RFID Systems are advancing, and more solutions like wristbands are offered to the theme park and hotel industry to help drive more profits.
FREMONT, CA: In a world that is becoming more focused on technology, it is no surprise that amusement parks are being installed with RFID wristbands. These bands come embedded with radio frequency tags that communicate with compatible scanners and readers to transfer data. The benefits that RFID wristbands can provide make it a good fit for amusement parks. Here is a list of advantages RFID wristbands can bring to a hotel or theme park.
Improved Guest Check-in and Entry
Check-in is the gateway to attract visitors. Be it a hotel or theme park, complicated admission processes will frustrate guests and negatively affect their experience. RFID wristband speeds-up access control and pre-authorizes the mails sent out for communications, allowing guests to self-check-in on arrival. This gives guests control over their check-in and reduces the staff costs, and improves first impressions.
An RFID wristband provides benefits for guests and operators alike when it comes to cashless payments. When a customer links payment information to their account, RFID wristbands allow them to make purchases at vendors and points of sale without ever-needing cash or a credit card. Guests only need to scan their wristbands to complete a purchase, and the amount can be directly charged from their account. For operators implementing cashless payments with RFID wristbands can have a direct impact on their bottom line. By switching from cash and credit card, operators can see up to 50% quicker payments, letting guests get back to attractions quicker.
The major reason why hotels and parks choose RFID wristbands has to do with security. Implementing an RFID wristband system means tighter access control and a reduced risk of gatecrashers. When properly implemented, RFID wristbands are very difficult to counterfeit. The benefit for guests is that RFID wristbands are much harder to lose than traditional printed tickets. It also reduces the risk of theft, since guests no longer need to carry cash and cards with them. They can safely leave them in lockers or hotel rooms, along with other valuable possessions.
The reasons listed are a large part of why RFID wristbands are beneficial for theme parks and water parks, but they can also apply to smaller venues as well. In the future, there may be additional benefits to using an RFID solution as new apps and features are developed.