The smart valve will help avoid unnecessary waste and get expenses under control. It will also shut off the water in the house during emergencies and send an alert via the application. It also monitors usage and informs the user if something unusual occurs.
FREMONT, CA: Smart home innovators at Wasserstein have announced the launch of a new innovative product for modern households. The product, AquaPal, is an easy to install system that contains a unique sensor and a shutoff valve, which stops the water supply if necessary. It directly attaches to the main water pipe and detects leaks. The advanced sensor helps recognize moist conditions and temperature changes to prevent mold growth. It's connected to the AquaPal app so that the water usage and patterns can be under control.
"Research by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that 65% of water damage in US households is caused by burst pipes mainly during cold weather. The average cost of water damage due to frozen pipes is over $10,000. Slow leaks then waste on average 10,000 gallons of water a year," explains Christopher Maiwald, the Director of the company.
The smart valve will help avoid unnecessary waste and get expenses under control. It will also shut off the water in the house during emergencies and send an alert via the application. It also monitors usage and informs the user if something unusual occurs. "We wanted to come up with a solution that would not only save money but also the environment. Water has become a scarce commodity and we must be conscious of the way we use it. The data by ACE Private Risk Services insurance company shows that staggering 93% of all water leaks could have been prevented," added Maiwald.
AquaPal automatically triggers the shutoff valve when it senses an alarming change in your regular water flow patterns, sends alerts for unusual water flow, like a slow leak or a broken pipe, monitors water usage and collects data over time, and is easy to install with Google Home and Alexa integration. The product is compatible with all standard types of pipes, and when connected to the AquaPal app, it allows to control water flow remotely. The sensor tracks extreme temperatures and humidity to stop leaks, decay, and fungi growth and can be combined with other Wasserstein smart home sensors and devices. The product is currently available on Kickstarter for USD 149 and has raised early USD 60,000.