Daly International UK has been contracted by Capgemini to conduct building survey activities to support the rollout of Alternative Home Area Network (AltHAN) technologies and services.

Energy suppliers are required by the UK Government to provide smart meter options to all customer premises within Great Britain by the end of 2020. However, it is estimated that in 3.5 – 6% of premises, standard HAN technologies will not connect all smart metering devices and that Alt HAN technologies will be necessary to bridge that gap and make smart metering available to those consumers.

In order to be able to survey and process 100’s of surveys in a day across a 30+ field force, we developed our mobile app to capture in field data and transfer it via API’s to our head office where it could be processed and issued to our customer within 24hrs. Our data has gone on to determine how many premises in the UK require an AltHAN solution.



Project Start Date

April 2019

Project Scope

Building Surveys to determine which premises require an AltHAN communication link between Electrical & Gas meters, and In Home Device.

Services Provided


Geographical Areas

Full UK coverage

Technologies involved

Zigbee 888Mhz and 2.3GHz

Surveys completed to date


Major Accomplishments

Developing our internal systems and mobile app technology to be able to capture survey information in real time and completing over 5000 surveys in one calendar month using 36 field operatives.

Did you know?

As of October 2021, we have been asked to complete a further 2,200 surveys covering 180,000 premises.