One of the biggest challenges in hotel management is securing and maintaining the property and the people inside it. As a hotel owner, you are responsible for the welfare of your staff and guests. Once a security issue arises, you can’t go back and fix it. With that, investing in building security will save you from incurring a lot of losses and lawsuits in the future.

ZEN Rooms takes security matters seriously. Our very own Senior Hotel Operations Manager who is also a Certified First Aider (CFA) and Certified Security and Safety Practitioner (CSSP) shares basic things that any hotel owner or staff must know to ensure the utmost security.

Here are tips to help you secure your hotel:

1. Make sure your entry and exit doors are properly monitored.

These are the weakest and most crucial points of your hotel since it is difficult to control who goes in and out. It’s better to implement tighter security measures to protect your hotel, staff, and guests than be sorry later.

2. Get enough security personnel.

You may have installed lots of CCTV cameras or even lots of locks, but without the manpower to monitor these, these security features are of no use since they can be destroyed anytime.

3. Educate your hotel staff on security policies and emergency protocols.

Your hotel staff should be well-informed so they can be vigilant, and act accordingly when suspicious activity takes place. Invest in sending your staff to advanced security seminars. You will lose more money if your hotel is damaged and stolen from.

He gives hotel owners with one reminder that they should always keep in mind: “There is no impenetrable barrier.”

As a hotel owner, how can ZEN Rooms help you? 

ZEN Rooms assign Senior Hotel Operations Managers to assess if your property is well-equipped with enough security assets. If not, these managers will make recommendations to improve your security detail. They will also schedule visits to your property to make sure that your hotel is well-guarded. Schedule a commitment-free appointment today by sending an email to [email protected]

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THE SITUATION: Wyndham hotels became victims of data security attacks three times between April 2008 and January 2010. This resulted in nearly $11 million in identity fraud, according to Reuters.

Thankfully, the Philippines invested in data security in 2012. The National Privacy Commission (NPC), an independent body under the Data Privacy Act (Republic Act No. 10173), was created to monitor citizens’ adherence to data protection standards.

The Data Privacy Act protects all forms of information: private, personal, or sensitive of both natural and judicial persons. To ensure data protection, you need to adhere to the 5 Pillars of Data Accountability and Compliance:

1. Appoint a Data Protection Officer.

2. Conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment.

3. Have a Privacy Management Program codified into a Privacy Manual.

4. Implement data privacy and protection measures.

5. Exercise breach reporting procedures.

ZEN is very serious when it comes to data privacy. In the back office alone, our in-house IT Engineer constantly upgrades our systems as one of the measures against hacking. On top of that, he also initiates office seminars on data privacy, to ensure that employees are well-educated on data policies.

How do you prevent online hacking from happening to you? Here are some tips from our IT Engineer that you can tell your hotel staff today:

1. Your email is the #1 target of hackers. Don’t click unknown links in your work email.

2. The next target is social media. Be careful of the information that you make publicly available. Hackers like reading your profile so they can pretend to be your friend.

3. Be careful in visiting websites when you are connected to public WiFi. Unknowingly, you might have installed malware on your gadget. Connecting to the hotel’s WiFi using the same gadget might compromise the whole hotel network.

Inform your hotel staff on these tips so to avoid being hacked. In turn, you might have just saved your business from losing a lot of money.

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.