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Smart access for hotels

Speed up your group check-ins, create a new booking channel, and offer your guests self check-in with digital keys. In addition NB-IoT smart access does everything a typical keycard system does for less than half the price.

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Speed up your group check-ins

Managers of hotels waste a lot of time checking in large tourist groups, conference delegate groups, sporting groups etc. With NB-IoT smart access you can:

  • Create unique digital keys for hundreds of people in seconds

  • Operate your hotel remotely without the need to staff an onsite reception desk.

Bring your bookings back

Are you sick and tired of paying hefty commissions to the Online Travel Agencies for your hotel bookings?

  • Bring the bookings back to you with a new hotel guest loyalty app - can act like another booking channel.

  • Guests are motivated to download the app as it contains their digital key so they can access their rooms.

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Get live audit notifications

Hotel managers need to know what rooms staff and guests are going into at anytime for security and safety. 

  • With live audit notifications/record keeping of events in the database in our access management software you always know who opens which door at what time.

  • Use our API's to integrate to other systems in your hotel, such as the power on/off switch.

RFID System vs NB-IoT system

RFID Keycard System

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Connectivity

None - closed onsite system

Onsite infrastructure

Onsite PC, card writer box, handheld programmer, controller box, wiring

Methods of unlocking

Card only

Cost

From USD $300-$3000 per door cost*

Audits

Physically retrieved from lock with programmer

Digital Keys App

No

Access Management

Onsite staff needed

Interoperability 

Use API's to interface to third party software/apps

Wiring

Locks wired to each other and onsite PC through walls and ceilings

Power

Mains powered

*Prices vary depending on volume and exchange rates

NB-IoT Smartlock System

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Connectivity

NB-IoT, LTE-M, CAT-M, 2G, 3G fallback

Onsite infrastructure

None

Methods of unlocking

Card (NFC), PIN, software/smart phone unlocking 

Cost

From $250-$350 per door cost*

Audits

Live audit trail to cloud/smartphones/software

Digital Keys App

Time-limited, access control and unlocking

Access Management

Staff or end-user operated online remotely, also can be managed automatically without staff

Interoperability 

Use API's to interface to third party software/apps

Wiring

None

Power

4 Standard AA alkaline batteries - 2 years life

*Prices vary depending on volume and exchange rates

Get smartphone self check-in

Get a competitive advantage over your rivals by letting guests self check-in on their smartphone and go straight to their room and unlock with their phones.

  • Digital Key expires at check-out time

  • Digital Key can be cancelled at anytime.

Integrates into your PMS and booking engine, and can be all done automatically without any human interaction.

Featured Customer

Marysville Garden Cottages web-check in system project

Marysville Garden cottages consists of eight fully self contained accommodation cottages. Nestled in a garden setting a short drive from Melbourne, Australia and at the edge of the Australian snowy alps, the accommodation is popular with adults for mountain biking, hiking in summer  and skiing in the winter months.

https://www.gardencottages.com.au/

Task - Before construction had begun of the cottages in 2013, the owner Anthony Slot approached Digital Keys with the brief to build a web self check-in system, so that he didn't need to design and build a managers office/reception desk on site, and employ a full time Receptionist.

SolutionIf a potential guest arrives unannounced at the unmanned cottages, they check themselves in through Garden Cottages website and then they automatically receive a receipt and a door code within a minute after their credit card payment has been approved so they can go straight to their room and enter the door code as their room key to enter. At check-out time the code expires, and the guests go on their way. The system also integrates with Online Travel Agencies, and interfaces to smartlocks with numberpads (see lock in image opposite)

 

Benefit - The system saves the managers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in not having to staff a reception desk, and it makes management of the cottages efficient with the Manager being able to keep his day time job as a builder.

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The Digital Keys system has saved us loads of time and money. We are very proud to be your first property in Australia to use the system

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Anthony Slot

Manager/Owner

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