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Hyde Group – Glengall Road

Hyde Group – Glengall Road

United Kingdom

The Hyde Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing in London, the south east of England and neighbouring areas. Primarily a group of ‘not-for-profit’ organisations (headed by Hyde Housing Association) the main business is to provide and manage good quality and safe accommodation that people can afford to buy or rent on long tenancies.

The main challenge facing the Hyde Group in regard to emergency lighting was the logistics required in testing in order to conform to legislation, which is where Philip Payne was able to offer a solution.

A range of Philip Payne emergency luminaires combined with the revolutionary Specto-XT lighting management system have now been installed at a number of properties managed by Hyde Group. What makes Specto-XT an attractive option from the Group’s point of view is its ease of installation, particularly in retro-fit situations. Specto-XT uses the latest wireless mesh technology to replace wired communications signals between each luminaire. 868MHz secure radio communication offers excellent transmission distance within buildings with each luminaire acting as a wireless node to repeat commands on to the next luminaire. This provides a robust system that will always find a communication path.

Another key benefit for the estates team at the Group is the accessibility of information. Luminaires are wirelessly linked into a Gateway which collects and transmits their status information to the World Wide Web for viewing using tablets, smart-phones, laptops and computers.


  • Social Housing