Kaba, OpenKey Install Mobile Keyless Access System at Ashford Property

MONTREAL—Kaba, in partnership with OpenKey, will develop and implement a full-property mobile access system, with the first installation now live at a major North American property operated by Ashford.

Kaba provides its Mobile Access Solution for its Saflok and ILCO brands of electronic locks, while OpenKey provides universal front-end keyless mobile entry solutions that allow entry to hotel rooms via a guest’s smart device.

“The collaborative Kaba-OpenKey Mobile Access solution for Ashford proves the convenience of guest mobile-key operation can be a reality for any property,” said Stephen Pollack, VP of marketing, Kaba. “Our work with OpenKey has delivered a secure, seamless platform that allows guests with appropriate authorization to bypass the front desk and use their smart device to enter their rooms. This and Kaba’s other mobile access installations demonstrate that mobile is becoming the next step in guest convenience.”

“Travelers have come to depend on their smartphone as a necessity for travel. Restaurant recommendations, directions, transportation and more can be controlled from a phone,” said OpenKey CEO TJ Person. “Hotel guests can now control their stay from the OpenKey app in a secure and easy to use app that is available for both Android and iOS platforms.”

All Kaba RFID door locks shipped today are mobile-access iOS and Android compatible to give operators a flexible choice of guest entry options. Kaba mobile locks use a cloud-based mobile access system and Bluetooth Low Energy to deliver a seamless, reliable, and highly secure guest experience, according to the company.  Guests can check-in online with their mobile device, and use it during their stay as their very own mobile room key.