Could ‘Swift Command’ change the way you caravan!!
If you’re in the market for a new caravan you may have stumbled across a new innovation which Swift Leisure have introduced into their mid and top of the range models, called ‘Swift Command’. Ok, so what is this so called revolutionary technology and how will it change how I use my caravan? Swift Command was developed by Sargent Electrical, a company who have been involved in the caravan industry for many years manufacturing alarms, other appliances and components. The system will let users control all the main functions in their caravan from a smart phone or tablet. So how will this benefit the consumer?. The system has many features which have the potential to make caravanning much more convenient than it currently is.
One of the systems main features is being able to control your entire heating system. By complete control I mean temperature, timer settings, power input or just simply turning it on and off. But the fun doesn’t stop here, this can be done not only when you’re using the caravan but also remotely (when your sitting at home). Here’s the perfect scenario, you and your wife are out for a meal at a nearby restaurant a few miles from the site you’re currently staying. It’s the middle of October and particularly cold for the time of year. Instead of having to turn the heat on when you arrive back enduring 30 minutes of shivering you simply access swift command from the smart phone and set the heat to come on 30 minutes before you leave, simple!!
There are many features the system has integrated from simply turning your lights on and off to accessing your current battery levels from the comfort of your armchair. For a company like us one of the most impressive aspects of the technology is maintenance. Your service centre will have remote access to your central control unit and be able to check various aspects such charger output, amp input and the PSU fuse bank. It’s fair to say that troubleshooting for many workshops is an issue as the caravan needs to be onsite and in many instances time consuming to diagnose.
The current system is just scratching the surface of what is possible. In years to come it’s highly likely that every appliance will be controllable and have integrated remote diagnostics for the whole system.
There is no doubt that this technology is way overdue. In my opinion It’s success comes down to a few factors. Customers need to embrace the technology and see the benefits it will have on their overall experience. Secondly and maybe the most important factor, the customer needs to see it as a large enough benefit to form part of their buying decision. These are things that will develop over the next 6 to 12 months, but for now the caravanning technology landscape looks bright!!
Sales & marketing Director