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Honeywell Gives Building Controls to Occupants

By Ken Briodagh November 15, 2016

Building occupants long have grappled with whom 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 has announced a new mobile software application that addresses these common frustrations.

The new Honeywell Vector Occupant App combines users’ mobile devices with connected building features to give occupants more control over their comfort levels and ability to securely move about the workplace.

“Smart phones and apps continue to enhance our everyday lives, from allowing us to hail a cab 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,” said John Rajchert, president, Honeywell Building Solutions. “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.”

The new app provides digital identification and integrates with core building functions, including access and comfort control, to enhance building occupants’ experience. 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 communicate temperature discomfort to prompt real-time adjustments instead of the more time-consuming process of seeking out a facility manager.

Facility managers benefit from immediate insight into where and how comfortable occupants are so they can make adjustments more quickly and easily.

“Occupant engagement is an increasingly important aspect of intelligent building solutions,” said Casey Talon, principal research analyst, Navigant Research, contributing to its Building Innovations program. “The smart phone app is an innovative new platform for gathering insight that can refine environmental conditions to optimize workspaces.”




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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