Israel-based Triple+ says its newly introduced Safe@Home products allow homeowners and buyers to automatically detect gas and water leaks and shut them off instantly before they cause major damage. The system also allows owners to monitor and control the systems remotely with a mobile app.
“The product was developed in Israel, because in Israel, water costs a lot of money,” says Michael Isakov, CEO of Triple+. “There hasn’t been such a product on the market.”
Designed for retrofit applications or new homes, NWL and NGL monitor gas and water lines and automatically shut off valves whenever risky events such as leaks are detected or when people leave buildings unattended. The company says the two products help avert property damage, injury, and financial losses due to gas and water leaks.
The NWL consists of a wireless, battery-operated water valve that is installed on the main water pipe. It automatically shuts off the water supply if a risky event is identified; wireless flood sensors that are installed in places where water flooding is most likely to occur (kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms); and a Control Unit that communicates with the flood sensors and the shut-off unit.
Designed for the gas line, the NGL includes a gas valve shut-off unit that requires no infrastructure changes for installation and requires no electrician, the company says. The valve is paired with a gas detector that identifies propane or natural gas. It sets off an audio-visual alarm and transmits a signal, shutting off the gas flow at the main gas valve.
“Each detector includes an external power adaptor, an onboard controller, and a primary RF communication layer,” the company says.
“We are approaching the home automation market, which is booming these days, and selling the systems not from security or convenience angle but from a safety perspective,” Isakov says. “We are now building up distribution in the United States and forming partnerships with other home automation vendors.”
The system is modular, so pricing depends on the size of the home and the amount of sensors installed. But the company offers an off-the-shelf kit, which includes one water shut-off unit, two flood detectors, and a control unit.
Isakov says the kit can be installed by a general contractor, professional plumber, or serious DIYer and may be priced at about $300 but could potentially save a homeowner an average of about $13,000 to $15,000 in property damage.
“It’s scalable, so if you want you can extend the kit with other sensors or monitoring station,” Isakov explains. “We are here to accommodate a basic need or if you would like to go to a multi-dwelling unit, we can do it as well.”