Grand Union Housing has begun the installation of Aico’s HomeLink Connected Home solution across its 12,500 properties.
The HomeLink IoT-based solution, from alarms to environmental sensors, has a secure 2G network to the HomeLink portal, constantly monitoring fire and carbon monoxide events and indoor environmental conditions such as humidity, temperature and carbon dioxide.
The real-time data from the HomeLink devices also ensures that Grand Union’s properties remain legally compliant and fit for human habitation, avoiding expensive remedial works, disrepair claims and large-scale repairs.
Martyn Cheesman, electrical delivery manager, Grand Union Housing, said, “Within just days of using the HomeLink environmental sensors and gateway, we can validate the effectiveness of the new ventilation systems that we’re installing to solve condensation, damp and mould problems. For example, the real-time insights we get from the HomeLink portal make it very easy for us to decide which fans are the most effective when dealing with humid and damp living conditions.”
As part of Grand Union’s environmental sustainability strategy, Aico’s HomeLink environmental sensors will be used to target the housing provider’s worst-performing homes in terms of heat loss, potential excess heat and indoor air quality.