AUSTIN, Texas, June 15, 2015 – Onity, a leading provider of electronic locks for more than 30 years, today announced the release of its DirectKey mobile access solution for the hospitality industry. Onity developed this product as a cost-effective, secure and easy-to-use mobile-key solution for hotels of any size. The DirectKey system was officially unveiled today at The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC). Onity is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The DirectKey system uses cloud-based key credentialing and Bluetooth® technology, allowing hotel guests to securely download their key to their smartphone through the hotel’s loyalty app for easy access to their assigned room and other access-controlled areas such as parking garages, elevators and fitness centers. The key credentials remain on the phone during their stay, so a network connection is not required to use the mobile key.
“We’re excited to unveil an industry-leading mobile key solution in a space where more offerings are becoming available,” said Ron Virden, managing director, Electronic Access Solutions, UTC Building & Industrial Systems. “With DirectKey, we know that hotel staff and guests will receive the kind of innovative technology and advanced security products they need with the ease of use they desire.”
With the DirectKey system, hotel IT and brand leaders can customize how mobile-key access integrates into loyalty applications, property management systems, and front-desk processes, so hotels can maintain their brand experience. The DirectKey system uses a door-lock hardware module which employs 128-bit AES encryption technology to complement the security of existing locks.
In addition to enhancing the guest experience, DirectKey also saves time and money for properties, as the technology can be retrofitted to existing locks from Onity.
The DirectKey solution leverages a proven technology and key credentialing platform built by Supra, the leading provider of real estate lockboxes, and also part UTC Building & Industrial Systems. The platform currently supports more than 1 million installed Bluetooth locking devices.
DirectKey is part of a new suite of products developed by Onity, including the new advanced Trillium™ lock series, which also was unveiled at HITEC 2015. Onity representatives will offer product demonstrations at booth 515 at the HITEC show June 16-18.
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Onity supports the hospitality, commercial, education and military segments with a full spectrum of products that include electronic locks, electronic safes and energy-management solutions. Onity provides locking systems to customers in more than 115 countries around the globe. Onity is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.onity.com.
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