Ei Electronics Launches Ground-Breaking SmartLINK Gateway Technology

Ei designed the ideal alarm management system for Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Property Management Companies

In an era where Asset Management and Compliance are key issues, maintaining data for properties is complex and time-consuming. Gaining access to every property can be an issue. The reassurance of alarms working to protect occupants is vital. These are all important issues for Local Authorities, Housing Associations & Property Management Companies. With this in mind, Ei designed the ideal alarm management system to make life easier, improve efficiency and reduce costs – the Ei1000G SmartLINK Gateway.

Using its built-in GSM data connection, the Ei1000G reports events including fire/CO activations and alarm head removals as they happen to the SmartLINK cloud portal, for full visibility and remote monitoring. The Ei1000G SmartLINK Gateway utilises Ei’s next generation of wireless technology to enable real-time notifications via an online, cloud based system.

The development of the Ei SmartLINK Gateway has been greatly influenced by Regional Social Landlords (RSLs) in the UK  and by Local Authorities (LAs) and Housing Associations (HAs) in Ireland. Through extensive feedback and rigorous trials that have significantly shaped the final product; Ei designed this alarm management system to ensure tenant safety and compliance at all times. As the pinnacle of Ei’s technology, this pioneering product facilitates ease of monitoring and clear, actionable intelligence across the housing stock.

Fife Council for example, served as a trial site for the SmartLINK Gateway in the UK. Lead Officer Jim MacDonald commented: “In a building that relies on residents for access, we can monitor alarm systems remotely to make sure everything is working correctly, and the tenants are kept safe. The main benefit of this product would be saving time and money while getting an immediate response, rather than going through the normal procedures.” Ei have continuously been at the forefront of Radio Frequency (RF) technology and are now leading the way in revolutionising this technology. The foundation of RF technology simply enabled wireless interconnection between Ei alarms, allowing ease of installation. This technology has been expanded upon and has progressed to now having more capabilities than ever before. The SmartLINK Gateway will revolutionise the way in which alarm systems are managed, paving the way to a solution-focused approach to asset management.