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Hotels Are Already Equipping Their Doors For The Future
By Keith Gruen
Many new generation hoteliers - especially those building new properties - are contemplating implementing a new generation of door-lock technologies. There are many different door-lock technologies currently in production or development, such as NFC, RFID, acoustic, Bluetooth, PIN-code, magnetic swipe card, biometric or even the traditional cylinder lock and key.
The second option is what many hotel industry leaders would like to achieve. The airlines have already achieved it. Passengers can go straight to the gate and board the plane without having to stop and pick up a boarding pass. We call this non-stop check-in. Even though the technology is available, almost no hotels have successfully implemented a non-stop check-in. Why is this?
Now let's consider the positives and negatives of these choices:
It's clear that none of the solutions is a sure-proof way to provide non-stop check-in. The deficiencies mean that those hotels that want to offer non-stop check-in will also need some form of traditional check-in or kiosk to handle the exception cases.
Furthermore, in some countries, a non-stop check-in is simply not possible today, as hotels are required by law to scan the guest's passport and collect a signature on a registration form.
About hetras and the Author
hetras is the first company to build a fully cloud-based application for hotels and global chains of all sizes. The hetras hotel management software combines property management system (PMS) with powerful distribution management and channel management into a unified application. The product is offered on a SaaS basis, meaning that hotels pay an all-inclusive flat fee per month per room. Built from the ground up for the internet generation, hetras offers a refreshing new user experience and users only need a tablet or browser with a standard internet connection. To find out more about hetras or join the hetras mailing list, visit www.hetras.com.
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