Why are hotel keycards better than traditional keys?

  • by Plastic Card Services
  • 17.04.2013
  • Articles

In the modern environment we are always looking for new and improved ways to increase security and cut down costs to our business at the same time, and if you are in the hotel industry then one way that you can do this is by introducing hotel keycards to replace traditional keys – saving you money and making things increasingly efficient for your staff members.

While traditional keys definitely serve a purpose, one of the main drawbacks here is that they are often uncomfortable to carry around, in constrast a hotel keycard can be easily slipped into your wallet and taken with you wherever you go.

Once hotel keys are lost then you often have to go through the long procedure of having new keys cut and having the locks changed. In contrast, hotel keycards can be easily re-programmed if they are lost, and the same can happen to the locks themselves.

What is the function of a hotel keycard?

A hotel keycard is designed to provide you with a small, practical way to gain entry to locked areas of the hotel or resort that you are staying at. In general these keycards are used to grant entry to a room, but they can also be used to grant entry to shared areas of the hotel including swimming pools, gymnasiums and various other facilities which still need to remain locked to the general public.

Hotel keycards are designed to work together with a magnetic system on the door of each room and when the keycard is inserted it will react with the magnetic strip on the door and in turn this will open the door to the right keycard holder.

What key benefits can it bring to users?

Hotel keycards can bring about a number of benefits to users and some of these popular benefits include:

  • Increased portability through a slim and small design which can fit easily into your wallet
  • The ability to easily produce a new keycard rather than having to have a new key cut
  • The ability to produce as many keycards as is needed
  • The ability to customise your own keycards to include logos, colours and designs of your choice.