In the past, many people have avoided staying in guesthouses because they were believed to be insecure compared to other accommodation choices. The fact that the guests stayed only for a short period of time meant that most guesthouses were not so keen in taking identification details or insisting on advance booking that would make it easier for the guests to be traced. This meant that some of the people who were stealing and committing crimes in guest houses were actually guests. The laxity also made some employees become daring enough to steal from guests, hence making many more people avoid such facilities.
Making Guesthouses Safe and Secure
If you do not want to keep battling bad reviews that come with customer dissatisfaction, you should make sure that you have set up security cameras that will catch any suspicious activity in the guest house and its surrounding. Having good security also saves you from the loss of items from guests who steal who can cripple operations. You should also invest in proper lighting so that people do not take advantage of the darkness to steal and your guests feel safe. It also helps to hire a security company to man the gate and make sure there is no unauthorised entry into the guest house.
Other than personal security, you must also look into the health safety of the guests and employees. Have a good water supply and someone in charge of the cleaning. Doing regular fumigation will also make the place sanitary and devoid of pests. Have sanitation booths at the entrance of the guest house for people to clean their hands before getting access.
When you invest in the safety and security of your guests, you will get many customers due to the confidence they will have in you. It will also give you peace of mind when you do not have to deal with so many cases.