LeakSmart has updated its whole-home detection system with a new version that installs in seconds without tools or the need to cut into the main water supply line.
“LeakSmart is steadily building a reputation for detecting and stopping household leaks in less than five seconds,” says Larry Waxman, CEO of Waxman Industries, the parent company of LeakSmart. “Now installation is faster and simpler with the LeakSmart Snap, and homeowners can be assured of next level protection for their homes during power and Wi-Fi outages with the LeakSmart Hub.”
The company’s original product, LeakSmart (read the story here), consists of an automatic water shutoff valve, wireless water leak and temperature sensors, system hub, and smartphone app. It offers protection for plumbing fixtures, household appliances, heating and cooling systems, and more.
It’s new product, LeakSmart Snap, is much easier to install. And homeowners can extend the protection even during power outages and downed Wi-Fi with the new LeakSmart Hub 3.0.
“LeakSmart Snap fits in any space, installs at any angle, and on any type of valve,” the company says. “It programs itself to calibrate the torque required to turn off a home’s main water supply, making adjustments if necessary, and is strong enough to open even the toughest valve in a home.”
Built-in Wi-Fi provides flexibility in the installation of the LeakSmart Hub, the brand says, so it can be placed anywhere within the home for optimal coverage and communication between LeakSmart devices. “The latest Zigbee 3.0 protocol ensures the hub will continue working—sending emergency notifications through LeakSmart’s free smartphone application—even if Wi-Fi is down or the power is out.”
LeakSmart is compatible with Control4, Nest, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. When paired with Nest, LeakSmart alerts homeowners to turn off their HVAC if a leak is detected nearby.