The software looked old. It was difficult to navigate and the client touched it once every three months. This meant retraining the client all the time because they forgot how it worked. Now, the app is so intuitive and so easy. Everybody knows how to operate an app. You can do pretty much anything. You can buzz the door open, you can unlock it permanently. You can add a schedule to say, it’s always open from 9:00 to 5:00 and before and after those hours it’s automatically locked.
You can add and delete fobs and cards and codes from the app. So it really is limitless in terms of what we can do with access doors.
Of course, everything still needs to be hardwired in and we need electric strikes to open doors. This has been a huge game changer for us in terms of giving the end user a real experience to control the doors. We have some applications that have one door. We have some applications that have 30 doors all on the same box. So they have full control of all that too.
Another item that we have for all of our clients is the energy management tool. Even for home, you can set up your system to give you data in terms of how to save energy. You can control your HVAC system. For example, if there is a fire, the system can stop the fan on the furnace, so you’re not pushing smoke through the entire house or business. Another thing that business owners like is you can actually lock out the thermostat. You can set it from your phone and staff can’t fight about putting it higher or putting it lower because they can’t control the thermostat. It only can be controlled from the phone by the owner.
And then of course you can do your lighting so we can replace receptive times. We can program light switches. We can add plug in modules for lamps and you can control all that lighting and just throw it on a schedule and don’t worry about the energy you’re saving. That’s everything for the smart business. We’ve been really lucky with that. A lot of the clients are really happy with having that control. It helps us in terms of service because it really is so easy to use.
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