Successful Discovery Project in Kirklees
- 4th December 2015
Kirklees is one of the five metropolitan boroughs of West Yorkshire. Based in Huddersfield, Kirklees Council represents the interests of 422,500 people across a range of urban and rural settlements including Batley, Denby, Dale, Dewsbury and Holmfirth.
As part of a pilot scheme, KNH identified 150 suitable locations to trial the Smart Compliance monitors, which were then installed by Kirklees Building Services. Six months on, a constant stream of data has been forwarded by SMS to the Smart Compliance web portal to which KNH and Building Services has access. The system has alerted KNH to a number of tampering incidents which they have consequently been able to investigate, ensuring consistency of protection for the properties concerned. This would not, of course, have been the case with a standard detector such as Kirklees currently deploys in its solid fuel properties.
In September, moreover, an alert was recorded (triggered by the detection of a CO level in excess of 50 parts per million (the industry standard for imminent danger from CO being 50 ppm for a period of time) in an empty property where a contractor was using a generator. This allowed immediate remedial action to be taken.
There is clearly general agreement at Kirklees that the technology works and the Smart Compliance system’s ability to alert and to capture data and compliance records remotely are very useful and potentially life-saving.