An Internet of Things application from Zonr Group could transform social housing efficiency, boost tenant satisfaction and support sustainability targets. The Zonr application combines the latest intelligent sensor technology, smart data transmission and decision engine analytics to centrally monitor and support heating systems across a housing provider’s property portfolio.
Robert Dent, CEO, Zonr Group, said, “By definition, a smart home is the sum of the devices inside it that create a home that is integrated, clever and simple. The Internet of Things has enabled this to become a reality and represents a new opportunity for both housing providers and their tenants.
“The intelligent sensor technology used by Zonr can be deployed across a wide range of housing types, irrespective of whether the properties are occupied, new-build or void. Once installed, Zonr’s cloud-based system drives down the operating and maintenance costs of heating equipment, boosts tenant satisfaction through lower energy bills and optimises both assets and workforce productivity. It also allows managers to identify problems such as fuel poverty, poor insulation, potential safety scares and threats to the environment.”
Zonr is headed up by Robert Dent, latterly in charge of 1st Touch, alongside Cherry Rance as business development director and Karl Hulme as technical director. The company has spent the past 18 months on research and development and has already conducted a number of successful pilot projects.