Electronic Recycling for the Hospitality Industry 2020-09-28T16:43:12+00:00

When Amenities Are No Longer Convenient: Electronic Recycling for the Hospitality Industry

The purpose of the hospitality industry is to make life as easy, comfortable, and convenient as possible for guests, at least for a brief period of time. While the guests may only stay hotels for the short term, the amenities offered must be practical and serviceable for a large number of guests on an ongoing basis. At TechWaste Recycling, we know that that often means constantly updating hotel and resorts’ electronic equipment so that it is not only the most functional but also the most convenient for guests to utilize.

However, the update is only one side of the equation. Once you’ve made the upgrade, it then becomes necessary to dispose of the obsolete equipment. When it comes to electronics, this can be a delicate matter. Not only do you need to dispose of the units securely to protect your guests’ sensitive data, you must also take care not to harm the environment in the process.

In ancient times, hospitality was regarded as a the divine right of a guest and the sacred duty of the host. As part of the hospitality industry, you should know that, at TechWaste Recycling, we regard our role in helping you to take care of your guests with equal seriousness.

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Maintaining Guests’ Security and Comfort

The hospitality industry is a wide and disparate field. Nevertheless, regardless of which subsection you work in, two of your primary concerns relate to the security of your guests and their property while on your premises and ensuring that they remain comfortable and entertained for the duration of their stay at your facility.

Hotel Surveillance Cameras

Closed Circuit TV video surveillance is a widely used method of keeping an eye on the premises and identifying potential threats. In the past, the technology was limited to video tape and other analog systems. Today, however, digital surveillance cameras are available. They offer significant advantages over their analog counterparts in terms of encryption, wireless capability, coverage area, and image quality. Additionally, because of the prevalence of digital video technology, analog surveillance footage often requires an extra step to convert it to a digital format before it is usable. For this reason, it is increasingly common for facilities to upgrade to a digital surveillance system despite the increased cost and complexity involved.

Facility Exit Signs

It is vitally important to be able to evacuate a resort, hotel, restaurant, etc. in a timely fashion in the event of an emergency. One of the most efficient ways to do this is to identify the exits with an illuminated sign. It is critical that these signs remain bright and visible even if the power goes out, the room fills with smoke, or in any other untoward event. For this reason, exit signs often have back-up batteries that take over in the event of a loss of electricity. Similarly, it is now more common to see exit signs lit with fluorescent or LED bulbs rather than incandescent bulbs, which are both less reliable and less efficient.

POS Credit Card Readers

It is not only your guests themselves that you need to keep safe but their property as well, and that includes their finances. Banks that issue credit and debit cards have employed widespread use of a new security measure that helps to keep customer data safe. It involves embedding a microchip in the card that encrypts the user’s account information and makes the card more difficult to clone. However, the chip only works to secure the consumer’s data if it is used in a machine equipped with a special reader that can scan the microchip. As chip cards become more ubiquitous and concerns about data breaches increase, merchants and vendors are increasingly adopting the new technology. Upgrading Point of Sale (POS) credit card readers is occuring universally across the globe. Tons of old units are being discarded and in need of proper ewaste disposal.

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Nothing is more uncomfortable than getting lost in an unfamiliar city. Getting lost may put guests in jeopardy as well. It is for the safety and convenience of customers that car rental companies offer use of global positioning systems in their vehicles for an additional price. A GPS works by transmitting signals at the speed of light to a satellite network in Earth’s orbit, which then sends back data regarding your location equally instantaneously. Research is constantly ongoing to increase the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of GPS technology. The technology is constantly being updated.

Additional Electronic Hotel Amenities

Guests who stay with you at your hotel or resort expect all the comforts of home. One of their most basic expectations, so basic that they may not even be consciously aware of it except in its absence, is adequate lighting. A burnt-out bulb in a lamp or overhead fixture is inconvenient for you and your guests alike, which is why many hotel owners and managers are opting for CFL or LED bulbs that can last years or even decades. Needless to say, this requires disposal of the obsolete incandescents.

Your guests also expect to be entertained, which is why your guests expect a television set in their rooms. The inefficient cathode-ray consoles are becoming a thing of the past as hotels increasingly adopt flat-screen models that not only have high-definition capability but take up less space in the room.

Other amenities that your guests may expect at baseline include the following:

  • Kitchen appliances (refrigerator, coffee maker, etc.)
  • Alarm clocks
  • Wi-Fi accessibility
  • Charging docks for devices
  • Air conditioning

Working While Others Play

At TechWaste Recycling, we understand that the rewards of working in the hospitality industry mean making certain sacrifices. You are on the job while others are taking holidays or vacations. You work while others play. We appreciate the toll this can take, and that’s why we strive to make our services as accessible and convenient for you as possible. For example, we offer free pickup at resorts, hotels, restaurants and more from locations across the country. We are proud partners of most of the major hospitality corporations. Contact us today for more information.

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