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If you plan to open a bed and breakfast, there are a number of things you must consider. In addition to decorating bedrooms, planning meals and other fun tasks, you also have to think about the locks in the home you are converting to a bed and breakfast. There are a few different approaches that can work, but here are some ideas for you to consider:
1. Put locks on individual rooms
A bed and breakfast is supposed to give travellers the feeling of staying in a home, but that doesn't mean that travellers will be comfortable sleeping in a strange place with no locks on their bedroom doors. As a bed and breakfast owner, prepare to install a lot of locks. Ideally, you need locks on each of the individual rooms, locks on your separate quarters and locks on the front door.
2. Consider locks with numerical codes
To give your guests peace of mind, you may want to opt for locks with numerical codes on them. That way, you can change the code after each guest leaves, and each new guest can rest assured that no one has the key to their room. Alternatively, if you want to use traditional keyed locks rather than electronic locks, you may want to take a deposit for the keys, and if a guest forgets to return the keys, you can withhold the deposit and use it to set up new locks.
3. Remember to give guests a lock they can set from the inside
To give your guests as much privacy as possible, also put a deadbolt on the door. This bolt should be able to be locked from the inside, giving your guests the reassurance that they are truly safe and private.
4. Set hours for the front door to be locked and unlocked
With your front door, you can do the same thing as you do with your individual doors. Either have a coded lock and give guests the code or have a keyed lock and give guests that key. However, there is one alternative. You can also just choose hours for the door to be locked and hours for it to be unlocked. As long as your guests know the policy, that helps you avoid lost keys or people wandering into your house at all hours of the night.
For more ideas on the best types of locks for your bed and breakfast, contact a locksmith.