The SmartCon & Premium Products Alliance; bringing together property and performance
SmartCon Hospitality Solutions is an independent energy management integrator specializing in the installation and commissioning of automated occupancy based guestroom controls.
SmartCon’s collaboration with technology manufactures provide the hospitality industry with a complete solution to occupancy based room control integrations. SmartCon (Smart Connectivity) is aligned with a variety of preferred manufacturers and vendors that provide leading edge thermostats, lighting controls, electronic locking control systems, and other occupant environment amenities.
Smartcon Solutions is an approved integrations vendor for owners groups and brands such as KHP Capital Partners, Marriott, The Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) as well as other industry leaders.
A true partnership begins with trust. All of us at SmartCon believe this to be the vital first step in building a lasting collaboration. It all starts with getting to know you, exchanging points of view and securing your confidence in SmartCon’s ability to provide a solution.
Our goal is to share objective advice to initiate problem solving, which in turn will improve your property’s performance, maximize your business’ growth and contributes to your long term intentions. We look forward to the opportunity to address any and all inquiries on project budget, process, product, schedule and services. With a plan in place that is designed for your facility’s specific needs, we roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Once SmartCon has presented an aesthetic array of options to compliment your in-room design, you make your selections. We then create a wiring diagram for your facility, and move to install and program the desired functionality for your property’s room automation and thermostat controls. The various options, including light intensity, privacy and service notifications, heating/ cooling fan speeds and visitor annunciation can be specifically created to accommodate your taste.
Your time and resources can be stretched thin most days, so we’ll spare you the trouble of juggling multiple transactions and varying terms. First, we provide our potential clients with options; a presentation of cutting edge products from multiple vendors, while recognizing your potential budgetary concerns. You decide the products you want, we deliver.
When your project becomes ours, rest easy. SmartCon’s project management team begins with a disciplined approach from planning through executing, and ultimately closing your unique project goals. We embrace the opportunity to apply our knowledge, skills and techniques which are designed to accomplish a singular, successful result. All projects require a defined scope of work with outlined resources. However it isn’t always as simple as following a process. The SmartCon team is experienced successful result. in dealing with the unexpected. When new challenges present themselves, we remain focused on the project objectives. SmartCon is always driven by providing quality solutions, meeting expected target dates, and staying within budget.
Installation & Commissioning
The SmartCon culture of uncompromised, superior workmanship begins at the critical stage of installation. We know that with a strict focus on quality installations, our customers have realized a better cost savings and uninterrupted occupant comfort and safety. Our attention to detail at this stage has also resulted in extended equipment reliability and life.
But we don’t stop there. All projects undergo a post-installation inspection, ensuring a smooth transition into the commissioning stage. Whether your property is a new facility or it’s time for an upgrade, SmartCon provides the highest level of installation and commissioning services. You can’t afford to have rooms down, and neither can we.
Hotels spend roughly $7.5 billion on energy expenditures every year, yet the typical hotel room is vacant approximately 70 percent of an average day. Lighting and HVAC costs represent two of the largest uncontrolled operating expenses, but they don't need to be, if you have a hotel energy management system.
The SmartCon Hospitality intelligent automation platform allows you to develop and deploy targeted solutions that dramatically reduce energy consumption, improve operation efficiency with truly measurable results and create a more comfortable customer experience.
A SmartCon installed and commissioned automated demand response program provides the latest in technology for optimizing energy usage during the stages of demand response, ensuring facility responsiveness. This technology can ensure a reliable and swift functionality. An energy rationing approach, especially during peak periods, allows facilities to respond automatically, temporarily controlling energy usage. Targeted energy consumption during demand reduction events assists in meeting incentive payments and cost reductions.
The state of California has instituted occupancy based room control standards that require hospitality industry compliance in an effort to achieve energy efficiency. The adopted codes emphasize lighting standards, without compromising the quality of lighting and preserving environmental quality. SmartCon Solutions, in conjunction with their industry alliances, provides the solution that best fits your facility through energy saving lighting and HVAC technologies. Please see our "Meeting IECC & ASHRAE Standard Requirements for Hotel HVAC and Lighting" Brochure.
An Energy Management system’s capability to remotely control power consumption in high capacity buildings has proven to be an effective operating application, which does not affect the customer’s day to day business needs. The simple shift of reducing energy consumption to periods of lower demand can dramatically influence energy cost savings. In addition, an enhanced guest experience can be achieved through controlling room lighting ambiance.
The SmartCon Solutions team has the experience in analyzing the information that generates from your Energy Management System. This data can provide insights into your facility’s energy consumption trends and expose patterns that can determine causes of energy waste and other system issues. Through the use of analytics that can anticipate a facility’s energy functionality, companies can improve decision making and implement an accurate strategic plan.
Occupancy Based Room Controls; A smart management of temperature and light
Your energy management agenda starts at the door. Here’s how saving energy through occupancy detection could work for your facility:
The door contact switch signals the room’s thermostat, which acts as the “information center” that the room has become occupied, immediately adjusting temperature, welcome lighting and drapes adjustment. A Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) continues to detect occupancy, assuring that the desired temperature is maintained. Conversely, shortly after detection of room vacancy, the door switch will return the room to an increased energy saving level, with the temperature effectively stabilizing at a predetermined, unoccupied state.
The SmartCon team will work closely with you to structure and implement an energy management system that works best for your facility. Expertly installed and commissioned room energy controls can provide revenue savings of up to 30 percent per room, per year.
Lighting & Room Automation
Smart Lighting That's Brilliant
Sophistication meets Automation
Smart lighting will subtly, but effectively, influence the ambiance of a hotel room, complementing the aesthetics of its décor, while also providing convenience and energy efficiency. Brighten or dim any light in the room—or your entire property—with a single touch. Or automate lighting to respond to your life, without any touch at all. With configurable, custom engraved buttons, everyone will know what each button does. Built-in sensors change the button brightness depending on the lighting of the room, so they’re always perfectly lit. It’s not just smart, it’s brilliant.
Do not disturb/Make up room
Guest privacy and convenience can be maximized through the integration of DND/MUR commands. SmartCon, in alliance with their premium industry partnerships, can integrate customized exterior corridor and in-room controls that compliment your property’s décor and ensure guest comfort and hotel staff efficiency.
The hospitality industry has become the major player in door lock safety integrations. This evolving technology not only provides optimal guest room security, it also expands operational efficiencies and contributes to cost effectiveness. Door lock systems communicate via an on-line virtual network, and are capable of providing reports pertaining to room access points, enhancing customer security. SmartCon is experienced in the integration of door lock technologies from various vendors, and with any property management system.
Shades and Sheers Controls
Integrated with lighting and temperature control systems, window treatment technologies provide an additional step in the energy savings process, without affecting guest comfort. SmartCon Solutions can integrate an automated system that enables hotel staff and guests to regulate the amount of light desired for any designated areas, and/or time periods throughout the day.
As independent third party software integrators, SmartCon Solutions is experienced in the commissioning of guest room mini bar technologies. This automated application has become an industry standard, providing staffing relief, loss reduction, tracking reports and a streamlined check-out process.
Integrating your property’s guest room safes with a property management system has shown to be a positive factor in reducing room security maintenance costs and liability issues, as opposed to non-integration. Bringing safes online through automated technologies provides an increased level of security by generating a verification footprint of when and by whom a hotel safe is accessed. The SmartCon Solutions team can commission this in-room security essential, protecting your guest’s valuables and providing them the peace of mind they deserve.
Mobile Hospitality Applications
Mobile Hospitality Applications
As travelers become more tech savvy, they expect their travel experiences to follow suit. Today's hotel guest brings an average of three connected devices with them during their stay. This is a great opportunity to tap into their already existing habits that will provide a more engaged experience.
Hospitality comes into play.
Working in conjunction with various mobile software platforms, the app literally puts the controls in the guests' hands. The app can also be designed to easily integrate with your existing guest loyalty application, providing a seamless interaction with the hotel branded content. To top it off, you can pre-program rooms to a loyal guest's preferred settings during their stay, and potentially capture an even more loyal customer.
SmartCon and the new wave; Voice recognition technology
The Hospitality industry must continue to keep pace with an ever changing technology-capable landscape. The ability to manage in-room temperature, lighting, entertainment and other amenities via voice control provides guests with a personalized, convenient system that powers their environment. Voice control integrations also generate data analytics that can improve operational efficiency and ultimately revenue savings.
SmartCon Solutions partners with Volara, the market leader in voice based hospitality solutions.
Intelligent Building Solutions
SmartCon Solutions is partnered with BuildingIQ providing us a unique, leading-edge solution to help our customers manage and conserve energy.
Reduce Energy Without Sacrificing Comfort
In a wide range of installations, our systems have consistently demonstrated it can reduce HVAC energy consumption and costs by 10-25%, while maintaining guest comfort levels -even in buildings rated as highly energy efficient by LEED, ENERGY STAR®, and NABERS.
Add Intelligence to Your Building
Traditional approaches to making buildings smarter focus on only two factors: cloud computing and sensing. Our services and platform is comprised of five major components: data capture and analysis, modeling, measurement & verification, control, and human expertise. Incorporating these five components constitute a more comprehensive approach to the Buildings Internet of Things.
Technology With a Human Touch
BuildingIQ's 5i Platform has deep capabilities in data ingestion, aggregation, monitoring, trending, predictive analytics, visualization, automation and optimization of HVAC energy usage and consumption. Human expertise informs BuildingIQ's unique energy data analytics to provide the basis for identifying operational and equipment anomalies.
Our customers include major hotels properties, which have deployed the system in a variety of buildings types.
24/7 optimized control, built-in measurement & verification, and demand response uniquely tailored to your Hotel. withe the addition of forward looking models, properties can be continually, intelligently optimized to stay one-step ahead of high costs while keeping guests comfortable.
For automated managed energy curtailment programs.
Automated demand response service enables owner/operators to participate, and take full benefit from, utility driven demand response programs simply, easily, repeatedly, and measurably. Demand Response is akin to a specialized form of Predictive Energy Optimization™ (PEO), but instead of an energy cost driven optimization paradigm, Demand Response achieves event goals through a more aggressive time-based curtailment strategy that still seeks to optimize comfort. Unlike other DR solutio Demand Response automatically controls the BMS down to the zone- leveraging learning models for the building's thermal behavior, BMS capabilities, and tenant comfort.
Visualization - Energy Worksite
Energy metering is the first step in understanding how you use energy.
Baselining, measuring, and managing Facilities-led energy initiatives.
Energy Worksite is SaaS analytics tool powered by an advanced algorithm that monitors the energy consumption of a building on an hourly basis. The service uses whole building energy interval data and/or sub-meter data to detect and provide alerts for anomalies in energy consumption, as well as supporting savings impacts. Energy Worksite models energy use to predict and alert hotel operations staff of variances between actual measured consumption and the expected energy calculation. Energy Worksite delivers clear and straightforward reporting, on demand or on a customized schedule, and user customized dashboards.
With Energy Worksite, a hotel manager/operator gets a quick overview of the energy consumption of their properties, instant outlier identification, and rapid knowledge about over-consuming, under-consuming, or on target buildings and metered systems.
Our take on the Building Internet of Things brings an array of products and services to help you manage, tune, and operate your hotels through big data,
re-commissioning, and continuous commissioning.
Fast work order ticketing and intuitive task scheduling.
Busy Hotel management personnel are constantly juggling lots of tasks and priorities to keep their sites running well and guests happy. At times, it’s chaotic, a constant balancing act between the predictable —preventive maintenance, scheduled events— and the unpredictable —occupant service requests, ad hoc events. The answer to these needs is Facility Worksite: a service request and work order management system (aka, ticketing system) that is quick and easy to use, and is very cost effective.
Facility Worksite makes it easier to manage the predictable and unpredictable demands that facilities teams face daily and helps them get things done quickly and efficiently. It’s quick to deploy and securely accessible from any web browser. It can be deployed standalone, or as an integral part of the broader platform, which helps manage and optimize HVAC operations and occupant comfort.
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