The recent CES 2018 featured new products that detect leaks and connect directly to your home’s WiFi. These offer a smartphone app enabling you to control them and receive alerts remotely. The smartphone app will alert you if there’s a problem. A smart water-shutoff valve, for example, lets you turn off your home’s water supply from anywhere. The ability to shut the water off immediately is a huge advantage in preventing water damage.
Here are a few new smart monitors that could save your home or business from extensive water damage.
Flo is a smart water-shutoff valve with built-in sensors that monitor water usage and detect leaks. It’s claimed to measure water flow, pressure, and temperature, and combine that data with machine learning to detect even small drip leaks. If Flo detects a leak, it will automatically shut off the water to minimize damage.
The Guardian by Elexa system consists of a water-shutoff valve and three wireless leak detectors. All the products work together, so when a leak detector senses water and is triggered, the valve will automatically shuts off your water. It can be a DIY installation saving you from calling a plumber.
Phyn Plus is a sensor-laden water-shutoff valve that’s claimed to detect four kinds of leaks: drip leaks, pinhole leaks, frozen-pipe leaks, and burst-pipe leaks. It achieves this by taking measurements with a very sensitive pressure sensor and an ultrasonic flow meter that “listens” to sounds in the water.
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