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Intergastra post-show report: This is how modern hotels operate. Häfele Dialock with smartphone app

Simply open the door with your smartphone

Everyone’s talking about Häfele’s innovative smartphone key for hotels. The new product was the centre of attention of the trade fair appearance at the Intergastra in Stuttgart, and attracted a great deal of interest from the specialist visitors. The future-oriented technology was making its début on the trade fair stand of the hardware and fitting systems specialist. Häfele offers contactless and convenient opening via a smartphone to hoteliers and their guests with the Dialock electronic access control system. It was presented at Intergastra with the hotelbird smartphone app.


Udo Jungebloed, Head of Domestic Projects, Sales and Planning Department, pleaded for safety in future after the successful première of the smartphone key at the Häfele trade fair booth: “We fulfilled the hottest topics of the branch with the Dialock smartphone key and the related app from hotelbird. We may not be the first people on the market to deal with this topic, but the wait was worth it. After a lot of talk about other standards such as NFC etc., a technology with which customers are future-proof with has emerged in the form of Bluetooth. Once Häfele had carried out the initial field test projects about five years ago in Sweden, among others, we were able to develop this sustainable solution as a result of the experience that was gained. It is standardised, but can still be tailored to the respective needs of the customer. It digitizes the entire check-in process and the remainder of the hotel stay for hotel chains and privately-run hotels alike.”

The smartphone key makes it far easier to arrive at a hotel than before. The guest is simply given access to the hotel and his room via an app. Queues when checking in, paying and checking out are a thing of the past, since everything can be done in a jiffy online.

Guest satisfaction is improved and the staff at reception are under less stress. The guest receives the key code on his/her app before arrival. That way, the smartphone becomes the room key. A demonstration of how easy and practical this digital hotel experience is was shown on the Häfele booth.


Secure communication between the digital room key and the Dialock electronic access control system is established using the latest Bluetooth technology. The door opens.

And that's not all by any means: you can reserve a room via the app any time, anywhere, check in easily, pay and check out again without having to go to reception. Häfele and its cooperation partners have made this possible. They have also integrated other customized functions into the app, such as sales-promoting offers from the hotel or individual travel tips.


The hotel and project specialists in the Häfele group also demonstrated other innovative ideas and products for the hospitality industry. An improved version of the hotel door from a single source is available. Dialock, the electronic access control system, impressed with two new, extremely economical door terminals - DT 700 and DT 710. A furniture handle system that could be customised with various inlays also created a stir. Häfele developed this system together with Hamburg interior architecture studio JOI-Design. Loox lighting and sound in furniture were other trending topics for which Häfele has its own brand assortments, and were presented to the specialist visitors. 

In the new brochure, "Thinking ahead. in the hotel." interested parties will find the full range of topics in a compact and clear format: from the Dialock Smartphone-enabled access control system to architectural hardware, functionality and lighting in furniture and customised furniture handles.

Häfele smartphone room key
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