Manual Hotel Keys vs Key Cards – Pro’s and Con’s

  1. You can recycle and re-use the cards helps to cut down on costs.
  2. The ability to replace cards rather than re-cut keys can help to bring down the associated costs
  3. The ability to issue more than one card where needed
  4. The ability to be able to change the locks when needed, rather than replacing the entire lock.
  5. You can set time frame of use. Useful for: Let’s say a guest has paid for a night and is due to checkout the next day at 12pm. Even if the guest
  6. manage to evade the front desk personnel after check out, the key card issued to him wouldn’t work and he has to renew and pay for another night at
  7. reception.
  8. Set Key Permissions: Housekeeping can only open the doors for certain hours. Also, every door opening is registered into the key card software system and in case of missing objects.
  9. Prevent Key duplication.
  10. I think considering the cost of implementing the keycard door lock + software + server + AMC it won’t be cost effective for a small hotel like mine with only 15 rooms.
  11. Even-though there are many advantages for using keycards cost + managing is a big deal.
  12. Key card readers cannot be picked in the way the majority of traditional locks can.
  13. You can disable swipe keys IMMEDIATELY when lost or stolen.
  14. Using the central computer system, you can block access to every door in the building.
  15. Employees cannot give out a code to the door for convenience.
  16. Being able to track room access is a great security measure.
  17. You can programme electronic key cards for a limited time period only.
  18. You can lock or unlock the building using a timed system.