Onity Installs New Locking System for Extended Stay Hotels

ATLANTA, Mar, 5, 2012 – Onity, one of the world’s leading providers of electronic locking solutions, announces an agreement to supply the HT24 locking solution to more than 290 Extended Stay HotelsSM across the United States. This is part of the hotel chains’ larger renovation plans and will result in the installation of up to 40,000 locks. Onity is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The HT24 locking system is Onity’s flagship product and is based on mag-stripe technology, which uses an Onity encoder to program the security band on the back of the keycard. The information encoded includes the room number, along with other doors the keycard can unlock and provides tracking details on the arrival and departure of guests. Encoded cards inserted into the electronic HT24 are read by the lock to ensure that keycard has access to the door. When new guests arrive, the lock access plan is updated to prevent re-entry of expired keys.  With its user-friendly design, the HT24 lock provides convenience and security for hotel employees and guests. 
“We are delighted to have been selected as the locking system provider for the Extended Stay Hotels chain,” said Laird Hamberlin, president, Onity. “We will continue our on-going relationship to support Extended Stay Hotels with exceptional customer service, warranty support and aftermarket parts and service.”
Extended Stay HotelsSM provides hotel guest rooms with fully equipped kitchens, free WiFi Internet access, on-site laundry facilities and free local calls at affordable nightly, weekly and monthly rates. 
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About Onity
Onity supports the hospitality, commercial, education and military segments with a full spectrum of products that include electronic locks, in-room safes and energy management solutions. Headquartered in Duluth, Ga., Onity has manufacturing and assembly operations in Mexico, Spain, China, and the U.S., as well as a presence in more than 115 countries around the globe. Onity is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). For information about Onity’s electronic security solutions please visit
About Extended Stay HotelsSM
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Extended Stay Hotels has 685 locations in the U.S. and Canada. It is the largest company-owned and operated chain of extended stay hotels in North America and employs approximately 9,000 in its headquarters and hotel properties. For more information on Extended Stay Hotels, please visit
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