Five star hotel chose VingCard for its security and efficiency /Global/Press-and-News/News/2010/Grand%20Millennium_524x224.jpg With the installation of VingCard’s Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks at the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit in Thailand, the hotel is fully equipped to provide user-friendly and intuitive guest interaction, including NFC cell phone compatibility. The RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) locks allow for contactless guest room entry at the luxurious five-star hotel located in Bangkok – Thailand’s commercial center – and are compatible with next-generation NFC (Near Field Communication) cell phones, making the hotel ready to be compatible with remote check-in and line by-pass. The solution also provides the hotel with unmatched control and security – with a 600 event audit trail and innovative anti-cloning software – creating a sense of ease for hoteliers according to Vegard Prytz, vice president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Asia-Pacific. “Grand Millennium Sukhumvit needs a unique solution to provide the ultimate in security, unmatched ease-of-use and the level of design its guests and hoteliers have come to expect,” says Prytz. “By choosing VingCard, the property can rest assured that they have the highest level of security available today.” Tang Kwok Seng, group director of engineering, Millennium & Copthorne International, says: “We needed locks with the strength and efficiency to keep up with the demands of the property, and Signature RFID was with the perfect solution. “The ability to receive important information from each keycard has not only increased the productivity and efficiency of our staff, but it keeps our guests very happy as our staff is able to respond almost instantaneously to guest requests.” Additionally, Signature RFID locks offer the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit the opportunity to go “green,” requiring fewer battery changes than traditional electronic locks, meaning less waste for the hotelier as well as a wide range of RFID carriers like keyfobs, wristbands that reduce the use of plastic keycards. Signature RFID’s sealed hardware design also means less maintenance because the mechanism does not require cleaning.