Are you looking for a new paging system to serve your restaurant? Here are a few features to look for during your search:
You may know exactly how many pagers you need and the range in which you are working in now, but things might change in the future that would require you to expand your paging system for one reason or another. Maybe you'll move your restaurant to a larger building or start offering outdoor seating that isn't situated directly next to your building.
You might need to hire more servers as your restaurant gets more popular or during busy times of the year which would require more pagers than you're prepared to invest in right now. So it's a good idea to ensure that the paging system you do decide to invest in offers expansion options so you can grow your system as time goes on without having to worry about buying an entirely new system altogether.
A Durable Design
Another important feature to look for when choosing a new paging system for your restaurant is a durable design. You can count on your busy servers and customers to drop their pagers sometimes. And if your pagers can't stand up to the wear and tear, you may find yourself ordering new ones on a monthly basis.
To save yourself some money, time, and aggravation, look for a system that features pagers built with real metals and hard plastics that won't shatter on impact. And make sure the paging system comes with some kind of durability guarantee for some added peace of mind.
Multiple Alert Functions
Some of your servers may prefer to be alerted silently while they work so they don't get distracted while talking to customers and serving dishes on the restaurant floor. And other servers may rely on a sounding alert when they're needed because they don't wear their pagers where vibrations can be felt.
Your customers will have their own personal preferences about how they want to be alerted when their tables are ready. So choose a paging system for your restaurant that feature multiple alert functions for users to choose from so they can customize their paging experience. Not only should the pagers vibrate, but they should also beep, chirp, and ding.
Free Technical Support
You shouldn't have to pay an hourly rate for technical support if you need help programming your paging system or when you have to troubleshoot a problem that comes up. Luckily, free technical service is available for many pagers systems nowadays, you just have to read the fine print to make sure you understand the technical support policies before choosing a system. Make sure that the support is free and that your employees will be able to call in for general support when you aren't able to.
Keep these tips in mind as you look for paging systems.