Making Washrooms Smart makes business sense
The potential return of investment that a Smart Washroom can offer may surprise you.
The Middle East is fast becoming a global leader in Smart cities. In fact, Abu Dhabi and Dhabi recently emerged as the smartest cities in the region. Buildings are relying on digital technology and smart solutions more than ever before. And cities at the forefront of such plans are investing heavily in things like IoTs (the Internet of Things) to move things forward.
With urbanization continuing to move rapidly in the region, and with the UAE’s Leadership mandating a shift towards a digital transformation as part of the vision for the country, companies are fast developing solutions that are not only energy efficient, but also offer long-term cost savings.
The benefit of Smart technology was also demonstrated during the pandemic. The impact of COVID was widely seen and while Smart cities were not necessarily a solution, those with Smart technology in place were able to manage the pandemic with far greater success.
We spend a huge percentage of our lives inside buildings, whether it is the apartment we live in, our office, the mall, airport, or supermarket. These buildings are expensive to operate and maintain and they consume a lot of energy. The desire to make these places ‘Smart’ is driven by the need to address their impact on the planet AND the pocket.
Within these building, one place we all spend a reasonable amount of time, and on a regular basis, is the washroom. Installation of Smart Washroom technology can not only add value by improving the customers experience, meaning that they are more likely to return and spend time and money in an establishment, but can add long-term cost management savings as well.
What is a Smart Washroom?
Driven by IoT platforms, Smart Washrooms consist of a system driven by sensors to operate a washroom more efficiently. Through the use of real time monitoring, resources such as air quality, occupancy levels, water quality, consumable usage and cleaning schedules can be monitored to improve customer experience and achieve environmental and monitory efficiencies. With a relatively low cost of implementation – onto an existing system – the use of real-time data offers buildings with a large footfall an excellent return of investment.