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Hotel adapts to travel trend with Assa Abloy Hospitality mobile access
Assa Abloy Hospitality 2016/6/15

The Expressway Inn Bismarck has taken a proactive step to ensuring guest satisfaction to its increasingly mobile-savvy guests by implementing Assa Abloy Hospitality mobile access along with its standalone app solution and VingCard classic RFID door locks. The Expressway Inn Bismarck has taken a proactive step to ensuring guest satisfaction to its increasingly mobile-savvy guests by implementing Assa Abloy Hospitality mobile access along with its standalone app solution and VingCard classic RFID door locks. Together with Visionline, a cutting-edge wireless access management solution, Assa Abloy mobile access and classic RFID locks provide guests at this popular North Dakota property with the ability to skip front desk lines, and instead securely access their guestrooms using their own smart devices.

With the vast majority of guests now opting to travel with personal devices, the ability to offer mobile solutions such as Assa Abloy Hospitality mobile access is becoming a vital factor in remaining competitive by adapting to evolving market trends. With the Expressway Inn Bismarck implementation, property guests can now begin leveraging the convenience of mobile solutions the moment they arrive by simply downloading the Assa Abloy Hospitality mobile access app. The solution works by allocating a guestroom and generating a digital key that is encrypted and as a result, is securely delivered to a guest's smartphone. The smartphone in turn places the key in a secure key vault within the hotel's mobile app. When presented to the appropriate lock, the app then transmits the encrypted key via a secure communication channel, ensuring that none but those authorized are able receive digital key information and gain access.

Powered by Assa Abloy's Seos technology which provides hoteliers with the world's first multi-platform ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys, Assa Abloy Hospitality mobile access offers flexible integration, either through integration with a property's own mobile app or through certified third party application if later desired. The Expressway Inn Bismarck currently utilizes Assa Abloy Hospitality's standalone app, which requires no integration with other property systems, in order to provide quick, ready-to-use access to the benefits of the solution.

"With today's guests looking for ever greater convenience and faster service, we sought out a solution that would provide us with a competitive edge over other properties in our area," said Mike Motschenbacher, general manager at the Expressway Inn Bismarck. "Assa Abloy Hospitality mobile access allows us to accomplish this task in a manner that is cost-effective and easy to implement, while also ensuring that we can continue to uphold our first priority of guaranteeing guest safety."

Working alongside Assa Abloy Hospitality's patented Visionline platform at the Bismarck Expressway Inn, the property and its guests can be assured that the Mobile Access solution is just as secure as it is convenient. Hotel staff are provided with full control over the ability to issue, re-issue or cancel keycards remotely, maximizing the property's ability to offer the highest level of security. Through the use of VingCard Classic RFID door locks with the system, Bismarck Expressway Inn enjoys even greater functionality and security. While fully compatible with Assa Abloy Hospitality mobile access, classic RFID offers its own set of advantages, such as powerful anti-cloning technology and the ability to work with a range of RFID key fob designs that can be tailored to meet specific property needs.

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