Kurt Wedig, Founder and President/CEO
The job of a restaurant manager is quite similar to choreographing a theatrical experience: managing busy scenes at the backstage as well as catering to an excited audience in the wings. The manager needs to orchestrate multiple tasks—from planning, checks, and balances to the marshaling of resources—to pull off what translates to an ephemeral yet enhanced experience for customers. Imagine, on a busy Friday night at a downtown restaurant, the restaurant manager has a lot to deal with. The restaurant is filled to the brim, and the guests are digging into their meals—things look perfect and smooth. However, it can take a small glitch to put these circumstances in jeopardy. The last thing on the manager’s mind during this busy period is to address an equipment break down.
What if the coolers suddenly stop responding and restaurant managers do not get notified about the same? What if, due to some technical setback, the temperature settings in the coolers fluctuate and the food gets spoiled?
This is where OneEvent Technologies comes to the rescue. On a mission to empower the protection of lives and property, OneEvent Technologies was founded in 2014 with a singular focus on bringing software systems to market that monitor business and home environments, and generate life and property-saving insights. The company specializes in life safety and security systems that help devise intelligent solutions for protecting buildings and homes.
Taking a preventative approach to safety and security, OneEvent’s systems empower property owners and managers with predictive data solutions to help them understand their buildings and drive informed decisions. “In essence, we provide business owners with actionable data that can help them manage their business, protect the safety of their customers, prevent losses, and reduce costs.
This data allows driving good business decisions based on the knowledge about the coolers—if they are working properly, when do they need to be repaired, and more,” says Kurt Wedig, co-founder and president/CEO, OneEvent Technologies.
OneEvent’s restaurant and food service cooler monitoring systems provide automated daily temperature reports and monitor cooler and freezer performance as well as door activations and door open times. With intuitive windows display data, the systems can be customized as per requirements and allow seamless data exports.
Rendering the much-needed peace of mind to business owners, OneEvent’s cooler monitoring software system can help predict and prevent issues that could be catastrophic to the food supply and food service equipment. In doing so, the software compares data over time, and autonomously recognizes and learns patterns, which can be used to warn of trouble in advance, and address and avert potential emergencies in a proactive and simple fashion. It also reveals opportunities for improvements in operations and provides energy and cost savings on refrigeration and other systems. “We enable a change in the behaviors of people because they have data to be proactive. We also provide cooler health monitoring by learning the heartbeat of the coolers. This empowers our clients to get repairs in advance, which allows for repairs often during normal hours avoiding expensive overtime charges,” adds Wedig. Also, since the solutions are based on wireless connectivity, they feed information directly to smartphones.
For instance, if managers are in charge of the maintenance, they will receive the alerts and notifications, and if they do not respond in time, the systems will automatically send more warnings.
"What isn’t measured, isn’t managed. Actionable data, real time and historical reporting is available through the OneEvent App and the OneEvent Dashboard"
By combining its proprietary developments with present technology, OneEvent facilitates powerful advancements in the existing systems. The solutions of OneEvent are easy to install and affordable to maintain. The uniqueness of OneEvent also stems from its ability to shift the focus of clients toward prevention rather than reaction. As an added advantage, OneEvent’s solutions are bolstered by strong battery backups. Even if the power goes off, the users will be connected to the system and will continue getting notifications.
Such robust capabilities delivered by OneEvent have helped its clients tremendously. One restaurant was able to reduce nearly 1.5 hours a day in labor after incorporating the solutions of OneEvent. In another restaurant, an analysis of the data demonstrated that delivery personnel and employees often left the coolers open for extended periods. After OneEvent identified the problem, the restaurant was able to monitor and rectify the behavior, which resulted in a significant energy cost savings each month.
Bolstered by such success stories, OneEvent is escalating the ladder in the realm of life safety and security systems. The current business path of OneEvent can be summed up by Wedig’s words, “Our innovations have been made possible by listening to our customers and helping them resolve their challenges.”