Vingcard debuts invisible door lock

Vingcard Elsafe has unveiled an NFC-compatible lock for hotel rooms that takes the security hardware off the face of the door to provide a clean, minimalist look.

VingCard's Essence NFC-enabled door lock
ESSENCE: Lock hardware is hidden inside the door

The Essence solution resolves design challenges for design-conscious hoteliers, says Vingcard.

“Even though lock manufacturers have made strides in recent years by minimizing the lock hardware and incorporating new technologies such as RFID and NFC, a visible card reader has remained on the door exterior, giving hotels a distinctly commercial feel in the hallway,” the company explains. “Essence by VingCard eliminates that challenge, hiding the locking components from the user and allowing designers to align the guestroom doors with the current trend toward a more residential look in hotel design.”

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