Meeting the commercial AV industry’s demand, ELAN of Nortek Security & Control is a robust, all-encompassing automation platform. While ELAN is recognized in the residential channel as a user-intuitive and installer-friendly platform, NSC Senior Director of Marketing Bill Hensley said at InfoComm 2018 that ELAN is increasingly being used in commercial projects that require full management over sub-systems like audio, video, security, lighting and climate.
“Commercial installers are already leveraging the same features and capabilities that make ELAN great for residential projects in their hotel, restaurant, corporate, and commercial building projects,” said Hensley. “ELAN enables the integrated management of all connected sub-systems that a business needs to operate efficiently, from temperature management of the walk-in cooler, to the integration of the surveillance and security system, to full management of the AV system.”
With a tap on a touch screen or mobile app, staff members can control climate and lighting, access security and video cameras, manage music and video content and more from one seamless interface on an app or smartphone. For example, a restaurant facility may need to incorporate different audio feeds into each dining area within the space to cultivate varying atmospheres. “ELAN makes it easy to personalize each space to operate as a separate ‘zone’ or to group these zones on-the-fly as the occasion,” Hensley said.
ELAN automates routine control through customized “events” and schedules, making facility management easier than ever. For example, a facility’s thermostats, shades and lighting can be scheduled for proper ambiance throughout operating hours, freeing the staff to focus on the customers. (More: ELAN to Land More Condo Projects Following Success with Pacific Gate San Diego)