Newry-based Bluezone Technologies have launched their latest product, which was developed with a €750,000 investment, to facilitate round the clock monitoring and control of Legionella and waterborne bacteria outbreaks in buildings including offices, hospitals, hotels and schools and universities. 

The product is especially relevant as businesses address safety concerns around building closures during Covid-19 lockdown where water systems may have become stagnant and could now pose a danger to staff as they return to work.

Bluezone have already installed these sensors in a range of Irish businesses ranging from finance to food and drink manufacturing.

The sensors work by remotely monitoring temperature and movement of water within a building's systems and reporting through the company's Internet of Things network platform, Bluezone24, to allow companies mitigate the risk of Legionella bacteria growth. 

"For industries wishing to ensure a world-class legionella monitoring programme, Bluezone24 offers the next stage in digital transformation across their operations. Existing clients include local authorities, financial institutions, and pharmaceutical companies," the company's chief executive Adrian Byrne said.

"One of Bluezone24's first clients, AIB, installed the sensors across its branches for guaranteed compliance, reliability and security," he added.