Security Journal UK: Smartphone App Enables Secure Hotel Room Entry

Innovative collaboration results in mobile access for guests

Over two thirds of the British population now own a smartphone, using it for nearly two hours every day to browse the internet, access social media, bank and shop online. Now, they can also check-in to a hotel and open their hotel room using their smartphone as a virtual key.

Mobile access is an innovation that is shaping the future of the hotel industry. A good example is the UK’s Village Hotel chain (www.village-hotels.co.uk). Village Hotels has 31 locations throughout the UK catering to both locals and travelers alike through its extensive food and beverage offerings and health and fitness club amenities.

To implement the smartphone-based solution, Swiss-based dormakaba partnered with LEGIC and Village Hotel to implement a fully integrated Mobile Access solution. Based on embedded LEGIC security technology, dormakaba locks implement Bluetooth Low Energy to deliver a seamless, reliable and highly secure guest experience.

Read the full article on Security Journal UK, Feb. 2021 issue.