McRoberts has been a trusted security partner in the hospitality industry for many decades. In 2013, when New York City union hotels faced a new mandate to install a panic button system for their housekeepers, they turned to McRoberts. The hotels knew they could count on McRoberts as a trusted partner to create the right solution that would meet the requirements and help them preserve brand reputation. In 2018, McRoberts similarly assisted a number of Chicago hotels meet the “Pants On, Hands Off” ordinance. This legislation is aimed at preventing sexual harassment or assault of hotel employees by providing them with a panic button or similar device. Today, thanks to similar legislation enacted elsewhere, panic buttons for hotel workers are industry-standard.
UrgenTag is an electronic panic button system for hotel workers.
Hotel workers wear panic buttons that emit RFID signals that are picked up by receivers throughout a facility. When staff members push the panic button, an alert, including location, is sent immediately to security for a quick response. Events, alarms and video are all displayed through the UrgenTag software. Prioritizing employee safety with these hospitality security systems helps staff members feel safer, which improves retention. Reducing the number of incidents also improves a hotel’s reputation among potential guests.
For those facilities that require greater location granularity, such as room-level location accuracy, McRoberts provides UrgenTag-Ultra, which leverages ultrasound for more precise location determination.
In addition to helping keep hotel employees safe, McRoberts also provides hotel tracking systems designed to prevent theft of valuable assets. AssetWatch utilizes RFID-enabled tags that can be placed on equipment and other high-value items. The tags communicate constantly with receivers installed throughout the property, providing the exact location of each item. This hotel security system can alert staff whenever an item is moved outside of its prescribed area.
Why Choose McRoberts Technologies?
As part of the nation’s oldest security company, McRoberts Corporation, the company draws from a long history of innovation for the development of hotel security software and solutions. For more than a century, McRoberts has continually found new and exciting ways to improve its products, strengthening its reputation as a leader in the industry.
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