Continuing to fulfil its mission to protect and save lives with innovative, cutting-edge home-safety technology, FireAngel has launched its New Generation Cellular Gateway enabling social-housing landlords to offer a level of protection and prevention measures never seen before in fire safety.
Using FireAngel’s Smart RF technology, the New Generation Cellular Gateway wirelessly connects smoke, heat and carbon-monoxide alarms within the property to the ‘FireAngel Connected’ cloud-based platform. The data from each property is then presented to social-housing landlords in actionable, manageable insights, allowing them to monitor when alarms are triggered, removed, or require maintenance.
The FireAngel Connected solution is further enhanced with an AI-powered fire-risk tool, FireAngel Predict, which uses live data to give a real-time risk level unique to each property. Putting resident safety first, FireAngel Predict supports prioritised interventions and increased fire-prevention measures to potentially prevent a life-threatening event from occurring.
The gateway’s design allows it to be attached as a base for an existing FireAngel mains-powered product, so it is quick to position by installers. It’s further enhanced with Zigbee capability which allows connectivity with other Zigbee sensors within the property, such as water-leak detectors, panic buttons and motion sensors, supporting smarter homes for the future. The gateway also has built in temperature and humidity sensors to allow landlords to identify environments which may lead to the onset of damp and mould in the property.
With only 79% of social renters having Internet access, gaining and then maintaining a secure connection to any remote platform is a key concern for social landlords. With this in mind, the gateway has been designed to remove the need to use Wi-Fi connectivity as it can use cellular signal, with a back-up of communal Wi-Fi if available.
Another key benefit of the FireAngel Connected solution is that the device data can be integrated into a social landlord’s existing asset management system, as well as having a fully customisable dashboard and reporting options of its own.
Trials of the New Generation Cellular Gateway are already underway for a number of social housing properties across the UK.
FireAngel Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Nick Rutter says: ‘Our New Generation Cellular Gateway is an integral part of a social landlord’s digital transformation strategy. As it gives access to our FireAngel Connected system, it offers landlords a remote monitoring system as well as offering a live risk assessment tool to help protect residents and properties.
‘The fact that our gateway has Zigbee built in and our system can integrate with existing asset management systems means landlords can future-proof, knowing that the monitoring of a property’s ecosystem will be scalable, and expandable in the future to provide increased safety and reassurance.’
The New Generation Gateway from FireAngel was launched at the Housing Technology Conference on 3–4 March 2021.
For more information, go to www.fireangel.co.uk