BCHA is installing IoT-based legionella sensors across its properties in the south west of England, based on an IoT data management platform from Daizy Tech. The housing provider is now also inviting other IoT suppliers to put forward additional ‘smart building’ ideas.
The new IoT scheme is the result of a pilot project between the two companies last year where 1,700 BCHA properties were fitted with IoT sensors to monitor building and environmental conditions.
Martin Hancock, chief executive, BCHA, said, “We are delighted to have embarked on this journey into smart buildings in partnership with Daizy Tech. There are so many benefits to using IoT-based devices and sensors in our buildings, from compliance accuracy to improving customer health, reducing our carbon footprint and safeguarding vulnerable tenants. We are now keen to explore what else the IoT market has to offer.
“We have identified a number of areas suitable for IoT projects, such as damp prevention, digital locks, fire-alarm testing and leak prevention. BCHA is inviting other smart technology providers to pitch their ideas to us for IoT solutions.”