ASSA ABLOY in charge of luxury hotel safety

Top Swiss hotel chooses Elsafe safes

VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has completed the installation of its SENTINEL II by Elsafe in-room safes at the luxurious Grand Hotel Park in Switzerland.

Located in the Alpine resort town of Gstaad, the 84-room, five-star hotel is a cottage-style property situated amid a lush mountainside forest. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this recently renovated hotel features five restaurants and a luxurious spa.

Christian Hénon, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Europe, Middle East and Africa, says the 100-year-old hotel is the hospitality icon of one of the world’s most glamorous resorts, and its guests demand the best security technology the industry has to offer.

“The hotel hosts guests from around the world, and the SENTINEL II safe system provides them with the confidence they are storing their valuables within a safe with leading technology, as well as an attractive design,” Hénon says.

The state-of-the-art SENTINEL II by Elsafe UL-listed safes employ the latest locking technology, including a hook-style interlocking system, an anti-tamper labyrinth mechanism that protects the electronics and a solid, cold-pressed curved steel door that provides additional strength with extended solid steel hinges permanently arc-welded to the door. For maximum security, there is no residential master code in the safe, meaning any service or emergency openings require a password-protected service device and all openings are individually traceable through the audit trail.

The safe’s adaptable design makes it perfect for blending into any hotel environment, from contemporary to classic luxury. SENTINEL II features an industry-leading 500-event audit trail with in-room printout option, a backlit LED display, flash memory, inside carpet and optional inside light and anti-tamper switches. Most SENTINEL II models are big enough to host standard laptop computers, and they even include internal power outlet options for secure recharging.

VingCard Elsafe is a world leader in developing locking systems for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, visit

About VingCard Elsafe

The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 39,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 6.5 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-stripe, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication), fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform.

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