Chameleon Digitization wins Innovator of the Year at the UK Housing Awards

Chameleon Digitization wins Innovator of the Year Award at the UK Housing Awards 2022. The IT solutions provider was nominated for its Chameleon Detect system, which is improving the safety of public sector tenants in Glasgow.

The company, which is focused on supporting housing associations and social landlords across the country to improve the health, safety, and well-being of tenants, was established more than 25 years ago and is based in Glasgow, working primarily with social housing providers in Scotland. It prides itself on developing creative technologies which improve housing for both housing providers and social tenants.

Chameleon Detect is an intelligent, autonomous safety solution which is designed to detect the presence of high-risk items in buildings such as gas canisters, e-bikes, and mobility and e-scooters. It monitors entranceways of buildings, scanning for these high-risk items, instantly alerting a nominated contact if one is detected.

This innovative, cost-effective, and highly accurate technology hugely improves the security and well-being of tenants and mitigates potentially fatal, complex, and expensive incidents taking place. Chameleon Detect is currently being used to great effect in Glasgow, where social landlord NG Homes has installed a system calibrated to detect tenants bringing canisters of gas, fuel, or oxygen into tower blocks.

UK Housing Awards 2022
At the UK Housing Awards, Chameleon Digitization was recognised for its innovative use of artificially intelligent software, and its highly focused work with public sector clients. According to the panel “We were impressed by the use of AI to detect danger and keep residents safe in their homes. We also liked that 98% of their clients are social housing organisations.”

Director of Chameleon Digitization Iain Muir, said of the award, “We have built a team which is constantly focused on improving the lives of social housing tenants and developing new and creative technologies to tackle systemic housing issues. To be recognised for the team’s innovative work is incredible and sets us up well as we head into 2023 with ambitious plans to roll out Chameleon Detect, and other solutions, throughout Scotland and beyond.”