Published: 19th Jan 2021

Sutton and Richmond councils are trialling in-home sensors to improve the safety of vulnerable residents living in social housing. The London boroughs are part of the InnOvaTe project, together with IoT Solutions Group, and are piloting 200 in-home sensors across Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) and Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) properties. This new technology delivers automated, real-time insight about how active an individual is in their own home. If there is a drop in activity levels, automated alerts notify carers or independent living officers, allowing them to respond urgently, rather than waiting for the next visit or relying on the resident to make contact. In addition to these warnings of potential illness or accident, the sensors can help identify fuel poverty risk, providing the opportunity to prevent further issues before they arise. No visual or audio recording takes place and no personal data is collected, ensuring total privacy for the resident in … (To read the full article, subscribe below)