Versatile, Always-On Detector Identifies Unwanted Water Virtually Anywhere
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --- 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 is reusable and requires three AAA batteries with an expected two-year lifespan. Delta Faucet anticipates the product to be available for individual purchase in fall 2017 at a suggested retail price 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.
Visit www.deltafaucet.com/leakdetection for more information.
About Delta® Products
There is transformative power at the heart of every Delta® product. From Touch2O® Technology that turns faucets on and off with just a touch to H2Okinetic® shower technology that provides the feeling of more water without using more water, Delta® products incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs. Paired with beautiful and inspirational design, the Delta® brand is more than just a faucet. A WaterSense® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet Company is a global organization offering kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, tub and shower systems, toilets and related accessories, selling products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit www.deltafaucet.com.
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