When you’re renovating your hotel, it’s important to think about the type of entertainment and sound system that will best cater to your guests. Even if you’ve got a small boutique property with only a few rooms, it’s still worth investing in great AV equipment as it will help create an inviting atmosphere and encourage repeat business. As part of our extensive range of products for hotels and restaurants, we offer audio systems from famous brands such as Klipsch, JBL Harman Kardon (JH), and MartinLogan (ML).
Hotel equipment checklist: In-wall and ceiling speakers.
In-wall and ceiling speakers are a great way to add sound to a room without taking up space. In-wall speakers are installed inside the wall and ceiling speakers in the ceiling, discreetly hidden from view. They’re easy to install and can be hidden in the ceiling or wall.
Hotel equipment checklist: Outdoor speakers and under-balcony speakers.
Outdoor speakers are used for music and general announcements outside hotel areas. Outdoor speakers can be mounted on walls, ceilings, or poles. They should be weather-resistant to withstand the elements. Outdoor speakers vary in size from 5” to 15”, with larger sizes usually used for outdoor sound systems that require more power.
Under-balcony speakers are used to broadcasting sound indoors through the use of an amplifier and wirelessly connected devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. Under-balcony speakers typically have a 6-8 hour battery life before needing to be recharged via USB ports or wall sockets (if provided).
Hotel equipment checklist: Streaming audio and Projector Screen.
With the rise of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, it’s no surprise that guests are more likely to want to stay in their rooms and watch a movie than go out for drinks with friends.
But if you want your guests to be able to enjoy the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” or “The Good Doctor,” you’ll need a top-notch projector screen like this audio visual installation Melbourne so that they can see clearly what’s happening on their TV screens. Plus, if you want them to hear noise from outside your hotel during the show (like nearby traffic), then make sure there’s good soundproofing around it as well! This way they can enjoy watching whatever they please without being disturbed by outside noises.
Hotel equipment checklist: Keypads, remotes, and touch panels.
A touch panel is an electronic device with a touch screen and buttons, which allows you to control your lighting systems. Touch panels are great for hotels because they’re easy to use and visually appealing. They can be used to control:
- Lighting systems
- Environmental controls (such as heating/cooling)
- AV equipment
Hotel equipment checklist: Video sources and HDBaseT extenders.
HDBaseT is a technology that allows you to send video and audio signals over a single CAT5e/6 cable. HDBaseT uses a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video, stereo audio, and control signals over distances of up to 100 meters using the same type of connector as an Ethernet patch cord.
The extender converts the HDBaseT signal into HDMI for display on your television or monitor using a standard HDMI cable.
Hotel equipment checklist: Lighting control system.
- Lighting control system.
- The lighting control system is an essential part of a hotel’s day-to-day operations. The lights in the lobby and guest rooms must be able to be dimmed at night, while those in the restaurant and bar will probably need to be brighter during service hours. Additionally, hallways are often lit with dimmer switches so guests can find their rooms more easily than if they were left on full display 24/7 (no matter how amazing your architecture is).
A smoke detector like this smoke alarm installation and maintenance service is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. Smoke detectors are installed in homes and commercial buildings. Smoke detectors are usually battery-powered and may have a 10-year lifespan.
A typical smoke detector will have one or more of the following:
- An internal power supply (usually a long-life lithium battery), powers the device for its entire useful life (typically ten years). The current draw is low enough that this does not need to be replaced during the normal life of the unit. Some newer units use an AC adapter instead of batteries; these are often referred to as hardwired interconnected alarms because they will all sound if anyone detects smoke or heat, regardless of their location throughout your home or business property. These types tend to be less expensive than wireless units since they do not require optional wiring installation costs.
- Location: In the kitchen area, or one of the hotel’s meetings spaces
- How to use: If your hotel has an Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS), you’ll need to know how to use it. Make sure all employees are familiar with what they should do in case of an emergency.
- Maintenance: Fire extinguishers eventually run out of water and must be replaced. The manufacturer will have instructions on how often you need to replace yours based on usage statistics and other factors. You should follow these instructions carefully so as not to compromise your guests’ safety.
- Types: There are several types of fire extinguishers available at most hardware stores or online retailers; these include ABC dry powder, CO2-based foam, multipurpose dry chemical (usually blue), and carbon dioxide (CO2) foam (usually red). Each type works best in particular situations; for more information about choosing the right type for your property.
Different hotels have different needs, so a custom installation is the best way to get the ideal system for your hotel guests’ comfort!
Every hotel is unique. Different hotels have different needs and want, so a custom installation is the best way to get the ideal system for your hotel guests’ comfort.
Make sure you have a checklist of all the equipment you will need, including:
- A/V equipment
- Lighting fixtures
- Electrical outlets and switches
For any hotel to be successful, it needs the right equipment. While there are many options out there for hotels looking for equipment, we’ve found that some companies take better care of their customers than others do. We encourage you to do your research before making a final decision on who will install your new audio-visual system at your hotel!