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.

“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.