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Five Minutes with Kalyn Stephens

November 14, 2019 |  

Five Minutes with Kalyn Stephens In recent years the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has expanded its mandate to take on a range of pressing issues, from employee safety to human trafficking, advocating for the hospitality industry in far-ranging conversations with the nation’s lawmakers and decision-makers and backed by an active and diverse membership. […]

Welcome to New Jersey

October 13, 2019 |  

This month, the front lines of the hospitality safety button movement have shifted to New Jersey as the latest community facing a legislative deadline for compliance. How ready are the Garden State’s hoteliers for meeting the new state safety mandate, and what are the resources they’re drawing on for help? We recently spent some time […]

Five Minutes with Kurt Knipper

September 19, 2019 |  

Even in the constant ebb and flow of the busy Miami Beach hotel lobby in the city’s vibrant North of Fifth neighborhood, Kurt Knipper stands out. He’s tall, with a ready smile, and he listens intently, speaking carefully and with a clear-eyed understanding of a subject he’s clearly passionate about. During our conversation, I’m reminded […]

A Very Human Mission

August 14, 2019 |  

  A phone ringing the middle of the night is never a good thing. And on that particular night I wasn’t even at home but far from it, in a thousand-room hotel in Las Vegas. It was a girl’s voice, incoherent – perhaps aided in some way with drugs or alcohol. And I could only […]

With a Little Help from our Friends

June 21, 2019 |  

The latest addition to our offices in Chicago is a small, elegant statue proclaiming TraknProtect as winners of the E20X Entrepreneur Judges Award at this year’s HITEC show. In one way, it’s almost hard to believe that my company – which started out with an abundance of ideas but with a distinct shortage of funding […]

Why the Five Star Promise is Important for Everyone

May 29, 2019 |  

Last fall, the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the major hotel brands announced the 5-Star Promise, a pledge to provide hotel employees across the U.S. with employee safety devices along with commitment to training and resources to enhancing hotel safety. Parminder takes a personal perspective on why their initiative is more than just good marketing […]

Five Minutes with Tim Hansen

March 21, 2019 |  

With a strong industry reputation, burgeoning client list and a product the hospitality industry wants, TraknProtect recently set about finding an experienced leader to help strengthen the organization’s technology bench. The person it found was Tim Hansen, and we recently spent five minutes with him to discuss how cutting-edge technology can assist in some very […]

Reflecting on the Mag Mile 2018 Security & Safety Community Meeting

November 8, 2018 |  

– by Kalin Estes Recently, I attended the Mag Mile 2018 Security & Safety Community Meeting and walked away with a new perspective of the hotel community we have at present in the City of Chicago. We had the benefit of hearing from representatives of the 18th District Chicago Police Department, the FBI, and DHS – […]