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SALTO launches new hotel lock

By Canadian Security   

Products Access Control

AElement is a new RFID hotel lock from SALTO Systems that provides an enhanced guest experience using on-line wireless technology and features stunning, cutting edge design.

Developed specifically for the hotel market, AElement allows you to
integrate all your physical security needs into one stylish, energy
efficient, reliable wire-free system. It enables hoteliers to control
the security of their entire building, grant access privileges to
individual rooms and gather audit trail data from every door ”“ all
without leaving the front desk.

With SALTO’s new WiDNA technology, users can
choose between the on-line and off-line world. All AElement locks are
designed to be wireless ready right out of the box, users simply choose
whether the functionality is activated or not.
All you need to do is choose the mode of operation you want “Wireless
on-line” or “Wireless ready”.

If you choose “Wireless on-line” your
locks are on-line and communicate in real time with the server. This
gives you real time control over the entire property. If you chose
“Wireless ready”, your locks communicate with the server daily on
differed-time communication mode. Wireless ready locks can be
“switched” to real time “Wireless on-line mode” at any time. Just plug
in the USB-sized RF communication antenna and you are ready to go.

The backbone of the system is a series of gateways and repeaters that
act as antennas, collecting and sending information from the computer
server directly to the wireless locks. One gateway can manage several
electronic locks as well as repeaters, minimizing infrastructure costs
and maximizing flexibility.


It operates on a 2.4GHz wireless network
over an 802.15.4 protocol and works with every popular mainstream RFID
technology such as Mifare and Desfire, the latest versions of Mifare
Plus and Desfire EV1, as well as with standard low cost hotel guest
cards. And thanks to its automated “self healing” capabilities plus
SALTO patented SVN network redundancy, if AElement should lose RF
connection at any time it will automatically scan for a new connection
to an alternative gateway or repeater, restoring communication and
maintaining security.

Advanced security and convenient access management are its core values
enabling simple management of guest cards and doors as well as staff
cards and back of house doors in a single system. AElement features a
wide range of advanced and innovative hotel management benefits
including instant room move and instant extended stay abilities as well
as lost card cancellation, intrusion alarm, door ajar alarm, remote
opening, real time audit trail, passage mode activation for meeting
rooms and automated low battery reporting.

For staff management it can provide on-line staff tracking, real time
monitoring, dynamic master key functionality and instant master card
cancellation. All master cards are uniquely assigned to the specific
individual, and have no limitations to how a locking plan is conceived.

The card does not need to belong to a group and you can also centrally
authorize any card at random and list doors or zones with no need for
There is also no need to issue and collect staff cards every day. Staff
cards can be programmed not to work at night (outside their individual
time shift) and can be centrally cancelled at will at a moments notice,
and changes to the locking schedule can be made on the fly, with no
need to manually re-program locks or re-issue cards.


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