From improving building maintenance to reducing energy wastage, IoT technology offers numerous benefits for social housing landlords, property services teams and tenants alike. While the many positives of this cutting-edge technology are clear, understanding which IoT devices offer the best solution and managing the vast amount of gathered data can pose a challenge for landlords with large portfolios.
Here we explore the challenges faced by landlords looking to create smart homes and how goldeni can help.
The IoT challenge
At present there are numerous IoT devices available from an array of different vendors, each of which may require its own individual cloud platform or app to manage it. For example, a home may have separate devices and corresponding apps to control the boiler, monitor the CO2 levels and analyse the property’s energy efficiency.
Using several different smart devices may not present a problem for individual homeowners, however managing and analysing data from several disparate devices can become extremely difficult on a larger scale.
It’s crucial that social housing landlords start working towards creating smart homes, however, landlords may have property portfolios consisting of several hundred homes which makes working across different devices and software platforms inefficient and time-consuming.
Instead, it is essential that the data gathered by sensors and smart devices within a property can be consolidated and viewed remotely by landlords and property services teams.
How goldeni can help
goldeni offers a solution to this significant issue in the form of a single cloud-based software platform. The goldeni platform consumes and analyses data from multiple devices and then delivers insights to landlords, property services teams and tenants through a user-friendly interface. By combining data from different sources and bringing it into a single eco-system, this innovative platform offers landlords a holistic view of all of their properties and enables them to streamline how their portfolio is managed and maintained.
This integrated approach to data management is not only more convenient, it also offers greater insight into the health of the building. goldeni overlays data sets from several different sources to establish where issues and inefficiencies lie and enables property services teams to take swift remedial action.
For example, by combining data it may be possible to establish that the boiler is using more energy than expected but that the temperature of the home is below optimum. This would allow property management teams to deploy an engineer to carry out predictive maintenance on the boiler rather than having to arrange for a costly repair when the asset fails completely. This scenario carries a cost-saving for the landlord, ensures that the boiler remains operational for the tenant and reduces energy wastage.
As well as offering a clearer picture of the operational efficiency and building health of the portfolio, goldeni also addresses the challenges that may be felt around installing and maintaining IoT devices. By communicating through a wireless LoRaWAN channel, goldeni sends data from multiple devices to a single gateway which then connects to the cloud. This system avoids reliance on the tenant’s WiFi and allows several properties to be serviced by a single gateway, making this a more cost-effective strategy.
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