UNION Launch Helpful Handle for Hotels


UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, is helping hotels to tackle security and access permissions, with its innovative Codehandle proving a popular solution for administrative areas.

The streamline lever handle design with an attractive and compact keypad is an effective way of managing authorised access for hotel staff working in office and maintenance areas. 

Easy to install, no complicated wiring or door alterations are required meaning Codehandle can be fitted and programmed by hotel maintenance staff. Plus, hotels can make additional cost savings thanks to the speed of installation and simple retrofit options. 

With the ability to store nine user codes, which can be easily and frequently changed with use of an administrative code pin, Codehandle can provide a separate code for different shift patterns, allowing the administrator to prevent access to a single group at any time, without affecting other groups or having to redistribute keys. 

Similarly, a different code could be provided to contractors for the duration of their work, allowing them easy access to permissible areas, whilst ensuring the safety of staff and guests, as well as equipment and documents stored at hotels. 

Lorna Ardern, Product Manager for Codehandle, said: “We’ve received a lot of interest from hotels in the benefits that Codehandle can bring to their operations, and it has already been successfully installed at various locations. As well as providing back of house office with a sleek finish that is more in line with guest quarters, it can also be managed and installed by hotel maintenance staff, reducing the cost and hassle of using external key control suppliers.”