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Hotels Can Now Enhance Security by Blending Technology with Human Touch

February 21, 2020
Using technology to overcome human error Security breaches are becoming increasingly complicated, and digital

Using technology to overcome human error

Security breaches are becoming increasingly complicated, and digital technology has made it easier for criminals to forge or imitate identities. To cope with this evolving threat, hotels need to turn to digital authentication solutions — such as GTRIIP’s patented check-in software — to process and manage guests identities in a faster, safer and more accurate manner.

GTRIIP’s solution utilizes passport detection and biometric verification technology to authenticate guests identity.. In Singapore, this authentication process can be further automated through integration with the newly launched E-Visitor Authentication (EVA) System, which allows hotels to verify their guests’ visa validity at check-in. Leveraging on such digital solutions allows hotels to not only reduce human error but also deliver a more seamless guest experience.

Using staff to identify threats

While technology is a great way to bolster security efforts, hotel staff are also play a vital role against constant terror threats. They have frequent contact with hotel guests, and are able to read subtle reactions and shift in human emotions that cannot be captured by digital technology. Hotels need to equip their staff with the necessary skills to identify and manage situations that are suspicious, hazardous, or potentially dangerous.

At the front desk

As the first point of contact, the front desk team are in an advantageous position to suss out any inconsistencies during check-in. They can help to identify potential threats by taking note of the following :

By the porters

Terrorist can sometimes exploit luggage — their own or others — to bring in dangerous items and weapons.  While assisting guests, porters have a chance to handle the luggage and pick up on tell-tale signs. They can look out for:

By housekeeping staff

Within the hotel team, the housekeepers are the only ones with access to to guests’ rooms. While cleaning up rooms, well-trained staff can keep an eagle eye out for signs of suspicious activities in the room,.

They can watch out for:

Closing the security loop

It is essential for hotels to integrate robust staff training and the latest artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology in order to bring about safer and more secure stays for guests. This is the direction most hotel owners are adopting to ensure security is never compromised at their properties.

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