ID Scanner Helps Shore Hotel Strike Back Against Organized Criminal Activity

TTI Technologies delivers Scan2PMS, ID Scanner, – Now Shore Hotel can ensure that their property provides as secure an environment as possible.

ID Scanner

A few years back, managers of Shore Hotel and Ocean View Hotel in Santa Monica explained to us that the town recently had Organized Criminal activity come through, Shore Hotel and many other businesses in the area were defrauded of significant revenue because the group was using very good fake IDs. They asked if our ID Scanner, Scan2PMS system, could Authenticate IDs.  TTI has a variety of Scan2PMS products including models that do indeed authenticate IDs and determine if they are fake. Shore Hotel management was worried that this could happen again since the IDs were so well made and wanted to ensure the safety of other guests.

Steve Blidner, TTI’s Founder and CEO remarked, “We provided Shore Hotel and Ocean View Hotel with the top of the line 3M AT9000 Scanners with Authentication. These scanners use infra-red and ultra-violet to scan the ID for any tampering.  They also use an ingenious software program that compares the ID to thousands of templates to look for discrepancies.“ A couple months later the hotel called to say that similar Organized Criminal activity had come back and tried again but this time the IDs were detected and the police notified.  Preventing any additional loss, that one single event almost paid for the scanners.  Shore Hotel is doing their part to eliminate fraudulent IDs and providing valuable information to law enforcement authorities upon detection. It also provides an additional safety layer and convenience for guest service staff to verify identities of guests who have checked-in but may have misplaced their ID’s.

Scan2PMS is a great way to Speed up the check-in process, improve the quality of the data a hotel collects and provide added security by saving a picture of the ID.

About Shore Hotel

Just steps from the Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade, Tongva Park, and the city’s popular beaches and shopping districts, Shore Hotel is the newest addition to the coastline—a LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified property that offers eco-friendly accommodations with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

The AAA Four Diamond property boasts an open-air, U-shaped design with stainless steel-clad trellis, outdoor “living room,” with pool, cocktail bar, water feature, and patio dining at Blue Plate Taco. Amenities on property include a fitness center, state-of-the-art meeting and special event space, a business center, in-room dining, valet, and superb access to year-round leisure activities in Santa Monica, as well as the city’s beaches.

The highly awarded Shore Hotel received two distinct honors in 2015: the prestigious Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) Grand Prize and the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Los Angeles Best Green Hotel Award.

To make a reservation at Shore Hotel, please visit or call 800.599.1515.

Gerry Peck, MBA
General Manager
Shore Hotel
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
p. 310.458.1515 | d. 310.656.4543 | f. 310.943.1510

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