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Sea Pearl Villas Resort Relies on Signature RFID for Security and More

The Sea Pearl Villas Resort in Phuket, Thailand has completed the installation of VingCard's Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks with NFC cell phone compatibility. The largest island in the country, Phuket is a fast-growing tourist destination, allowing the Sea Pearl Villas Resort, Phuket to make an immediate impact as the hotel accommodates the island's diverse, international visitors. Signature RFID by VingCard accommodates staff as they serve guests throughout the almost 16-acre property, offering productivity and efficiency in the management of guest requests. The resort in its entirety is set to open during the third quarter of 2010.

"With such an extensive array of services available to our guests, we needed a highly reliable, adaptable security system," says Khun Sumit Soontornnont of Sea Pearl Business Company. Ltd. "The RFID electronic locks no longer require the insertion of key cards, instead utilizing a sealed exterior. This helps protect against the environment while maintaining the high level of security VingCard is known for throughout the industry."

Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks offer highly reliable security features and provide unprecedented convenience and ease-of-operation for hoteliers and hotel guests alike. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) locks allow for contactless guest room entry and are compatible with NFC cell phones. The Sea Pearl Villas Resort, Phuket will be fully equipped to provide user-friendly and intuitive guest interaction, including NFC cell phone compatibility, while decreasing the overall workload of the resort's management and staff.

With Signature RFID, Sea Pearl also has the ability to integrate key cards into other facets of the property in the future, such as loyalty rewards programs or vendor payment.

Additional features
Signature RFID also provides unmatched control and security with a 600 event audit trail and innovative anti-cloning software, creating a sense of ease for hoteliers according to Vegard Prytz, vice president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Asia-Pacific.

Additionally, Signature RFID locks offer Sea Pearl Villas Resort, Phuket the opportunity to go "green." The energy-efficient locks require fewer battery changes than traditional electronic locks, meaning less waste (not to mention lower battery costs) for the hotelier. Signature RFID's sealed hardware design also means less maintenance because the mechanism does not require cleaning.

Signature RFID is a secure open-platform system compatible with the three leading RFID ISO standards (ISO 14443A/MiFare, ISO 14443B, ISO 15693) and the new NFC transaction platform for cell phones. By installing Signature RFID locks, the Sea Pearl Villas Resort will be ready to offer remote check-in to guests with NFC-compatible cell phones. After making a reservation but prior to arrival at the hotel, guests will receive a booking confirmation number, room number and encrypted room key access code through an encrypted Short Message System (SMS) to their NFC-enabled cell phone, allowing them to bypass the check-in line upon arrival and go straight to the room, where their NFC-enabled cell phones will unlock the guestroom door.
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