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Onity Announces Innovative Cloud-Based IoT Hospitality Solutions and Enriched DirectKey Mobile Credentialing System at HITEC 2024


Connected solutions designed for a more seamless and contactless guest experience will be on display at HITEC booth #3040
Onity, a global leader in electronic locks and mobile access solutions, is thrilled to announce the enhanced DirectKey™ 3.0 system and an advancement in IoT-based hospitality security. The company is set to showcase its expanded connected capabilities for electronic locks and mobile access solutions at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), from June 24-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Onity is part of Honeywell, a leading provider of solutions and services that improve the occupant experience and are used in more than 10 million buildings worldwide.
DirectKey 3.0
Onity is proud to present the latest iteration of its flagship DirectKey mobile access technology. Onity’s DirectKey technology allows guests to unlock doors upon approach using their mobile device - enabling seamless entries across the property from parking garage, to elevators, guest rooms and beyond. Key enhancements include:
  • Updated DirectKey ecosystem: Faster update times for firmware and data transfers as well as lower power consumption for improved battery life. 
  • Security and Enhanced Performance: Utilizing 128-bit AES data encryption to provide an additional layer of security, complementing existing user access permissions and audit trails. Designed to deliver faster open times and support quick connection to multiple users in common areas such as elevators.
  • Soft Broker Technology: Enabling DirectKey/DirectKey Firmware capabilities on third-party hardware platforms without the need for a DirectKey/DirectKey module.
IoT Transformation for Enhanced Hotel Management
Onity’s new 1-way and 2-way connected solutions will set the stage for future developments, offering significant benefits to hoteliers:
  • Enhanced Front Desk Monitoring & Control: Allows front desk staff to monitor battery levels, receive live alarms for forced door openings or doors held open, and remotely lock down individual doors.
  • Improved Maintenance Capabilities: Features such as remote time setting adjustments for daylight savings, lower staff costs, remote audits, and elimination of lock re-programming after battery replacement.
  • Outstanding Guest Experience: Enables seamless room moves or extended stays, enhancing the overall guest experience.
New connected capabilities redefine property management and guest interaction:
  • CloudConnect™: A cloud-based property management software (PMS) interface that eliminates the need for on-premise hardware and wiring. It provides a single endpoint for PMS collaborators, allowing seamless creation of key cards or digital keys.
  • Serene™ Wall Reader: A complete and connected solution offering flexible access to elevators, parking garages, and common areas.
  • IoT Gateway: A scalable IoT mesh network infrastructure for properties with online locks, facilitating remote access control for Onity connected locks.
  • Integrations: Collaborations with Wi-Fi access points and room management systems (RMS), such as Inncom by Honeywell, enabling 2-way communication with Onity locks.
"Providing connected capabilities for our customers highlights our dedication to enhancing experiences for both hotel staff and guests," said Fayyad Sbaihat, President of Onity. "The future is promising as Onity will soon launch a comprehensive dashboard for property owners and operators, offering valuable analytics and insights into the operation and performance of their mobile credentialing and electronic locking systems."
For more information, visit Onity booth #3040 on June 25-27 at HITEC or visit
About Onity
Onity supports the hospitality, self-storage, commercial, education, and military segments with a full spectrum of electronic locking, access control, and mobile key solutions. Since 1986, Onity has been a global leader in electronic access solutions, serving customers in more than 125 countries around the globe. Onity is part of Honeywell Building Automation. For more information, visit
For more information, contact: Kendall Simich, Onity