Why the Hospitality Industry Needs IoT and Blockchain

IoT (Internet of Things) is a protocol that devices use share information with each other.  For example, your refrigerator can tell your stove what’s inside, so you know what can be cooked.

Blockchain technology is the transparent recording of information from a verified digital transaction that streamlines commerce through enabling on-demand global connectivity.

Applications for the hospitality industry include, but are not limited in any ways to, robotics, financial transactions, instant tracking and unrivaled reliability on everything from checking into a hotel, ordering services with no fail delays, labor management, human asset and resources, training and efficiency – down to your customers and staff knowing precisely when the corn and beef in front of them was harvested, shipped, stored, prepared and by whom – taking the tired expression of ‘farm to table’ and elevating it to ‘farm to consumer’, in real-time.

I am excited to be working with Secure Tool Company, a division of Smolak Industries, on spreading and maintaining this IoT/5G network. Focusing on hospitality and underprivileged communities, I aim to provide access to the future of communication for ALL people, wealthy or poor, and ALL businesses big or small throughout the Midwest, across this nation and globally.

Our team’s dedicated and experienced leadership focuses on entrepreneurship, development and equality rather than equity. We will make this incredible future for all, not for some – presenting usage examples and solutions to our growing network of clients and communities.

#iot #innovation

For more information, please feel free to reach out to me personally or visit our website and social media platforms.

William Taylor
Director of Hospitality Operations and Investments
Secure Tool Company
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Why We Partnered with Tsunami Products

Our greatest strength is the range of our client base.  From ma ‘n’ pop shops to national and regional retail chains, from city to national governments, as well as direct to consumer ecommerce, having such a diverse client base has allowed us to create a curated inventory of integrated tools and services that solve problems across multiple industries.

In surveying our clients on what tools they wish they had, that we could curate for them, over the past couple of years, water, has been a growing trend.  Water for irrigation, water for livestock, water for drinking.  Recent headlines about Meade Lake have shown their fears coming true.

During the pandemic, we had hundreds of hours of internal meetings to discuss what SECURE could do to help alleviate the problem of dwindling water supplies.  As an ESG driven TOOL company, it’s our responsibility to curate tools that would allow our clients to fulfill their water needs in a sustainable way. 

After months of research between competing technologies and available tools, Atmospheric Water Generation (AWG) emerged as a clear winner.  AWG machines are efficient, scalable, highly integrate-able, and relatively compact, so they can be installed for individual homes just as easily as apartment complexes, malls, and other large-scale structures.

 Another crucial point of distinction for AWG machines is that they open access to NEW water sources, whereas the bulk of the technology in the field of water sustainability is focused on treatment and/or re-use of CURRENT water supplies.

 That’s not to say that water treatment and re-use doesn’t have an important role to play, but as water needs INCREASE, it will be necessary to increase our supply of water.  Re-use can only go so far. 

Once we identified AWG as the most promising technology, we used our decades of supply chain experience to locate the best manufacturer of AWG machines.  Our criteria for “best” includes:

      • Reliability – The machines need to produce water across a range of climates, geographies, and infrastructures.

      • Efficiency – Energy needs are also skyrocketing.  The machine should make the most amount of water with the least amount of energy input.

      • Product Quality – The machines must be rugged and durable, able to withstand a variety of harsh environments without breaking down.

      • Compact – To really ameliorate the water crisis, AWG machines must become a standard household appliance, like the refrigerator or an A/C.  So, the units must be small enough to integrate into single-family homes easily.

      • Team – The team behind the machine should be passionate and socially conscious about the mission to provide safe drinking water to the planet.

 After months of vetting, we selected Tsunami Products, an American Manufacturer based in Liberty Lake, WA, to be our partner and tackle the challenge of solving the world’s water crisis.

 We selected Tsunami because they excelled over all other competitors in every category.  Tsunami machines are:

      • Reliable – They have been battle-tested across Africa.  In fact, some of the models (eg, T-500) were specifically engineered using “dumb” logic gates in order to minimize the electronics required, thus minimizing the chances of malfunction and leaving communities without drinking water.

      • Efficient – Not only do Tsunami machines have the most efficient production ratio (gallons/watt), but some models (eg, T-750) are programmable, meaning the machine will turn off unless it can meet a preset production ratio.  Furthermore, the entire unit can be run off of relatively few solar panels, meaning that there is no energy cost or carbon footprint.

      • Product Quality – American craftsmanship shines in the Tsunami machines.  They’re made with USA-sourced components (with few exceptions) and assembled on American soil by American workers who take pride in what they do.  Each piece is warrantied for years to come.

      • Compact – Tsunami units have a unique modular construction.  The “base unit” is slightly larger than a standard outdoor A/C unit (eg, Trane).  However, the unique design of the Tsunami machines allows one machine to be daisy-chained to any number of other machines, creating scale for larger developments (eg, water bottling plants).

      • Team – The team behind Tsunami is amazing.  They’re world-class manufacturers with decades of experience making critical components for eg, telecom giants.  But, they’re also humanitarians and have dedicated thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars in machines to bring water to the most remote, under-served communities on Earth.

 Water scarcity is the most existential threat humanity has ever faced and will continue to face in the coming years.

 However, with the right technology, in the hands of the right people and organizations, it’s a challenge that can be overcome.

 The next step is to introduce Tsunami to governments, builders and developers, ranchers and farmers, and individual homeowners to spread awareness about the solution.

 If you’d like to learn more about Tsunami AWG machines and how they can be integrated into your municipality, business, or home, book an appointment with Director of Sales, Scott Holbrook.

The Purpose of Our Infrastructure and Prop Tech Division

Tools to Solve the World’s Most Pressing Problems

As the world’s energy and infrastructure needs continue to increase, new tools and solutions are required in order to sustainably manage the planet’s limited resources while providing clean water, sustainable housing, and affordable energy to billions of inhabitants.
Our Infrastructure and Prop Tech Division is dedicated to integrating tools that solve these environmental sustainability issues:
      • dwindling water resources,
      • exploding energy needs,
      • lack of sufficient clean energy sources,
      • lack of safe, affordable, sustainable housing for society’s lowest wage earners,
      • lack of connectivity for billions of people around the world,
      • and the list goes on.
The new division integrates the following human essential technologies:

Sustainable Homes

We partner with leading architects and developers to design, manufacture and install fabricated shipping container homes around the world.  Our homes integrate the latest water, energy, and security technologies to create safe, affordable, sustainable housing structures that can withstand natural disasters as well as society’s bad actors.

Water from Air Machines

Our engineering and manufacturing teams are experts in the design, fabrication, and deployment of Atmospheric Water Generation machines.  Our energy-efficient, FDA-approved designs allow governments, businesses, and private homes to meet their sustainable water needs.

Energy Systems

We work with governments, businesses, and private homes to design energy systems that power their operational needs in a sustainable way.  Our solar-powered systems also allow them to earn extra income by selling excess, clean energy, to clients by way of EV charging stations and similar technologies.

IoT and 5G

We utilize leading blockchain technology to bring connectivity and income opportunities to everyone, everywhere, by working with governments, businesses, and private homes to install and operate open telecommunications networks.  Our operating partners are entitled to a portion of the earnings created from mining on the network.
To learn more about our sustainability efforts and technologies, be sure to follow our Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube pages.