RFID wristbands unlock hotel rooms at Texas water park

Dec. 17, 2012

Schlitterbahn Waterparks, a family-owned provider of water park destinations based in New Braunfels, Texas, has implemented Precision Dynamic Corporation's Smart Band RFID Wristband system to provide hotel guests keyless entry to their hotel rooms.

The technology enables guests to access their hotel rooms with PDC's wristbands by communicating with the RFID-reading door lock through a pre-programmed RFID chip sealed inside of the band. Waterproof Smart Band replaces traditional forms of access and identification credentials (including keys, badges, or magnetic stripe door cards) that aren't as secure or convenient for use at water parks, according to the announcement. Unlike standard access credentials, the Smart Band is non-transferable and uses secure encryption to prevent unauthorized use or counterfeiting.

The system is currently in use at the South Padre Island Beach Resort in Texas.

"Smart Band provides water park guests with the peace of mind traditional access systems can't offer," said Robin Barber, VP of leisure and entertainment for Precision Dynamics. "Parents can let their kids explore and still control how much they spend on in-park purchases — even when in different areas of the park."

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Topics: Hotels , RFID Technology

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