Grand Union Housing has introduced Aico’s smart-home technologies across its portfolio of 12,500 properties to improve residents’ safety, reduce damp and mould concerns, and ensure compliance with shifting regulations.
Aico’s HomeLink Connected Home IoT sensors were chosen by the housing provider for the real-time monitoring of indoor environmental conditions such as humidity and temperature as well as fire and carbon-monoxide events.
Martyn Cheeseman, electrical delivery manager, Grand Union Housing, said, “Within days of using the HomeLink environmental sensors and gateway, we can already validate the effectiveness of the new ventilation systems we’re installing to solve condensation, damp and mould problems.
“Real-time insights via the HomeLink portal make it very easy for us to make informed decisions on the future specifications of the fans we install to combat damp and humid living conditions.”
Grand Union Housing wanted to deliver cost-effective, efficient and high-quality services to ensure its residents’ safety and comfort, so it introduced Aico’s advanced 3000 Series of smoke, heat and carbon-monoxide alarms. By implementing Aico’s devices and associated software, the housing provider can quickly identify and implement building repairs and maintenance while also ensuring its properties remain compliant and fit for habitation.
Aico’s HomeLink IoT sensors provide accurate automated data collection, eradicating human error, and generate actionable insights to strengthen residents’ safety, health and wellbeing. Grand Union Housing has also developed a sustainability strategy focused on the thermal efficiency of its entire housing portfolio.
Grand Union Housing’s data strategy from its use of HomeLink includes enhanced decision-making, across the business, making the shift from responsive to planned maintenance seamless. It also ensures data governance and security, an efficient data architecture including ‘single version of the truth’ data exchange insights and a real-time view of property compliance.