Smart Home = Smart Business?
Smart home automation is growing fast!
Those are HUGE numbers.
But the question that lingers in my mind is, what type of impact will this smart automation have on businesses?!
If smart home automation offers a great impact to a single home, imagine leveraging this power for multiple properties.
Home/property automation offers an amazing impact on business operations when you take the residential benefits and multiply it by 2, 200, or 2000+ properties…all controlled from one dashboard.
Home automation on an “enterprise” level is pretty amazing. 🙂
PointCentral smart business control gives this power to businesses of all varieties.
The PointCentral technology is able to leverage cellular networks to cover large areas, while other home automation utilizes small WiFi networks, making it difficult to scale on an enterprise level.
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Smart Business Control Case Study
To help quantify the impact of smart business control, PointCentral recently partnered with the Security Executive Council and a well known global service brand with more than 12,000 retail offices to conduct a case study across a 23 office sample.
The results are impressive.
I’ll let you review the case study to dig into the details, but here is a quick overview of the results:
|A General Comparison of CompetitionService/Resource |
Attributes or Capabilities
|Eliminate distribution of mechanical keys||Y||Y|
|Provide web-based control for Access to all sites||Y||N|
|Remotely enable / disable Access||Y||N|
|Enable unaccompanied / temporary access||Y||N|
|Automated alerts for late opening||Y||Y|
|Automated alerts for access outside of unauthorized hours||Y||Y|
|Operate independent of corporate network||Y||N|
|Web connection technology||Independent Cellular Network||Corp Network / Local Router|
|Lower energy costs||Y||N|
|Remotely set HVAC schedules||Y||N|
|Automatic Alerts on office temperature extremes||Y||N|
|3 yr Cost of Ownership per Location||Less than $1,000 per site||$2,000 – $3,000 per site|