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2nd July 2020
Online via Zoom

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Put the kettle on and join CENSIS for a catch up over a virtual coffee and connect with other companies, researchers and stakeholders working in the same space.

Led by CENSIS Business Development Manager Cade Wells, this coffee break will look at the growth of IoT in social housing.

In recent years we have seen a many IoT devices designed for the home – from thermostats accessed via smartphones, to doorbells that allow us to see who is calling no matter where we are. While many products are aimed at individual households, social landlords are also beginning to recognise the value IoT technology to create smarter, safer social housing that benefits both landlord and tenant.

Increased maintenance costs, tenant safety issues, and fuel poverty challenges are just some of the issues facing social landlords and their tenants. Using IoT to address these issues can be transformative, offering landlords detailed information on all of their properties at once; identifying problems, prioritising interventions and making developments safer, more energy-efficient, and cheaper to run. Several pilot projects have already taken place, including one between CENSIS and Maryhill Housing.

We’re interested in bringing together anyone interested in this subject, from technology developers and solution providers, to social landlords interested in IoT adoption. We don’t prescribe what we’ll talk about on the day; the discussion will be controlled by you and what you want to talk about, but examples might include:

  • Common operational challenges
  • Reducing costs and improving customer service
  • Property maintenance
  • Remote condition monitoring
  • Hardware and software solutions
  • Communication networks

The chat takes place online using Zoom. Just contact us by email if you’re interested and we’ll send you details of how to join in. You can join using audio or video, and we encourage you to join in the conversation to give your thoughts or ask questions.