For instance, is the technology being utilized for valet control, parking spaces, monitoring pool guests, tracking towels and so forth?
Many hotels are moving toward using RFID-enabled room keys, rather than mag-stripe cards. These keys can be used to control access to a hotel’s pool and gymnasium as well—plus, they can double as a means of paying for lockers or food, so guests need not have their wallets handy at all times (see At Nelson Lodge, RFID Will Unlock More than Doors).
I am unaware of any condominiums that employ the Towel Tracker system or RFID keys at present, but there is certainly no reason why a forward-thinking building owner could not use the technology in the same ways that hotels currently do.
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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