Evolve’s keycard-based EMS system controls all of the lighting in the room, the TV(s), and the HVAC. When the guest enters their room, they insert their keycard into Evolve’s wall-mounted keycard reader and the room activates “comfort” mode. When the guest leaves the room, they take their keycard with them, initiating the room’s into “energy efficient” mode whereby all the lighting devices and TV(s) are powered down, and the thermostat is set back 5 degrees.
To further expand on its standard keycard system, Evolve has added a few additional features including a “safety delay” of 10-seconds at the entry when initiating “energy efficient” mode, and a wall mounted LCD 5-button controller in the bathroom for comfort and convenience.
“The ‘safety delay’ feature was designed specifically with the guest in mind,” says Jesse Nercessian, Field Operations Manager of Evolve. “By enabling the entry light to remain lit for 10 seconds after removing their keycard, we are able to provide a completely visible exit path from the room while guests leave with their luggage or other belongings.”
The wall mounted LCD 5-button controller not only adds to the bathroom’s aesthetic look but also provides convenient, targeted control over each room’s vanity lights, shower lights, and night lights. This device has full free-form text and programming capabilities, allowing the controller to be customized by a hotelier to engage lighting scenes, room modes (privacy/service room), adjust temperature, or control individual devices. In the case of the Inn at Penn, the guests may select the “All On” and “All Off” bathroom scenes for quick, easy control over lighting.