New IoT option aims to aid hotel housekeepers

TraknKleen trilaterates data from multiple sources, including housekeeping carts, ID cards and cleaning supplies, to automatically track the date, time and duration of the cleaning process. Photo credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus / yacobchuk

Location-based technology company TraknProtect has launched TraknKleen, a new Internet-of-Things technology solution designed to help hotels further enhance housekeeping operations and ensure cleanliness standards during post-COVID-19 travel. 

TraknKleen trilaterates data from multiple sources, including housekeeping carts, ID cards and cleaning supplies, to automatically track the date, time and duration of the cleaning process for guestrooms and public areas in a hotel. The tool also uses multiple data points to help hotels assess and confirm compliance with established cleaning protocols.

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TraknKleen is built on TraknProtect's IoT platform, which includes electronic safety devices and can be seamlessly deployed using existing TraknProtect hubs or Wireless Application Protocols. Leveraging this existing technology, which keeps deployment costs for the solution low, the tool creates an audit trail for housekeeping activities and tracks the use of designated cleaning assets, such as electrostatic sprayers in all guest areas. This allows properties to share real-time access to relevant and reliable information regarding the organized and systemic delivery of property-based cleaning activities with corporate buyers, travelers and hotel brands.
To ensure data security, any and all personally identifiable information is stored anonymously for all housekeeping activities that are aggregated and reported, allowing housekeeping staff to use the solution confidently without being individually monitored. Collected data is analyzed over intermittent periods and arranged in a manner such that no real-time tracking is taking place.
"Our hotel partners are working as hard as possible to promote safe travel in the post-COVID era, and we want to empower them by providing a solution that helps them reassure their guests that they are protecting the guests' health and wellness," said Parminder Batra, founder and CEO of TraknProtect. "We know how important safety is at each hotel and so we have designed specific products and tools that will help hotels win back guest confidence and provide a safe working environment to employees as we all rebound post-COVID. As hotels open their doors to welcome guests again, we are right there with them."