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Protecting your property’s legacy with noise and smoking monitors


Preserving the legacy of your hotel isn’t just about maintaining its physical infrastructure but also safeguarding its environment. A key aspect of this legacy preservation is ensuring your hotel remains a welcoming and safe place for employees and guests. One innovative tool forward-thinking hoteliers are using to accomplish this goal is a noise and smoking monitor. Here, we’ll explore how these monitors can be invaluable in protecting your hotel’s legacy while addressing its present needs.

Your hotel holds a unique legacy, whether it’s a historic landmark, a family business, or simply a well-loved space. This legacy is built not only on the architecture and aesthetics but also on the quality of stay it provides to its guests. Over time, hotels can evolve and adapt to changing circumstances, but it’s essential to maintain the core values and environment that define their legacy.

Two common challenges that hotel owners face in preserving their hotel’s legacy are noise disturbances and smoking-related issues. Excessive noise can disrupt the peaceful atmosphere of a residential neighborhood or disturb the ambiance of a relaxing getaway. On the other hand, smoking can not only be a nuisance but also pose health hazards and lead to the destruction of property.

Addressing these issues manually can be time-consuming and subjective. However, technological advancements have brought us noise and smoking monitors that can effectively and objectively manage these concerns.

Noise monitors, often equipped with sound-level sensors, provide real-time data on the noise levels in and around your hotel. They can help in several ways:

  • Noise reduction: By identifying areas with consistently high noise levels, hoteliers can implement measures such as soundproofing, establishing quiet zones, or scheduling maintenance work during less disruptive times.
  • Policy enforcement: Noise monitors can be integrated with hotel rules and regulations, issuing alerts when noise levels exceed acceptable limits. This helps in enforcing noise policies and educating guests about considerate noise behavior.
  • Evidence collection: In the event of noise-related disputes or legal matters, noise monitor data can serve as objective evidence, ensuring a fair and transparent resolution.

Smoking monitors use advanced sensors to detect the smell of tobacco and the presence of smoke, marijuana, and vapes.

  • Smoke-free environment: Smoking monitors can enforce a smoke-free policy within your hotel, ensuring hotel rooms and other indoor spaces remain clean and healthy for everyone.
  • Preservation of property: Indoor smoking can cause permanent damage to furniture. Smoking monitors can detect smoking in real-time, triggering immediate alerts and actions to prevent lasting odors and cigarette burns in carpets and couches.
  • Health and comfort: Smoke-free environments promote better health and comfort for guests. It preserves the legacy of your hotel as a safe, clean, and welcoming space.

By integrating noise and smoking monitors into your hotel management strategy, you not only address present-day challenges but also preserve the core values and ambiance that define your hotel’s legacy. These devices enable you to create a harmonious and safe environment while respecting the needs and preferences of your guests.

Protecting your hotel’s legacy goes beyond physical maintenance; it involves maintaining the environment and atmosphere that make your hotel special. Noise and smoking monitors are valuable tools that help you achieve this by managing noise disturbances and ensuring a smoke-free environment. By embracing modern technology and actively addressing these challenges, you can safeguard your hotel’s legacy for generations to come, ensuring it remains a cherished and respected place for travelers.

Imke Burger is a digital marketing manager at Alertify, and she enjoys working for this American company while she is based in South Africa. Imke holds an honors degree in strategy and innovation and has a strong background in tech marketing. She’s passionate about traveling and has visited more than 20 countries. Her time abroad has given her firsthand exposure to the hospitality industry and has provided her unique insights into industry trends.


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