ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Launches Certified Partnership Program to Integrate Mobile Access Solution with Third-party Hotel Applications June 9, 2015 -- ASSA ABLOY Hospitality announces the launch of its new Certified Partnership Program, allowing third-party mobile application and solutions providers to integrate mobile access functionality into their existing mobile-based solutions for hoteliers. Adding ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s Mobile Access solution to existing hotel apps means that guests will be able to use their smartphone, device or smart watch as the key to their room, as well as to check-in and check-out. This new solution maximizes operational efficiency and guest loyalty, as well as reducing costs and driving revenue. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality developed the Certified Partner program to enhance the functionality of third-party applications and also to make it more convenient for hoteliers to have all of their mobile functionality combined into a single app or solution. It gives guests a greater reason to download the hotel’s mobile app, as it provides a convenient and secure way to access their room without the need to carry a keycard. This provides the hotel with an added opportunity to promote other services and amenities, which will in turn drive revenue. It also makes it easier and simpler for hotels to implement and streamline their mobile services. “As smartphones get even smarter, tech-savvy consumers increasingly expect this kind of functionality when traveling,” says Gard Gabrielsen, Global Product Director / Mobile Access & Credentials at ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. “Recent industry research shows that more than 70 percent of travelers would be likely to use their smartphone to check in and bypass the front desk.” ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s Mobile Access technology has been tested and proven, having been successfully deployed at properties around the globe, and integrations have been developed with multiple Certified Partners worldwide. About ASSA ABLOY Hospitality The global leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in over 42,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 7 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s comprehensive range of security and technology solutions comprises VingCard electronic locks, Elsafe in-room safes and Orion energy management systems, as well as advanced mobile access and integrated software solutions. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries.