Access Control has long been a tool of large
corporations to control and manage employee
behavior and access to buildings, however, the
newest Access Control and mobile technology
systems provide new uses for a traditional
concept. The newest establishments to make use
of the changes in the Access Control industry are
hotels that have introduce key-less room entry
through the use of mobile devices.
These hotels including the Cromwell in Las Vegas are offering customers an
experience never seen before. The days of lost room keys and trips back to the front
desk for a new set, will be a thing of the past. Now customers who check into hotels
like the Cromwell will enjoy a key-less room where their smart phone's mobile
technology now serves as their entry.
The Cromwell in Las Vegas uses Kaba's mobile access system through Kaba's cloud
based security firm, Legic Indetsystems and then works with the smartphone's
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)a nd Near Field Communications (NFC) technology
to open the doors. Guest are able to check in online with their mobile phone and
use the phone during their stay as their room key. The access is secured and
encrypted through the hotels cloud security.
Hilton World Wide which operates more than 4,000 hotels and timeshare
properties in 93 countries will begin using smartphone access control technology
to allow their guest the same easy of check-in and onsite access as the Cromwell.
Hilton Worldwide plans to make these changes to all resort hotels by the end of
While the hotel industry is starting the trend towards smartphone access control,
the concept will soon be seen in many other industries such Universities,
Government buildings, and corporations. While the technology is available to
residential homes, the cost and desire for key-less access is not quite there, but
with all things new in technology that will change after the foundation is laid and
the technology becomes a part of everyday life. In a decade the use of standar metal
keys might be a thing of the past as all aspects of our life become mobile controlled.
The only caveat, smartphone batteries and charging cable capabilities need to
improve or we will all be locked out of our homes, businesses, and hotel rooms.
About the Author:
Shana Cooper is manager of Crime Fighters of Atlanta, an Atlanta based home
& business security provider.