Onity to Display Revolutionary ADVANCE Electronic Locking Solution

New ADVANCE by Onity™ locking solution adds unique ergonomic features and modular design options that allow hoteliers to blend the most advanced locking technology into any hotel dĂ©cor


ASIS 2006, San Diego, Sept. 25, 2006 - Onity will display its latest innovation in security design and technology at its booth, #542, during the ASIS trade show this week. First launched in June, ADVANCE by Onity is an entirely new electronic locking solution that offers a wide range of flexibility in both aesthetic design and operational features. Onity, a worldwide provider of electronic locking solutions, is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

The newly developed electronic lock features a unique, modular, two-piece design that minimizes hardware on the guestroom door. A wide selection of attractive finishes, interchangeable handle styles, and cover plates allows hotels to blend the locks into the overall design of the property. The ADVANCE solution also offers dual upgradeable technology to accommodate retrofits simply and affordably.

Developed thorough years of research and development that included detailed scientific data, as well as feedback from a broad spectrum of hoteliers, guests and design professionals, ADVANCE by Onity builds upon the proven reliability and convenience of the company’s current generation of electronic locks. It is designed to satisfy the needs of today’s hotels and their guests in innovative new ways.

Adam Yapkowitz, Onity’s vice president of business development, said, “We learned from the extensive R&D we conducted that decision-makers in the hotel industry were ready for the electronic lock industry to evolve. That meant developing a lock that improves aesthetics and ease of use, without compromising security. We took that a step further and produced a lock that is not only beautiful and functional, but also technologically advanced and with unsurpassed security. ADVANCE by Onity will be the new standard by which all other locks are measured.”

About Onity

Onity is a leading global provider of electronic locking systems, and offers innovative technological solutions and services for the hospitality, corporate, education, government and marine markets. The company’s ever-expanding family of facility management solutions includes electronic locks, in-room safes, and Senercomm® energy-management systems. Onity has an extensive sales and service network that spans more than 115 countries around the globe. Onity is part of UTC Fire & Security, which provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers around the world. UTC Fire & Security, headquartered in Connecticut, USA, is a business unit of United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.