Making the switch A
growing number of spa operators across the UK are working with Ojmar to upgrade their traditional keyed locking systems to electronic solutions.
■ Center Parcs uses Ojmar’s innovative locking system in its Aqua Sana spas
Using the wristband, guests can operate lockers, access accommodation and make cashless payments. This means no more trips to the locker to collect a wallet to pay for drinks or food by the pool
■ Simple 1 click technology avoids confusion in the changing areas
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Why? Because, as wearable devices continue to impact the health, wellness and spa industry – the American College of Sports & Medicine (ACSM) cites wearable technology as the top fitness trend for 2016 – operators are realising the benefits that electronic locking systems working in conjunction with Mifare wristbands can offer. Leading innovator Center Parcs was an early adopter of the technology working with locking solutions specialist Ojmar to install its OTS Transponder System at the new Center Parcs Village at Woburn Forest. Following their successful installation at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest and in a number of the group’s Aqua Sana spa facilities, approximately 2,000 locks were installed throughout the Woburn Forest village, including the Aqua Sana Spa. Using the wristband, guests can operate lockers, access accommodation and make cashless payments. This means no more trips to the locker to collect a wallet to pay for drinks or food by the pool, The Mifare wristband is becoming the wearable of choice for operators. As well as being cost effective, the silicone wristbands are waterproof and can be branded with the facility’s logo for further marketing opportunities. In addition, operators can increase their secondary spend through band rental and cashless purchasing.