The mechanics and technology of hotel lock and key’s has evolved right alongside the evolution of security and now that we are in the digital age some new innovations could be on the way.
Numerous big name hotel franchises have already begun experimenting with digital key technology in which guests can gain access to their room by holding their smartphone up to the lock as opposed to a plastic key card.
According to hotel representatives the technology tied to mobile check in applications will typically only be available to guests who are rewards club or loyalty members of certain hotels. The technology however has some warry of the potential for hackers and thieves to prey on those who use the digital key option. Nevertheless major hotel chains are confident that the digital key option will be here to stay.
In addition to access control the hotel key mobile applications could also include some other features such as online check in, request features such as room service and maid service, and more according to Hilton Garden Inn Spokane Airport General Manger Chris Anderson. “The first part of the application is a digital check-in, and the second is the digital key option, guests can choose their room based on a digital map of the hotel and check in online. They also can add features to their stay, such as extra towels and pillows, or free continental breakfast.” Commented Anderson.
Hotel lock and key access control security has sure come a long way since the traditional lock and key and the chain of evolution just seems to continue on. To make sure you are up to date on the security measure at your home or business make sure to contact a licensed, bonded, and insured security professional. If located in the Tucson area contact the access control and security experts at C & S Lock & Security!