Honeywell adds navigation to smart building app
Honeywell app includes navigation and other functions for users of smart buildings
Honeywell has expanded its smart building app to include navigation to help people find their way around large building
The Honeywell Vector Occupant App has been designed to enable people to interact with smart features of buildings. The new features uses GPS-like technology to help users find their way around complex buildings that are difficult to navigate without directions.
In addition to the indoor navigation feature, the app also now includes a location-based feature to rate spaces, allowing those within a building to highlight comfort issues to building staff for quick resolution. Both features combine the convenience of today's mobile devices with Internet of Things (IoT) building connectivity to help improve a user's experience inside a building.
The app already enables digital identification, mobile access control and the ability to communicate temperature discomfort to prompt adjustments by facility teams
"Honeywell is a key enabler of smart buildings and smart cities, and we are committed to equipping owners, operators and facility managers with advanced technologies to make their buildings more connected," said Paolo Cervini, president, Honeywell Building Solutions, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa.
"Smartphone usage in the Middle East is rising, with many countries here reporting some of the highest mobile penetration rates in the world. Using the Honeywell Vector Occupant App will allow occupants across the region to shape their building experiences from their smartphones in unique and innovative ways. We're adding more features to deepen the connections between occupants and the spaces around them so they can be as comfortable as possible, and can more easily and efficiently move about in a building," Cervini added.
The benefits of the indoor navigation feature have been demonstrated in the United States within the Minneapolis Skyway System, a complex interlinked network of enclosed pedestrian walkways spanning 80 city blocks. The walkways protect users from the harsh winter elements and summer humidity, allowing them to comfortably walk between more than 30 buildings in this US downtown system.
The Honeywell Vector Occupant App is part of Honeywell’s Connected Services portfolio, which leverages the connectivity of buildings to improve how they operate and the experiences they offer for those who visit and work within them. The Honeywell Vector Occupant App works with Apple and Android products.