The moment every patron is waiting for – when the pager buzzes. But before that, the question they ask first is always: “How far can I go to where it still works?” We’re going to look at the answer to that question and any more information about pagers that will help you understand how to best supply your restaurant and more importantly, your patrons.
Best Pager Style
First, let’s talk about the best style of restaurant pager. The classic style of buzzing and light-up pager is truly the way to go. They’re numbered so it’s easy to keep track of all of them, come with a home base console, and easily stack. This is so helpful when considering that you will have many different patrons scattered and will need to categorize them as a number. This variety also typically doesn’t need to connect to the internet or phone lines, is easy to operate, and is a no-setup required version.
How It Works
With a centralized hub system, the pagers are activated by a hub that you dial the number, and it pages the specific pager. This eliminates the need for noisy overhead announcements or cause of confusion with names or anything of that sort. Additionally, with an increased pressure on security in this day and age, this also eliminates the need to offer phone numbers or exchange personal information. It’s much easier and much less personal, which is a priority.
The typical pager reach is around 805 meters, which is equal to about a half a mile. This is plenty of room for your guests to be spread out but also close enough to make their way back quickly. Additionally, it is unlikely that even in a shopping center setup the patrons will go farther than that distance. It’s really great that there is the perfect amount of distance post-pandemic to allow people both freedom and comfort at the same time.
Additionally, there is also a capability to add extenders to the main hub in order to increase distance if you have a bigger area you need to cover. The half a mile distance is great, but should you need to increase it more, there is always that option. Covering the smallest and biggest of spaces, the pager system is a wonderful solution for any waiting system.
The pager system and distance is incredibly ideal for any scenario and allows for the safety of your patrons while keeping them updated and alerted of their place in line.