Darius Adamczyk, Chairman and CEO
The popularity of modern visitor management systems (VMS) is rapidly rising owing to their immense potential in digitizing and optimizing guest reception. VMS helps streamline the visitor management process through pre-registration, ID verification, visitor identification with badges, and customizable notifications for hosts and security. A VMS not only acts as a visual deterrent that prevents security issues before they occur but also offers a professional first impression to guests of all kinds. Additionally, a VMS helps an organization stay compliant with government regulations and industry-leading organizational standards. Enter Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON)—an industry pioneer that has developed many groundbreaking advances shaping today's residential and commercial security systems. Honeywell offers access control and perimeter security in residential and commercial buildings, which provides a simple and highly effective way to register, badge, track, and manage visitor traffic. By investing in Honeywell’s LobbyWorks® Visitor Management system, customers can generate detailed visitor traffic reports and enforce visitor/contractor security policies. The company also provides Self Registration Kiosks compatible with LobbyWorks. “Honeywell is the world's premier software-industrial company, shaping the future of technology and sustainability," says Darius Adamczyk, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address the toughest of challenges related to safety, security, and energy. From intrusion and home automation systems to the latest in IP video and access control, the company is focused on creating “connected homes” and “connected buildings.” Over the years, with a series of subsequent mergers and acquisitions, the company is at the forefront of advancements in long-range radio, internet alarm communications, and sensor technology, including the development of the world's best-selling glassbreak detectors. Backed by a talented team of 300 engineers, Honeywell is continually raising the bar for the future by devoting millions of dollars annually to research and development. The company’s products, developed in world-class production facilities, are subjected to rigorous testing for quality and performance that exceed the industry standards. This is truly a testament to Honeywell’s unwavering commitment to quality.
Quantifying Guest Comfort and Building Security
To help hoteliers quantify staff productivity and guest comfort, Honeywell has introduced substantial upgrades to its cloud-based INNCOM™ INNcontrol™ 5 (IC5) platform, along with a multi-property dashboard and new metrics. While the new portfolio level view provides hoteliers with insights into all properties from a single dashboard, new features offer quantifiable ways to measure guest comfort. Optimized for the hotel property as well as portfolio owners, IC5 helps hoteliers seamlessly identify underperforming properties and also the root cause of the problem. The novel IC5 dashboard feature, live Analytics Service Exchange (ASX) reporting, offers a full property breakdown and analysis of real-time as well as historical guestroom performance data for each of the hotelier’s properties. Hoteliers that own multiple properties can track all of their unique properties by leveraging the IC5 Portfolio Level Dashboard feature.
Honeywell has empowered numerous schools with its LobbyWorks visitor Management System. School visitors, including students’ parents, are escorted to the office kiosk, where they are required to present their personal information. LobbyWorks updates the Pro-Watch database with every visitor’s personal information to make a record of each person’s visit. As a next step, a badge is issued to visitors, which must be scanned at each entryway keypad to gain entry into the building when the access is granted. Administrators can also log in to Pro-Watch from remote locations and monitor system health. Honeywell enables the school administrators to control the building access by offering an easy and quick way for the staff in the central office to verify the identity of any visitor who walks through the school doors.
Additionally, Honeywell is transitioning to a new go-to-market approach with friendlyway® for LobbyWorks® Kiosk. Honeywell is shifting from a resale approach to a joint go-to-market relationship with manufacturer friendlyway for selling the LobbyWorks floor standing kiosk. This new arrangement provides customers with direct access to more kiosk hardware options. Through this partnership, Honeywell installers work directly with friendlyway to tailor hardware solutions as per the needs of the customers while installing the LobbyWorks system.
Under the Hood of Relentless Innovation
Harris County, the third-most populous county in the U.S., will increase safety and efficiency in its 150 public buildings with Honeywell’s next-level integrated security system. The new Honeywell system replaces multiple disparate systems by integrating access control, security cameras, alarms, as well as monitoring. The county can monitor from a single central control station for improved situational awareness, streamline systems to create operational efficiencies and save resources for other critical infrastructure or services. Additionally, the county can create healthier building environments by leveraging people-counting technologies and analytics to maintain health and safety compliance. Through this collaboration, Honeywell provides the county with a fully customized solution, built to evolve with the needs and improve the overall building experience for employees and visitors alike.
Recently, Honeywell and IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, have entered into a strategic alliance to develop intelligent building offering. Through the partnership, the duo aims to cultivate and create an intelligent building ecosystem that offers an enhanced and seamless experience for operators and occupants alike. Honeywell’s security and building management systems are integrated with IDEMIA’s biometric-based access control systems to create frictionless, safer, and more efficient buildings. The alliance is also intended to design solutions that enable occupants to easily and securely engage with the building in a contactless manner.
Honeywell understands that today’s challenges need tomorrow’s solutions and is at the helm of shaping the future of businesses. “Honeywell delivered a strong start to 2021 with first-quarter results that exceeded our expectations. We are seeing promising signs of a rapid recovery in some of our markets, and we are poised to capitalize on new business opportunities as they arise,” notes Adamczyk.