|[June 23, 2014]
Smart Access Technology Company UniKey and Leading Hotel Lock Manufacturer MIWA Team up to Revolutionize Hotel Room Entry
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
the industry leader in smart access control technology announces
integration of its keyless entry technology with hospitality door locks
from MIWA Lock Company, the leading choice of electronic locking systems
by hotel chains around the world. The Smartphone based touch-to-open
technology will be integrated with MIWA's flagship ALV2 System and will
be showcased this week to the hotel industry visitors at HITEC 2014 in
the MIWA Lock Company booth (#1140).
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.
"MIWA is a leader in the hospitality lock industry and we are excited to
integrate our proven keyless entry technology into a lock from one of
the most well-known providers of security solutions for hotels
worldwide," said Phil Dumas, President and Founder of UniKey. "This
partnership will allow us to bring reliable and convenient keyless hotel
room access to MIWA's hospitality customer base. It is the next step in
UniKey's mission to create a platform for how we will interact with all
locks in the future. Wat started at the front door with Kevo is moving
to the hotel room through this partnership."
"Hotels have asked us for this solution, and their guests are demanding
more convenience," said Chris Lawrence, Vice President of Sales, MIWA
Lock Co. Ltd. "In partnering with UniKey, MIWA feels that we can deliver
the first mass smartphone locking solution to the market, but also the
most convenient and intuitive system. UniKey's technology built into
MIWA's ALV2 enables a platform of automated tools to deliver the
ultimate guest experience."
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 (News - Alert).
For more information on UniKey, please visit www.unikey.com.
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access control technology powers the first keyless entry system that can
be integrated into any lock. UniKey works in partnership with market
leading companies, including Kwikset for the Kevo Bluetooth residential
1945, MIWA Lock Company, Ltd. has grown to become a foremost provider of
high-performance locks and security systems. MIWA's reputation for
quality and reliability has made them the choice of leading hotel chains
around the world. MIWA sets the global standard for programmable lock
technology with locks installed in all major hotel brands around the
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