Leviton recently announced significant user experience enhancements to the Lumina Gateway and Lumina RF eco-system, which now provides energy management automation for franchise owners, enterprise corporations, and other business entities managing multiple-location properties. The Lumina Gateway feature set and installation process was originally launched as a cost-effective solution to assist single location restaurants, retail stores, and offices, and these new features allow the system to automate multiple locations.
Enterprise corporations with multiple locations can now benefit from the energy management solutions provided by the Lumina Gateway wireless energy management automation system, which includes thermostats, occupancy and door contact sensors, lighting controls, heavy-duty load controls, and window coverings. The mesh network enabled system provides reliable automation based on times and tasks to turn lights off at a certain time each night, adjust thermostats each morning, and remotely access signage, generators, compressors, fountains, water heaters, and more. For franchise owners or other business entities managing multiple-location properties, this could mean automating tasks for all locations, or individually.
New features to the Lumina Gateway system include a dashboard fed by Google Maps, corporate-wide scheduling with one unified open/close/automation scheme for all applicable stores and role-based authority levels for corporate, regional, and store employees. The dashboard feature within the Premium tier provides a Google Map with all connected businesses located a simple click away for enrolling new devices, monitoring facilities, and controlling entire properties from a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
A new Leviton Cloud Services subscription enhances the Lumina Gateway, but no monthly fees are required for remote access and control from a computer or mobile device. The new mobile app, Leviton Cloud Services, shows all business locations in a real-time list for easy access to enroll a new device, review feeds, or control connected lights and thermostats. Abilities to conduct these tasks are based on a custom employee hierarchy with role-based authority levels including store manager, district manager, regional manager, and corporate administrator. Additionally, Leviton Cloud Services can offer advanced data logging with an activity feed along with text or email notification alerts.
The new web-based setup at http://lcs.leviton.com provides professional installers the ability to use Apple or PC computers along with mobile tablets for on-site commissioning or remote management. This flexibility of programming also delivers an immediate, secure connection to each connected location, updating in real-time as new sensors, thermostats, and load controls are added or adjusted.