One of the most damaging events that can happen in your home is a flood. Be it from a malfunctioning sump pump or a frozen pipe that has burst, the problems that can ensue are serious and costly. An ounce of prevention can go a long way when it comes to safeguarding your home against flooding, freezing, and other potentially harmful environmental conditions.
Building off its development of a Smart Battery and Smart Smoke Detector, Roost now also offers a Smart Water and Freeze Detector, products the company says can help save U.S. consumers and insurance companies over $8 billion dollars per year in potential water losses and claims paid. Like the company’s initial products, the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector communicate to a connected smartphone app via Wi-Fi.
“We are excited to introduce the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector, and expand our ability to offer consumers safer and smarter homes,” says Roel Peeters, Roost CEO and co-founder. “Our unique technology delivers consumers tangible solutions that are simple to install and at affordable costs. Roost provides essential alerts and notifications that enable consumers to take faster action when it comes to home emergencies, saving the trouble and cost of repair work or major home loss. With the new Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector, Roost now provides the ability to manage the all too common water leak or freezing pipes situation that we’ve all experienced in our homes at some point.”
The Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector features sensors that identify and alert homeowners to four major home emergencies through their smartphone, including:
- Water damage due to leaks from broken pipes, appliances, and basements leaks
- Frozen pipes water damage
- Molds and mildew damage caused by high humidity conditions
- Inefficient energy use due to abnormal home indoor temperature, caused by problems with heating and cooling systems, power, or gaps in home seals or windows to the outside.
The Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector are ideal for homes as well as second or vacation home properties. Unlike some home water leak detectors, the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector does not require the addition of a communications hub. It is battery operated (more than 3 years of battery life), which means it can be placed in locations where there is no power outlet. It will be available in the fall for $49.