Established in 2015 by INSEAD students, Switchee was born from a vision to enhance living conditions in rented homes. Their innovative solution, a smart thermostat tailored for landlords, offers real-time insights to optimise energy costs. Switchee's reach is extensive, having collaborations with over 100 social housing providers in the UK and the Netherlands.
The core vision of Switchee extended beyond just creating a smart device. It was about bestowing housing associations with a powerful tool to seamlessly manage and communicate with these smart thermostats. With devices designed to intuitively adjust to household energy patterns, the underlying challenge was architecting a backend software system robust enough to extract the device's full potential. Not least it was also able to display key messages and communication on screen that can be pushed from the portal and form a key communication hub for the home. Furthermore using the on device sensors it could detect occupancy, temperature, condensation and alert teams to mould and potential damp issues.
Newicon's approach incorporated our standard, proven Agile architecture phase. We took on the intricacies of this IoT project and handled the process of developing an API to enable the simultaneous connection and management of devices.
Our technology partnership enabled Switchee Ltd to roll out their smart thermostat solution with confidence. Housing associations utilising the Switchee device now wield a cutting-edge backend system, facilitating easy management, monitoring, and updating of devices. Switchee Ltd's delivery to the social housing sector is now both cost-effective and technologically advanced.
For more information on the Switchee device visit:https://www.switchee.com/
Three of "The Product Partnership" companies collaborated on this impactful project, showcasing the collective expertise this partnership brings to IoT initiatives.
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