Kaba and Loews Hotels Sign Exclusive Vendor Agreement

Montreal, QC (Canada) – 13 June 2012 – Kaba, the provider of ILCO and Saflok™ electronic locks, today announced a three-year exclusive preferred vendor agreement with Loews Hotels & Resorts. Kaba will provide Saflok Quantum™ locking systems to Loews Hotels’ one-of-a-kind properties for both existing and new-build implementation. Click here for more information on Kaba’s wide range of electronic locks and access control solutions.

Loews selects Kaba for state-of-the-art security
“Loews selected Kaba as our exclusive preferred vendor because security is of the utmost importance at our properties,” said Jerry Meade, Loews Hotels Corporate Director of Security. “Part of the Loews experience is safety. We are confident these state-of-the-art systems will provide peace of mind for our guests when they travel.”

Kaba provides Loews Hotels with choice of Saflok Quantum locking systems
“Kaba’s global preferred vendor agreement with Loews Hotels ensures high-end guests will continue to receive the level of exceptional service they require through the benefits of advanced electronic lock technology,” said Kerry Hirschy, Senior Vice President of Kaba Lodging. “Kaba will provide all Loews Hotels with a choice of Saflok Quantum hotel door locking systems to emphasize each property’s uniquely local, luxury offering.” Kaba’s user-friendly online locking systems are rooted in a history of market and technology innovation and world renowned customer service.

Saflok’s Quantum line of electronic hotel locks and systems addresses requirements of each lodging segment and market. Kaba’s Quantum lock offers an attractive contemporary two-piece modular design that combines aesthetics and reliable RFID functionality. Saflok’s advanced Quantum RFID contactless locks are sealed with fewer moving parts. Door lock reliability is ensured with the Saflok Quantum RFID system that gets guests into their room every time. Quantum™ ädesē® locks feature the ädesē® lock inside trim with the Quantum sectional outside trim. It is available in two formats: Quantum ädesē – insertion card reader and Quantum ädesē RFID – contactless smart card reader.

Kerry Hirschy
Senior Vice President of Kaba Lodging

About Loews Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 17 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry’s most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.

About Kaba
The Kaba Group is one of the world’s leading players in the security industry. An internationally active, listed company, it employs around 8,000 staff in more than 60 countries. Kaba provides innovative, comprehensive access control solutions for buildings, facilities and sites as well as solutions for staff and enterprise data collection which meet client’s needs for security, organization and convenience. The company is a key expert and technology leader for a range of security solutions. Kaba can look back on more than 150 years of tradition.

Kaba also offers a complete range of products for the lodging market through its ILCO and Saflok brands. From small scale properties to high end super hotels, Kaba has a solution for any access point.

The ILCO product line covers a wide range of access control systems to meet the diverse & ever changing needs of the hospitality industry. For over 30 years, ILCO have provided affordable solutions that are durable, reliable and simple to manage. ILCO’s products combine no nonsense functionality with attractive design to complement any hotel decor. www.ilcolodging.com / www.ilcostore.com

Saflok is an innovation leader in access control technology with a reputation for designing & manufacturing state-of-the-art electronic locking solutions for the hospitality market spanning more than 30 years. The Saflok brand is committed to using the latest in security technology to deliver innovative and cutting edge solutions tailored to satisfy the sophisticated needs of mid-scale to high-end luxury hotel market.

Media Contact:
Kaba, Saflok, ILCO
Dena Reyes
Marketing Communications Manager
7101 Presidents Drive, Suite 250
Orlando, FL, USA 32809
Phone: 1-407-438-7949
Email: DReyes@saf.Kaba.com