Just about every large hotel chain has been telling the world about how they’re going to keep their hotel clean and safe from COVID-19. Here’s what a bunch of them said they’d be doing, back in late April. And now they can all bring our health and safety one step further, with keycards that are antimicrobial.
Lodging Access Systems is a technological services company that serves the entertainment, leisure and hospitality industry. Their largest division, RFID Hotel, provides hotels and resorts with RFID cards, wristbands and similar items.
The concept of manufacturing plastic cards and badges with antimicrobial properties was first conceived in 2010 and was later patented. Lodging Access Systems has just gotten the exclusive rights and license to manufacture and distribute a patented and proprietary antimicrobial plastic keycard to hotels and resorts in the United States.
The keycards have New Antimicrobial Layer (NAML) technology. This inhibits the growth and transmission of germs, viruses and pathogens. Antimicrobial agents are added when the keycards are being manufactured and it inhibits up to 99.99 percent of germ, virus and bacteria regeneration. The effect is long-lasting with no adverse reactions to anyone interacting with the antimicrobial surface.
“Our company prides itself on being innovative and delivering the very best solutions for our customers and their guests. We are incredibly excited to introduce this patented antimicrobial hotel keycard technology to the hospitality industry,” said Matthew R. Brooks, president and CEO of Lodging Access Systems. “Now more than ever, introduction of products that help preserve the health of staff and guests are an imperative for hotels and resorts. We are proud to stand behind them in bringing this new product to our industry.”
Until the age of coronavirus, I never really thought about the thousands of people who had probably handled my keycard before me. Now that’s more of an issue. I guess each one could be cleaned with some sort of alcohol-based agent between guests. But a card that kills viruses etc. on contact would save time and cleaning materials while still keeping us safe.
*** Feature Photo: Nat’ l Hospitality Supply
#stayhealthy #staysafe #washyourhands
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