Delta Faucet Company Launches Delta Leak Detection to Alert Homeowners of Potential Water Damage
New, connected home product, developed in partnership with iDevices, wirelessly monitors for pooling water and leaks
Leaks can happen anywhere. In fact, 14,000 people in the U.S. experience water damage at home or work daily, according to Water Damage Defense, resulting in average insurance claim costs of approximately $7,000. To detect leaks quickly and deliver consumers peace of mind, the Delta® Leak Detector, designed in conjunction with iDevices, can simply be placed near a water source to monitor and identify the presence of unwanted dripping or pooling water.
The Delta Leak Detector boasts a distinct shape that enables it to detect small droplets of water and alert the user to leaks immediately. Two concentric rings of conductive metal monitor for unwanted water presence and trigger a notification to a connected smartphone anytime, anywhere. For further assurance, an audible alarm and built-in LED lights also work to notify those in the home when a leak is detected.
“As busy as today’s homeowners are, the sooner they can catch drips or pooling, the better,” said Susan Fisher, vice president of marketing, Delta Faucet Company. “We leveraged our 60-year history of innovations related to water, in conjunction with iDevices, to develop a smart leak detector that can alert consumers as quickly and efficiently as possible – whether they are home or away – to water leaks, large or small.”
The Delta Leak Detector does not require a hub, further simplifying the set-up process. To activate, simply connect the device to a home’s Wi-Fi network and download the monitoring app, powered by iDevices, which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
This product is designed to monitor any home water source and can be easily placed near water heaters, appliances, sump pumps, sinks, toilets and even throughout non-living spaces like attics, basements and garages. Each Delta Leak Detector requires three AAA batteries which last approximately two years before replacement. Delta Faucet anticipates the product to be available for individual purchase in fall 2017 at a recommended price to consumer of $79.99 or for online pre-order at $69.99.
As a plumbing and water industry leader, Delta Faucet worked with iDevices, a leader in connected home solutions, via the "Designed with iDevices" co-development program for this device.