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How to Manage Various Sites Efficiently with Commercial Automation

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How to Manage Various Sites Efficiently with Commercial Automation

One of the biggest challenges for business managers is having to oversee multiple locations. These problems span the corporate, retail and hospitality industries. The goal is to have standardized procedures across all your locations to enhance efficiency and, at times, maintain your brand. You can accomplish this by combining comprehensive standard operating procedures with the right tools. In this case, commercial automation systems can give you easy access to your technology to help you manage your Minnetonka, MN businesses.

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Make it Easy to Train New Employees

Whenever you hire a new employee, no matter the industry, there's usually a learning curve before they fully understand how your company works. You want their focus to be on SOPs, not on how to handle the technology at your particular location. With a commercial automation system, your employees can manage lights, thermostats, security, and more from one user-friendly interface.

By working with the same technology professional on all your locations, you can make sure your technology platform is the same across the board. This will make it easier to create standardized training tools and allow employees to transition seamlessly from one location to another if needed.

Maintain Consistency Across Locations

Whether you want to preserve your brand identity or optimize technology use to reduce costs, you’ll want to be as consistent as possible. Ensure lights are dimmed to the same level, thermostats are set to the right temperature and locks automatically activate at a certain hour. In the past, you had to rely on individual employees to keep these variables the same across your locations.

Now you can take advantage of pre-set scenes to make sure that employees are following the proper procedures. An ‘opening’ scene unlocks the doors, gradually turns on lights, opens the shades, and sets the temperature to 68 degrees. A ‘closing’ scene turns off the lights, closes the shades, locks the doors, and sets the thermostat to 74 degrees to conserve energy. During installation, we can make sure that scenes are consistent at all your sites.

Make it Easy to Monitor Your Business

The biggest complaint many owners with multiple locations have is that they can't be at all of them at once. Even when they have trust in their employees, it can be nerve-racking not to be there physically to make sure that everything is running smoothly. A commercial automation system can help by providing remote access from a mobile app.

From a smartphone, owners can view live surveillance footage at any time. They can also check in on the rest of the technology to make sure that procedures are being properly followed when it comes to lighting, climate, security, and more. If they notice something awry, they can call the local manager or even make the necessary changes directly from their app.

Lelch AV can help you design a custom solution that makes it easy to maintain company standards and reduce costs across all your locations. To get started, call us at (612) 353-5087 or contact us online.