Alertacall and Saffron Housing Trust speaking on Digital Switchover and future proofing services in supported accommodation

Join us at Europe’s largest housing event at 2:30pm on Tuesday 7 September in the Insight Theatre.

Digital Switchover 2025
Author Elliot Mather
Resource Tag Housing

Alertacall and Saffron Housing Trust (‘Saffron’) will be tackling the issue of Digital Switchover due by 2025 in the Insight Theatre at Housing 2021, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Housing. You can also meet members of the Alertacall team at stand B71 – we’d love you to come and check out our ‘living room on tour’.

The 45 minute session will be hosted by Hannah Harvey, Executive Director at Saffron and Benjamin Lambert, Head of Client Relations at Alertacall. The session will look at what Digital Switchover 2025 actually is and what it means for services in supported accommodation.

Hannah will present a practical case study of how Saffron decommissioned their hardwired systems and the strategies they adopted to encourage and enable residents to engage digitally with services.

Benjamin will then look at how introducing WiFi unlocks a wealth of other services for effective housing management, including video door entry and video calling. When combined with digital telecare and state of the art smoke alarms, this approach offers housing providers increased functionality, all of which can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of maintaining or replacing traditional hardwired systems. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the session.

Alertacall will also have a stand in the main exhibition hall where you’ll be able to see our ‘demo suite on tour’. You’ll be able to chat with our expert team, quiz them on Digital Switchover and how it may impact your service delivery and see exactly how Alertacall’s services can revolutionise your housing service – whether it’s for older persons, mental health, learning difficulties or domestic violence… stand B71 is the place for you!

To get a headstart on all things Digital Switchover, and how it may impact social housing services stock, you can download our Guide to Digital Switchover online here.

For more information on a full suite of alternatives to ageing hardwired systems ahead of the event, you can contact our team by emailing, or call 0808 208 1234.