Light Management Software
The zencontrol cloud brings an unprecedented level of functionality and control to your building and installations.
zencontrol Cloud is an enhancement to standard lighting control. While all zencontrol buildings can operate without a cloud connection, adding cloud control provides a faster and more manageable solution
No longer are you locked in or limited by a static installation.
Zencontrol Cloud allows to add/remove functions at any time: add power monitoring, plan view, heat map or many other features as required
Manage multiple sites over one, centralized surface from anywhere in the world
Zencontrol Cloud allows facilities manager or site engineers to visualise, manage, adjust and deploy solutions from a centralized platform
Smart data technology allows simultaneous multiple user access right down to the single light fitting
Commissioning and operational management is becoming much quicker, safer and error free
Setup and commission any site from the comfort of your office.
Change in real time how your building operates, or just add “earth hour”
Dramatically decrease building commissioning time by up to 100x with zencontrol Grid view. Quickly change device settings on thousands of devices in seconds.
Cut and paste settings across floors, buildings or sites. It has never been quicker or easier.
View your installation in an easy to understand plan view. See the location of lighting, switches and sensors. Plan view allows users to see the position of faults and the current state of the lighting.
Quickly and easily change room settings or light levels.
View occupancy maps, energy consumption or even lux maps to better understand the usage of your building.
Zencontrol software is built on a secure and proven foundation and is deployed worldwide using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Gain access to emergency and fault reports easily
Get secure access to your site and data over the cloud API, allowing the seemless integration with your BMS
The zencontrol cloud protects your site data against
▪ Loss of data for emergency test records and logs
▪ Malicious changes by rogue employees
▪ Loss or theft with automatic backups
▪ Crypto-lockers and ransomware
▪ PC failure
zencontrol takes security seriously and sets an unprecedented standard in lighting control. Using outdated security implementations (plaing UDP, no encryption, etc.) are endangering your system and clients.
zencontrol sets the standard in system security by using standards like TLS 1.2, SHA-2 and AES256-GCM over TCP/IP. The respective security documentation is available on request.
Guaranteeing the fast and reliably delivery of data is critical for proper Building management.
The zencontrol packet handlers ensures handshaking and closed-loop acknowledgements, making sure lights are controlled at any time and without compromise.
Visualize and interact with your building in a new way
Zencontrol Plan View enables facility managers, maintenance engineers and planners to keep their buildings under control and act quickly based on a efficient visualisation of their setup
Quickly and easily identify faults and their locations
Remote commission and managing directly from the plan incl. groups, scenes and more
Works on PC, Mac and Android or Apple tablets
Improve savings with lux level and use-case mapping
Use floorplans to edit your buildings devices
Enable various users to interact with the building simultaneously profile based
Monitor how your site is used with occupancy data
Manage the power usage with per-fitting power metering
Free Plan View
Plan view is free and comes with your standard Cloud subscription, simply login to your Cloud account and head to your Plan view page to use it today.
With the free Plan view you can:
- View your building based on your floor plans
- View devices at the precise location in the building, including IDs, groups and status
- Control device functions: arc level, max, min and more
Upgrades can be added at any time, without the need for re-commissioning or additional hardware.
Add-on’s can be purchased to increases the functionally. Some available add-on’s are:
- Faults and issues
Fast, remote commissioning
Wherever you are in the world, get your project quickly commissioned by drag n’ drop placing devices on your plan. Enjoy features like:
- Draw regions to define rooms/groups
- Replace plans as they change
- Fine tune map placement
- Single click to place, snap to grid
- Device type search
- Alignment & selection tools
Define your Fittings
Define your fitting types including manufacturers, description or codes to each fitting for easier maintenance and reporting. Assign unique icons to each fitting type to allow easy recognition when viewing the plan.
Faults and issues
Get informed on the state of your devices at any time. Issues are colour coded and can be highlighted to identify quickly the most critical issues on the plan for rectification.
The Cloud gathers data from every device in the building (like sensors, switches, lighting, emergency devices and controllers) in real time.
the efficient visualization can handle millions of power datapoints. This includes power consumption data from any DALI-2 driver, switch and sensor, which is getting processed in the Cloud.
This detailed dataset allows facility managers and building owners to understand / correct their building usage ans is providing valuable information for owners to mak their building green.
Use power datapoints to reduce power consumption
Identify high power consumption areas to save electricity faster by efficient control strategies and track the performance of changes per fitting, room, floor or departments. See the benefit of Task Tuning or Daylight Harvesting.
Works with Tridonic PRE-devices, zencontrol drivers and DALI Device Type 50 without additional commissioning. Older DALI devices are supported through interpolation
Quickly and easily identify faults, power usage and high/low occupancy with heatmaps.
Identify areas which can be fine-tuned to provide greater savings with lux level and use-case mapping.
An occupancy heatmap overlay provides an easy way to understand the most utilised areas and the flow of people throughout the day. A user can select and compare different time periods to understand periods of the day which may need to be addressed. Use occupancy heatmaps to prioritise maintenance or redesign offices for maximum ROI.
Viewing a power heatmap over Plan view allows users to see where the power is being consumed and take appropriate steps in reducing the power usage.
Get the right information exactly when you need it to make proper decision
Zencontrol Analytics is providing tailored and aggregated information as the basis for the constant improvement of the system.
With the zencontrol plan view, Facilities managers, maintenance engineers and planners can quickly and easily visualise the site
- See faults
- See the current light levels
- Make repairs easily
- Click on lights / sensor / switches to configure and set up
Power usage mapping
Understand teh power usage of the buildings lighting without expensive circuit monitoring
Assess it per fitting, room, floor or departments and track power usage over time to identify high power consumption areas to employ strategies to reduce power consumption
Color Shift Tracking
Measure, analyse the long term sites colour performance to document the performance of the LED ligths. It provides building owners details regarding the CRI, illuminance and color changes of LED lights to be compared against the specs provided by the manufacturers (requires zencontrol smart driver).
Lux Level Mapping
Traditional methods on understanding lux levels and daylight harvesting have relied on personnel using portable lux meters and taking many manual readings, but not with zencontrol.
Zencontrol Lux Level mapping allows to:
- Understand their light levels better
- Understand how well the lighting has been setup
- Understand how much natural daylight has contributed to light levels
- Determine critical lighting areas easier
- Change your building control to maximize energy savings
- Use the zencontrol smart driver in your lighting to get per fitting lux measurements
Understand the lifetime of a manufactures’ products with full lifetime tracking and statistics. Lifetime tracking allows building owners to monitor which brands are preforming better and living up to the manufactures promise.
Occupancy maps visualize the utilization of an area supporting designers and building managers in better understand the building usage
- Determine main movement paths and critical areas for maintenance
- Schedule and prioritize maintenance on usage and on risk
- Change the lighting control based on usage to gain maximum energy savings
- Analyze which room and areas have the highest utilization, and reconfigure the building accordingly
Understand and get accurate understanding of the actual payback time of your lighting installation (predicted vs actual).
- Monitor when a fitting is replaced
- See Return on Investment
- Estimate payback rate