Free Wi-Fi has become a standard in almost every hotel. According to HotelChatter, 94% of people consider Wi-Fi the most important hotel amenity. Research also suggests that guests who don’t have Wi-Fi during their stay are more likely to write negative reviews. Not only is it expected by guests, we also know that staff rely on the Wi-Fi system in their hotel. Rather than being tied down to a desk, there is much more of a need for reliable internet connection anywhere in the building, so staff can work on the go, without interruption.
Perhaps you’re experiencing one of these common issues:
- WiFi drops connection in certain parts of your building.
- WiFi can be tediously slow.
- Paying too much for an imperfect system.
In this brief article, we’ll outline what causes certain Wi-Fi issues and how a brand new Wi-Fi system could help your hotel.
What Causes Most Wi-Fi Problems?
From our experience, the most common causes of issues stem from:
- Distance from the router
- The strength of signal given by the device.
- Obstructions like thick walls, etc.
These factors together contribute to poor performance, especially if you have a large building. Naturally, the further away you are from the router, the worse the Wi-Fi signal will be. The average Wi-Fi signal will cover just over 30 metres (about the length of 7 cars parked in a row). This isn’t enough for most businesses. Whilst extenders and boosters are an option, they are short-term solutions. Issues and faults often arise after a time, leading to drop-outs and a slow connection.
So, What Is The Best Wi-Fi System For Your Hotel?
Looking at where Wi-Fi issues arise, naturally, the best system you can have for your hotel is one that delivers a super-strong, super-reliable connection to every corner of your premises. A Wi-Fi system that guarantees your customers are getting what they want out of their stay, and staff are getting what they need to deliver.
So, with a YoTelecom Wi-Fi system, we create a structured network of hidden data cables from your main router, to strategically located points throughout your hotel – we call these Wi-Fi access points. These access points send and receive the signal and, because they are hard-wired, send out clean data that hasn’t been affected. Because of these access points, you can enjoy a strong connection anywhere in your building.
Benefits Of A YoTelecom Hotel Wi-Fi System
Wi-Fi Data Capture:
In return for offering your guests free Wi-Fi, receive valuable marketing data in return. Gather guest’s name, number, email address and even social media accounts after the login, fully GDPR compliant. You can then use this information to grow your contact database, encourage re-visits, and boost your number of reviews.
With a YoTelecom system, you can give your staff connection priority over your guests. So, if you’re in an especially busy period, your staff can rest assured that your booking system, and the connection to it, will not be affected or slowed down.
Business Grade Security (Firewall):
A firewall is a security system that prevents unauthorised access to or from a private network. This is obviously very important to businesses, especially a hotel, as you will have a database of guests’ confidential information. Because of this importance, a good firewall is standard with a Yo Telecom Wi-Fi System.
So, there we have it, a roundup of Wi-Fi systems, common issues and what the best option is for hotels. If you’re interested in a Yo Telecom Wi-Fi system, or want to find out more, follow the simple steps below.
How To Get Started With A Yo Wi-Fi System:
Step 1: Complete our online form below, or give us a call.
Step 2: Book a consultation with one of our agents; Either online or on-location.
Step 3: Choose the best package for you. Pay only for what you need.
Step 4: Your new system will be delivered the next day.
Step 5: Within 7 days, an expert Yo engineer will arrive to fully install your new system; quickly & quietly.
Step 6: With extensive staff training and 24/7 support, we’re here whenever you need us.
You can also find some of our customer testimonials and hear how we’ve helped other businesses over on our YoTelecom YouTube Channel.