:: Security Systems ::
 

Metal keys and master keys are replaced with keycards, increasing security and efficiency, lowering maintenance costs and resulting in fewer liability claims. The keycards eliminate re-keying.

The key to a guest's door can act as their charge card, can activate the heating or air conditioning, and can even store customer information. While all of these options promise greater convenience for the guest, and hoteliers exercising the options praise the convenience and cost-savings the systems ultimately offer, many hoteliers fear possible inconveniences these new technologies could impose. They opt out of exploiting a system's full potential, instead sticking with the door lock's simpler, straightforward capabilities.