iOpt Ltd, the award-winning remote property monitoring solution are helping managers of large property portfolios to efficiently monitor environmental factors across their estates.
When approached by a Council looking to move away from an existing damp-and-mould monitoring solution, iOpt was able to take on the existing estate of over 2,000 devices in-situ, without requiring costly visits to properties to restart the devices.
We caught up with iOPT’s Emma Blackmore, Head of Client engagement and Dane Ralston, CEO, along with Nick Gyles, Daizy’s Chief Product Officer, to find out more.
“Working with Daizy we were able to migrate all the devices into our application with zero downtime.”
Emma Blackmore, Head of Client engagement at iOpt
I started by asking Emma about iOPT’s approach to the project. “As we roll out the iOpt platform to a new customer, it’s important for us to offer a seamless experience. We wanted to ensure we could complete the migration with minimal downtime while also avoiding any disruption for the customer’s tenants. Working with Daizy we were able to migrate all the devices into our application with zero downtime, without requiring a visit to restart the devices.”
“The migration was handled automatically through Daizy’s integration with the major LoRa networks.”
Nick Gyles, Chief Product Officer at Daizy
A critical component of the project was the migration of devices to a new LoRaWAN Network Server. “The migration was handled automatically through Daizy’s integration with the major LoRa networks.” Explained Nick. “Tight integration with major LoRa Network Server providers including The Things Industries, Loriot and Kerlink Wanesey allows Daizy to automate the transfer of devices between applications without losing the LoRa session – meaning that no data is lost during the transfer.”
The device estate included LoRaWAN device types not previously used by iOpt. The Daizy device catalogue ensured these devices immediately published normalised temperature, humidity and CO2 data to the iOpt platform, while Daizy’s automated migration ensured that all existing device location, project context and meta-data were pre-loaded into iOPT’s platform.
Daizy’s device lifecycle management tools maintain the context of every device, from stock through to installation and in-life monitoring. This audit record enables new applications to immediately trust that device data is valid and is coming from where they think it is.
“It’s not often you can really say something was seamless, but working with Daizy to transition the historical data and routing of the new data from this large project really has been just that, seamless.”
Dane Ralston, CEO and Founder at iOPT
“It’s not often you can really say something was seamless, but working with Daizy to transition the historical data and routing of the new data from this large project really has been just that, seamless.” explained Dane Ralston, CEO and Founder at iOPT. “Its had no down time, and the service has just reinforced why we have chosen to work with Daizy as a partner. It reinforces why, as an organisation, at iOpt we feel comfortable that we can remain agnostic as to where we get data from, be it our own design of sensors or through adopting equipment already installed by other providers, who have struggled to deliver the value promised.”