Advantages of the Keyless Locks
March 22, 2011
As I discussed with Mr. Schneider, the advantages of the Kaba keyless entry locks offer far more benefits than just those associated with our guests and our homeowners. We have experienced a surge of support coming from our housekeepers, inspectors and maintenance personnel.
If housekeeping schedule changes occur while the housekeepers are out on the property, they don't have to come all the way back to the office to get a key. For both housekeeping and inspectors, sometimes with issuing keys, we didn't have enough to give to both. We'd give the housekeeper the key and they would leave the door unlocked for the inspector, which was not a good idea for several reasons. What if an owner dropped by in between one leaving and one coming and found their house unlocked? Even worse, what is a guest arrived early? Or, sometimes a housekeeper would forget to leave it unlocked and the inspector would have to go find the housekeeper, get the key, and go back to the house.
Plus, who's responsible for turning that key back into the office? Having each housekeeper and inspector with their own codes is a great advantage. The Kaba system can determine who was in what house, at what time, and for how long. If there are any problems with the house, we can check to see who had been there during the time in question. These issues are the same for our Maintenance Department.
Last minute calls made to maintenance from the housekeepers or inspectors would either mean that our maintenance staff would have to go back to the office for a key, have the person who called wait for maintenance to arrive or leave the home unlocked. Sometimes issues at a house are often blamed on housekeeping, assuming they are the only ones at that house on arrival days. With Kaba locks, and individual codes, we can clearly see who has been where and when. Last but not least, you don't have to keep up with all the keys!!!! There is a significant time savings since our housekeeping , inspection and maintenance staff are no longer required to "pull" the keys they need each morning and then put them all back at the end of the day.
Kaba locks offer our company a series of benefits that culminate into a differentiating advantage. We love our Kaba locks!