E.ON focuses on delivering smart and sustainable building solutions, empowering costumers to reduce consumption as well as costs and creating financial and environmental benefits for their business.


AGREEMENT E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH has signed an agreement with UK-based smart building solutions provider enModus.

Chepstow-based enModus makes any building smart by transforming the existing mains power lines into a building-wide communications network. It has a growing UK customer base and its most recent successes include Volvo, Virgin Media and women’s accessories retailer Claire’s.

Andy Heaton, CEO and Co-founder

of enModus, commented: “This is a momentous agreement in the enModus growth plan and the smart buildings industry. E.ON is the right partner for us to deliver energy savings to businesses in Europe. They have a vision of transforming yesterday’s power lines into tomorrow’s smart energy networks and enModus has Wattwave our patented power line communications technology to deliver that connectivity.”

The Smart Buildings market is forecast to reach over $20.8bn globally in 2022, according to an IHS Markit study. As one of Europe’s top energy suppliers

The launch of the Manchester franchise further strengthens Jackson Fire & Security’s foothold in the north west. The firm also has franchisees in Warrington, Liverpool, the Wirral, and Bolton.


MANCHESTER An IT and engineering professional with international experience has become the manager of a fire and security’s new Manchester franchise.

Mohammad Salim Iqbal is heading up Jackson Fire & Security’s expansion into the city and will be putting his extensive technology knowledge to use, particularly on the security services.


Mohammed, who studied electrical engineering at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in Pakistan, is looking forward to transferring his skills to the fire and security industry.

He said: “I have worked for a large international company as well as smaller businesses, in both large and small team structures, and the varied nature of those organisations will stand me in good stead.

“My roles required me to be switched on to technology developments, and ensuring the clients had the best possible solutions for their business needs, as well as making sure it was future proofed. This will give me an edge, especially on the security side.

Garance Emmerich-Bundel, Head of Product Management and Engineering, E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH, said: “At E.ON we create imaginative energy solutions that help our business customers prosper. The agreement with enModus gives us the opportunity to offer our customers new solutions that drive energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.”

The first joint installation of the enModus solution was implemented in January 2019 at the E.ON Research Centre which is part of the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. The solution will provide connected lighting and occupancy mapping as the buildings initial stage of becoming smarter. Additional smart technologies will be integrated to drive energy efficiency and improve the occupant’s wellbeing.

“For example, CCTV is no longer just a camera recording a certain space. It’s much more sophisticated including accessing live footage on mobiles, as well as forensically analysing film to quickly and easily identify the incident.”

And after spending two years in London, Salim is excited by the prospect of building a Jackson franchise in ‘the capital of the north’.

He said: “The training aspect has been very in-depth and thorough, including time spent with key people across the business from engineers and project managers, to marketing and back office support. I’m looking forward to getting out and about to meet new people and building relationships.”

Jackson Fire & Security employs 43 people across its franchises in the north west, North Wales and Cheshire, Guildford, Teesside, Walsall, Cambridge, and Leeds.

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