News | April 26, 2012

Les Hôtels JARO Goes ‘Contactless' With Kaba RFID Locks


Operators Applaud Kaba’s Advanced Technology Locks and Exceptional Service as Les Hotels JARO adopts both RFID and Online Systems

Montreal, QC, Canada (PRWEB)

Kaba, the provider of ILCO and Saflok electronic locks, announced that ‘Les Hôtels JARO’ in Quebec City, Canada retrofitted five of its properties with Kaba’s RFID locking systems. The hotel management company implemented ILCO 790 locks at three of its hotels, and Saflok RT locks with the Messenger LENS wireless online system at two other properties. Click here for more information on Kaba’s wide range of electronic locks and access control solutions.

‘Les Hôtels JARO’ operates a total of seven hotels in Quebec City. Its ‘Hotel Quebec Inn’, ‘Hotel Quebec’, and ‘Hotel Must’ properties recently installed Kaba’s ILCO 790 locks. The Hotel Palace Royal and its sister property, the Hotel Plaza Quebec, installed Saflok RThotel door locks with Messenger LENS online wireless system.

“The upgrade to Kaba’s RFID locks was universally successful for our Les Hôtels JARO properties,” said Stéphane Marcoux, general manager for Hotel Palace Royal. “Guests are pleased with the effortless way the new keycards perform. Our front desk staffs no longer have to recode magnetic-stripe keycards that were frequently being demagnetized by guests’ cell phones.”

The company’s other two hotels, the Auberge Sir Wilfrid and Hotel Lindbergh are both scheduled for future upgrades to RFID technology.

Kaba delivers “consistently high quality service”
Les Hôtels JARO previously used magnetic-stripe locks from Kaba. Management evaluated several vendor and technology options before retrofitting its door locks with RFID. “The decision to upgrade to RFID came after several repeat guests had trouble caused by erasure of their mag-stripe keys,” Marcoux said. “We stayed with Kaba because of their expert, personal service. With onsite training, 24/7 customer support and a personalized web-store we knew we could expect the same consistently high quality service for their RFID locks. It was the right decision.”

“Also the Messenger LENS wireless network is particularly advantageous”, Marcoux said. “I can track all key usage and even recode doors remotely if needed. Another plus for our guests is Kaba’s extremely fast interface to our property management systems. When guests check in, the system codes a keycard for them automatically in about 3 seconds. This is great for service.”

RFID keys last longer than magnetic-stripe
Marcoux noted that ‘Les Hôtels JARO’ properties instituted a key recycling initiative as part of its ‘Green Key’ eco rating program. “RFID keycards last longer than mag-stripe keys so we can reuse them repeatedly. Our executive housekeepers are instructed to collect the keys that guests leave in their rooms. We also have key drop boxes at the front desk.”

About Hotels JARO
Les Hôtels JARO properties include Hotel Palace Royal, Hotel Plaza Québec, L'Hotel Quebec, Hotel Québec Inn, Hotel Lindbergh, Auberge Sir Wilfrid, and Hotel Must, all in Quebec City. What makes the chain of Les Hôtels JARO exceptional is the warmth with which the staff welcomes the clients and places great importance on personal attention to each of them. Everything is implemented to meet the needs of most demanding customers, while customizing the offered services. In addition, all of its propertys’ facilities are constantly maintained in a continuous process of modernization to offer a product of distinction and quality. For more information, please go to or phone: 1-800-567-5276.

The KABA Group is one of the world’s leading players in the security industry. An internationally active, listed company, it employs around 8,000 staff in more than 60 countries. KABA provides innovative, comprehensive access control solutions for buildings, facilities and sites as well as solutions for staff and enterprise data collection which meet client’s needs for security, organization and convenience. The company is a key expert and technology leader for a range of security solutions. KABA can look back on more than 150 years of tradition.
KABA also offers a complete range of products for the lodging market through its ILCO and Saflok brands. From small scale properties to high end super hotels, KABA has a solution for any access point.

The ILCO product line covers a wide range of access control systems to meet the diverse & ever changing needs of the hospitality industry. For over 30 years, ILCO have provided affordable solutions that are durable, reliable and simple to manage. ILCO’s products combine no nonsense functionality with attractive design to complement any hotel decor. /

Saflok is an innovation leader in access control technology with a reputation for designing & manufacturing state-of-the-art electronic locking solutions for the hospitality market spanning more than 30 years. The Saflok brand is committed to using the latest in security technology to deliver innovative and cutting edge solutions tailored to satisfy the sophisticated needs of mid-scale to high-end luxury hotel market. /


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