To coincide with the 60th edition and ten years of Housing Technology magazine, we are very pleased to give you a preview of our ‘Internet of Things in Housing 2017/18’ report which will be published at the end of this month. Please see housingtechdev.wpengine.com/iot17report to pre-order your copy.
Our new report comprises the UK’s first in-depth, primary research into housing providers’ existing and future plans to incorporate IoT into both tenants’ properties and their day-to-day business operations, as well as examples from housing providers, such as RHP and Flagship, and IT suppliers in the vanguard of IoT in housing, such as Aareon, BT Capita and Civica, about how housing providers will be using IoT both in the short and long terms.
We’ve said it before; the internet of things will be part of almost all housing providers’ operations within the next five years.
Please pre-order the report (free to HAs/RSLs) from housingtechdev.wpengine.com/iot17report, but in the meantime, some of the key findings from our research include:
- IoT is either very important or important to almost half (46 per cent) of housing providers;
- The main barriers to IoT adoption are ‘newness’ (34 per cent) and questions about integration (18 per cent);
- The majority of housing providers are each planning to deploy over 1,000 IoT devices within the next few years;
- The most popular IoT devices will cover temperature, motion, humidity, boiler and dangerous gases;
- IoT costs are generally expected to be budgeted on the basis of two-thirds capital costs and one-third operational cost;
- Integration of IoT devices and data with housing providers’ existing business applications is widely recognised as being very important;
- And in terms of the specific business applications, asset management, repairs and maintenance, and housing management are the most common areas cited for IoT to make difference;
- For housing providers, IoT is most important for reducing costs and providing real-time data;
- For tenants, IoT is most important for better customer service and speedier maintenance;
- The privacy, security and liability of IoT devices is a major concern for most housing providers.
To read the full report, please pre-order your copy from housingtechdev.wpengine.com/iot17report. The ‘Internet of Things in Housing 2017/18’ report will be published and distributed at the end of November 2017.