The Woodlands® Resort goes mobile – with LEGIC Connect

From now on, guests of The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center near Houston, Texas can open their hotel room with their own smartphone. LEGIC provides its secure and proven trusted service LEGIC Connect. The latter deploys smartcards onto smartphones – at the touch of a button.

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center with its 406 rooms is the first hotel in Texas providing its guests a very special experience: access a room, call an elevator or open external entry doors by simply holding the personal smartphone up to the reader. This new, state-of-the-art technology is provided by LEGIC Connect and dormakaba’s mobile access solutions.
At the Woodlands property, which is owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, LEGIC Connect facilitated a fast mobile set up and now, it ensures a reliable and highly secure guest experience. Based on LEGIC's Software Development Kit, Woodlands’ own app was created.

Simple, but efficient
The new guest experience is simple: guests book their room on Woodland’s website and download the free hotel app. As soon as their personal room is ready, they receive the Bluetooth-enabled room key wirelessly onto their mobile phones. They don’t need to queue at the reception and wait for a key card. Klaus U. Klosa, LEGIC’s Managing Director is convinced of the new technology: “LEGIC Connect not only relieves administrative work for hotels, it also reduces costs and improves guest satisfaction.”

LEGIC Connect – Security first
Using Connect, the process of deploying electronic room keys to cell phones is fast, simple, secure and stays in the background.
The heart of the system is a well-designed security concept by LEGIC experts with over 20 years’ experience in the security industry. Two fully redundant certified data centers with several tamper proven hardware security modules transfer an encrypted “secure authorization” to the hotel guest’s mobile phone. This authorization is only decrypted when holding the smartphone in front of the room door lock.

About LEGIC Connect
LEGIC Connect is a highly scalable, market leading trusted service in the hospitality industry, implemented in several major US chains and multiple property management systems. It helps hotels and lock providers to mobile-enable their services in a simple way.
LEGIC Connect brings all kind of chip card applications onto mobile devices - be it BLE or NFC. Furthermore, customers are not tied to only one particular lock vendor as LEGIC has over 250 partners, many of them in the lock industry.

 

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Head of Sales BU Americas
LEGIC Identsystems AG
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john.harvey@legic.com


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