European hotel enhances security and guest experiences

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At an Austrian hotel, the TESA wireless access solution has helped create a 21st century guest experience, reports ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA.

Hotel Flint in Dornbirn, Austria, is a new hotel which combines the best of contemporary and traditional hospitality.

In renovating 19th century Villa Weiss and extending it with a 21st century structure, developers sought an intelligent access solution which would both look good and help hotel staff to manage the site and provide guest services more effectively.

They also needed flexible system administration to keep them in control – even remotely – and which would futureproof door security and services at this landmark hotel.

The Flint chose ASSA ABLOY’s TESA Wireless Online access management system with 80 i-minimal electromechanical door locks, wall readers and fire-certified i-max locks.

This complete, futureproof technology solution is equally suited to a historic building as to a contemporary structure.

These electronic door devices help the Flint to offer its guests an up-to-date hotel experience, including self-service check-in and accessing their rooms by smartphone.

ASSA ABLOY’s TESA i-minimal lock

The Flint’s guest rooms, spa and other interior doors are secured with i-minimal wireless mortise locks.

The i-minimal is a robust, battery-powered electromechanical door lock which works almost completely out of sight.

This minimalist aesthetic footprint works subtly within both traditional and modern interiors.

Alongside i-minimal, wall readers for the entrance and panic doors and the i-max lock for fire-certified doors, were also installed.

An i-minimal’s electronics and mechanical components are embedded within the door leaf, so only the reader module on one side and a privacy button on the other, are visible.

It accommodates multiple DIN handle designs to blend with every interior.

“We are already prepared for the future.”

“The major advantages of the TESA access solution are its design and online capabilities,” says Ing. Koch Wolfgang, Managing Director of Schlüssel Koch, the hotel security specialist.

“We are already prepared for the future.”

The i-minimal helps streamline hotel management tasks: Lock sensors alert staff if a door is left open, for example.

From the TESA Wireless Online interface, they can remotely unlock a room.

“Reception can directly communicate with the door, receiving feedback such as whether the guest is in their room or prefers not to be disturbed,” he added.

“Battery status notifications are transmitted directly to the technical team, so we can be proactive.”

System management software integrates with the hotel’s self-service kiosks: Guests will check-in from home, enter the hotel with a PIN and receive their key card at the kiosk.

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