We are proud to announce that our fire safety work, in partnership with Aico, has been nominated for a National Housing Maintenance Forum award, in the Best Customer Impact Category.

Our work with Aico helps keep customers safe in their homes, providing continuous safety monitoring.

The judges said that “Barnet Homes should be commended for making the investment with a compelling business case. Good potential to be adopted in the industry because the project can be replicated, with using technology the way forwards, especially if the Gateway can be added to existing DMC monitoring.”

Barnet Homes are rolling out Aico’s HomeLINK connected Internet of Things (IoT) solution to their 15,000 homes (entire stock to be connected by 2025). This will provide a powerful tool for remote asset management, enabling Barnet Homes to keep on top of compliance, providing tangible cost savings, and ultimately improving the safety of homes and their occupants.

HomeLINK is a connected hardware and software solution tailored to the needs of social landlords. This platform has been used to install and manage connected fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, providing reassurance that such life safety devices are operating as they should be to protect residents. The devices all connect to a single central Gateway in each property, giving landlords a complete overview of property- and stock-level information.

Over 4,000 homes have already been connected, providing continuously monitored life safety to an estimated 10,000 residents.

Barnet Homes’ Head of Fire and Building Safety, Gavin Bass, said: “ It is a fantastic achievement to be nominated for this award and demonstrates our continued commitment to keeping our residents safe.

Barnet Homes’ Fire Safety Project Manager, Peter Chapman, who is involved in the roll-out of the alarms, said: “It was fantastic to be nominated and working with a renowned supplier and innovator of fire safety products such as Aico keeps our residents safe, and that is all the recognition we seek.