Swedish cable operator Com Hem has teamed up with home security and smart energy technology provider TMPL to jointly offer digital services that include smart homes, energy monitoring, service provision and social interaction to Com Hem’s customers.
TMPL provides a platform for the integration of various digital services to residents. The platform is offered to landlords and housing associations in Swede. The agreement with Com Hem will see the cable operator become TMPL’s exclusive partner for distribution to customers in the landlord segment.
According to Com Hem, landlords using the service platform will be able to easily administer information, manage rent payments and offer various services for greater community interaction. Apart from being able to book laundry times and find information about their homes, residents will also be able to order groceries, book or share vehicles and order food from their local restaurant.
The pair have been collaborating since 2016 on a number of pilot projects, but Com Hem says the partnership is now entering the next phase as the service starts to be adapted to its customers. The launch will take place in the autumn of 2017.
“We are noting strong interest from our landlord clients as to how they might benefit from digital services. Our focus is always on unleashing the power for our customers and we are convinced that, through this cooperation, we will be able to add additional value for residents and for landlords,” said Stefan Trampus, director of sales at Com Hem.
“The property sector is facing a major adjustment, where the challenge is to use the potential of digitisation in the homes of the future. We are driven by the belief that the digital offering for residents will become equally as important as the physical offering. The cooperation with Com Hem will accelerate this process and means that more people will soon be offered better living standards,” said Eric Anderbjörk, CEO of TMPL.