Chameleon Digitization shortlisted for Innovator of the Year Award at UK Housing Award

Chameleon Digitization is delighted to announce that it has been nominated for the Innovator of the Year Award, at this year’s UK Housing Award.

The Scottish software development company has been shortlisted in the innovator category for its development of the Chameleon Detect system. Chameleon Detect is an intelligent, autonomous safety solution which continuously detects the presence of high-risk items in buildings, such as gas and oxygen canisters. It monitors every person who enters a building, scanning for explosive canisters or other high-risk items, instantly alerting a nominated contact if one is detected.tre

This innovative, cost-effective, and highly accurate technology hugely improves the security and wellbeing of tenants, and mitigates against dangerous, complex, and expensive incidents taking place. Fatal incidents such as the Ronan Point explosion, and Grenfell Tower in recent years, highlight the increased explosion and fire risk which tenants in high-rise buildings face. Chameleon Detect is helping to protect tenants in Scotland by working in partnership with local authorities and housing associations.

Chameleon Digitzation is a software development specialist focused on improving the lives of social housing tenants, through innovative IT solutions and cutting-edge digital services and solutions. Chameleon is part of The McDermott Group, which is a leading privately owned collection of diverse and dynamic forward thinking companies operating throughout Scotland.

McDermott Group specialises in market sectors including construction, property investment and land development, mechanical services, heating, plumbing and electrical services, renewable technologies, software development and internet of things.

Iain Muir, Director at Chameleon Digitization said of the nomination, “I’m incredibly proud to see Chameleon recognised in this way, and to be nominated at the UK Housing Awards for our Chameleon Detect project is very special. We have developed a product that saves lives, and which makes a real improvement in tenant safety.

Across The McDermott Group we have a philosophy of ‘think differently’ and it’s this mindset that pushes Chameleon Digitization to be truly sector-leading and cutting edge in the innovative solutions we develop. We’re looking forward to attending the UK Housing Awards, and meeting many of our fellow nominees.”