Aico host resident engagement day with Poplar HARCA

Aico, the alarm people, have hosted a two-day resident engagement session with Poplar HARCA, discussing the importance of fire safety and walking residents through the basics of alarm testing and maintenance.

Poplar HARCA (Housing and Regeneration Community Association) own and manage over 9,000 homes in East London. Residents were invited to come and discuss fire safety, learn how to test and maintain their alarms and ask any questions.

Poplar HARCA are set to roll out environmental sensors which will monitor temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide across their housing stock. The Aico team were able to display a live demonstration of the new Resident App, which will support the environmental sensors and give residents the ability to monitor things like condensation, damp and mould. Resident packs and goody bags with fire safety literature were provided to ensure attendees had all the information they required to keep their homes safe.

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Regional specifications manager for East London, Mark Wood was pleased with the residents response and success of the sessions. He said:  “It was great spending two days with Poplar HARCA on our Mobile Unit. We had a chance to engage with residents over both days and discuss fire safety and the importance of testing the alarms. As Poplar HARCA are beginning to install environmental sensors throughout their housing stock, we offered residents a chance to see a live demonstration of our new Resident App and gave residents a chance to sign up to having the sensors fitted in their property.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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