Why Occupancy Monitoring Could Be the Missing Element to Hotel Security
See how these integrated sensors give hoteliers peace of mind and save money
Occupancy monitoring is quickly rising in popularity among Maui, HI, hoteliers, representing the missing piece of the hotel security puzzle. Occupancy sensors can monitor when your rooms are empty and automatically switch off all the lighting and A/V equipment, adjust HVAC, and more in unoccupied rooms.
If every person who occupies your hotel remembers to turn everything off as they leave their rooms, then you probably don’t need occupancy monitoring. But as we all know, that almost never happens. That’s where occupancy monitoring comes in. Here’s why your hotel or motel needs it and how it can save you time and money.
Types of Occupancy Sensors and How They Help
As a business owner, you invest so much in devices and systems that keep guests comfortable, but imagine how these costs add up with multiple rooms. Occupancy sensors control ambient lighting in a space, and also power down lamps, TVs, audio, and air conditioning systems.
These sensors generally fall into two categories — ultrasonic and infrared. Ultrasonic sensors detect sound, while infrared sensors detect heat and motion. Ultrasonic sensors are sensitive enough to hear even the slightest sounds from occupants, while infrared sensors can “see” someone’s movement. In the absence of either, these sensors communicate with your commercial automation to deactivate any unused energy.
Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings
Did you know that more than half of hotel guests actively look for an energy-efficient place to stay? And a third of the guests surveyed even believed that hotels should receive usage audits.
With occupancy monitoring, you’ll be well on your way to establishing your business as a green hotel and earning your guests’ respect. An Environmental Protection Agency study found that companies that use sensors average a 60 percent energy savings.
It shouldn’t surprise you that all these energy-saving benefits also conserve expenses for your hotel, adding back to your profit margins. For a relatively small upfront investment, you could save substantially without sacrificing your guests’ comfort.
Ready to try occupancy sensors in your hotel? We can start with one or two rooms, like the lobby and front office, so that you can experience the perks firsthand before you implement it thought the hotel.
For more information on how Control Freaks Hawaii can incorporate automation into your hotel, call us at (808) 874-8019 or visit us online. We look forward to speaking to you!