A Quicker and Safer Way to Check into Hotel Rooms

This holiday season, guests at Motel 6 or Studio 6 can use an innovative form of check-in and ID verification software in order to avoid long check-in lines.

Guests who are headed to a Motel 6 or Studio 6 Extended Stay hotel during this holiday season have something to look forward to: G6 Hospitality LLC, the company that owns these chains worldwide, has integrated an innovative form of check-in and ID verification software—called ScanINN—into its property management system.

The ScanINN software enables hotel personnel to scan a guest’s ID card to process the information encoded on it, quickly and automatically filling in the electronic forms stored by the hotel’s computer. Compared to manual data entry, this automated procedure is designed not only to increase productivity, but also to protect against data entry errors and to reduce the risk of identity theft.

By simply scanning the bar code or magnetic strip on the back of a driver’s license or any government-issued ID card, ScanINN is able to automate the raw data into usable elements, such as name and address. Any data within the bar code or magnetic strip automatically populate the fields to any digital form. The entire process takes about one second.

Intellicheck Mobilisa estimates that a simple scan of the ID card replaces more than 200 keystrokes on a keyboard, and will eliminate all of the undetected errors potentially made by a human check-in associate. The company reports that automated scanning can reduce check-in times by up to 43 percent.

By integrating ScanINN with their property management systems, Motel 6 and Studio 6 are attempting to ensure a new level of convenience that will allow them to maximize the security of their guests, ensure the accuracy of their registration information, and optimize the check-in process.

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