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  • Espionage Fantasies Are Real: Now Introducing Keyless Entry at ACME Hotel
    June 10, 2017
    BOUTIQUE PROPERTY ENGAGES WITH Y!KES TO INTRODUCE MOBILE KEY CAPABILITIES The future is now! ACME Hotel Company, a boutique lifestyle hotel located in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, is here to allow for a swift entry AND ease travel pains with the introduction of the mobile key solution developed by y!kes. Guests can bypass the front desk and ride the high-tech highway straight to their room. No keys, no problem – just grab your phone. View full press release here. 
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  • Y!KES AND STANLEY SECURITY Partner to Deliver Hotel Stay of the Future
    June 20, 2016
    STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions, and y!kes, creator of first-of-its-kind, proximity-aware technology, announce a strategic partnership to deliver a new access solution for the hospitality industry through the combination of high-quality door locks with sophisticated mobile key technology. The strategic partnership with STANLEY Security represents y!kes' first with a door lock manufacturer, allowing the company to deliver a comprehensive access solution complete with its mobile key technology. This new offering adds to y!kes' current single path product that is equipped with Bluetooth and RFID technology for quick and seamless retrofitting of existing hotel doors to enable mobile key usage with existing mortise locks. All y!kes solutions come readied to integrate with a hotel's Property Management System (PMS). “With the help of STANLEY Security and its reputable door lock product, we are now able to provide a comprehensive lock system ideal for newly constructed hotels...
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  • yikes nominated for TechPoint's 2016 MIRA Awards
    February 18, 2016
    yikes is proud to be nominated for TechPoint's 2016 MIRA Awards. yikes is among the ninety-eight people, products and companies nominated in 14 categories to make up the competition for the TechPoint Mira Awards. The announcement begins a two-month process of interviews and deliberations by judges to pick winners that will be honored April 23 at a black-tie awards ceremony and gala. In 2015, yikes achieved critical milestones to its development, including: - the launch of its mobile key/reporting Portal platform, enabling hotel staff to manage mobile key assignment, and pull reports on equipment status, room access. - Shared Key feature, allowing hotel guests to share access to their rooms with traveling companions, directly from their mobile apps. - Mobile Engine (SDK), allowing major hotel brands to more easily integrate yikes' mobile key into their own operating systems and their guest-facing apps. - Android OS - Property Management System integration, allowing hotels to automatically download guest data...
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  • yikes releases its Web Portal at CityFlatsHotel in Michigan.
    September 1, 2015
    yikes releases its Web Portal at CityFlatsHotel properties in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan. yikes, a pioneer in proximity mobile access solution, releases its web-based mobile key management platform at two CityFlatsHotel properties in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan. “This is a logical step in the deployment of our technology” says yikes CEO Ben Robertson, while yikes team trains the front desk personnel at the Grand Rapids property. “CityFlats is a modern, hip hotel targeting Millennials and tech enthusiast travelers.” yikes’ web portal offers easy room and mobile key assignment, system monitoring, built-in reports, and data management. Read full article.
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  • Access control in hotels: security is key
    August 24, 2015
    yikes featured in Hotel Management (part 4). Before electronic locks hotels often had to choose between convenience and security. Mobile key solutions offer a high level of security. Read full article.
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