The buildings themselves can also benefit from the advances of IoT in hospitality with smart facility management and logistics management. For example, the inventory stock can be managed better in an IoT-enabled environment. This leads to lean and on-demand systems which lead to cost savings
INTEGRATED CONTROL FOR WIDE RANGE OF SMART PRODUCT
Left your air-conditioner on at home? Or did someone forgot to off the lighting? Via smart controls, users can now remotely on or off all these anytime, anywhere. By utilising routine settings, users can now save on energy and cost on top of convenience with pre-scheduled timings of smart appliances .
Guestroom automation can help render a pleasing personalised experience to the guests. This can be achieved via intelligent IoT solutions within hospitality sector can enable a centralised network of automated systems to deliver services as per the guest’s likings. For instance, a wearable device or a smart app on the guest’s smartphone could connect to the control systems of the room, so that the system ‘knows’ when the guest is arriving and get the room ready. Auto-sensors could start the guest’s preferred music.
IoT has also been coined as Machine-to-Machine technology (M2M). Its intelligence can be used to improvise the hospitality business’ maintenance systems. Water, a precious resource, can be saved with a quick repair when sensors detect a leaking tap. Similarly, the system could detect a faulty bulb/electric gadget and trigger the actions needed to rectify/ replace it.
Car Park System
Integrate the app with the real time car park system, with QR code to scan to park and retrieve the car.
CROSS PROPERTY INTEGRATION
Intelligence can ensure that all properties under a single chain or those in a strategic tie-up have transparent information, which is gathered from interacting IoT systems. IoT can even enable sharing of data between ‘smart’ devices. These preferences could be uploaded in the CRM system to ensure that the same experience is delivered to loyal guests across a chain of hotels around the world, every time they check into a hotel in the chain.