Hotels from Florida, Hawaii and New York have installed RFID technology in an effort to prevent towel theft, reports The USA Today.
Miami-based Linen Technology Tracking LLC provided the washable RFID technology to three hotels – in Honolulu, Miami and Manhattan – and the system to keep track of towels, robes and bed sheets. The Honolulu hotel has reduced theft of its pool towels from 4,000 a month to 750 since it introduced the technology last summer, according to Linen Technology.
The system tracks each asset via RFID technology. Towels, robes and bed sheets are scanned and monitored to and from the laundry, in and out of linen closets, at various check-in/out stations, down laundry chutes and even at pool and beach kiosks.
The solution enables hotels to manage thousands of RFID-enabled towels, sheets, bathrobes and other associated assets throughout hotel properties and laundry service providers.
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