UniKey has announced integration of its keyless entry technology with hospitality door locks from MIWA Lock Company. The Smartphone based touch-to-open technology will be integrated with MIWA's flagship ALV2 System and was showcased to the hotel industry visitors at HITEC 2014.
By uniquely combining existing technologies, UniKey has developed a proprietary Touch-to-Open™ Passive Keyless Entry system that will be integrated into MIWA's existing radio frequency identification (RFID) hospitality lock solutions, providing unparalleled convenience for hotel guests. This solution transforms the hotel check-in experience enabling hotel guests to gain quick and easy access to their hotel room with just a touch of the finger, eliminating the hassle of front desk check-in or the fumbling of locating a hotel card key at their room.
UniKey developed a background mobile application and lock hardware electronics that enables an electronic key on a compatible smartphone to control access to the hotel locks using Bluetooth technology. Hotel properties and chains will be able to integrate this functionality into their own app and PMS. Like passive key technology now available in many cars, the joint solution from MIWA and UniKey identifies hotel guests as they approach the door, allowing them to gain access to the hotel room with just a simple touch of the lock, without removing the smartphone from their pocket or bag.
Today, UniKey powers the only keyless Bluetooth residential door lock on the market, Kevo, in partnership with Kwikset.