Grand Sierra Resort, located in the Reno-Tahoe region, is a premier resort with nearly 2,000 newly-renovated guest rooms and suites and 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
This week, it was announced that the property successfully upgraded its magstripe guest room door locks to electronic door locks provided by dormakaba, the maker of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ MT BLE-enabled RFID locks. Headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland), dorkmakaba has more than 16,000 employees and ranks as one of the largest solution providers in the industry.
A seven-member dormakaba-certified installation team upgraded Grand Sierra’s 2,000-plus guest room doors to RFID locks in about two months.
The hotel reportedly made the upgrade for multiple reasons, including the fact that RFID locks are more secure and reliable than magstripe units. RFID key codes cannot be erased by contact with a guest’s cell phone. The Grand Sierra expects to upgrade to dormakaba’s Ambiance lock management system in the future.
Grand Sierra’s MT RFID locks are equipped with contactless and mobile access technology. The MT is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capable lock that can operate using dormakaba’s Mobile Access Solutions that lets guests use their mobile devices as their room key.