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Miwa launch new AL5H dual technology smart lock

CampusIDNews Staff   ||   Oct 14, 2003  ||   

Miwa Lock has launched their new AL5H hotel card lock system that combines Magstripe and smart card technologies into one lock to meet a wide variety of hotel security needs.

The AL5H has been designed to offer ‘one lock does all’ functionality and is designed to read both Magstripe cards and smart cards as standard. The AL5H requires no hardwiring; all programming is achieved by an infrared upload/download data link via the front desk, with locks only taking an impressive 15-20 seconds to program.

This means one of the benefits of the new lock is that guests with a hotel issued smart card, such as a loyalty card, and internet access can now pre-register on-line. This allows the hotel to pre-program the allocated room lock with check-in and checkout time information shortly before the guest arrives. This reduces time spent on registration and check-in procedures, enabling the guest to reach their room with the minimum of delay and use their own loyalty card as their room key. This is not only more convenient for the guest, but also greatly reduces the high loss rate of desk issued cards not handed back when guests check–out.

The system also has other uses. When an entrance access card reader is installed the system allows guests to use their cards to enter the hotel through night entrances or special guest doors. And if a reader is installed in an elevator, simply inserting the card will ensure the elevator stops at the correct floor for the guest’s room. With the participation of a credit card company, the AL5H system makes it possible for guests to check-in, open locks and settle all hotel charges with a single card. Independent of credit company participation, the system can also be set up to pre-charge cards with a cash value to be used within the hotel.

Both cards and locks can be programmed to open any combination of doors at different times of day – giving the hotel complete access control. The AL5H also features deadbolt and handle reporting and, for added convenience an audio in/out bleep can be activated that makes the lock easy to use for visually impaired or elderly guests. An auto deadbolt version is also available if required.

Miwa’s new AL5H card lock offers 3-year warranty as standard and is available in a wide range of colours including stainless steel, chrome, brass and satin bronze finishes. A variety of top cap styles may be specified and up to 10 different handle designs ensures the AL5H will compliment any choice of décor, whatever the use.

About Miwa

Miwa Lock Co Ltd, part of Japan’s most successful electronic security and access control business, has an annual turnover in excess of $400 million and provides fully integrated security systems for hotels and commerce. Miwa is able to provide complete solutions tailored to suit each customer’s individual requirements through a diverse product range that includes hybrid card and fingerprint electronic locks, stand-alone scrambler keypads and key tracking systems.

For sales information
Andy Purvis, Miwa Lock Co Ltd, Tel: +44 (0) 1284 706009

For press information
Keith Carey, Bamboo PR, Tel: +44 (0) 1322 303050 Fax: +44 (0) 1795 537195
E-mail: [email protected]

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