Home life safety technology leading the way at IoT awards

Aico has recently won two trophies for its HomeLINK Internet of Things (IoT) connected home platform at the EG Tech Awards and the Computing Digital Technology Leaders Awards.

At the EG Tech Awards, Aico won the ESG category, which recognises the best use of tech to improve the sustainability of a building and resident wellbeing. Aico’s entry successfully demonstrated how the HomeLINK IoT platform assists landlords in identifying properties for retrofit to increase thermal efficiency, while improving indoor environmental conditions by predicting the risk of damp and mould.

Jordan Toulson, Product Manager at HomeLINK, attended the EG Tech Awards and comments, “We had a great time at the EG Tech Awards and being recognised for ‘The best use of tech to improve the sustainability of a building’ as well as for ‘The best wellbeing innovations in property’ in such a strong group of shortlisted nominees for the ESG Award is a real honour.”

The innovative HomeLINK IoT platform achieved the accolade for the ‘Big Data / IoT Project of the Year’, in recognition of Aico’s project with Barnet Homes, involving the roll-out of the IoT platform to over 3,000 properties. Aico’s connected home offering met the category criteria by illustrating how Barnet Homes have utilised the system to provide safer homes for residents and deliver social value, while generating a return on investment. This award-winning IoT project has already had a life-saving impact on residents by identifying dangerous levels of carbon monoxide within several properties. The remote data insight enabled Barnet Homes to react quickly, keep residents safe and perform the necessary maintenance duties.

Stuart Bishop, Director of Property Services of Barnet Homes, who played an integral role in the Barnet Homes IoT roll-out adds, “Barnet Homes is delighted to have been instrumental in AICO achieving a recent Digital Technical Award recognising their innovative approach to remote monitoring of key fire safety devices in our residents’ homes. This approach should provide added assurance for our residents as it enables us to proactively manage any fire safety device issues and alarms. Ultimately, with the complete roll-out across TBG homes, resource efficiencies will be possible with fewer physical checks required. We are keen to work with AICO to explore extended benefits of these devices including adding environmental sensors which can highlight damp and mould issues early on.”

Aico’s HomeLINK IoT platform addresses serious challenges within the housing sector, such as compliance, sustainability and disrepair. When connected to the Ei1000G Gateway, landlords can access information and data from fire and carbon monoxide alarms and environmental sensors. These actionable insights enable the creation of healthier, safer homes for residents through proactive measures and maintenance.

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