Lauren Dowling

Highly Commended

Discipline
Product & Structural Design

University
Imperial College London

The Door of Reckoning is an IoT door closer seeking to increase the accountability of landlords in servicing and maintaining the fire doors in their rented properties.

Placed at the front door of the landlords home, it has access to a central database containing information about each fire door the landlord is responsible for.

Should the landlord fail to service their fire doors or replace those that are non-compliant, the resistance offered by the door closer will increase, making it more difficult for the landlord to open their door.

It brings home the importance of fully- functioning doors.