Although not usually visible to guests, hotel key control solutions provide guarded access to guest room keys, cards, cash boxes, and other valuable assets that may be kept on the premises. When the hospitality service provider’s goal is to deliver the best possible guest experience, an efficient method for controlling and accessing keys is a necessity.
By integrating hotel key inventory software, facility managers can easily control reporting and program access capabilities. For example, when an employee has called in sick, and another staff member must cover for that individual, the manager can remotely authorize access to a KeyWatcher Touch rather than physically traveling to the site to release a key. Our hotel key control software can run activity reports and sort based on different criteria, allowing management to generate useful information to help mitigate access control issues.
One metric used to determine hotel key system ROI is employee productivity. Consider the ROI when key control cabinets are installed on various floors of the hotel for the housekeeping staff. With hotel key systems, there is no more wasted time receiving assignments, signing key logs, and punching in or out, which can help save 12 to 15 minutes. Multi-language programming can further improve this process.
A pre-programmed access control card is all that is needed to access or return a key from the cabinet, and all key activity including the time and the individual’s name is automatically recorded. Alerts can be sent to the floor manager if an individual tries to remove a key that he or she is not authorized to use, or to leave the building without returning a key.
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