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AT&T : Enhances Safety for Employees in the Hospitality Industry

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09/12/2019 | 01:02pm EDT
New AT&T Solution Enhances Safety for Hotel Employees

Working with the hospitality industry to address a critical need with Internet of Things technology

AT&T* is deploying an integrated, wearable device that will help hotel employees to summon assistance in certain threatening situations.

Various jurisdictions across the country are requiring safety buttons for the hospitality industry in an effort to prioritize employee safety. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) along with major hotel brands, have pledged to provide hotel employees across the U.S. with employee safety devices. This is part of their program called the 5-Star Promise to help enhance the safety and security of hotel workers.

We developed the AT&T Staff Alert Service to help address this need. It includes a compact, lightweight device that activates an alert when an employee presses the button. The employee's exact location is then transmitted to hotel security for immediate assistance.

The AT&T Staff Alert Service operates through a combination of Bluetooth, ultrasound and 4G LTE connectivity to provide micro-location data. This reduces the risk of a congested Wi-Fi network and enables for alerts in near real time. The service can be customized and is also interoperable with other IoT applications in the hotel such as building management and asset tracking.

'Employee safety solutions play a critical role in helping to prevent and respond to threatening situations,' said Chris Penrose, President of AT&T's Advanced Enterprise Solutions organization. 'We're pleased to work with the hospitality industry to apply IoT technology to help keep their workers safe.'

'Hoteliers care deeply about the safety and security of their employees and guests,' said Kevin Carey, COO and EVP of AHLA. 'As we approach the one-year anniversary of the 5-Star Promise, AHLA is proud of not only the commitment of our member companies, but also the work of companies such as AT&T to incorporate new technologies to market. Together, we will work to ensure hotels remain safe and welcoming places for all who work in and visit them.'

HTNG is an association that brings together hospitality professionals and technology providers to facilitate the development of next-generation solutions. 'We fully support AHLA and the 5-Star Promise and have aligned our organization to build on these efforts,' said HTNG's CEO Michael Blake. 'I'm excited to be able to welcome AT&T to the community of providers who are helping us address and solve this very important issue.'

AT&T's IoT Professional Services organization[1] is working with major hotel brands to deploy the solution across the U.S.

Check out our IoT Professional Services website to learn more and to contact us about getting AT&T Staff Alert Service for your business: www.att.com/iotproservices.

[1] AT&T Affiliate, AT&T Digital Life, Inc., authorized by the appropriate regulatory authority will be the service provider. https://my-digitallife.att.com/learn/licenses

*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the nation's fastest wireless network.** And according to America's biggest test, we have the nation's best wireless network.*** We're building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With a range of TV and video products, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve nearly 3 million global businesses - nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

© 2019 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

**Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds for Q2 2019.

***GWS OneScore, September 2019.

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AT&T Inc. published this content on 12 September 2019 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 12 September 2019 17:01:03 UTC

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