With a combined experience of 50 years working in the construction and engineering sectors, James and Stephen went into business together in 1998 and established DVI Technologies.
The idea for Prioto came about when DVI was introduced to a heating system that many of their customers were commissioning them to install in their premises. The heating system had been marketed to their customers as a massive money saver, however, through installation and maintenance contracts, DVI soon learned that the system wasn’t going to achieve the promised savings for their customers.
So, having deemed the the heating not fit-for-purpose and with smart technology on the rise, the engineering and automation experts sought out a solution that would be suitable for commercial buildings, and financially affordable for smaller businesses where a BMS typically meant a costly capital investment.
Prioto was created initially as a heating system that could be controlled remotely. But the team saw the potential to remotely manage and monitor other aspects of a building – such as lighting, doors, windows, and more – using IoT-based technology and have worked to create a suite of energy and time-saving solutions for businesses and buildings, large and small.