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Water safety and Legionella control company, Nant Ltd has brought a new wave of technology to the field which has had significant benefits during the access restrictions imposed in some nursing and care homes by COVID 19.

Using Internet of Things technology, Nant’s latest L8 Remote water monitoring system has reduced manual visits by up to 33% enabling clients to remain compliant and safeguard their residents, even during lockdown.

The L8 Remote devices are capable of remotely monitoring water temperature from any number of pipes and outlets across the UK, simply attach the units wherever needed and sync them to the cloud-based system to receive a live feed of information.

The system has been intelligently designed to be both accurate in monitoring and efficient with battery life. The L8 Remote has a far longer battery life (up to five years) than devices using Wi-Fi connections and won’t interfere with any existing networks.

The longstanding method of manual temperature monitoring is prone to human error and offers little in the way of prevention, putting both carers and residents at risk.

Although, checking temperatures once a month is enough to meet HSE and CQC requirements, this fails to truly represent the water system as a whole. Temperatures can drop out of acceptable range between monthly checks and that provides the perfect opportunity for Legionella to thrive and pose a health risk.

The constant surveillance  provided by L8 Remote means you’ll be notified the moment the safe temperature range is exceeded, meaning you can react and prevent issues before they have a chance to develop.

Developed with safety in mind, L8 Remote can also be used to track water flow meaning those wanting a closer eye on their control measures can monitor when outlets have been flushed and how much water has been used.

Beyond the realm of health and safety, remote monitoring offers a range of both professional and environmental benefits. In our case studies and projected data, we’re able to reduce the number of site visits by 33% meaning fewer disruptions to day-to-day business activities and three cubic tonne reduction in CO2 emissions.

Traditionally, this kind of advancement would be expected to have a high price, but when compared to the current industry average service charges, most organisations would be able to save 20% on their water safety service contracts.

Chris Green, Managing Director of Nant, said: “Nant Ltd has been in the water safety and Legionella control industry for 25 years now and has always aimed to be at the forefront of advances within our field of work.

“We see great potential in this product and the benefits it can offer care groups in the current economic climate and we are very pleased that it has helped in continuing to monitor water temperatures during the pandemic when access has been restricted to some client premises.”

He continued: “More and more care providers are being asked to do more for less or to save time on one task to achieve more on another. L8 Remote is the perfect solution to freeing up extra time, reducing costs and cutting out disruptive service visits.”

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