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arriott International Inc. has chosen the Tiara top opening safe by Safeplace for its new generation of guest rooms, in which every element is designed to provide guests with luxury, comfort and usable space. The new room design includes contemporary bedding, elegant bathrooms, and state-ofthe-art technology and entertainment. A focal point of the room is the custom-designed pivoting desk built with cherry wood edges and complementing high pressure laminate top. Business travelers and other guests will be pleased by the convenience of the Safeplace Tiara snugly ensconced in the upper drawer of the POD. The top door of the safe opens using any four digit code,

A Tiara for New Marriott Guestrooms
allowing easy access to the ample interior space, and accommodating laptop computers. The SafeplaceTiara features an easy-to-use tactile keypad and a large illuminated LED display on the top cover. The pneumatic piston guarantees smooth door movement. Because security is a top priority with guest room safes, the BiMax control unit ensures that only authorized users can access and program the safes. Safeplace is proud to be a part of the Marriott effort to increase guest satisfaction by providing elegant userfriendly products to meet guest needs. "

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Head Office: SafePlace, Kibbutz Hatzor, 60970 Israel Tel: +972-8-8579579 Fax: +972-8-8573962, e-mail: North American Office: Minibar Systems North America, 7340 Westmore Road, Rockville, MD 20850-7400,Tel: +1-301-309-1100, Fax: +1-301-309-1115 Asia Pacific Office: SafePlace Asia Pacific, No.2 Alexandra Road #06-01, Delta House, Singapore 159919,Tel: +65-6270-1268, Fax: +65-6270-0907, e-mail: Worldwide Sales & Service: Argentina,Australia,Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland,Taiwan,Thailand,Turkey, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Uruguay,Venezuela,Vietnam, Zimbabwe. "SafeScoop" is published by SafePlace Limited Partnership (1999), Kibbutz Hatzor 60970 Israel. Tel: +972-8-8579579 Fax: +972-8-8573962 E-mail:

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No. 10 Fall 2005

Introducing the Impact: Security at Your Fingertip Introducing the Biometric Impact: Ultimate Personal Security


he new Safeplace Impact Fingerprint safe utilizes advanced biometric technology to provide the highest personal security available. The user’s unique fingerprint is the key to lock and unlock the safe. A touch of the finger on the sensor activates the safe. Simple operational instructions appear on the display panel along with audio feedback. Like all Safeplace models, the Impact FP is secure, smart and simple to operate.

Ultra-Simple Operation
Because guests are not yet familiar with biometric technology, it was important that safe operation be ultra-simple. The sensor itself offers ample space for any size finger. The large illuminated LCD display is easy to read and eliminates the need for an instruction booklet or unsightly sticker. Instructions appearing on the display guide the guest through the minimal steps needed to lock and unlock the safe. Visual and audio feedback for each operation reinforce every step of the process. Maintenance is easy with the Impact FP.The self-diagnostic trouble-shooting display allows the maintenance staff to solve problems in seconds, often without setting foot in the guest room. The low battery indication eliminates power failure and inconvenient lock-outs. The Impact Fingerprint safe combined with the BiMax control unit, raises safe security to new heights. Programming the safe or accessing the audit report requires both the user’s password and fingerprint identification, a level of security no other safe can offer. The Impact FP includes the unique anti-tamper motor guard feature, while the audit report supplies a record of the last 120 safe operations. Options include an outlet for recharging laptops, as well as AC power supply.

The Safeplace R&D department studied the new biometric technology for several years. The safety of fingerprint identification made it a natural choice for a biometric safe, but until the technology reached a level of maturity which guaranteed smooth hassle-free operation, it remained just a project, rather than a fully-developed safe model. "The fingerprint safe is a revolution in safe security," says Ravid Brosh,V.P. of Operations for Safeplace North America, "But only when we were satisfied that we could combine the technology with the userfriendliness that has become a Safeplace hallmark did we introduce the safe into the market. Along with the advanced fingerprint I.D. control unit, the fingerprint safe offers more security than any other safe on the market."

Like the Safeplace Magna, Titan, and Quantor series, the Impact Fingerprint safe is available in six standard sizes and three color combinations. It can be ordered in right or left opening and is fully modular for future upgrading. "

Noam Avni (1948 – 2005)
The first CEO of Safeplace
We mourn the passing of Noam Avni after a long illness. His wit and wisdom were an inspiration to all.

In Memoriam:

SafeScoop is published by Safeplace for a select audience of international hoteliers. In this issue: " The Biometric Fingerprint Sate " Asian Landmarks " In the New Marriott Guestroom

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Asian Landmarks
"Safeplace has a firm commitment to the Asia-Pacific region," states Philip Toh, Safeplace Regional Manager. "We have installations in every country in the region and in many prestigious hotels and hotel chains." Asian hotels appreciate the qualities that make Safeplace stand out from locally manufactured safes. Safeplace conformity to international quality standards is backed by almost two decades of proven experience in the market. No local manufacturer can boast almost twenty years of continuous service to the same high-use hotels where the original Safeplace safes are still working alongside newer models - or the ability to withstand the tough conditions demanded by the cruise industry, where Safeplace has been the number one supplier for over a decade. "Our leading R&D makes the difference," says Philip Toh. "We are not a "copy-cat" company turning out the same limited variety of safes year after year, and making changes only when the global safe manufacturers pave the way. Safeplace is the leader in developing new models and security measures to meet the needs of the hospitality market. We pioneered the drawer safe and the top open. Our fingerprint handheld control unit is so secure, it’s fool-proof. Our new finger print safe combines state-of-the-art biometric technology with the user-friendly operation that Safeplace is known for. No local company has the experience and technical know-how to lead the market like Safeplace." Safeplace has experienced local distributors and service in every major country in the Asia Pacific region.

Strong Chain Ties
Safeplace has won approval from all the major hotel chains in the Asia Pacific region. Our close relationship with the regional offices and individual hotels allows us to customize our products to meet their unique hospitality needs. A brief list of our most recent installations includes:

Accor Asia Pacific Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok, Thailand; Novotel Peace Hotel, Beijing, China; Novotel Ambassador Toksan Korea; Novotel Vientiane, Laos; Mercure Delhi, India; Mercure Puri, India. Aman Resorts Amangalle, Galle, Sri Lanka; Amanwella, Tangalle, Sri Lanka;Amanbagh,Alwar, India. Harvest Club: Harvest Club Hamanako, Japan; Harvest Club Katsuura, Japan; Harvest Club Wakayama. Hyatt International: Hyatt Singapore; Hyatt Manila, Philippines. Intercontinental: Intercontinental Goa, India; Intercontinental Mumbai, India; Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach Australia; Crowne Plaza Kuchin, Malaysia; Holiday Inn Kuchin, Malaysia. Mandarin Oriental: Oriental Singapore; Landmark Mandarin

Oriental, Hong Kong; Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai,Thailand. Marriott International: New World Renaissance, Hong Kong; Renaissance Melaka, Malaysia. Prince: Japan: Prince Akasaka; Prince Shinagawa; Prince Otsu; Prince Supporo; Prince Takanawa; Prince Shiba Tower. Sebel: Sebel Maroochydore, Australia; Sebel Reef, Australia. Starwood: Sheraton Saigon, Vietnam; Sheraton Pattaya, Thailand. Taj: Taj Blue Diamond, Pune, India; Taj Holiday Village, Goa, India; Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India; Taj Mahal, New Delhi, India; Taj President, Mumbai, India; Taj Residency Ernakulim, Cochin, India.
Philip T o Director h, Safeplace R for Asia Pacific. egional

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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The brand new Landmark Mandarin Oriental is located in Hong Kong’s premier shopping and commercial district. It offers 113 of the largest guestrooms and suites in Hong Kong with an average size of over 540 square feet, as well as a luxurious spa and two restaurants. Rooms are equipped with the latest high tech amenities, including widescreen plasma television, wireless broadband Internet networks and Safeplace Magna 800 safes in every room.

Novotel Ambassador Doksan, Korea Novotel Vientiane,Vientiane, Laos
The Novotel Vientiane, in Vientiane Laos, is the only superior international hotel in Vientiane, located minutes from the airport and town center. The hotel offers everything international travelers have come to expect from a fine hotel, including a conference center, business services, wireless internet access, and Safeplace Magna 800 digital safes. The Novotel Ambassador Doksan is the only deluxe hotel in southwestern Seoul with easy access to the city center and airport. The hotel offers business services, gym, pool and sauna, as well as several restaurants. Rooms are equipped with the latest amenities, including Safeplace Magna 800 safes that accommodate even the largest laptop computer.

Arahmas Resort & Spa, Phuket,Thailand
This beachfront resort is part of the Arahmas chain. The 111 luxury rooms and suites and the 16 pool villas offer excellent facilities, including Safeplace Magna 800 safes.

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