VingCard Elsafe’s VISION Locking System Installed In Nottingham Student Accommodations


Paris – July 18, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has installed its VISION locking system at all 302 student apartments at the new Opal 1 Nottingham building. VISION by VingCard provides reporting capabilities to enhance the property's security, with all access logged to ensure that anyone entering or leaving the building and its secure areas is automatically documented.

The two-year-old Opal One Nottingham is proximate to the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham. Student accommodations range from individual studios to flats for up to six people, each with free Internet access and en-suite bathrooms. Owned and managed by the renowned Opal Property Group, Opal 1 Nottingham boasts a comprehensive security system; in addition to VingCard’s VISION locking system monitoring access to each apartment block electronically, the complex features 24-hour onsite staff presence and a substantial closed-circuit television monitoring network.

“VISION’s access control is more flexible than most systems on the market, enabling property managers to control exactly who may unlock which doors and when, ensuring that the students at Opal 1 Nottingham have the confidence of knowing their accommodations are as safe and secure as possible,” says Christian Hénon, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Europe/Middle East/Africa.

VISION's report templates and flexibility make it easy to quickly extract information about which keys have accessed which doors, and the dedicated portable LockLink interrogation and programming unit lets management view the last 600 locking events from the entry log audit trail. The VISION system is based on a robust and advanced client server SQL database, ensuring fast and reliable operations and preventing the system from crashing in the event of a single terminal outage. Database files are protected by high-security encryption.

VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems for the student accommodation industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of academic lodging facilities. For more information, visit

About VingCard Elsafe
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 39,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 6.5 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-stripe, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication), fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform. VingCard has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. Elsafe provides the only UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Elsafe Safes include a UL-listed internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders, full wireless online capabilities and RFID versions compatible with VingCard system. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. Orion by VingCard Elsafe is the new Energy Management Solution that reduces energy consumption, ensures guest comfort and contributes to improve hotels green initiatives. The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group is dedicated to the hospitality industry. For more information on VingCard Elsafe, visit

About Opal 1 Nottingham
Opened in 2009, Opal 1 Nottingham student accommodation offers free Internet access in bedrooms, 24-hour security and CCTV monitoring, an onsite gym, complimentary renters insurance, a common room with a pool table, laundry facilities and a common kitchen area. The facility is situated in a superb location within walking distance of Jubilee Campus and University Park, with bus links to the city center and a bicycle rack. Tenancies of 44 and 51 weeks are available. For more information, visit