- Improving the guest experience.
- Increasing revenue from ancillary services (room service, Wi-Fi, etc).
- Lowering operating costs by using point-as-a-currency and mobile payment services.
Your smartphone, the new hotel room key
— By Tyler Falk on January 27, 2014, 2:06 PM PST
Smartphone pack a diverse range of features and functionalities into the handset that makes them a mobile information center and entertainment device for the user. Another feature as room key has been added.
I really think this is an innovative idea where smart phones are being incorporated to be used as room keys. Mobile and Pc based security systems including home security systems are gaining importance because of its personal access rather than a pre programmed version. As far as home security systems http://www.alarmforce.com/small-business/ comprising of security cameras, automated doors, intruder-burglar alarms that are being linked with either mobile phone or PC can provide better security to house and offices.
Pretty cool. When travelling, a hotel room key or card is just one more thing I need to keep track of every time I leave the room, whereas I never leave without my phone.