Z-Wave Technology: Offering Hotels A Wireless Energy Management Solution

Feb 10, 2014 No Comments by

If you’re in charge of a hotel, then running costs are going to be one of your priorities.

With any business you’ll want to keep outgoings to a minimum, but in the hospitality industry this can be tough. The problem with this type of industry is that you aren’t always in charge of your outgoings – after all, you don’t know how long a guest will leave the hot water running or how much electricity they’ll use on an overnight stay.

 In the past, the only real option for hoteliers was to shop around for utility suppliers and make sure that they were the best for their needs. However, these days there are more options that hotel owners should be taking notice of–one being Z-Wave technology. There are other options but these often require installation which is lengthy and costly especially if rooms are out of action while installed. With Z-Wave technology, this is not a worry.

Z-Wave uses low-power radio frequency, which is easily transmitted through walls, floors and ceilings – so it is ideal for almost any building. It can be installed into almost anything (lighting fixtures, thermostats, picture frames, lamp shades and even curtains. This just goes to show how versatile and adaptable Z-Wave technology is, which is why more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon of making use of this

There are many positives to using Z-Wave, although the fact it is an open protocol really helps. This means that you are able to adapt and tailor the solutions to suit your needs. This sort of technology is not a one size fits all approach so it can be changed to suit a hotelier’s needs. Installation can take as little as a few minutes and can be upscaled in the future if the needs of a hotel grows.

Back-office software can be installed which allows monitoring and control of energy consumption. This allows hotels to know where they stand and where to make small changes. And, of course, there is the added benefit that this technology is great for the environment.

Generally speaking savings could be up to 50% and ROI in as little as 24 months. In the hospitality industry, however, it isn’t all about costs. It’s also about keeping guests happy. This system allows guests to have various room functions to suit their needs, with settings that are easily adjusted. This helps to make sure that guests check-out of their room nothing less than happy.

 

Source: Hotel News Resource

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