There are various ways in which your B&B can benefit if you put some super-modern technology in it. One simple way is by impressing your lodgers with how far ahead of the competition you are in this respect. Another way is by, quite simply, making their time at your establishment more enjoyable and hassle-free. Here are some examples of what might initially look like standard household gadgets, but can be much more useful for your B&B than what at first appears.
Imagine getting into a B&B room and admiring yourself in the mirror, only to accidentally touch the glass and realise that, actually, it’s a smart mirror! This is a term that has been used by Lodging magazineand refers to a mirror that includes built-in, smartphone-like functionality. So, by tapping the mirror’s touchscreen, your guests could check your emails, peruse social media, see what the weather will be like, watch TV shows, and more – all while brushing their teeth.
Tablet for controlling a room
Tablets have been with us for a while now, and are rich in functionality for workers in the hospitality sector. You could, for example, choose to have one for carrying out such administrative routines as using a B&B reservation system. However, you might have underestimated just how much of a B&B room can be controlled from a tablet. In each room, you could place a tablet with apps enabling guests to switch lights on and off, book their breakfast, and much more from that little slab of glass.
Virtual reality headset
Virtual reality is one of those technologies that has long been on the way, but occasionally stumbled; remember Nintendo’s failed Virtual Boy headset in the 1990s? However, much more recent VR headsets, including the inexpensive Google Cardboard ones, show how far technology has come in this area. You could provide such headsets through which guests can learn about major attractions near the establishment or, as with PlayStation VR, play fun games.
Portable door lock
Naturally, you want your guests to feel safe in their rooms – especially when the time comes for them to settle down to sleep there. Well, rest assured that you can provide, for each of these rooms, a portable door lock. These are great for ensuring a door’s security without the necessity of an expensive or time-consuming installation process.The About website explains a procedure for attaching a portable lock to a door, but be sure to refer to the illustration on the lock’s packaging.
Wedge-shaped doorstop alarm
Your guests’ feeling of safety can be even further bolstered when you supply this kind of alarm for each room. After placing one of these alarms behind a door, it will jam a door as it opens. At that point, it will also produce a loud and shrill alarm sound. Hence, if there are occasions when someone without the right to enter the room still attempts to do so, this alarm could come to the rescue in the event that a lock fails.
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