Telecare and security systems provider Cirrus has won a £115,000 contract to upgrade Riviera Housing Trust’s telecare services. Cirrus will be upgrading 11 housing schemes with a Tynetec alarm and communications system specifically designed for grouped housing schemes.
The new system will improve Riviera’s existing community/warden call alarm services, with an emphasis on open communications protocols to accommodate future changes and extensions to the service.
Lorraine Baillie, supported housing manager, Riviera Housing Trust, said, “A key concern for us was working out which systems were going to be the best long-term investment. The focus on open protocols was important as this means the manufacturers disclose the full technical details of their communication protocols, allowing other manufacturers to produce compatible components. This allows freedom of choice in terms of products, installers and maintainers in the future.”