GROHE launches water security system for water damage prevention

posted on Thursday, 29th June 2017 by Geny Caloisi

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According a survey conducted by GROHE earlier this year, homeowners tend to underestimate the risk of water damage. To solve this problem, the company has launched GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard, GROHE’s latest intelligent solutions for the smart home.

The GROHE Sense smart water sensor monitors humidity, detects leaks and alerts homeowners instantly in case of a problem. 

GROHE Sense Guard is installed in the main water pipe and can switch off the water supply in case of a burst pipe. Both use smart technology, allowing them to be monitored and controlled using the brand-new GROHE ONDUS App.

Water damage in households is a serious matter. GROHE’s research shows that half of the households in Europe have experienced water damage at least once – this is much more than participants suspected. As a report by the German Insurance Association has shown previously, 93% of the cases could have been prevented.

GROHE Sense is a smart water sensor. Easily placed on the floor it detects flooding and tracks room temperature and humidity. Multiple devices across different rooms in the house can be used to notify the homeowner of any issues instantly so the homeowner has the time to react.

GROHE Sense Guard is a smart water controller, which detects frost risk, micro leakages and pipe breaks. Being installed in the central water pipe of the house by a professional installer, one can turn off the water supply with the device automatically in case of a burst pipe. Even leaving a tap open will not remain unnoticed anymore.

 “Our aim is to be a source of enjoyment. Mains-related water damage is the most frequent damage in the house. When water damage occurs, you want things fixed right away, but it can take weeks if not months before everything is repaired. Therefore, prevention is the best remedy. That is why we developed the GROHE Sense water security system: enjoy the day – enjoy peace of mind, while GROHE Sense and Sense Guard take care of your home”, says Michael Rauterkus, CEO GROHE AG.

The innovative water security system is based on industry standard wireless LAN technology, controlled through the GROHE ONDUS App – the centerpiece of the GROHE Sense system. It offers the highest level of water safety, allowing continually monitoring and controlling GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard – whenever and wherever. The users receive alerts when there is a water issue at home and can shut off their water supply with the app and GROHE Sense Guard to prevent major damage. Additionally, the app has a feature that allows users to track their domestic water consumption.

The prices for these devices are: GROHE Sense is £51.99 and GROHE Sense Guard £439.

 

Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications.

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