Onity simplifies in-room connectivity

The Onity smart rooms system leverages built-in Bluetooth technology that is standard in its DirectKey mobile-enabled locks. Photo credit: Onity

Onity is simplifying today’s connected room architecture by melding connectivity, door locks and smart devices into a new, mobile-centric approach for smart hotel rooms. 

“As a leader in mobile credentialing, Onity continues to advance its hotel access solutions to offer a simple approach to the future of the connected-guest experience,” Onity and Supra President Fayyad Sbaihat said in a statement. “We are set to provide an easy, flexible path to in-room connectivity.”

Based on the latest DirectKey mobile access system and Trillium door locks, Onity’s smart guestroom technology easily interfaces with in-room smart devices such as lighting, temperature control, televisions, voice technology and more. The expanding group of providers supporting the Onity solution includes Telkonet, LG Electronics, Axxess Industries and Volara.


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“We recognize that major hotel brands are using smart-room technology to transform the guestroom experience into something more personal, and select-service hotels want a simple solution without a large investment,” Sbaihat said. “The payback can be a combination of energy savings, improvement in guest satisfaction and brand loyalty.”

To enable an interface with smart devices, the Onity solution leverages built-in Bluetooth technology that is standard in its DirectKey mobile-enabled locks. The system uses an easily deployed room-management-system communications backbone, eliminating the need for an expensive, secondary network. When a guest enters his or her room, the lock works in conjunction with in-room devices to create a custom experience.

A key component of the smart guestroom is Onity’s SensorStat energy-management solution, which is designed to maximize energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort. SensorStat combines an intelligent guestroom thermostat, door/window sensors and passive infrared occupancy detection capability—all critical for in-room temperature control. Expanding the line, Onity has added a stylish touchscreen thermostat featuring an ultra-thin, modern design and user interface. 

The Onity solution simplifies the journey for hotel brands seeking full smart-room implementation, now or in the future, and is ideal for select-service hotels that may not have the knowledge or support to setup and maintain a smart guestroom experience.

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