Any organisation with high footfall washrooms, whether used by staff or clients, will have struggled with the issues associated with large numbers of people using the facilities. Queues, lack of consumables, odours and maintenance problems all impact on the user experience. Additionally poorly designed washrooms are extremely wasteful of water and energy so can end up being much more expensive than they should be to run.
Good visitor washroom experience is more important than ever now. Washroom experience has always been an important part of customer experience but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of effective washroom design to the fore more than ever. In particular, consumers are now much more hygiene-aware and expect to see touch-free taps and other contactless options as standard these days. Additionally consumer awareness of the environmental cost of poor washroom design is growing and companies need to be seen to address issues such as water wastage directly.
Smart solutions are common throughout buildings these days but the washroom is perhaps the one area that has been slow to catch up. However there’s a whole range of smart solutions on the market these days that can help you cut water and energy use as well as significantly improving the user experience in your washrooms.
The benefits of smart washroom solutions cover three main areas:-
- Improved customer experience
- Lower environmental impact
- More efficient operation
At Ecoprod we offer a whole range of different smart and advanced solutions for washrooms. Here are some of the most impactful options to consider.
Self-cleaning waterless urinals
Our URIMAT waterless urinals save up to 100,000 litres of water per urinal per year, cutting costs and reducing the environmental impact of the washroom substantially. The CS self cleaning model takes this to the next level by offering fully automated, individually programmable cleaning intervals help to save both time and money.
CNX smart water management system
The CONTI+ CNX water management system enables the complete management of up to 150 connected products such as urinals, taps or showers. Tasks such as hygienic flushing and thermal disinfection can be controlled through its intuitive user interface using a tablet included in the standard delivery. This tablet can also be used to change settings, call up status information, activate individual and group functions and access recorded data.
Logging, safety routines and verifiable function checks of all hygienic measures provide reassurance to all users of the quality management of the water system whilst providing essential proof of safety reports. Reports are saved in PDF format and can be printed and sent easily.
CONTI+ Service App
The CONTI+ Service App enables advanced, wireless management of CONTI+ electronic fittings on site.
Used in conjunction with the CONTI+ BLE Converter, secure communication is established via Bluetooth® between the fitting and the control device (e.g. smartphone or tablet). Thanks to the user friendly and intuitive CONTI+ Service APP interface, fittings can be identified and selected for very straightforward management, programming and data readings.
The app software guides users systematically and logically through all menu items and features so that they can program sanitary rinses, check and set water running times, optimise sensor ranges, save settings and usage data, and more – wirelessly, easily, intelligently and securely.
CONTI+ smart showers
CONTI+ smart showers enable electronic timer controlled operation – you can determine the amount of time for which the shower will run after each push of the button. The shower comes preprogrammed to run for 3 minutes, which we’ve found to be the ideal time for hotels, gyms etc, or you can customise it to the requirements of your own users.
You can also ensure that every shower gets run for the requisite amount of time by pre-programming regular automatic hygiene flushes which will automatically turn the shower on and off and run it for a pre-determined length of time. If you have a number of showers then you can also opt for a software package that enables you to individually programme each one and customise completely to your particular requirements.
CONTI+ sensor taps
CONTI+ touch-free taps offer water savings of up to 70% compared to traditional taps. The use of high-quality materials and components means you’ll get years of trouble-free operation.
CONTI+ hands-free taps offer automatic sensor adjustment, security shut-off after 90 seconds, low battery indication and safety shutdown in the case of power failure.
Visutal washroom digital display screens
Visutal is a cloud-based digital display system built into multi-media waterless urinals. Using the Visutal technology, video clips are streamed to a 6.5-inch screen embedded in each urinal.
The screens can be used to promote your own products and services, as well as carrying independent paid-for advertising or health and safety messages and other internal communications.
The overall benefits of smart washroom solutions
Smart washroom solutions give you complete control over your washroom environment, with benefits that include water and energy saving as well as much greater hygiene, something that’s never been more important than it is now. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re refurbishing completely from scratch or upgrading existing washrooms.
Talk to us today about how smart washroom solutions can benefit your organisation.