More than 14,000 water damage claims are filed every day, costing insurance companies over $5 billion annually. Guardian by Dome aims to change this by developing a smart water damage prevention system that not only detects leaks but responds by shutting off the water main.
“What Nest did for climate control, Guardian will do for water damage prevention. This standalone system not only provides convenience but also peace of mind for a very real and often financially devastating problem: water damage,” says Matthew Cwiokowski, director of home automation at Elexa Consumer Products.
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The Guardian, promoted as being able to install in less than five minutes, includes the following:
- Smart Water Valve Controller:The controller installs on an existing water main with no plumber or tools required. It has an optional battery backup to ensure your home is protected even without power.
- Water Detector:The sensors connect to the Valve right out of the box automatically with no configuration required, can be placed virtually anywhere across hundreds of feet, and have a 10-year battery life.
- Smart Siren:The siren notifies users of detected water leaks via beeps or verbal warnings – perfect for homeowners or apartment residents without access to a water main shut-off valve.