VingCard Elsafe announced that its SENTINEL II NFC in-room safe has been selected as a contributor to the GUESTROOM 20X display at HITEC 2010, June 22 – 24 in Orlando, Fla.
According to Rune Venas, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc. for North America, “GUESTROOM 20X showcases the most technologically advanced products and services as well as the most pleasing designs, setting the standards each year for hospitality technology across the industry.”
The SENTINEL II features Elsafe’s exclusive anti-cloning technology and works in tandem with VingCard’s Signature NFC contactless electronic lock, meaning the in-room safe can only be opened with the designated guest device–such as a keycard, wristband or key fob–or an NFC-equipped cell phone.
The safe can also hold up to a 17-inch laptop computer and contains an internal power outlet on the inside of the safe door. In addition, the safe has been designed to accommodate external battery changes so internal contents are not disturbed if a battery must be replaced.
Elsafe says this represents a major improvement over older mag-stripe operated safes which can be opened with a valid guest card or any valid guest-card copy issued at reception. Since guests often leave the spare copy unattended in the room, traditional mag-stripe safes can sometimes present a security challenge.