Hotels are complex facilities with large fluctuations in occupancy: reception areas, restaurants, conference rooms, offices, housekeeping, parking lots and structures, swimming pool areas, fitness centers and spas all have different requirements. Today, Hotels are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect their employees and guests, and improve function in this fast changing technical environment. IntraWorks takes a proactive approach to these issues by studying new industry trends and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to the Hotel itself by considering ALL the electronic building systems when planning the next upgrade, move, add or change. Lastly, IntraWorks offers constant commissioning and predictive maintenance in order to save Hotel building life cycle costs. (Up to 10x according to the Department of Energy – O&M Best Practices)
Experience Hotels are targets to both insider and outsider threats to include cash, asset, data and computer theft, workplace violence, terrorism, active shooter and vandalism. Hotel managers are charged with the protection and safety of large groups of people to include the public along with guests. By use of advanced and integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, and intrusion systems, IntraWorks can help to reduce the likelihood of injury to the Hotel occupants and provide valuable investigative information if an incident takes place. Video and Audio analytics can detect bombs, intruders, and even the sound of a gun being fired immediately so that authorities can be notified quickly saving lives and reputations. Special purpose radios or communicators can also add security and function by keeping staff informed up to the minute of any emergencies, requests, or special needs.
Energy Hotels utilize a lot of energy and resources to provide a pleasant environment for its guests. IntraWorks can provide systems that save energy costs and make the hotel more comfortable to work or stay in. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, and constant commissioning, Our hotel solutions can help to save in overall hotel energy life cycle costs. Since 30% of the hotel’s en3ergy is used in the guestroom, occupancy sensing systems can further save substantial costs by increased temperature setbacks and lighting control while rooms are empty. Lastly, our systems can integrate with reception systems so check in and check out procedures can be automated with the energy management system, cleaning staff, accounting system, and more.
Safety Hotels are held to tight safety standards for the protection of its guests and occupants. IntraWorks can provide systems that avoid injury and save lives in an emergency. By use of advance fire detection and evacuation, critical systems monitoring, mass communication, paging, mass texting, and CCTV systems, emergencies are detected early and occupants are evacuated rapidly. In the case of a shooter, weather event or outside threat, the building itself can become a safe haven for protection. Our integrated lockdown systems and bullet resistant barriers help further protect the occupants in any facility.
Intelligence By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a hotel becomes more intelligent and efficient. Guests of the hotel are more comfortable, informed, and work more effectively. Integrating systems is a plus sum situation whereby the effectiveness of each system is augmented by becoming connected to other systems. For example: Hotels that use the security system or reception system to sense occupancy can reduce electric and HVAC costs when room occupants are not present. Fire Systems that use the HVAC system to evacuate smoke can save lives in a burning building. Intercom/Communication systems that utilize CCTV verification are more effective. When all of these systems are connected and the information becomes available to authorized persons with graphical user interfaces (smart phone, computer, tablet), the efficiency and effectiveness are unmatched by any individual system. Simply put… Intelligent buildings work better and use less energy.
Products Fire Detection / Evacuation, Intrusion Detection/Deterrence, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Perimeter Intrusion Detection, Access Control, Communication Management / Paging, Critical Systems Monitoring / PLC / Data Center, Data Switching / Media Distribution, Command and Control Centers, Climate / Temperature Controls, Energy Management, Reception Systems, Special Purpose Communication Devices (Radios) Lockdown Systems, Mass Notification, Lighting Control, Utility Monitoring, Parking Management Systems.
Services System Assessments, Code Compliance studies, Vulnerability Assessment, Emergency Response Plans, System Installation, Smart Service, Extended Warranty, Maintenance, Testing, Monitoring
Experience Many hotels have utilized the services of IntraWorks f.k.a. Integrated Controls USA. Please see “case studies” for details on how we have saved money and offered increased value.