ASSA ABLOY Hospitality to Launch ASSA ABLOY Mobile Access Solution for Education Facilities

ASSA ABLOY Mobile Access for Education will go live during the “Back to School” period this fall.

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality (formerly VingCard Elsafe) announces the introduction of ASSA ABLOY Mobile Access for Education, a highly advanced mobile phone-based keyless entry solution developed specifically for the global hospitality market. This proven Mobile Access solution, already implemented in more than 30,000 units at over 100 properties worldwide, is now available for education facilities. Mobile Access allows campus residents to bypass the physical registration desk and use their own mobile phone or device to securely access their assigned student housing unit. Among the critical benefits of this proven technology solution are increased speed, convenience and efficiency for residents, as well as streamlined housing management operations and reduced operational costs for the education facility.

“Mobile is an integral part of any student’s life today, so putting their access keys into their smartphone is an ideal solution” says Christophe Le Blanc, Solution Director at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. “Our Mobile Access for Education solution helps the facility team during the rush of the back-to-school period by dramatically simplifying the arrival and rights management assignment process. In concrete terms, it frees up the housing management team to focus on other important aspects of student service, which reduces costs and improves the student experience”

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access is powered by Seos®, the world's first multi- platform ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys across a broad range of smart devices, including mobile phones, micro-processor cards and wearables, such as smart watches. The Seos protocol meets the most stringent security standards and includes secure messaging, strong authentication and data confidentiality. The ASSA ABLOY Mobile Access technology works with all VingCard locks, and there are currently over one million compatible locks installed worldwide.

“When VingCard introduced RFID technology to the industry in 2006, a plan was already in place to link this technology to the use of mobile keys,” said Tim Shea, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. “Our future-proof approach to technology means that customers who purchased VingCard RFID locking systems can add mobile access technology without replacing their existing locks, making the transition to mobile keys simple and affordable. This long-range technology planning represents our commitment to bringing continuous innovation to the market to better serve our customers’ changing needs.”

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access is ideal for mobile-native Millennials and Generation Y, which comprises the large majority of university students and who have the greatest need for speed and efficiency in their student housing experience. In fact, recent industry research by Nielsen indicates that 85 percent of Generation Y owns a smartphone and is using it to manage many of their daily tasks.
To learn more about Mobile Access or other ASSA ABLOY Hospitality solutions, please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com.

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