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RFID Locks Come to Hyatt Regency of New Orleans

Hyatt Regency New Orleans has implemented guest keycards with property elevator banks by KABA Lodging. The 1,193-room convention hotel uses RFID keycards to steer guests smoothly through the property. Only keycard holders may be admitted to guestroom floors for heightened security. KABA's Saflok electronic lock system and keycards interface with Schindler Elevator Corporation's PORT Technology.

"Hyatt Regency New Orleans is the city's premier meeting and convention hotel with more than 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space and 1,193 guest rooms. The new Saflok system interfaced with Schindler's PORT Technology efficiently provides guests with the most efficient elevator service possible," says David Fifer, director of engineering, Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

"The system also enables greater security. It ensures that only keycard holders may access the guestroom floors during defined hours of operation."

At Hyatt Regency New Orleans, KABA's Saflok Quantum RFID locks are deployed with the System 6000 solution that interfaces keycards with Schindler's PORT elevator technology.

Schindler's PORT destination-dispatch technology reads a guest's Saflok RFID keycard outside one of the eight elevator cars and automatically calls the elevator before a guest enters, which personalizes the guest's stay by generating automatic elevator calls, says the firm.

And, KABA's system integrates with Schindler elevators to turn the keycard into a property-wide communication and security solution, says KABA Lodging.

KABA worked closely with Schindler to implement the industry's first RFID guest keycard interface to Hyatt Regency New Orleans' bank of eight elevators.

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