FireAngel announces new connected home management partnership with Mears Group

Published:  20 September, 2018

FireAngel is joining with Mears Group to provide social housing tenants with a bespoke connected home management system.

With Mears responsible for maintaining, repairing and upgrading more than 700,000 social housing properties across the UK, the new relationship will see FireAngel supply it and its clients with an integrated connected home management system using FireAngel’s Wi Safe 2 interlink technology to connect FireAngel’s Wi Safe 2 smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms to a cloud-based system for remote monitoring.

FireAngel Connect has been developed to enable continuous monitoring of appliances and smart devices within domestic properties via a central, cloud-based system. This allows Mears to monitor and manage FireAngel smoke, heat and CO alarms remotely and tenants to review important fire and safety information about their property.

The system is accessed via a wall mounted touchscreen tablet and will enable Mears’ clients to streamline maintenance management processes by facilitating direct interaction with tenants when seeking to arrange repairs and maintenance visits. Alongside FireAngel’s Wi-Safe 2 network, the System utilises Z-Wave wireless communication technology, providing the potential for the System in future to connect with other devices and offer additional functionality.

David Miles, Chief Executive of Mears, said: “We are very pleased to have signed this partnership agreement with FireAngel. There are real safety, commercial and financial benefits to optimising our interaction with tenants and reducing the number of unanswered visits from our maintenance teams. We are witnessing a transition to integrated technologies and the FireAngel system will enable us to centralise those technologies into one central hub. We look forward to introducing the FireAngel solution to our clients across the footprint.”

Neil Smith, Chief Executive of FireAngel, said: “Following significant R&D investment, I am pleased to announce our collaboration with Mears, which takes our smart, connected and existing products into the heart of the UK social housing sector. By integrating our technological expertise into our Mears’ solution, we believe that FireAngel can significantly enhance the quality of service and support through a range of connected safety monitoring devices for housing tenants across the UK."

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