App lets building occupants use indoor navigation and a location-based rating system
Honeywell has expanded the capabilities of its Vector Occupant App. According to a statement from the firm, the app now gives building occupants more control over their experiences, through new features such as indoor navigation and a location-based rating system.
The indoor navigation feature uses GPS-like technology and can help users find their way around complex buildings that are difficult to navigate. The rating feature allows building users to flag-up comfort issues to building staff for quick resolution.
“Honeywell is a key enabler of smart buildings and smart cities, and we are committed to equipping owners, operators and facility managers with advanced technologies to make their buildings more connected,” explained Paolo Cervini, president, Honeywell Building Solutions, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa.
Honeywell says both features leverage mobile devices and Internet of Things (IoT) building connectivity to help improve a user’s experience inside a building.
“Smartphone usage in the Middle East is rising, with many countries here reporting some of the highest mobile penetration rates in the world. Using the Honeywell Vector Occupant App will allow occupants across the region to shape their building experiences from their smartphones in unique and innovative ways. We’re adding more features to deepen the connections between occupants and the spaces around them so they can be as comfortable as possible, and can more easily and efficiently move about in a building,” Cervini added.
The firm says the benefits of the indoor navigation feature have already been demonstrated in the US, within the Minneapolis Skyway System – an interlinked network of enclosed pedestrian walkways spanning 80 city blocks.
The Honeywell Vector Occupant App is part of Honeywell’s Connected Services portfolio, which uses building connectivity to improve how they operate and the experiences they offer for those who visit and work within them.