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05/21/2021

ASSA ABLOY Approves ID&C for Hotel RFID Wristbands

Custom wristbands fitted with RFID microchips are programmed by hotels to open door locks and other amenities for guests and staff.
Michal Christine Escobar
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ID&C, a supplier of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) credentials to the hospitality industry has been accredited as an Approved Vendor of RFID wristbands by hotel access solution company ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.

RFID wristbands have grown in popularity as they offer a convenient way for guests and staff to gain access to hotel rooms, amenities and in some cases pay for food and beverages.

Florida-based ID&C, part of Avery Products Corporation and owned by CCL Industries Inc., makes custom wristbands fitted with RFID microchips that are programmed by hotels to open door locks and other amenities for guests and staff. RFID access control is now ubiquitous in the hospitality industry due to its security and convenience benefits. RFID has gradually replaced the less popular magnetic strip as the method of access for door locks at hotels.

ID&C’s General Manager, Craig Bennett commented: “There is growing demand from our hotel clients to offer touch-free, wearable access options to their guests. We are delighted to be recognized by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions as an approved vendor at such an important time for the hospitality industry as it rebounds from a challenging 12 months. With this approved vendor status, properties with access control solutions from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions can be confident that they are getting a reliable wristband from us.”

ID&C’s RFID wristbands are used by some properties from leading hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton & Hyatt. The company is also a supplier with the ability to encode ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions’ proprietary licenses directly to its RFID wristbands. This process is performed at its facility in Bradenton, Fla.

Bennett added: “Our ability to encode RFID wristbands on-site here in Florida is just one of the many custom features we have developed after listening to our customers. We know budgets are tight and forecasting is difficult so we’re rolling out as many options as possible to stay flexible to the current and future needs of the hospitality industry.”

ID&C has supplied credentials to the events, entertainment & hospitality sectors for more than 25 years. Since 2010 the company has pioneered the use of RFID wristbands for access control, having supplied its Smartcard wristbands to many of the world’s largest festivals, conferences, sports and hotels.