Cigar lounge offers exclusive perks with automation

Courtney Muraczewski
02/06/2021 in Case Studies
   Project highlights

Location
Naples, Florida


Loxone Partner

Freedom Technologies


Product Highlights
Access Control
NFC Code Touch

Business Open / Closed Operating Mode:
Loxone App

Advanced Lighting Control:
LED Strips RGBW
LED Spots RGBW

Climate Monitoring:
 Room Comfort Sensor

What happens when you give a cigar aficionado a Miniserver?
A premier cigar lounge lights up something new – automation! An unmatched experience is created for like-minded Floridians who enjoy their cigars and drinks together in the newly-automated lounge at Vicente of London in Naples, FL.

Our Loxone Partner Frank Potoczak of Freedom Technologies, as a member of Vicente of London, was inspired to help the business owner transform the bar & lounge. The main selling point of improving the space with Loxone was with Frank’s novelty idea for a cigar locker system – featuring access control with the NFC Code Touch. Then the ideas extended even farther with an all-around solution for remodeling the space to meet various needs for lighting, climate control and more.

 

Remodeling to simplify
day-to-day operations

Unique needs presented by the client

  • Access control for locker rentals
  • Climate control and monitoring in the humidor
  • Intelligent lighting moods
  • Simple control of the entire space
  • High quality control of background music and live music

Project highlights

Location
Naples, FL


Loxone Partner
Freedom Technologies


Product Highlights
Access Control
 NFC Code Touch

Business Open/Closed
Operating Mode
Loxone App

Lighting Control:
LED Strips RGBW
LED Spots RGBW Tree

Climate Monitoring:
 Room Comfort Sensor

Nobody is doing this type of automation and access control for cigar lockers. Loxone is the only solution to make it all work cohesively. They had the logic and simplicity for the end user down perfectly.

Frank Potoczak

Loxone Silver Partner, Freedom Technologies

NFC Code Touch for locker system

Creating a novelty solution for access control

No other cigar lounge is offering exclusive perks to its members like this cigar locker system. With this access control solution; a member simply uses the NFC Code Touch with paired NFC Tag to safely store cigars and belongings.

For the business owner, the Loxone App makes it easier to manage access codes directly and instantly change codes when needed. These possibilities are just as easy remotely too – a huge bonus for a busy business owner on-the-go.

 

Business Operating Mode

Customized Operating Mode for employees

Accessed only by employees, the customized Operating Mode Business Open/Closed is selected as a Favorite in the Loxone App. By activating either Open/Closed mode, all of the lighting, alarms, audio and more will be adjusted accordingly with just one tap.

The building’s temperature and ventilation status, monitored by the Room Comfort Sensor, is also displayed in the app. If the temperature or humidity level deviates outside its defined range, a push notification will immediately inform designated users.

 

Since we installed the Loxone System, our opening and closing routine is just one quick easy step. Alarms, lights, televisions, sound system all on or off at the same time. I can also monitor the HVAC and humidor when I’m not there with access to make any needed adjustments along with lighting, TVs and more. I can’t say enough about how Loxone changed our operational procedures, but I highly recommend it.

Philip Beshara

Owner, Vicente of London

Special considerations for the lighting solution

Advanced lighting control was extremely important not just for atmospheric benefits, but also for maintaining cigar quality. The LED Strip lighting in the cigar humidor created an impressive display without too much heat to affect the cigars.

In addition, the ambiance extended to the bar area, around all walls and even as an accent to artwork.

 

Product Highlight: Advanced Lighting Control

LED Strip RGBW

Ideal for accent lighting, LED Strips can be just as functional as they are eye-catching. They are frequently used along ceilings, under cabinets and more.

 LED Spots RGBW

These spots are a staple to any room. A true DC power, low-voltage light, that offers tunable warm white light and full color RGBW light to achieve endless possibilities.

Close-up of cigar shelves

 Our tip: Climate monitoring with sensors is a huge saver on costs for potential damage. Imagine the cost of replacement of thousands of premium cigars if something goes wrong with the air and ventilation without instant notification to act on it… especially in Florida heat and humidity. Loxone offers a wide range of sensors that provide benefits for all-around building protection.

Product Highlight: Climate Monitoring

Room Comfort Sensor

Measuring and monitoring temperature and humidity is done easily in the humidor, or any type of room, with a Room Comfort Sensor. Cigar quality and room comfort levels are always in check even if nobody is present. Humidor air quality and ventilation status can be viewed directly in the Loxone App.

 

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