OpenKey Launches Mobile Key Application

DALLAS—OpenKey has launched its free mobile application that allows keyless entry to hotel rooms via a guest’s smartphone.

OpenKey is designed as an open source service that works with different types of existing guestroom electronic locks (RFID, NFC and Bluetooth-based locks) already available at most hotels. OpenKey’s opt-in service includes a bank-level encryption that also grants guests the ability to share or revoke key access to their rooms as needed.

OpenKey provides a single mobile application to open guestroom doors at any participating hotel.

According to the company, many leading members of HOFTEL, a global association of hotel property investors that represents thousands of hotel properties worldwide, plan to only purchase OpenKey compatible locks for their hotels starting in June 2015.