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Aico HomeLINK partners with Brentwood Borough Council to improve resident safety

Written by:
Matt Golding
Posted On:
13th June 2023

Brentwood Borough Council have recognised the need for change on life safety products within their housing stock. After discussions on Smart Social Housing with Carol Burton, Interim Corporate Manager – Technical Services, we are pleased to announce a new trial to see 40 properties fitted with Aico heat, smoke and CO alarms, HomeLINK Gateways and Environmental Sensors throughout the borough.

The scheme will update the home life safety systems, to comply with British Standard BS5839-6 and BS50292. These houses will be handpicked for a variety of reasons and monitored on their performance before, during and after any changes have been made to improve the quality of life for the residents involved.

By implementing Aico’s HomeLINK Connected Home Solution, Brentwood Borough Council will have the ability to link every alarm in a property to the HomeLINK portal, producing the collated data in an easy-to-read report. These actionable insights will enable preventative measures and proactive maintenance of connected fire alarm systems. Due to the ability to remote manage these systems it will save the local authority valuable time, a reduction in call out costs and offer a greater duty of care to their residents.

The scheme will put Brentwood Borough Council at the forefront of tenant safety, leading with Aico’s innovative and reliable products. Aico will be working with the council through the whole process and offering training and support continuously so the full potential of this scheme can be achieved.

Carol Burton, Interim Corporate Manager – Technical Services said “Brentwood Borough Council are looking forward to working with Aico. Installing the HomeLINK Gateway and Environmental Sensors will complement the fire and carbon monoxide alarms we have already installed. This modern technology will empower our tenants to see in real time how their home is performing and will help Brentwood Council identify properties that are most at risk, enabling proactive measures and preventative maintenance of our assets.”

Regional Specification Manager, Matt Golding states “It’s great to be working with such a proactive and keen Council who have embraced the concept straight away and can see the benefits of the Aico HomeLINK system, not only making them more effective in their housing management but also supporting the health and well-being of their tenants. We will work closely together to ensure the right advice and training is supplied and engage with the residents to let them know fully how this can benefit the environment they live in.”

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