With the finals now concluded and the 2014 World Cup a part of global history, host nation Brazil is nonetheless set to continue reaping the benefits of an improved infrastructure among the country’s hotels and resorts, thanks to efforts such as those by VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security solutions and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group.
Since the start of preparations for the World Cup, VingCard Elsafe actions were significant in ensuring that many properties throughout Brazil were up to the task of providing enhanced security for the influx of visitors and global footballing talent.
Predominant among national soccer team facilities making headlines during the course of the tournament, Germany’s purpose-built training camp, Camp Bahia was created with every aspect intended to amplify the team’s chances of World Cup success. A unique concept with 64 residential units and boasting its own fitness center among other amenities, the critical responsibility of ensuring the security of its internationally renowned athletes fell to VingCard Elsafe and its leading line of locking solution products. Using the company’s Classic by VingCard electronic guestroom locks and Xtra II electronic safes that feature audit trail tracking abilities, German players and support staff could rest assured knowing that personal safety was one thing that did not require their full attention throughout the course of their stay.
“As with any guest that travels and stays at a hotel or resort, the issue of guestroom safety is understandably of great importance, yet it is something that should not detract from the focus and purpose behind a person’s trip,” says Nicolas Aznar, President Latin America and Caribbean. “VingCard Elsafe is thrilled to have acted as a provider of guestroom security for several national teams during the recent World Cup, allowing them to fully concentrate on preparations for each game and ensuring that they play at their best. We additionally wish to congratulate Germany on their well-deserved victory, and thank them for relying on VingCard Elsafe door locks and safes when it comes to ensuring personal safety and peace-of-mind.”
In addition to Germany, the national squads of Argentina, Holland, France, Colombia, Portugual and Honduras to name a few, also were among teams to benefit from VingCard Elsafe security solutions. Throughout the duration of the tournament, teams that stayed at the Deville Porto Alegre Aeroporto, Clube Atletico Paranaense, Bourban Cataratan Convention & Spa Resort, Club Atletico Paranaense and Deville Porto Alegre Aeroporto were each protected by VingCard Elsafe’s Classic by VingCard door locks. Those that stayed at the Radisson Barra were additionally provided with Xtra II by Elsafe safes, while players at the Sheraton Rio utilized SENTINEL Series safes.
VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems, electronic in-room safes and energy management solutions for the hospitality industry, and has often been selected to provide security solutions for hotels and resorts during numerous international events. For more information on VingCard Elsafe’s latest products and services, please visit www.vingcardelsafe.com.
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