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Infoo Partners with HPS to elevate safety standards in the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation market

02 May 2024

Infoo Limited, the technology firm behind the innovative RecallChecker solution, is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with HPS, a leading provider of facility management services.

This collaboration aims to address the critical issue of appliance safety in multi-occupancy dwellings, particularly within the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) market.

- With a steady rise in fires in multi-occupancy dwellings, this partnership is set to revolutionise safety protocols by providing Infoo's RecallChecker solution to the PBS and BTR markets.
-  HPS Services, renowned for its exceptional Facility Management Services, focuses on 
purpose-built student accommodation and build-to-rent properties, making it an ideal 
partner for Infoo.
 - HPS provides services to Unite Students, the largest PBSA provider in the UK.
 - The collaboration will leverage Infoo’s technology to conduct comprehensive safety audits of electrical appliances across properties managed by HPS Services as well as constant monitoring of the recall status of its electrical products, ensuring the highest standards of resident safety and regulatory compliance.
- Over 10 million recalled and dangerous electrical products are currently in circulation in the UK, with only 10-20% having been identified and removed. Infoo's RecallChecker is designed to help building owners mitigate the risk of serious fires caused by these 

The partnership between Infoo and HPS arrives at a crucial time when fires in multi-occupancy dwellings are on a worrying rise. This collaboration is poised to make a significant impact within the PBSA market by deploying Infoo's advanced RecallChecker solution. 

The partnership aims to tackle the pressing issue of fire safety head-on, addressing the widespread presence of over 10 million recalled and dangerous electrical products within the UK, of which only a small fraction has been successfully removed from circulation.

By consolidating all existing safety data into one accessible place for the first time, Infoo’s service simplifies the once laborious process of checking for recalled and dangerous products. 

This move is a testament to both company's dedication to protecting properties and their occupants from potential hazards.

By offering multiple access points to its service, including a user-friendly app and API integration, Infoo ensures that its Safety as a Service solutions is seamlessly incorporated into the daily operations of PBSAs managed by HPS. Infoo’s automated checking and tracking service allows providers to ‘click and forget’ this issue whilst continuously protecting themselves and their customers from liability and danger. 

Paul Livett, CEO of Infoo, commented: “We are delighted to partner with HPS Services to bring the company and our RecallChecker solution to the forefront of the PBSA market. This partnership underscores our commitment to enhancing safety and streamlining the process for property managers to ensure their buildings are free from recalled and dangerous electrical products.

“This partnership is not just about immediate safety improvements; it's about setting a new standard in property management. By incorporating our RecallChecker technology, HPS is set to redefine fire safety standards in property management, ensuring a safer and more secure environment for both residents and property owners.”

Oliver Ringsby-Burgess, Group Managing Director of HPS, said: “Working with Infoo represents a significant advancement in our ability to ensure the safety of the properties we manage. The RecallChecker solution is a testament to the innovation that Infoo brings to the table, and we are excited to integrate this technology into our services.”

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