Scotland's Turnberry Resort Caps off Recent Renovation with New Guestroom Locks & Safes

| February 16, 2010

The Turnberry Resort in Turnberry, Scotland recently completed the installation of the Assa Abloy Group's Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks with NFC cell phone compatibility and SENTINEL II by Elsafe in-room safes. The property, an 800 acre resort nestled on the Ayrshire coast, features the Ailsa course, which is currently the number 1 course in the UK & Ireland in Britain and has hosted four Open Championships since its opening in 1901. The resort features exclusive Lodges and more than 100 guestrooms in the main house which also features two restaurants, bar, tea lounge, spa, swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art Technogym Fitness Studio. With conference facilities, a pro shop and the Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy, the Resort is the ideal destination for the experienced traveler as well as the avid golfer.

"Our property has been a world-renowned destination for years," says Elio Abruzzo, IT manager at the Turnberry Resort. "And by hosting our fourth Open Championship this year, we have had an influx of guests. In order to meet the security needs of our guests, we had to operate at a more efficient level than ever before, which is why we chose a secure, reliable system like Signature RFID from VingCard in order to handle the increased activity."

Signature RFID contactless electronic door locks offer highly reliable security features and provide unprecedented convenience and ease-of-operation for hoteliers and hotel guests alike. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) locks allow for contactless guest room entry and are compatible with next-generation NFC cell phones.

"With Signature RFID by VingCard, our staff can operate more efficiently, not only increasing the productivity of our entire property, but the overall satisfaction of our guests," says Abruzzo. "Based on the locks' unique features, our staff can maintain total security around the property at all times, with features like the system's 600-event audit trail and VingCard's patented anti-cloning technology."

Turnberry Resort is fully equipped to provide user-friendly and intuitive guest interaction, including NFC cell phone compatibility, while decreasing the overall workload of the resort's management and staff. Signature RFID also provides unmatched adaptability and integration, with various designer handles and presentation options from key cards to wristbands, creating a sense of ease and exclusivity for hoteliers.

In-room safes
To complement Signature RFID electronic locks, Turnberry Resort selected state-of-the-art SENTINEL II by Elsafe UL-listed safes, which employ the latest locking technology, including anti-tamper labyrinths and solid-steel hinges to make it one of the most secure in-room safes in the world. With its industry-leading audit trail, spring-loaded door and Flash-RAM memory, the safe is perfect for protecting guests' valuables, and the attractive, adaptable design makes it perfect for blending into any hotel environment.

Upon completing installation of Signature RFID, Turnberry Resort might choose to offer remote check-in to hotel guests with NFC-compatible cell phones, which would allow guests to skip the check-in line and instead use their NFC-enabled cell phones to unlock the guestroom door. Signature RFID is a secure open-platform system compatible with the three leading RFID ISO standards (ISO 14443A/MiFare, ISO 14443B, ISO 15693) and the new NFC transaction platform for cell phones.

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