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Mosques order Honeywell thermostat

01 October 2015

Honeywell's VisionPRO 8000 thermostat designed for mosques but customised for use in the Middle East region, has been ordered by mosques across the region and will soon be found across the region including in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, a senior official of the company says.

The product was successfully tested in Sharjah and is undergoing more tests in Dubai, said Dilip Sinha, regional general manager, environmental & combustion controls, Honeywell Middle East.

It was customised for the region following consultations with mosque caretakers after it was found that there was a gap in the market for an intelligent AC system which could automatically lower temperatures five times a day during prayer times.

“As such, the system has received a very positive response from mosque authorities because it was designed with their needs in mind,” said Sinha.

“The mosque thermostat is testament to Honeywell’s commitment to providing its customers in the Middle East with clean, energy-efficient and locally relevant solutions. With this unique solution, Honeywell hopes to make mosques in the region more comfortable and more conducive to comfortable prayer experiences, while also providing an intuitive and energy efficient-solution for mosque administrations.”


Mosques often house large and open interior spaces, meaning they are energy intensive to cool. Consequently, ensuring a comfortable yet energy-efficient environment five times a day during prayer time is a challenge across the Middle East region, said the official.

“To address this challenge, Honeywell developed the VisionPRO 8000 thermostat for mosques – an innovative solution designed to help keep temperatures in mosques at optimal levels effectively, accurately and automatically.

“Honeywell’s VisionPRO 8000 thermostat for mosques comes with a feature called ‘auto-azan’, which detects prayer times according to the mosque’s location, and automatically lowers temperatures during peak times when it can get crowded, while saving energy when the building is less occupied.”


Honeywell is a recognised world leader in energy savings and comfort control and has R&D facilities located around the world which foster innovation and develop new and advanced technologies. The company’s manufacturing network, too, is present in countries around the world.


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