Poplar HARCA is about to deploy Aico’s IoT-based environmental sensors which will monitor temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide across its housing portfolio. As part of its implementation plan, Aico recently hosted a two-day tenant engagement session with the housing provider and some of its tenants, where they discussed the importance of fire safety and walked tenants through the basics of alarm testing and maintenance.
The Aico team gave a demonstration of the company’s new resident app, which will enable Poplar HARCA’s tenants to monitor condensation, damp and mould using live data from Aico’s environmental sensors.
Clarizza Murray, compliance co-ordinator, Poplar HARCA, said, “I had the pleasure of working with Aico and HomeLink for our team’s first in-person resident engagement, covid-safe event this year. We’re pleased to be installing IoT devices in our tenants’ homes, and when we demonstrated the app, it didn’t take much convincing to get tenants interested.”
Mark Wood, regional specification manager for East London, Aico, said, “It was great spending two days with Poplar HARCA on our mobile display unit. We engaged with tenants over both days to discuss fire safety and the importance of testing the alarms.
“Because Poplar HARCA is beginning to install Aico’s environmental sensors throughout its housing stock, we gave tenants a live demonstration of our new resident app and signed them up to having the sensors fitted in their properties.”