Efficiency In The Palm Of Your Hand
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a low powered wireless communication technology that allows devices to exchange information from just a few centimetres away. There’s a good chance you have already used NFC yourself, maybe without even realising it.
If you’ve used;
- touch-and-go travel cards like the London Underground’s Oyster Card
- a contactless bank card to tap on a card reader
- used Apple Pay or Google Wallet to make a purchase in a shop
- used Nintendo Amiibo or Lego Dimensions physical toys to interact with computer games
…then you certainly have, all these utilise NFC technology to transfer data.
Time switch manufacturer Sangamo, well known for their Round Pattern Time Switch (RPTS) range that they’ve made in the UK for over 65 years, have a new range of DIN rail mounted digital time switches that include NFC capability.
Are you Gas Safety Compliant?
Under Part F of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, social housing landlords are required to arrange an annual safety check of gas appliances and pipework. Unfortunately many landlords, local authorities and housing associations find some tenants, for a variety of reasons, difficult to arrange access, despite the checks being a potentially lifesaving necessity.
Sangamo have developed a range of Choice Heating Programmers with a service interval function, which is designed as a supplementary aid to assist landlords in alerting their tenants that a service is due.
Using Controls To Help Limit Heating CostsElectricity is the most expensive and carbon-intensive heating fuel available in the UK, the average annual cost of heating and hot water using electricity is £2,053. An Ofgem study found that there are over 2 million homes in the UK using electric heating systems, these tend to be homes with a lower efficiency rating, reflecting the higher running costs, and tended to be occupied by people with lower incomes. This means that often, those that can least afford it are paying for the most expensive method of keeping warm.
Longest Lasting Sangamo RPTS Announced
We have completed our search for the longest lasting Round Pattern Time Switch (RPTS) and found switches still going strong after six decades! Mick from Northumberland won a £250 Amazon.co.uk voucher for his 62 year old time switch.
Managing Director, Mark Robinson, explained “we normally tell people that switches can last for many years and we were expecting entries to have been installed in the 1970’s but when they started arriving from installations the 60’s and then as early as 1954 we were astonished – in 1954 there was still food rationing! The longevity of these products is their strength. We still manufacture to the same standards so there’s no reason an RPTS installed today can’t last to 2078 and beyond.”