ROAR for Good, an emerging leader in hotel workplace safety technology, has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 11,128,987, which recognizes the uniqueness and protects significant technological advancements in the low-power Bluetooth mesh network system from ROAR for Good, which is applicable in many industries.
The innovation, which was created with the goal of eliminating “drops”, blind spots or failed coverage of network security systems, was developed and rigorously tested by a team of engineers from ROAR for Good at over the course of several years. The app is now available in dozens of hotels across the country, powering the company’s AlwaysOn staff alerting technology as a new industry standard for safety.
“This was an engineering initiative we took to ensure our customers are protected by the strongest defense possible: a closed system of mesh nodes that only need a low quality battery. to function, ”said Rich Nelson, co-founder and vice president. of product and material development at ROAR for Good. “Our system is always reporting data – regardless of a hotel’s WiFi or LTE performance – making AlwaysOn one of the most reliable and accurate location-based panic buttons for the hotel community and other relevant markets. “
ROAR for Good’s Bluetooth mesh network and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) app enables optimum performance of a panic button solution by linking a system of intelligent BLE network nodes in a protected facility. When triggered, these “smart beacons” can send uninterrupted signals to security personnel who can react in real time to crisis situations. The system’s continuous location report (or “follow-me” function) updates the location in real time, even if the employee leaves their home location. With ROAR for Good’s patented technology, traditional system maintenance or poor internet connectivity does not interfere with the network’s ability to relay information.
“Housekeepers are on their feet all day, working behind the scenes to provide guests with a safe and comfortable hotel experience,” said Taun Chapman, Co-Founder and CTO of ROAR for Good. “Thanks to feedback from a wide range of hotel staff, we were able to develop a powerful accessory that is an extension of their work attire. This patent will raise the industry standards for the effectiveness of associated restraint solutions and our technology provides the highest degree of protection possible for hotels and their employees.
Amid a historic business slowdown and recovery caused by a pandemic, a third of workers in the hospitality industry have indicated that they do not plan to return to their pre-pandemic work . They cite poor working conditions and stress as contributing factors. According to a survey by UNITE Here 1, a Chicago-based hospitality industry advocacy group, 96% of housekeepers surveyed would feel safer if they were equipped with a “panic button”, mainly because of threats of harassment from clients.
ROAR for Good will exhibit at HITEC in Dallas this week (Booth 2525), where the company will also launch its free “return on investment calculator” to assess risks and vulnerabilities within hotels. The tool will be made available to hoteliers who wish to better understand the value and positive financial impact of associate constraint solutions, as well as their correlation with improved employee morale, lower turnover and lower turnover. reduction in workers’ compensation claims. Various expenses can be calculated based on hotel-specific criteria to identify cost savings built into enhanced security protocols.
Based in Philadelphia, ROAR for Good is a technology company dedicated to creating safer workplaces. The company’s signature employee security platform, AlwaysOn, protects employees with the push of a button. AlwaysOn is powered by a low power Bluetooth mesh network, the first of its kind and now patented, which makes it less vulnerable and offers a more stable connection by design. Built from the ground up using feedback from across the spectrum of hotel management and staff, patented technology was designed to summon help to the precise location of the wearer.