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Hartnoll Hotel Combines Security with Elegance in RFID Locking System

The award-winning Hartnoll Hotel is nestled on the edge of the Exmoor National Park in the delightful Exe Valley in Devon, United Kingdom. It offers guests plenty of space to relax in luxurious surroundings with stunning decor and sumptuous fabrics.
Each of the Hartnoll Hotel’s 18 rooms offers country house elegance and comfort. Egyptian cotton sheets, plush duvets, plump fluffy towels and luxurious dressing gowns promise guests that the Hartnoll will indulge and pamper them throughout their stay.
The Hartnoll originally secured its guest rooms with mechanical cylinder locks, but costs for lock repair and lost or stolen iron keys were a perpetual problem.
The Hartnoll turned to Kaba for a suitable secure, reliable locking solution. After detailed discussions, Kaba recommended its new Confidant RFID™ contactless lock to provide reliable security, sturdy construction, and comprehensive audit features. What’s more, the lock is designed with style and comfort in mind.  
Why Hartnoll Hotel selected Kaba’s Confidant locks:
* Confidant locks rely on secure RFID (radio frequency identification) entry codes.
* The locks are easy to install and have no card reader to maintain and clean.
* The lock maintains an audit trail of the last 2,000 transactions for secure retrieval.
* For safety, a mechanical key may be used to override the RFID system in the event of an emergency.
* To simplify maintenance, all electronics and batteries are located in the front lock housing, so there is no need to disturb guests for maintenance checks.
* A low-battery indicator alerts staff when it is time for a battery change; and batteries last 2-3 years so maintenance is kept to a minimum.
Each Confidant keycard is encoded by a portable RFID Front Desk Unit (FDU), uniquely designed for the hotel industry. The RFID keycard reader audits each key’s use, so managers can verify room access for legal support in the event of unauthorized room entry or claim of theft.
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