Following a two-year pilot project in 500 homes, Flagship Group is installing Switchee smart thermostats in 20,000 of its properties from April 2021 onwards, with the aim of moving closer to a proactive and predictive maintenance strategy.
As well as cutting tenants’ fuel bills, data is sent from the Switchee devices via the mobile phone network to the cloud. The data can then be shared by Flagship’s maintenance teams in real time.
Matt Brazier, director of IT and services, Flagship Group, said, “The data we receive from Switchee has allowed us to rethink how we will run our services in the future. Switchee helps us to understand which properties need attention in real time.
“We chose Switchee as our partner because it has the most comprehensive offering in the market and is willing to work with us on new features. This is the first major step towards connecting all of our 31,000 properties.”
David Armstrong, CFO, Flagship Group, said, “Data from our 500-home pilot project showed us that for every £1 we spend on this technology, we generate £2 of value through savings to tenants and improved efficiency.”