RFID was seen as an expensive, luxurious, and even technological tool that could only be used by certain segments. However, in recent years, it has become an indispensable technology in asset tracking and control processes, especially with its extensive use in food and related supply process operations, and many industries have become accustomed to the blessings of RFID.
This includes the tourism sector. Hotels integrate RFID technology in many areas to accelerate their services, gain efficiency by focusing technology on processes, and positively affect customer perception with innovation.
This changes the usual things. Like paying with cash at check-out with classic keys or ordering via mobile application instead of calling room service.
Inventory and Stock Management
Stock management and monitoring have never been simpler. RFID acts as a precaution measure for fraud. By embedding RFID tags or chip to the frequently stolen high-end products it becomes possible to see track them and take action in case of a stealing issue. You can also get notifications if these objects exit your properties. You can monitor your hotel’s uniform collection, manage the lost and found clothes, track their location, and also learn instantly what colors or sizes are available, and manage the laundry schedule. After this, inventory controls become quicker, simpler, and more cost-effective. It removes the need for much manual labor and allows you to have a more precise inventory statistic.
Practical Room Access and Touchless Payment Options
In many imaginative ways, RFID technology can contribute positively and maximize the customer experience. Imagine that having a pass that allows the guests keyless access to the hotel quarters, entry to other parts of the hotel, and a simple and convenient way to make all in-hotel transactions.
Of course, these services also eliminate old habits such as signing for room cleaning, waiting in line, checking the room to see if the room has been checked out. In other words, room cleaning can be done quickly, as RFID tags or RFID keys will transmit information to the system as soon as the guests leave the room. Likewise, with the RFID cards used by the housekeeping team, it can be followed in real-time that in which rooms the cleaning and preparations have been completed.
Tracking and Surveillance
It is possible to view all the information compiled by RFID tags electronically. This ensures you will have at your disposal the latest locations of all your hotel properties, visitor purchasing details, and the use of facilities. You can review and create analyses, obtain valuable insights on customer preferences and purchase behaviors, and make smarter management decisions.
By adding RFID tags to electronic devices that need to be checked frequently, you can check their working status at regular intervals. At the same time, you can speed up the repair processes by triggering automatic alarms in case of malfunction.
Longevity & Quality
It is possible to make RFID cards and wristbands 100 percent resistant and can survive corrosion and sunscreen. RFID is also a contactless innovation so that, through repeated use, it never becomes old and weary.
Besides, RFID is an immediate user access process, whereas a barcode needs a range of sight. And, to trigger a door lock, the magstripe may be unpredictable, involving frequent swipes.
For hotels, resorts & parks, RFID cards embody the finest convenience. With a quick tap of your mobile device or scanning the card, several tasks can be carried out, allowing the visitors to build exciting and unforgettable innovative moments.