Home company – ADT Bains http://adt-bains.com/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:28:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://adt-bains.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-18-120x120.png Home company – ADT Bains http://adt-bains.com/ 32 32 MilkTechNZ Brings Company-X Innovation Award Home https://adt-bains.com/milktechnz-brings-company-x-innovation-award-home/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 22:55:00 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/milktechnz-brings-company-x-innovation-award-home/ Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 11:55 a.m.Press Release: Company-X Waikato’s tech sector is in growth mode and emerging agri-tech MilkTechNZ just proved it. Te Rapa, Hamilton, invented cordless milking cup extractors last year, earning it a double whammy at the Waikato Chamber of Commerce Business Awards on November 4. MilkTechNZ Managing Director Gustavo Garza received the […]]]>

Waikato’s tech sector is in growth mode and emerging agri-tech MilkTechNZ just proved it.

Te Rapa, Hamilton, invented cordless milking cup extractors last year, earning it a double whammy at the Waikato Chamber of Commerce Business Awards on November 4.

MilkTechNZ Managing Director Gustavo Garza received the Managing Director of the Year award after receiving the Company-X Innovation Award from Company-X Co-Founder and Director Jeremy Hughes.

“It’s great to see MilkTechNZ win the Company-X Innovation Award with digital technology innovation,” said Hughes.

MilkTechNZ’s CR-1 electronic milking cup extractors can be fully customized and programmed from any Wi-Fi enabled device and include a built-in diagnostic system that alerts dairy farmers to any problems occurring during the milking cycle. treaty.

“Digital technology innovation is what Company-X works in and MilkTechNZ’s innovation and export success is another strong affirmation that New Zealand has the capacity to produce cutting-edge digital technology” , said Hughes.

“It’s great to see more innovation companies locating here in the Mighty Waikato,” said David Hallett, co-founder and director of Company-X.

“The Waikato tech sector’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is approximately $1.1 billion and continues to grow. Innovative new companies like MilkTechNZ are showing that this will continue to grow as they bring new products to market. new innovation.”

Cultivate Trust chair Erin Wansbrough said it was great to see an emerging Hamilton agri-tech company win such a prestigious award for an innovative product sold at home and abroad.

“The fact that MilkTechNZ was able to design and deliver an award-winning product during such a disruptive time shows how resilient the tech sector is, especially here in Waikato,” Wansbrough said.

“The future is bright.”

The trust recently launched the Tech in the Tron initiative to attract 500 skilled workers and their families to New Zealand’s Waikato and overseas to grow the region’s tech sector.

The judges for Waikato Chamber of Commerce CEO of the Year were inspired by Garza’s entrepreneurial spirit, energy and passion for his business.

“Gustavo sets ambitious goals and high standards. He shows a warmth and care for his team that is genuine, and a satisfaction in growing and empowering others that is humbling,” the judges said.

“It was crazy, it wasn’t planned,” Garza said of the GM of the Year award.

Although he had his company at heart, founded in 2018, winning the Company-X Innovation Award.

“Innovation is the company’s DNA,” he said. “The reason we’ve been so successful is that we’re doing something completely different.”

The Company-X Innovation Award judges said that Garza and the MilkTechNZ team had gained in-depth industry knowledge and created a company that provided innovative solutions to respond to the market.

“These solutions have been made in quick succession over the past 12 months in a difficult economic environment,” the judges said. “Despite this, MilkTechNZ has managed to generate exceptional growth rates, their scalable product development process, while continuing to grow, is to be recognized and commended.”

The judges said they looked forward to seeing MilkTechNZ continue to evolve and grow.

Previous Company-X Innovation Award winners include Yardmaster Effluent Pumps, Montana Group and Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Company-X has won numerous awards:

  • Company-X won Best Professional Service Innovation in the Hamilton Central Business Association’s 2021 Central Business District Awards
  • Company-X software quality assurance tester Jes Elliott won the Reseller News Women in ICT 2021 Rising Star Award.
  • The Independent Software Vendor Award at the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards for cutting-edge software that turns text into human-like audio files at a fraction of the cost of booking a voice artist, recording studio, and of a sound engineer.
  • The Independent Software Vendor Award at the 2019 Reseller News Innovation Awards for a hands-free audit application developed for AsureQuality.
  • The Service Excellence and Global Operator awards at the Westpac Waikato Business Awards in 2018.
  • The Service Exporter of the Year category at the 2017 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards.
  • The Homegrown Innovators ISV award at the 2017 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards.
  • The Roading Asset Management Innovation Award at the Road Infrastructure Management Forum in 2017 for the One Network Road Classification Performance Measures Reporting Tool designed for the transport sector in New Zealand.

About MilkTechNZ

MilkTechNZ is a leader in the design of CR-1 electronic cup removers with the latest in cordless technology and accessories for rafter and rotary barns.

MilkTechNZ’s goal is to build long-term relationships with dairy farmers by exceeding their expectations and earning their trust through integrity, technology, innovation, performance, added value and customer satisfaction. producers.

Based in Hamilton, New Zealand, MilkTechNZ sells its products throughout New Zealand and through its global network of resellers. Business partners Gustavo Garza, Jeff Sharp and Alan Morris founded MilkTechNZ Ltd in 2018.

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Junior-Intermediate Interior Architect/Designer – Brooklyn, NY, US | Works https://adt-bains.com/junior-intermediate-interior-architect-designer-brooklyn-ny-us-works/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:42:36 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/junior-intermediate-interior-architect-designer-brooklyn-ny-us-works/ The Brooklyn Home Company is an integrated architecture, design and development practice specializing in high-end multi-family and single-family residential projects. Our work is not tied to classical or modernist schools of thought; instead, we prioritize the use of sustainable materials and craftsmanship to re-express them in meaningful spaces. Passive house design principles are also part […]]]>

The Brooklyn Home Company is an integrated architecture, design and development practice specializing in high-end multi-family and single-family residential projects. Our work is not tied to classical or modernist schools of thought; instead, we prioritize the use of sustainable materials and craftsmanship to re-express them in meaningful spaces. Passive house design principles are also part of our core philosophy.

We are looking for a junior to intermediate architect/interior designer to join our team. The candidate should have 2-5 years of design experience on high-end residential projects, where they have been involved in all phases. The ideal candidate would be a talented designer who is organized and able to manage parts of a project. Our team is small, so there is a tremendous opportunity to have real input at all stages of design and construction. The role may be primarily remote, with the ability to attend site and office meetings in Brooklyn, NY.

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting plans/elevations/sections/details in AutoCAD, from concept to construction documents
  • Render elevations as needed
  • Source FF&E, lighting and decorative furniture
  • Price selections, correspondence with suppliers, all sample requests
  • Establish and maintain FF&E and furniture schedules, source and track delivery
  • Work with Senior Designer/PM to prepare client presentations
  • Manage project budgets and timelines
  • Communicate with consultants and trades people via CA

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Professional degree in architecture, interior architecture or interior design
  • Able to showcase finished work in your portfolio and discuss your role
  • Minimum 2 years of experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp
  • 3D rendering capability in Rhino or related software is preferred
  • Ability to sketch ideas by hand and graphically communicate design intent
  • Passionate designer and creative thinker, with a good sense of space and attention to detail
  • An interest in the historical context of projects, as well as the implementation of Passive House design principles
  • Ability to work in a team, self-manage and communicate well with colleagues
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken

Salary/Benefits:

The Brooklyn Home Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical care, a 401(k) plan, disability, and personal time off (vacation, sick, statutory, and personal days). Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send your resume and work samples/portfolio to . Applications without work/portfolio samples are not eligible for further consideration. Please no phone calls and/or office visits.


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Smart home company Vivint takes steps to become MGA https://adt-bains.com/smart-home-company-vivint-takes-steps-to-become-mga/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:51:05 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/smart-home-company-vivint-takes-steps-to-become-mga/ Speaking to Insurance Business, Davies said Vivint intends to approach home insurance from a different angle, offering customers personalized home insurance products. “We are creating a pathway to innovative products, pricing and coverage by partnering with members of the insurance industry to implement our ideas,” he said. Vivint’s unique position as a smart home technology […]]]>

Speaking to Insurance Business, Davies said Vivint intends to approach home insurance from a different angle, offering customers personalized home insurance products. “We are creating a pathway to innovative products, pricing and coverage by partnering with members of the insurance industry to implement our ideas,” he said.

Vivint’s unique position as a smart home technology provider can lead to innovative solutions for homeowners. “For each home loss, the consumer typically pays the first dollars of that loss through deductibles. We know that if we can demonstrate lower losses, it can lead to lower insurance premiums,” Davies said. “Our early studies and data indicate that we can influence claims costs. That’s why Vivint got into insurance.

Read more: Insurers will use smart home data to manage risk

Vivint’s smart home systems can notify people of a potential loss, allowing them to take action to prevent or mitigate further damage. “Our smoke detectors turn off HVAC systems to prevent smoke from spreading inside a home, while cameras actively deter crime by alerting intruders that they are being watched,” Davies illustrated. He stressed, however, that Vivint would maintain its focus on data privacy.

“We are just beginning to think about how to leverage these existing products as well as household data, to enable us, with consumer approval, to reduce risk and cost to the homeowner,” he said. he declares.

Davies also shared that Vivint Smart Insurance is developing a concept for “Homematics” – telematics, or usage-based insurance, for the home. Without going into too many details, the insurance director said he could identify some changes in risk through Vivint’s occupancy model.

Why an MGA?

For Davies, Vivint and the insurance industry already have a lot in common, which makes expanding Vivint as an MGA a good fit. “We both have substantial amounts of data and we have customers in common,” he said.

“I think Vivint is in a unique position to take insurance to the next level for several reasons, which center around our existing customer network. Whereas other companies install devices in a home so they can leverage data and turn their customers into a product, we take existing data and put it to work for our customers.

Vivint’s first step in their insurance journey was to rethink protection, and it started with conversations with their customers. Seeing strong interest in home insurance from its customer base, Vivint sought to leverage its claims cost data to improve pricing, underwriting or design of coverage, which it is now looking to incorporate into its MGA offerings.

Read more: Survey: Half of U.S. Households with Broadband Interested in Additional Insurance Services

Davies brings over two decades of insurance experience to Vivint. Most recently, he was President, CEO and Director of Safe Auto Insurance Group. During his nine-year tenure, he led the company from a founder-led company to a technology-driven industry player. Safe Auto was acquired by Allstate in 2021.

Prior to SafeAuto, Davies held a variety of executive and management positions with major insurance companies, including Allstate and Progressive Insurance, as well as smaller specialty businesses.

“It was obvious to me that the company had serious potential to redefine the way we think about home protection in the property insurance and security industry,” Davies said of his decision to join Vivint. . “It’s really exciting to explore more strategic industry partnerships that can lead to new market approaches and strategies.”

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The shares and bonds of the French retirement home company Orpea suspended https://adt-bains.com/the-shares-and-bonds-of-the-french-retirement-home-company-orpea-suspended/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/the-shares-and-bonds-of-the-french-retirement-home-company-orpea-suspended/ PARIS (Reuters) – French market regulator AMF has called for the shares and bonds of care home company Orpea to be suspended, the watchdog said on Monday, as Orpea faces legal action legal proceedings for allegations of professional misconduct in its French retirement homes. Asked to comment on the AMF’s decision, Orpea said in a […]]]>

PARIS (Reuters) – French market regulator AMF has called for the shares and bonds of care home company Orpea to be suspended, the watchdog said on Monday, as Orpea faces legal action legal proceedings for allegations of professional misconduct in its French retirement homes.

Asked to comment on the AMF’s decision, Orpea said in a statement: “At the request of the French financial regulator, Orpea’s share is currently suspended since Monday October 24 before the market opens, pending publication of a company press release”.

Last month, Orpea – accused of abusing elderly residents and embezzling public funds – posted an interim net loss of 269 million euros ($264.9 million), compared to a profit of 102 million euros at the same period last year.

Orpea said in June that an independent audit had found evidence of financial wrongdoing, including inflated labor expenses and suspicious third-party payments, but did not support all the allegations against the company. business made by ‘Les Fossoyeurs’ (The Gravediggers), a book by freelance journalist Victor Castanet published earlier this year.

Orpea shares last traded at 14.74 euros on October 21. The stock has fallen around 80% since the start of 2022.

($1 = 1.0156 euros)

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by David Goodman and Barbara Lewis)

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Nursing home company sued for ‘unforgivable’ fire safety lapses https://adt-bains.com/nursing-home-company-sued-for-unforgivable-fire-safety-lapses-3/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 23:29:04 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/nursing-home-company-sued-for-unforgivable-fire-safety-lapses-3/ THE OWNER of a Warrington care home in which a 90-year-old resident accidentally set himself on fire while smoking has been fined more than £60,000 for ‘serious breaches’ of fire safety rules. Ashberry Healthcare Limited, which ran the former Heathercroft Care Home in Woolston until 2021, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply […]]]>

THE OWNER of a Warrington care home in which a 90-year-old resident accidentally set himself on fire while smoking has been fined more than £60,000 for ‘serious breaches’ of fire safety rules.

Ashberry Healthcare Limited, which ran the former Heathercroft Care Home in Woolston until 2021, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with the Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform) Order 2005 during a hearing at Warrington Crown Court on Tuesday 11 October.

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service filed a complaint after firefighters were called to the home by carers on May 21, 2018. Carers had found Henry Robinson on fire in an outdoor smoking shelter. Tragically, Robinson died on the way to the hospital in Whiston following a heart attack.

Inspection officers discovered that an individual risk assessment allowing Robinson to smoke safely was missing. Their audit also revealed two flaws in the “compartmentalization” of the building, potentially allowing smoke and flames to spread in the event of a fire episode.

Conviction

At sentencing, Judge Jack McGarva said the decision to allow Robinson to smoke unsupervised did not cause his death. However, the judge said it was ‘unforgivable’ that shortcomings in a safe working system meant it took three minutes and 43 seconds for anyone to respond to him by pressing the shelter’s call button.

Judge McGarva ordered Ashberry Healthcare Limited – which is based at iMex House on Maxted Road in Hemel Hempstead – to pay a total of £62,000 in fines as well as costs of £17,500.

Welcoming the sentencing, Lee Shears (Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Assistant Fire Chief) said: ‘This has been a very distressing case for the firefighters who attended the fire, the carers at home, the ambulance crews and our inspection officers. Our thoughts are with those close to Henry Robinson.

Shears continued: “Mr. Robinson’s final moments remind healthcare providers of the importance of having in place – and, more importantly, following – detailed individual risk assessments for all residents who smoke. These residents are particularly vulnerable if they have mobility problems or if they are treated with emollient creams, which make skin, clothing and bedding highly flammable.

Understanding Responsibilities

In conclusion, Shears said, “We work hard to help healthcare providers understand their fire safety responsibilities. As this tragic case underlines, failure to comply with this obligation has serious consequences. »

Ashberry Healthcare Limited currently operates six care homes across England and Wales duly providing aged care services ranging from residential care, nursing, early and complex dementia care to palliative care services and rehabilitation.

The care homes are Broomy Hill Nursing Home (Hereford), Holmer Court Care Home (Hereford), Meadowview Care Home (Warrington), Moorhouse Nursing Home (Hindhead, Surrey), Allt Y Mynydd Nursing Home (Llanbydder) and Blaenos House (Llandovery) nursing home.

The company employs registered nurses, while its caregivers hold NVQ certifications. The company is committed to continuously investing in staff training with the determined aim of ensuring the highest standards of care at all times.

*An autopsy revealed Mr Robinson had died of a heart attack. It should not be implied that the fire caused his death or that Ashberry Healthcare Ltd was prosecuted for causing his injury or death.

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Nursing home company sued for ‘unforgivable’ fire safety lapses https://adt-bains.com/nursing-home-company-sued-for-unforgivable-fire-safety-lapses-2/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 10:46:27 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/nursing-home-company-sued-for-unforgivable-fire-safety-lapses-2/ THE OWNER of a Warrington care home in which a 90-year-old resident accidentally set himself on fire while smoking has been fined more than £60,000 for ‘serious breaches’ of fire safety rules. Ashberry Healthcare Limited, which ran the former Heathercroft Care Home in Woolston until 2021, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply […]]]>

THE OWNER of a Warrington care home in which a 90-year-old resident accidentally set himself on fire while smoking has been fined more than £60,000 for ‘serious breaches’ of fire safety rules.

Ashberry Healthcare Limited, which ran the former Heathercroft Care Home in Woolston until 2021, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with the Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform) Order 2005 during a hearing at Warrington Crown Court on Tuesday 11 October.

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service filed a complaint after firefighters were called to the home by carers on May 21, 2018. Carers had found Henry Robinson on fire in an outdoor smoking shelter. Tragically, Robinson died on the way to the hospital in Whiston following a heart attack.

Inspection officers discovered that an individual risk assessment allowing Robinson to smoke safely was missing. Their audit also revealed two flaws in the “compartmentalization” of the building, potentially allowing smoke and flames to spread in the event of a fire episode.

Conviction

At sentencing, Judge Jack McGarva said the decision to allow Robinson to smoke unsupervised did not cause his death. However, the judge said it was ‘unforgivable’ that shortcomings in a safe working system meant it took three minutes and 43 seconds for anyone to respond to him by pressing the shelter’s call button.

Judge McGarva ordered Ashberry Healthcare Limited – which is based at iMex House on Maxted Road in Hemel Hempstead – to pay a total of £62,000 in fines as well as costs of £17,500.

Welcoming the sentencing, Lee Shears (Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Assistant Fire Chief) said: ‘This has been a very distressing case for the firefighters who attended the fire, the carers at home, the ambulance crews and our inspection officers. Our thoughts are with those close to Henry Robinson.

Shears continued: “Mr. Robinson’s final moments remind healthcare providers of the importance of having in place – and, more importantly, following – detailed individual risk assessments for all residents who smoke. These residents are particularly vulnerable if they have mobility problems or if they are treated with emollient creams, which make skin, clothing and bedding highly flammable.

Understanding Responsibilities

In conclusion, Shears said, “We work hard to help healthcare providers understand their fire safety responsibilities. As this tragic case underlines, failure to comply with this obligation has serious consequences. »

Ashberry Healthcare Limited currently operates six care homes across England and Wales duly providing aged care services ranging from residential care, nursing, early and complex dementia care to palliative care services and rehabilitation.

The care homes are Broomy Hill Nursing Home (Hereford), Holmer Court Care Home (Hereford), Meadowview Care Home (Warrington), Moorhouse Nursing Home (Hindhead, Surrey), Allt Y Mynydd Nursing Home (Llanbydder) and Blaenos House (Llandovery) nursing home.

The company employs registered nurses, while its caregivers hold NVQ certifications. The company is committed to continuously investing in staff training with the determined aim of ensuring the highest standards of care at all times.

*An autopsy revealed Mr Robinson had died of a heart attack. It should not be implied that the fire caused his death or that Ashberry Healthcare Ltd was prosecuted for causing his injury or death.

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Roku is now a smart home company with lights, cameras and more https://adt-bains.com/roku-is-now-a-smart-home-company-with-lights-cameras-and-more/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 14:44:10 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/roku-is-now-a-smart-home-company-with-lights-cameras-and-more/ Ryan Haines/Android Authority TL; DR Roku has announced that it is expanding its operations to smart devices. All of Roku’s smart home devices will be sold exclusively at Walmart. Select products are available today on Walmart’s website, with the rest of the Roku lineup hitting stores on October 17. Roku, the best-known brand for TV […]]]>

Ryan Haines/Android Authority

TL; DR

  • Roku has announced that it is expanding its operations to smart devices.
  • All of Roku’s smart home devices will be sold exclusively at Walmart.
  • Select products are available today on Walmart’s website, with the rest of the Roku lineup hitting stores on October 17.

Roku, the best-known brand for TV streaming, has announced that it will launch a new suite of home products. With these new products, Roku will become a smart home technology company.

Seeking to expand its current offerings, Roku has created a new collection of affordable products to turn your home into a smart home. The company says its initial smart home offerings will include:

  • Floodlight cameras
  • Indoor and outdoor cameras
  • 360 degree indoor camera
  • Video doorbell and chime
  • Smart bulbs (white and color)
  • Smart light strips
  • Indoor and outdoor smart plugs

Roku says that at launch, these devices will integrate with its Roku TV operating system. This means users can see who is at their front door from their TV. This will also allow users to view live feeds from their Roku cameras. Additionally, the devices will be compatible with third-party voice integrations in addition to Roku’s own voice control system.

To distribute the new line of smart home products, Roku has partnered with Walmart to sell the items exclusively. “Diversifying into the smart home category is a natural extension of our business, and we’re proud to partner with Walmart to make the experience simple and affordable,” said Mustafa Ozgen, president of devices at Roku.

Roku’s new cameras will start at under $27, with the cheapest option being the Roku Indoor Camera SE – 1 Pack at $26.99. Video doorbell options will start at $79.99, lights at $17.99, and smart plug at $13.99. Select products are available now on Roku’s website and Walmart’s website, but will arrive in physical Walmart stores on October 17.

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Nursing home company sued for ‘unforgivable’ fire safety lapses https://adt-bains.com/nursing-home-company-sued-for-unforgivable-fire-safety-lapses/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 10:33:04 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/nursing-home-company-sued-for-unforgivable-fire-safety-lapses/ The owners of a Warrington nursing home in which a 90-year-old resident accidentally set himself on fire while smoking have been fined over £60,000 for serious breaches of fire safety rules. Ashberry Healthcare Ltd., which ran the former Heathercroft Care Home in Woolston until 2021, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with […]]]>

The owners of a Warrington nursing home in which a 90-year-old resident accidentally set himself on fire while smoking have been fined over £60,000 for serious breaches of fire safety rules.

Ashberry Healthcare Ltd., which ran the former Heathercroft Care Home in Woolston until 2021, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with the Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform) Order 2005 at Warrington Crown Short, Tuesday, October 11.

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service filed a complaint after firefighters were called to the house on May 21, 2018 by paramedics, who found Henry Robinson on fire in an outdoor smoking shelter. He died on the way to Whiston Hospital from a heart attack.

Inspecting officers found that an individual risk assessment allowing Mr Robinson to smoke safely was missing. Their audit also revealed two flaws in the “compartmentalization” of the building, potentially allowing smoke and flames to spread in the event of a fire.

At sentencing, Judge Jack McGarva said the decision to allow Mr Robinson to smoke unsupervised did not cause his death. However, he said it was ‘unforgivable’ that shortcomings in a safe working system meant it took three minutes and 43 seconds for anyone to respond to him by pressing the shelter’s call button.

He ordered the Hemel Hempstead-based company to pay a total of £62,000 in fines and costs of £17,500.

Welcoming the sentencing, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Deputy Fire Chief Lee Shears said:

“This has been a very difficult case for the firefighters who attended the fire, the nursing staff at the home, the paramedics and our inspectors. Our hearts go out to those close to Mr. Robinson.

“His final moments remind care providers of the importance of establishing – and, more importantly, following – detailed individual risk assessments for all residents who smoke. They are particularly vulnerable if they have mobility problems or if they are treated with emollient creams, which make skin, clothing and bedding highly flammable.

“We work hard to help healthcare providers understand their fire safety responsibilities, but as this tragic case shows, failure to do so has serious consequences.”

To note

A post-mortem examination revealed that Mr Robinson had died of a heart attack. It should not be implied that the fire caused his death or that Ashberry Care Ltd. was prosecuted for causing his injury or death.

Last updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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Nursing home company sued for ‘unforgivable’ fire safety lapses https://adt-bains.com/nursing-home-company-sued-for-unforgivable-fire-safety-lapses-4/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/nursing-home-company-sued-for-unforgivable-fire-safety-lapses-4/ The owners of a Warrington nursing home in which a 90-year-old resident accidentally set himself on fire while smoking have been fined over £60,000 for serious breaches of fire safety rules. Ashberry Healthcare Ltd., which ran the former Heathercroft Care Home in Woolston until 2021, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with […]]]>

The owners of a Warrington nursing home in which a 90-year-old resident accidentally set himself on fire while smoking have been fined over £60,000 for serious breaches of fire safety rules.

Ashberry Healthcare Ltd., which ran the former Heathercroft Care Home in Woolston until 2021, pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with the Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform) Order 2005 at Warrington Crown Short, Tuesday, October 11.

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service filed a complaint after firefighters were called to the house on May 21, 2018 by paramedics, who found Henry Robinson on fire in an outdoor smoking shelter. He died on the way to Whiston Hospital from a heart attack.

Inspecting officers found that an individual risk assessment allowing Mr Robinson to smoke safely was missing. Their audit also revealed two flaws in the “compartmentalization” of the building, potentially allowing smoke and flames to spread in the event of a fire.

At sentencing, Judge Jack McGarva said the decision to allow Mr Robinson to smoke unsupervised did not cause his death. However, he said it was ‘unforgivable’ that shortcomings in a safe working system meant it took three minutes and 43 seconds for anyone to respond to him by pressing the shelter’s call button.

He ordered the Hemel Hempstead-based company to pay a total of £62,000 in fines and costs of £17,500.

Welcoming the sentencing, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service deputy fire chief Lee Shears said:

“This has been a very difficult case for the firefighters who attended the fire, the nursing staff at the home, the paramedics and our inspectors. Our hearts go out to those close to Mr. Robinson.

“His final moments remind care providers of the importance of establishing – and, more importantly, following – detailed individual risk assessments for all residents who smoke. They are particularly vulnerable if they have mobility problems or if they are treated with emollient creams, which make skin, clothing and bedding highly flammable.

“We work hard to help healthcare providers understand their fire safety responsibilities, but as this tragic case shows, failure to do so has serious consequences.”

To note

A post-mortem examination revealed that Mr Robinson had died of a heart attack. It should not be implied that the fire caused his death or that Ashberry Care Ltd. was prosecuted for causing his injury or death.

Last updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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Roku is now a smart home company with lights, cameras and more https://adt-bains.com/roku-is-now-a-smart-home-company-with-lights-cameras-and-more-2/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://adt-bains.com/roku-is-now-a-smart-home-company-with-lights-cameras-and-more-2/ Ryan Haines/Android Authority TL;DR Roku has announced that it is expanding its operations to smart devices. All of Roku’s smart home devices will be sold exclusively at Walmart. Select products are available today on Walmart’s website, with the rest of the Roku lineup hitting stores on October 17. Roku, the best-known brand for TV streaming, […]]]>

Ryan Haines/Android Authority

TL;DR

  • Roku has announced that it is expanding its operations to smart devices.
  • All of Roku’s smart home devices will be sold exclusively at Walmart.
  • Select products are available today on Walmart’s website, with the rest of the Roku lineup hitting stores on October 17.

Roku, the best-known brand for TV streaming, has announced that it will launch a new suite of home products. With these new products, Roku will become a smart home technology company.

Seeking to expand its current offerings, Roku has created a new collection of affordable products to turn your home into a smart home. The company says its initial smart home offerings will include:

  • Floodlight cameras
  • Indoor and outdoor cameras
  • 360 degree indoor camera
  • Video doorbell and chime
  • Smart bulbs (white and color)
  • Smart light strips
  • Indoor and outdoor smart plugs

Roku says that at launch, these devices will integrate with its Roku TV operating system. This means users can see who is at their front door from their TV. This will also allow users to view live feeds from their Roku cameras. Additionally, the devices will be compatible with third-party voice integrations in addition to Roku’s own voice control system.

To distribute the new line of smart home products, Roku has partnered with Walmart to sell the items exclusively. “Diversifying into the smart home category is a natural extension of our business, and we’re proud to partner with Walmart to make the experience simple and affordable,” said Mustafa Ozgen, president of devices at Roku.

Roku’s new cameras will start at under $27, with the cheapest option being the Roku Indoor Camera SE – 1 Pack at $26.99. Video doorbell options will start at $79.99, lights at $17.99, and smart plug at $13.99. Select products are available now on Roku’s website and Walmart’s website, but will arrive in physical Walmart stores on October 17.

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