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09/07/2021

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Selects ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions to Implement Advanced Staff Safety and Hotel Asset Management Features

Florida oceanfront property leverages technology to develop enhanced security responses for at-risk employees while gaining the ability to identify the real-time location of assets
Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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Westin Fort Lauderdale (Source: ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions)

 ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, a leading provider of advanced security technology for the hospitality industry, has announced the successful adoptions of Staff Safety and Hotel Asset Management with the implementation of Vostio Location Solutions at The Westin Fort Lauderdale, a property managed by TPG Hotels and Resorts. Leveraging ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions’ industry-leading technology, The Westin is able to ensure the safety and convenience of guests and staff alike while boosting operational efficiency.

The Westin’s decision to implement Vostio Location Solutions came from its goal to ensure a rapid response to the precise location of an emergency and to provide endangered hotel employees with immediate support. Equipping all employees with their own alert device, the property can instantly pinpoint the exact location of a staff member in distress. Using industry-leading Bluetooth-based beacon technology and innovations in cloud technology, the Staff Safety device can transmit a signal to first responders via text message, including relevant room and floor information to ensure swift response times. Using an escalation procedure, Staff Safety ensures that a timely response is always achieved by issuing alerts to more senior personnel on unresolved employee safety threats still requiring immediate attention.

“In a hotel environment, it’s imperative to provide employees with the most advanced safety and security features possible,” said Ryan Minton, General Manager at The Westin Fort Lauderdale. “Our top priority was to identify a solution that would reassure our staff that in an emergency, they would always have a lifeline. With Vostio Location Solutions, our staff is now equipped with a solution that not only allows us to enable the appropriate response measures without wasting vital minutes, but also ensures that we always exceed property safety regulations.” 

Through the use of AI and Bluetooth sensors, the integration of Vostio Location Solutions also equips The Westin with advanced asset locating technology. Using the Hotel Asset Management feature to identify the location of the property’s luggage carts in real-time, The Westin can now provide guests with easier access to luggage aids by ensuring abandoned carts are returned to the property lobby. When deploying Vostio Location Solutions, which can be implemented as a component of Vostio Access Management or as a standalone solution, properties can use the geolocating capabilities to identify the exact location of room service trays, AV equipment, bulk inventory, baby cribs and more.

Both Staff Safety and Hotel Asset Management are set to be exhibited at the upcoming HITEC Dallas tradeshow, taking place September 27-30. To schedule a demo of Vostio Location Solutions during exhibition hours at booth #3205, please contact Riise Walker by emailing [email protected]