The array of different locks available today can make your purchasing decision confusing. With a variety of features to choose from, how do you know what lock is best for your bar, restaurant, hotel or office? You are likely to need different types of lock for external doors, internal doors, and cabinets. You might also require specific lock features for insurance purposes or to meet building regulations.
Investing in new technology is one way to improve your guest’s experience. In recent years technology has had a positive influence on many areas of hospitality management, including applications for access control.
Convenience is key
Electronic and smart locks are now commonly used in place of traditional key locks because they offer so much more in terms of convenience. Rather than using a key, access is gained by punching in a code on the keypad, using a card or phone.
The ability to offer keyless entry removes the hassle of storing, issuing, and replacing keys. The audit trail feature allows managers to keep track of when and where the lock was accessed.
Better control of access
Electronic locks and smart locks have a Master Code and can store multiple Sub-Master codes, allowing house-keeping and maintenance staff to be given their own codes. When a guest leaves, the manager or staff can access the room using their personal code, and delete the guest code at the same time. The door is then locked until activated by the next guest.
Similarly, rather than issuing a key for every door where you need to restrict access, you can simply issue a code. Employees can access areas out of bounds to the public without having to carry door keys. Entering a code into the door lock is quick and easy. And if an employee leaves the organisation, you can simply change the door code.
Digital door and cabinet locks have many applications within the world of hospitality and leisure. Smart locks are now being used to control door access to meeting rooms and keypad locks to secure service areas and cleaning cupboards.
Furthermore, the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 requires businesses to implement more stringent security measures to protect personal data. This might involve the introduction of encryption software for sensitive information however, providing lockable cabinets to securely store customer information and documents will help to demonstrate compliance.
Our range of cutting edge locks allow easy upgrade to improve the customer experience, increase productivity and drive efficiency across your business.