Key Please! A sentence which is often heard in the reception desk of a hotel. Receiving and giving room key at time of check-in and check-out is a frustrating and ineffective process that is even done today. With newer technologies rising each day, expressions like this are leaving advanced hotels dictionary and are replaced by more modern processes which facilitate and increase security level for both guests and hotel personnel. Nowadays one of major issues people are dealing with all over the world is safety and the experience of feeling peace in a few days of stay, a feeling that person would somehow relate to his own house. This issue and reaching this safety level has brought many hotels and residence institutions to create systems and devices that would create safe residual environments. The relation between these systems and hotel management system is somewhat controversial. One of useful capabilities of software is its ability to connect with several parts of hoteling system including reception and reservation. However, it is worth noting that different sections of hotel management software must be able to connect with this software as well, in order to trade data. Modern hotel management software like Protel HMS and Micros Fidelio are able to connect with most famous card-key systems like Siemens, Vingcard Honeywell and Saflok.
Using lock and key card systems in a hotel dramatically increases safety of rooms. In these systems which are often in interaction with hotel financial management system, opening and locking the door is only possible through checking in and out of that room.
Lock and key card systems increase speed and accuracy in preparing keys for guests. These systems, if connected to hotel financial management system, automatically receive information about the room and prepare the key immediately.