Honeywell enhances INNcontrol 5 energy-management system

The IC5 system lets operators monitor and manage energy and guestroom controls for an entire hotel property and across an entire hotel portfolio. Photo credit: Honeywell

Honeywell added enhancements to its Inncom INNcontrol 5 energy-management and guestroom-control system that will allow multiproperty scalability for full portfolio management. Honeywell also launched a new midmarket product offering to make cost-effective, simplified energy management available to a wider range of properties. 
The IC5 system lets operators monitor and manage energy and guestroom controls for an entire hotel property—and now across an entire hotel portfolio—in real time to identify and resolve issues before they affect guests, track energy usage and deliver better operational efficiency. IC5 collects guestroom data and presents it on a dynamic dashboard that displays key performance indicators that impact property operations and functions. 

The system can provide real-time insight into energy utilization by hotel portfolio, property and/or individual guestroom along with occupancy status and overall system health. The cloud-based system provides mobile alerts and data analytics and securely integrates with third-party systems to address each property’s unique operational goals.
IC5 enhancements include:

  • A system that is now scalable to deliver optimized energy use, guest comfort and operational efficiency across multiple properties within a hotelier’s portfolio.
  • New IC5 mobile web app that allows users to access the full product capabilities via mobile device to be more responsive to changes at your property in near real time; users also can make changes to the property via the app.
  • Push alarms, alerts and notifications that will alert users whenever something important happens at your property in real time.
  • The Analytics Service Exchange dynamic dashboard generates live, in-depth reports that detail a property’s performance across a variety of areas; previously, these reports required up to three to six months of run time to develop. 
  • Custom access levels for property staff—either readable or writable—to ensure maximum security.
  • Dynamic room trend view provides multiple data point readings at any time; users can pick a date or time duration and see a guestroom's data points to validate and troubleshoot potential issues.

“Energy management is more than a smart thermostat,” Apurv Johari, GM of Inncom by Honeywell, said in a statement. “With our enhanced INNcontrol 5 we can help hoteliers of varying size and scale—including chain brands—attain their sustainability goals, LEED certification plans and corporate initiatives to reduce energy use. Most importantly, IC5 improves guest comfort, which is important for a hotel’s reputation and overall guest retention.”
IC5 easily integrates to Honeywell Forge for Buildings, a new category of software developed by Honeywell called Enterprise Performance Management for Operations Technology, which connects operational data from assets, processes and people with machine learning to continuously improve their building performance and help customers maximize performance and productivity with actionable insights.
The IC5 secure cloud platform lets operators take advantage of flexible pricing that includes subscription options. IC5 is backward compatible with INNcontrol 3, Inncom’s previous energy-management and guestroom-control system.