New Electronic Locking System Blends into Any Hotel Environment

Signature by VingCard … A new electronic lock that is unique and personal to your individual hotel design. An identifying characteristic that makes the electronic lock blend in with the hotel environment.

At VingCard Elsafe, We Listen … Hoteliers, architects, security experts and interior designers told us that design integrity is important. Therefore, electronic locks should blend into the design of your hotels.

Likewise, guests told us that reliability and ease of use are important when entering and exiting their guestrooms. With more than 14 different ways for guests to use their key-card to open electronic door locks on the market today, they often get confused and frustrated at the point of entry. Therefore, Signature by VingCard is designed with human factors and ergonomics in mind.

Further market research showed that everyone prefers a more aesthetically pleasing door lock since the door is the first impression a guest has of the room inside. We learned that:

  • The lock must have minimal hardware on the outside of the door;

  • It must be able to support a horizontal or vertical card reader;

  • The card reader should include the Groove and Arrow feature so there is no error on the part of the guest with respect to how to insert the keycard;

  • There should be a large selection of handle designs to choose from;

  • It must offer an optional mechanical override feature;

  • And, it must support upgradeable technology.

Signature by VingCard is design-centric in nature and appeals to the most sophisticated, discerning tastes, yet it delivers the same security reliability that VingCard is known for worldwide, wrapped in a flexible, style-conscious system.

It is available in any of VingCard's beautiful finishes, including two alternative bezel styles (Signature Trend for contemporary designs and Signature Décor for more traditional styles). In addition, an exclusive “Designer Collection“ will be offered featuring a multitude of exclusive designer handle options to coordinate with any interior design.

VingCard also learned that the finishes for the door handles should parallel the hotel design style, i.e., hotels with a contemporary style lean toward satin and polished chrome handles; traditional style hotels lean towards brass finishes; and decorative style hotels lean towards brass and ornamentation.

Therefore, Signature by VingCard has designed a variety of door handles that are appropriate for properties around the world and accommodate a range of installation scenarios, including new construction and retrofit environments. They are flexible in design and are compatible with a variety of interior styles. Door handles are available in a wide range of styles and finishes. Technology options are also part of the flexible nature of Signature by VingCard. Mag-stripe and Smartcard versions are available. In the near future, Proximity/Contact-less Smart (or Signature RFID) versions will give hoteliers operational adaptability as well.

The bottom line is that Signature by VingCard is aesthetically pleasing, intuitively functional and extremely secure while offering minimal outside hardware, a large choice of designer handles, upgradeable technology, multiple design options, and flexible configurations.

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