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HONEYWELL PUTS BUILDING CONTROLS IN OCCUPANTS’ HANDS

Honeywell Enables Mobile software application building occupants to tap into the Internet of Things capabilities  to address common issues Including building temperature settings, access control.

Building occupants Have long grappled With Who to Call When Their work area is too cold, or how to gain access to a facility When They forget Their access card at home. Honeywell recently announced a new mobile software application for building occupants that addresses these common frustrations.

The  Honeywell Vector Occupant App  combine the convenience of today's mobile devices connected With building features to give users more Control over Their comfort levels and Ability to Securely move acerca the work place. The new software is the latest example of Honeywell's leadership in the Internet of Things around connected buildings.

The new app provides digital identification and integrates with core building functions, including access and comfort control, to enhance building occupants' experience with the touch of a screen. The app's access control capability eliminates the need for physical cards or fobs and gives users secure access via their smart phones. In addition, occupants can quickly and easily communicate temperature discomfort for actual time adjustments instead of the time-consuming process currently used to seek out a facility manager or making a phone call to request temperature changes.

Facility managers, in turn, benefit from immediate insight into where and how comfortable occupants are, so they can make adjustments more quickly and easily. And, the app's digital identification and access control capabilities make it easier to manage occupant credentials, eliminating the need for keeping track of and replacing misplaced access cards.

Vector_splash screen_white phoneBacked by a cloud-based architecture and enabled by HID Global's Seos ®  credential technology, the Honeywell Vector Occupant App works Independently of underlying building systems, enabling Widespread use and adoption. Administrators within facilities deploying the app access to cloud portal to manage users and features such as corresponding user identification and credentials. Users who download the app must receive an invitation from the administrator in order to gain access to its features.

"Buildings are alive and teeming with opportunities for users to interact with them-if you can make the right connections.  The Honeywell Vector Occupant App facilitates these interactions, so users can create their best experiences. "- Aseem Joshi, regional general manager, Honeywell Building Solutions, India

"Smart phones and apps continue to enhance our everyday lives, from allowing us to hail to giving us direct insight into where we stand on a restaurant waiting list. We're now applying these same concepts of insight and control to how one interacts with a building, "

 

 

 

 

The app currently features three layers, including:

  • Digital Identification  - Eliminates the need for plastic badges or temporary tags and solves the issue of outdated photo IDs by providing an up-to-date photograph.
  • Convenient Access Control  - Builds on the app's digital feature identification, offering mobile-based access control That Can Easily be managed by a facility, and Eliminating the need for tracking and Replacing cards or fobs. Occupants, in turn, have one less item to carry, and can open doors from greater distances than traditional key cards and fobs.
  • One-Click Hot / Cold Calls  - Provides a quick and direct way for occupants to Indicate Their Work When areas are too hot or too cold, and to receive confirmation That Their issues are being addressed. Facility managers are alert to occupants' discomfort in real time, and can view call location, watch for patterns and quickly make adjustments to satisfy occupants.

The Honeywell Vector Occupant App is part of Honeywell's approach to connected services, which leverages the connectivity of buildings to improve how they operate and the experiences they offer for those who visit and work within them. The app is also the latest addition to Honeywell's mobile software strategy, a significant part of the company's efforts to provide the latest technology innovations to help keep facilities safe, secure, comfortable, productive and energy efficient. Future enhancements and capabilities are planned for the app that will take advantage of building connectivity. The Honeywell Vector Occupant App works with Apple and currently are Android products and is available on iTunes ®  and Google Play ™.

 

     
Software | 2017/01/09 by Rashmi Nargundkar