dormakaba.com
Intelity, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is the creator of the world’s first and most widely used integrated guest services platform, ICE (Interactive Customer Experience). With certified integrations to all major hotel back-end management systems (POS, PMS, Ticketing, Spa and Room Controls), Intelity’s ICE is a centralized property-automation system that delivers concierge-level services, guest request tracking and fulfillment, business-intelligence analytics, marketing/messaging capabilities, and a full content management system. Since beginning operations in 2007, the Inc. 5000 company has gained a reputation as a leader in hospitality technology with installations across six continents, including most major brands and many celebrated independent properties. Intelity recently received Best Mobile App in Hospitality from Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards and World’s Leading Hotel Brand App from the World Travel Awards. For more information, please call 1-888-RevPAR-1 (1-888-738-7271).