Before being introduced to Safecility, VIVID was manually inspecting and testing all of its emergency lighting and had never tried an automated solution before. With multiple sites under its remit, wired automated Emergency Lighting had never made sense. Each and every building would need to be rewired causing major disruption and huge expense. VIVID wanted something that solved its problem at scale without the hassle of a wired system. Safecility’s wireless LoRaWAN Emergency Lighting Controller was the ideal solution. The controllers let VIVID carry out its inspection automatically, and remotely, with installation a breeze compared to other automated solutions. The sensor plugs into any brand of DALI light to replace manual testing and reporting and takes less than 10 minutes to install.
VIVID’s Head of Innovation and Repairs, Justin Crittall, decided to test out Safecility in one of VIVID’s sheltered accommodation blocks. Based in Fernhill, the block housed some of VIVID’s most vulnerable tenants. During the course of the pilot VIVID was able to automate its emergency lighting testing and reduce the frequency of manned inspections by 90%. Not only that, it automatically stored and monitored compliance records and alerted VIVID to failures and defects in real-time, allowing quick and efficient targeting of repairs. Justin explains: “Our Fernhill IoT project marks the most significant initiative so far in VIVID’s technology-driven service innovations strategy. Our Fernhill customers will get an improved customer experience and safety reassurances while VIVID will see greater cost effectiveness. We want VIVID customers to benefit from our ability to disrupt traditional housing services models and improve their wellbeing.”
As a people business, VIVID wants to make a real difference to people’s lives. By investing in IoT technology VIVID is able to bring up the standard of compliance in its buildings in a straightforward and non-interruptive way so that it can continue to improve the wellbeing of its tenants and make them safer and more comfortable in their homes.