Las Vegas hotel chooses LEGIC Connect for room keys

Opening hotel rooms with smartphones became reality in Las Vegas. The Cromwell Las Vegas decided to use the combination of the LEGIC Connect trusted service, Kaba Mobile Access Solutions and Bluetooth Low Energy, allowing the hotel to send keys onto smartphones with the touch of a button.

The Cromwell Las Vegas, operated by Caesars Entertainment, is now one of the first hotels to allow guests to open rooms with mobile phones. Together with LEGIC and Kaba Saflok they have made mobile room keys a reality – simply and securely.

LEGIC Connect brings mobile keys to hotels

LEGIC provides its trusted service through an existing Kaba Saflok room key management solution. LEGIC Connect ensures that the complexity of deploying electronic room keys to mobile phones stays in the background. The established processes at the front desk of the hotel remain unchanged. The LEGIC Connect service is operated in a highly secure and scalable data center, prepared to support multiple technology vendors and any given number of hotel properties. LEGIC further provides the software development kit for hotel-specific smartphone apps as well as the integrated end-to-end security system, which ranges from mobile guest registration through “over the air key deployments” down to the security anchor in the hotel lock. The system is open and flexible. It can easily be extended to further applications like providing access to parking or operating elevators.

Increased convenience for guests

In the hotel industry, guest experience is most important. And this is what will be significantly improved thanks to LEGIC Connect. Mobile room keys are fundamental for several major benefits: Guests don’t need to check-in at the reception and wait for their key cards. Booking their favourite room in advance and receiving the keys directly on their smartphones or changing a room without waiting again in line at the reception are just a few to mention. With LEGIC Connect hotel doors open in less than a second. Oliver Burke, Vice President Corporate Projects at LEGIC, is pleased: “We are proud that LEGIC Connect manages mobile BLE room keys with the same simplicity as it handles mobile NFC enterprise badges.”

Why LEGIC Connect

LEGIC left nothing to chance. Its secure and user-friendly end-to-end solution to bring contactless chip card applications onto smartphones makes LEGIC the preferred supplier for mobile deployments – be it BLE or NFC. Another advantage of LEGIC Connect is its free supplier choice. Customers are not locked in to one particular lock vendor. LEGIC has partnership agreements with over 250 ID organizations including major hotel lock system providers. Connecting all these partners to LEGIC Connect will provide hotels the same freedom of vendor choice they enjoy today. Adding a different back-end system is simple and painless.

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