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Z-Wave Technology: Offering Hotels a Wireless Energy Management Solution - By Jenny Corteza

Z-Wave uses low-power radio frequency, which is easily transmitted through walls, floors and ceilings - so it is ideal for almost any building. It can be installed into almost anything (lighting fixtures, thermostats, picture frames, lamp shades and even curtains.
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Z-Wave Technology: Offering Hotels a Wireless Energy Management Solution - By Jenny Corteza

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A Look At How Z-Wave Technology Could Help You

If you're in charge of a hotel, then of course running costs are going to be one of your priorities. With any business you'll want to keep outgoings to a minimum, but in the hospitality industry this can be tough.

The problem with this type of industry is that you aren't always in charge of your outgoings - after all, you don't know how long a guest will leave the hot water running or how much electricity they'll use on an overnight stay.

In the past, the only real option for hoteliers was to shop around for utility suppliers and make sure that they were on the best tariff for their needs. However, these days there are more options that hotel owners should be taking notice of, including Z-Wave technology.

There are other options open to you, however these often require installation which is lengthy and costly - especially if rooms are out of action while you get these installed. With Z-Wave you don't have any of these worries.

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What is Z-Wave?

Z-Wave uses low-power radio frequency, which is easily transmitted through walls, floors and ceilings - so it is ideal for almost any building. It can be installed into almost anything (lighting fixtures, thermostats, picture frames, lamp shades and even curtains.


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This just goes to show how versatile and adaptable Z-Wave technology is, which is why more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon of making use of this.

Why Z-Wave?

There are many positives to using Z-Wave, although the fact it is an open protocol really helps. This means that you are able to adapt and tailor the solutions to suit your needs. The people behind Z-Wave recognise that this sort of technology is not a one size fits all approach, so they have opened it up for anyone to be able to change it to suit their needs.

If you decide to go ahead with this then you'll be glad to know that installation can take as little as a few minutes and can be upscaled in the future if the needs of the hotel grow.

When you start to use a Z-Wave energy management system you'll notice savings more or less straight away. Generally speaking you could expect to see savings of up to 50% and ROI in as little as 24 months.

You can easily install back-office software which allows you to monitor and control your energy consumption. This allows you to always know where you stand and know where you might be able to make small changes. Of course you also have the added benefit that this is great for the environment!

Keeping Your Guests Happy

As someone in the hospitality industry you probably recognise that it isn't all about costs, you have to keep your guests happy too. This system allows guests to have various room functions to suit their needs, with settings that are easily adjusted - this helps to make sure that your guests check-out of their room nothing less than happy.

About the Author:


Jenny Corteza has a background in the hospitality industry and has spent many years looking at ways to save money while providing good customer service. As well as being keen to save the environment and promote new wireless technologies Jenny Corteza is a keen watersports enthusiast. She particularly likes to spend time on paddleboards when she isn’t telling large companies how they can save money on their energy bills.



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