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January 31, 2020


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Aico launches Ei1000G to increase tenant safety

Aico has launched the SmartLINK Gateway, the Ei1000G. This innovation is aimed at Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), as a solution to have real time data insight of Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm systems across their housings, and to increase tenant safety.

Aico’s purpose with its invention is to always facilitates the safety of tenants and aid with compliance across housing stock, ensuring ease of monitoring for RSLs and clear, actionable intelligence.

RLSs and their teams were a key part in influencing the developmeSmartLINK Gateway Ei1000G technologynt of the SmartLINK Gateway, through detailed feedback and rigorous trials in order to produce the final product.

Features of the new Ei1000G launch include:

  • built-in GSM data connection, it reports events such as fire or CO activations and removes alarm head as they happen to the SmartLINK cloud portal for full visibility and remote monitoring.
  • Wireless technology to enable notifications through and an online and cloud based SmartLINK portal system. This gives accessible intelligence that can be actioned, reported on and documented.

The foundation of Radio Frequency (RF) technology simply enabled wireless interconnection between Aico alarms, allowing ease of installation.

By using in-built GSM data connection and RF interconnection to interface the SmartLINK Gateway with Aico alarms and accessories, easy installation and reliable connection is assured, meaning full visibility of connected RF systems.

A trial was given to Fife Council. Its Lead Officer, Jim Macdonald, commented:  “In a building that relies on residents for access, we can monitor alarm systems remotely to make sure everything is working correctly, and the tenants are kept safe. The main benefit of this product would be saving time and money while getting an immediate response, rather than going through the normal procedures. We have always found that Aico is very adaptable in working with clients, such as ourselves, to make sure the products are fit for purpose.”

Electrical Engineer of Bassetlaw Council Andrew Norman also said:  “With concerns about access and a duty of care to tenants, making sure the alarms are working, they have power and they haven’t been tampered with is so important. With the Gateway I can do all of this, even in properties where we have limited access, I can monitor for any problems. The Gateway gives me a better tool to work with.”

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