Honeywell aims to use the IoT to put building controls in occupants’ hands
American multinational conglomerate Honeywell has launched a mobile application, Honeywell Vector Occupant App, to address common frustrations of building occupants, including control over their comfort levels and ability to securely move about the workplace.
The app combines the convenience of mobile devices with connected building features and is an example of Honeywell’s efforts in the Internet of Things around connected buildings. It helps to enhance building occupants’ experience with the touch of a screen.
The Honeywell Vector Occupant App has three primary features:
- Digital identification that eliminates the need for plastic badges or temporary tags and solves the issue of outdated photo IDs by providing an up-to-date photograph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 that is built on the app’s digital identification feature and offers mobile-based access control. It can be easily managed and eliminates the need to track and replace cards or fobs. Occupants have one less item to carry and can open doors from greater distances than traditional key cards and fobs
- One-click hot or cold calls can be used as a quick and direct way to indicate if the work areas are too hot or too cold. The app also receives confirmation if the issues are being addressed.
The move represents another step in 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.
The app is available on iTunes and Google Play.
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