As a hotel manager, you’re probably under constant pressure to cut operational costs, decrease the environmental impact of your business, and deliver better customer experiences to your guests. While succeeding in these objectives at once is by no means an easy feat, you can take comfort in knowing that there are tools designed to help you achieve not just one or two but all three of them.
One of these tools is Smartvatten’s remote monitoring service, which helps you reach the following objectives:
1. Saving operational costs
Did you know that that up to 10% of hotels’ utility budgets are spent on water? What’s more, according to industry estimates, you could decrease water use by 20-25% with water-efficient practices. However, to prove that your water saving activities are paying off, you must first learn how to accurately measure consumption.
Luckily for you, this is where Smartvatten comes in handy. Instead of relying on manual water meter readings, the remote monitoring service allows you to track water consumption in real time. This way, you’ll be able to keep a close eye on your water saving initiatives and optimize them as you go along, rather than having to wait for the results of the monthly reading before you take action.
2. Increasing room availability
Another key benefit of Smartvatten is that it helps you catch plumbing leaks as soon as they occur, which ultimately increases the number of rooms you can rent out.
Instead of having to wait for your cleaning or maintenance staff to check for possible leaks on their rounds, the cloud-based service raises an alert as soon as it detects a meaningful deviation in water consumption. This way, plumbing leaks are less likely to cause structural damage to your rooms, and the affected area can be rented out much sooner.
3. Decreasing the environmental impact of your hotel business
Water shortages have become a serious issue in several parts of the world. However, regardless of your hotels’ physical location, now is the right time to start reducing the environmental impact of your business.
Smartvatten helps you save water – and the environment – by making sure that your business only uses what it needs.
4. Improving customer experience and attracting the conscious crowds
Let’s face it. Making sure that there are no leaks in guest bathrooms is a minimum requirement, not a source of differentiation.
However, the good news is that you can use Smartvatten as a proof point when you’re communicating your hotels' green initiatives to prospective guests. And who knows, by increasing the transparency of your sustainability efforts, you could also attract a new customer segment: environmentally conscious travelers.
5. Improving employee experience through automation
Your employees probably aren’t crazy about spending a lot of time on manual tasks like reading the water meter or checking all the toilet units for possible leaks. However, up until now, that has been the only way to keep track of water consumption and make sure that your money isn’t going down the drain.
With automated water consumption monitoring like Smartvatten, your staff can focus more time on tasks that really require human attention.
How does Smartvatten remote monitoring work in practice?
The remote monitoring service consists of a camera that monitors your main water meter and a cloud-based software that analyzes water consumption 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For just 2 euros per day per water meter, it’s an investment you can’t afford not to make. To get started, contact our sales team today or order Smartvatten.