The Western Cape Hotel & Spa, South Africa

The Western Cape Hotel & Spa, situated on the breathtaking Arabella Country Estate is a five star, exclusive hotel and spa that pampers the visitor looking for complete relaxation with peace of mind. Part of the international Arabella Sheraton Group, The Western Cape Hotel & Spa required a high-tech security solution to ensure the safety of its guests and their valuables.

VingCard's distributor in South Africa, ASSA ABLOY SA (PTY) Ltd - Hospitality Division - supplied the hotel with the award winning VingCard DAVINCI electronic guest door lock in all 145 bedrooms - the technology is based on the combination magnetic stripe cards and smart cards. The VingCard DAVINCI system was chosen for its access management system to protect the intergrity of the hotel. A further attraction is its unique energy saving feature appropriate for the Biosphere Reserve in which the hotel is situated. The system has also been used as a switch to activate the lights in the rooms - so when entering the room the lights automatically switch on and when exiting, they switch off. ASSA ABLOY SA was able to offer a complete ironmongery specification including the back of house, fire door and escape hardware.

The Grand Hotel is situated in Cape Town and linked to the newly contructed Convention Centre development. Cape Town is a tourist mecca of South Africa. ASSA ABLOY SA has been commissioned to install the locks on the 483 guest bedrooms. The hotel chose to install the VingCard DAVINCI for this project as well - the product's advanced features, contemporary design and security options made this the natural choice. As well as guest room security, ASSA ABLOY SA will be providing the five elevators with two lift controllers each and a remote controller will be installed on each of the 17 bedroom wing floors to further increase security in common areas.

The VingCard DAVINCI was chosen by the clients for both these projects as it is recognized as hospitality's most advanced locking system. Furthermore, its worldclass design ensures that it meets the fashion needs of each client while offering unparalleled service and supprot by the highly experienced and trained staff of the ASSA ABLOY SA.