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ONOMA Hotel Deploys Enhanced Digital Key Security

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions together with Certified Partner, EUROTEL Hospitality, have announced the successful deployment of Mobile Access with its contactless check-in and digital key abilities at ONOMA Hotel. A newly opened property aiming to provide its guests with the latest in experience-enhancing technology, ONOMA Hotel’s adoption of Mobile Access will ensure that guests can begin to instantly enjoy their stay from the moment they arrive while being protected from the latest security and health risks.

Catering predominantly to millennial travelers, ONOMA Hotel recognized that it needed to adopt services that in addition to enhancing guest safety, also addressed expectations for instant self-service. By deploying Mobile Access along with VingCard Essence door locks and VingCard Allure interactive door lock panels, the property’s guests can now use personal devices to effortlessly check-in without having to wait in line at the front desk or risk coming into contact with germs. Once checked-in, guests then automatically receive a digital key which at ONOMA Hotel, is issued by EUROTEL Hospitality. With a simple waiving of their device in proximity to the appropriate Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) reader, guests can immediately enter their room hassle-free and with the confidence that any health concerns are minimized.

“Providing guests with enhanced convenience and gaining their trust with regards to their safety is a top priority for any hospitality business, but it is especially vital for us in our efforts to maintain a reputation as a technologically-advanced hotel, said Michael Chyrosochoidis, CEO at ONOMA Hotel. Selecting the industry’s leading providers was therefore a must, and both ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and EUROTEL Hospitality fit the description perfectly with their ongoing innovations in hotel and security access technology. Mobile Access together with VingCard Essence door locks ensure that our guests can feel at complete ease while moving around our property, and the company’s future-proof strategy makes staying ahead of new technological advances a seamless and pain-free experience.”

In addition to enhancing convenience and reducing potential germ exposure, Mobile Access also utilizes advanced security protocols to prevent unauthorized access. Featuring ASSA ABLOY’s award-winning Seos technology, Mobile Access uses secure communication channels to deliver encrypted digital key and room number information to guest devices. The data is then securely stored within a digital strongbox located within a guest-facing mobile app until a guest presents their device to the appropriate lock. A secure communication channel is again used to transmit digital key data to the BLE reader in order to grant guestroom entry.

With VingCard Essence door locks also deployed for the property’s guestrooms in order activate Mobile Access, ONOMA Hotel further gains a solution that through its sleek and minimalistic design, accentuates the hotel’s modern and trendsetting décor. VingCard Essence locks additionally come equipped with the latest in keycard encryption technology for guests that prefer to use physical keys, yet with none of the security vulnerabilities that are associated with magstripe-based locks.

Demonstrating the flexibility of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions in meeting specific hotel needs is the implementation of VingCard Essence locks alongside VingCard Allure panels at ONOMA Hotel. A unique project that combines the two lock solutions into one, ONOMA Hotel utilizes VingCard Essence to manage room entry and provide Mobile Access capabilities, while leveraging VingCard Allure panels to accentuate the property’s interior design and bolster guest convenience. Each Allure LED panel at ONOMA provides the opportunity to fully customize panel facings with room number information, a property’s logo or brand color theme as well as an optional door bell. By also implementing VingCard Allure’s interior guestroom-facing panels, ONOMA Hotel guests gain the convenient ability to ‘post do not disturb’ or ‘make up room’ notifications on hallway panels without having to first open the guestroom door.   

As a robust solution that can seamlessly adapt to specific hotel technology requirements, VingCard Essence is also integrated with ONOMA Hotel’s energy-saving sensors located in each guestroom. This allows the property to automatically adjust in-room amenity settings such as lighting and temperature based on room occupancy status when a guest either enters or leaves a room.

Seeking to extend feelings of enhanced safety to guest belongings, ONOMA Hotel’s guestrooms also now include advanced Elsafe Zenith 43 electronic safes. Each Elsafe Zenith safe is designed using the latest in anti-tamper labyrinth protocols and have been tested against multiple break-in attempts to prevent unauthorized access.

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