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Electronic Keys: Elevate Guest Experience and Simplify Hotel Management

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Electronic and Digital Keys for Worry-Free Access Management

If you manage a hotel or are a professional in the industry, you’ve likely come across electronic keys. Perhaps you’ve wondered whether they’re truly worth the investment. Congratulations, you’re in the right place!

Continue reading to uncover the advantages of this access system and key considerations when choosing such technologies. Find out why electronic keys are becoming a game-changer in the hospitality sector, offering both convenience and enhanced security for your guests and peace of mind for you.


Traditional Keys: Why Make the Change?

You have always used traditional mechanical keys and are now wondering whether it is really necessary to change them. No, it’s not, but once you make the switch you won’t want to go back.

Traditional mechanical keys often prove cumbersome for guests. It’s common for them to be misplaced or lost, causing security issues. One potential solution is to keep the front desk active to assist guests and allow them to leave their keys when they go out. This, however, bounds guests to interact with the front desk the first time they arrive and every time they leave or come back. This compels hoteliers as well to keep the front desk active to enable guests to reach their rooms.

The problems don’t end there: imagine if the keys are genuinely lost. Someone with malicious intent might have taken them, raising the necessity for a door lock change.  Hard keys could also break in the lock, making the hotelier incur additional costs for replacement.

In essence, the beloved old mechanical key, to which we’re so attached, also brings many concerns


Electronic Keys, Digital Keys, and Numeric Keypads: The Core Advantages

In a world rapidly advancing in technology, the question arises: Why stick with conventional keys? Hotel automation companies, like HCS by Airvent, offer many high-tech alternatives for easier access control, like electronic keys, smartphone apps and links, and numeric pads. Explore the reasons behind the shift towards modern access solutions and discover how upgrading from traditional keys can unlock a realm of benefits. Embrace change for heightened security, convenience, and a seamless user experience.

1. Efficient Access Control and Hotel Management

Step into a realm of efficiency with advanced access control solutions for seamless hotel management.

All-access activities are monitored and and executed at the highest security standards. The adoption of electronic keys enables real-time tracking of any access. Smart technologies record who entered where, when, and for how long. The staff’s activities can also be tracked, each employee uniquely identified. This translates to greater control, enhanced guest security, and fewer worries for the hotelier.

No problem if an electronic key, in the form of a keycard or bracelet, is lost or not returned. One simple click instantly deactivates it, eliminating potential security risks for both staff and guests.

Furthermore, the use of such tools fosters process efficiency. Information is quickly shared across all personnel and devices, you will not have to worry anymore about discovering who is performing a specific task, in which room the staff is located, which rooms have already been serviced, and so on. This advantage speeds up internal operations empowering the staff to service provide the highest service standards to guests.



2. Ultimate Comfort for Guests

Imagine a seamless check-in experience where electronic keys grant access effortlessly, eliminating the need for traditional check-in hassles. Whether it’s a cozy room key card or a stylish wristband, our electronic keys redefine convenience, ensuring guests feel at home from the very start.

Lightweight, easy to carry, designed not to be forgotten or left behind, our keycard solutions are designed for guests’ ultimate comfort. Digital kyes as links or smartphone apps enable smartphones to become the only key guests need. The new keys deliver a new guests experience making them independent from the reception.

Moreover, they enable access to the hotel even when the front desk is closed. There’s no need to wait for the guest to receive his key because they will get their digital key directly on their smartphone, anywhere they are, in the form of a numerical code or an app.

As if that weren’t enough, these keys communicate with any possible room automations. Guests’s stay will be enriched by services and experiences automatically activated upon entering the room. Finally, guests have can choose the type of key that suits them best, personalizing their experience like never before.



3. Energy Saving

Efficient Energy Management for a Sustainable Stay. Automation and electronic keys enable the implementation of cutting-edge energy-saving measures to enhance both environmental consciousness and the overall experience.

Electronic keys share information with the GRMS (Guest Room Automation System) to enable efficiency increasing logics to achieve an average energetic savings of 35% on room consumption.

Curious about how? It’s simple, electronic keys serve as room activators, enabling and disabling lights and climate control based on guests’ presence.

To learn more about the energy savings you can enjoy, click on our dedicated page: ENERGY SAVING HCS.


4.0 Ignite your Hotel Brand

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Hotel  automation, its terminals and access management systems give you the power to personalize your guests’ experience. Apply your brand elements, the shapes, colors and logos of your hospitality to each step of the guest’s journey. This tailor-made experience seamlessly integrated with your hotel brand will accompany the guests in an unforgettable experience. 


Hotel Automation and Access Systems: what to look for 

Hotel automation offers significant conveniences and advantages to the hotelier, improving the services provided by the establishment and reducing costs. However, it remains a complex system with its own intricacies. It requires qualified technical support for its setup and configuration, with ongoing availability to promptly address any issues that may arise.

It is essential to be cautious of unreliable companies that make grand promises but then prove to use uneffective technologies or fake automations. A classical example are internal pockets that activate room services with any card, not just the authorized guest card.

To avoid these issues, it’s crucial to turn to established prganizations with a local presence and years of  dedicated effort and commitment. Organizations with a solid reputation and qualified personnel ready to support you give you the peace of mind you deserve.

We, HCS by Airvent, take pride in our high standard of service and reliability. If you’re interested in our products, call us at +39 02 3820228 or email us at for a free consultation and a no-obligation quote


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