Engineering and Security
Reputation and safe lodging of any hotel are one of the most critical aspects that ensure success in any hotel chain (Rutherford, et al. 4). The entities, therefore, do have an obligation to adequately provide for the maintenance and protection of all the assets. The safety measures to be taken ranges from protecting the physical and intangible assets to protecting the humans. The standard conduct of business and reputation of any hotel depends on the protection afforded to the physical structure of the premises, employees, visitors, contractors, and guests. Any business or hotel should, therefore, identify the potential risks and find ways of stopping any of it.
Assets have to be used to help reduce the range of risks, for instance, fire, natural disaster, terrorism, sabotage, injury, and criminal activities that are likely to be faced by a Hotel. Some common vulnerabilities can also be alone physical attack on a Hotel employee or guest, theft of services and merchandise, and maybe extreme effects of fire (Rutherford, et al. 24). However, any risk can be avoided or mitigated with the use of basic and enhanced security methods and techniques.
Training the staff, together with safety personnel on the importance of security is one among the effective ways to bar and mitigate insecurity. The workers should be rewarded and encouraged to report dangerous situations or those likely to be hazardous. A trained individual can identify a threatening situation and will be able to take the necessary precautions. Besides training the staff, an integrated security system, that comprises utilization of security personnel, and the maintenance of physical security systems should be put in place. Some of the security systems to be installed can include software enabling cameras to detect patterns of insecurity, as well as, fire safety and security alarm systems. The results are most likely an efficient use of the installed system to identify and respond to both potential and actual problems.
Rutherford, Denney G., and Michael J. O’Fallon, eds. “Hotel management and operations.” (2007).