Onity proposes DirectKey use to enable contactless check-in at hotels

21st May 2020 (Last Updated May 21st, 2020 14:31)

Onity has proposed the use of its DirectKey mobile access solution that will enable contactless check-in at hotels and other properties.

Onity proposes DirectKey use to enable contactless check-in at hotels
Onity’s DirectKey solution gives guests easy access to their room and other access-controlled areas. Credit: PRNewsFoto/ Onity.

Onity has proposed the use of its DirectKey mobile access solution that will enable contactless check-in at hotels and other properties.

The technology will help the hospitality sector at this unprecedented time when it is working to implement social distancing guidelines following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Launched in 2015, Onity’s DirectKey enables the guests to securely download their assigned key to their smartphone through the hotel’s loyalty app.

The process will give the user with access to their assigned guest room and other access-controlled areas.

Once implemented, the technology helps the guests to avoid interaction at the front desk eliminating some potential touchpoints.

According to the company, DirectKey is used in more than 5,000 hotels and 800,000 rooms worldwide.

Onity president Fayyad Sbaihat said: “Our DirectKey solution is built on a proven key credentialing platform that has been deployed across an installed base of nearly 4 million Bluetooth locking devices, in industries such as real estate, hospitality and utilities.

“This platform, combined with Onity’s three decades of experience in electronic locking systems, delivers a streamlined contactless solution – easy, safe and convenient – for guests and hotel staff.”

A part of Carrier Global Corporation, Onity provides electronic locking, access control, and mobile key solutions to hospitality, commercial, education and military segments.

It is said to serve customers in more than 125 countries around the globe.