TeliaSonera, a Swedish telecommunication services provider to Nordic and Baltic countries, and VingCard, a member of the ASSA ABLOY Group, recently demonstrated at the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show in New York, what could be the newest hotel innovation–allowing guests to enter their hotel rooms using just an NFC-compatible mobile phone.
“VingCard has installed over 100,000 Signature RFID/NFC locks around the world,” said Pascal Metivier, EMEA president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. “Major hotel groups across Scandinavia are installing these locks.”
With Signature RFID/NFC, VingCard’s latest contactless electronic lock system, hotel guests use their mobile phone to open the hotel room door. The booking confirmation, room number and an encrypted room key are sent to the guest’s mobile phone before they arrive at the hotel, avoiding the need to check-in at the front desk. On arrival, the guest can proceed directly to his room since the key to that room is already encoded in his phone.
TeliaSonera and VingCard are exploring opportunities for further cooperation in the field of NFC access management.