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Nest® and leakSMART™ Work Together to Help Prevent Water Damage and Bring Peace of Mind

(Bedford Heights, Ohio) May 17, 2016 – leakSMART™ announced today that its system now works with Nest. If the leakSMART system detects a water leak when Nest senses you’re away, it will automatically shut off your home’s main water valve and also give you the option to dial an emergency contact through the leakSMART™ app. This integration helps provide even greater peace of mind and home protection from water damage. Additionally, since the combination of leaking water and extreme temperatures can spell disaster, your leakSMART™ app will display your Nest Learning Thermostat’s indoor temperature and humidity readings.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 2.6 million homes experience water damage every year. Many times, burst supply lines or faulty appliances cause this devastating and costly water damage. In fact, it is the second most common home insurance claim in the U.S.

The Nest and leakSMART™ integration will help homeowners feel more comfortable knowing that at the first sign of a water leak, the two will seamlessly work together to automatically shut off the home’s main water valve and provide the ability to call an emergency contact. Without any human intervention, the leakSMART™ system shuts off the home’s water in less than five seconds whenever a wireless leakSMART™ sensor detects a water leak.

“leakSMART™ is proud to be part of the Works with Nest program,” said Larry Waxman, CEO of Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc., the parent company of leakSMART™. “It has always been our goal to eliminate water damage and to allow homeowners to feel personally in control of their home’s water. Our integration with Nest is taking this mission a step further by helping to provide homeowners with even greater peace of mind and home protection whenever a leak is detected.”

The leakSMART™ system is available online at Amazon.com or directly through leakSMART™.

For more information about leakSMART™ and how it works with Nest, visit leaksmart.com/nest.

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About leakSMART™

leakSMART™ is a patented home water protection solution with leak detection and monitoring for everything from burst water supply lines, washing machine leaks, and leaks from other appliances and plumbing fixtures throughout the house. leakSMART™ automatically shuts off the main water supply whenever a leak is detected in the home. The system also immediately alerts the homeowner on a smart device when a water leak occurs — all in less than five seconds. For more information about leakSMART™, visit leaksmart.com.

About Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.

leakSMART™ is a trademarked solution designed, developed, and manufactured by Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc. (Waxman). Based near Cleveland, Ohio, Waxman has more than 500 employees around the globe who design, develop, and distribute efficient and innovative products for virtually every room in the home. The company specializes in surface protection and floor care, home improvement and hardware, and home organization and storage solutions, among other categories. For more information about Waxman or any of its brands and solutions, visit waxman.com


leakSMART™ Wins Silver Honors at Stevie Awards

(Bedford Heights, Ohio) May 13, 2016 — leakSMART™, the leading smart home water leak prevention solution, earned silver honors within the Consumer Electronics category of the prestigious Stevie® Awards.

Created in 2002, the Stevie Awards – sponsored by the American Business Awards – honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations throughout the U.S. In the New Product category, the award recognizes new and new-version solutions, with a specific focus on the features, functions, benefits and sales performance to date. Nominated products are judged by panels of specialized experts, including executives from Discover Financial Services, Ernst & Young and CallidusCloud.

JaNette Barnett, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc., is thankful for the recognition that leakSMART™ continues to receive. “It’s an honor for leakSMART™ to be recognized by the American Business Awards as one of the country’s most innovative new products this year,” Barnett said. “We’re a company with more than 75 years of plumbing experience, and this ground-breaking technology can now save homeowners from ever having to worry about preventable water damage in their home.”

After the leakSMART™ valve is installed near the home’s main water valve, and a water leak is detected within the home by the leakSMART™ sensors, the valve automatically and immediately shuts off the home’s water so that the threat of water damage is completely eliminated – all in less than five seconds. While the sensors provide visual and audible alerts, the homeowner will also receive notifications through the leakSMART™ app (available for free on iTunes and Google Play).

Consumers can purchase the stand-alone leakSMART™ system directly from the manufacturer or online at Amazon.com. The leakSMART™ valve and sensors can also be added to any compatible smart home system, including Wink® from The Home Depot® and Iris® by Lowe’s®.

For more information about leakSMART™, visit leaksmart.com.

For more information about the Stevie Awards, visit http://stevieawards.com/aba/2016-new-product-award-winners#Products.

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About leakSMART

leakSMART™ is a patented leak prevention solution that provides complete home water protection with leak detection and monitoring for everything from burst water supply lines and washing machine leaks to leaks from other everyday appliances and plumbing fixtures throughout the house. leakSMART™ then automatically shuts off the main water supply when a leak is detected in the home. The system also immediately alerts the homeowner on a smart device when a water leak occurs — all in less than five seconds. For more information about leakSMART™, visit leaksmart.com.

About Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.

leakSMART™ is a trademarked solution that has been designed, developed and manufactured by Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc. (Waxman). Based near Cleveland, Ohio, Waxman has more than 500 employees from around the globe who design, develop and distribute efficient and innovative products for nearly every room in the home. The company specializes in surface protection and floor care, home improvement and hardware, and home organization and storage solutions, among other categories. For more information about Waxman or any of its brands and solutions, visit waxman.com.

 


leakSMART™ Saves Homeowners and Insurers More than $10 Million

(Bedford Heights, Ohio) April 1, 2016 — leakSMART™, the leading smart home leak prevention solution, has already saved homeowners a huge sum of money. Customers have racked up more than $10 million in damages and costs based on insurance claim findings.

Vice President of Marketing and Sales JaNette Barnett explains how crucial leakSMART™ is for home protection and security. “In the last twelve months, leakSMART™ has already saved homeowners — and home insurers — more than $10 million,” Barnett said. “Preventable water damage is one of the most prevalent causes of home and property damage in the U.S., and the leakSMART™ system simply eliminates this cost (and headache) for just a few hundred dollars.”

leakSMART™ is a complete home water protection system that completely eliminates the threat of preventable home water damage and provides peace of mind to homeowners by potentially saving them thousands of dollars in restoration costs.

The leakSMART™ system immediately shuts off the main water supply as soon as a leak is detected. Wireless and waterproof sensors detect a leak and instantly communicate with the main water valve. Then, the vale automatically shuts off the water supply and the homeowners receive notification via smart device app – all within five seconds.

Consumers can purchase a stand-alone leakSMART™ system directly from the manufacturer and Amazon. leakSMART™ is also easily integrated into any compatible smart home system, including Wink® from The Home Depot® and Iris® by Lowe’s®.

For more information about leakSMART™, visit leaksmart.com.

 

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About leakSMART

leakSMART™ is a patented leak prevention solution that provides complete home water protection with leak detection and monitoring for everything from burst water supply lines and washing machine leaks to leaks from other everyday appliances and plumbing fixtures throughout the house. leakSMART™ then automatically shuts off the main water supply when a leak is detected in the home. The system also immediately alerts the homeowner on a smart device when a water leak occurs — all in less than five seconds. For more information about leakSMART™, visit leaksmart.com.

About Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.

leakSMART™ is a trademarked solution that has been designed, developed and manufactured by Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc. (Waxman). Based near Cleveland, Ohio, Waxman has more than 500 employees from around the globe who design, develop and distribute efficient and innovative products for nearly every room in the home. The company specializes in surface protection and floor care, home improvement and hardware, and home organization and storage solutions, among other categories. For more information about Waxman or any of its brands and solutions, visit waxman.com.


leakSMART™ Makes Big Impression on WE tv’s The Lifestyle List

(Bedford Heights, Ohio) Mar. 02, 2016 – leakSMART™, as seen on WE tv, is today’s leading smart home water leak detection and prevention solution – and a favorite of The Lifestyle List’s host, Michelle Yarn.

The TV segment illustrated how the leakSMART™ Valve and wireless and waterproof leakSMART™ Sensors – alongside a compatible smart home system hub and app – work together to eliminate the threat of preventable water damage in the home by automatically shutting off the home’s water supply as soon as a leak is detected.

Yarn also mentioned various applications for leakSMART™, as well as strategic sensor placement. She noted that homeowners should place leakSMART™ Sensors throughout the home near plumbing fixtures, pipes and appliances such as a washing machine, dishwasher and hot water tank. Whenever these Sensors detect a water leak, the sensors alarm, and the leakSMART™ Valve is notified – immediately shutting off the home’s water supply to eliminate the threat of water damage. Simultaneously, the homeowner receives smart device app notifications and alerts – all in less than five seconds.

Perhaps most importantly, during the on-air product spotlight, Yarn highlighted the overwhelming need for consumers to protect their homes from preventable water damage. She noted that according to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage from leaking appliances or burst water lines is the second most common insurance claim and the average home insurance claim from water damage totals nearly $8,000.

JaNette Barnett, vice president of marketing and sales for Waxman Consumer Products Group – leakSMART™’s parent company – commented about the system’s recent television feature.

“As an award-winning solution in today’s connected home market, leakSMART™ is used to being recognized among industry insiders,” Barnett said. “But to have a home and style maven like Michelle Yarn endorse leakSMART™ is truly flattering.”

leakSMART™ is available nationwide at Lowe’s®, The Home Depot® and Amazon.com. It is also available directly from the manufacturer at www.leaksmart.com. leakSMART™ works as a stand-alone system, or it can be added to any compatible ZigBee® smart home system currently available for purchase, including Wink® from The Home Depot and Iris® by Lowe’s.

To view leakSMART™’s appearance on The Lifestyle List, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_An2LHP1yc. For more information about leakSMART™, visit leaksmart.com.

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About leakSMART™

leakSMART™ is a patented water leak prevention solution that provides complete home water protection with leak detection and monitoring for everything from burst water supply lines, washing machine leaks, and leaks from other everyday appliances and plumbing fixtures throughout the house. leakSMART™ then automatically shuts off the main water supply when a leak is detected in the home. The system also immediately alerts the homeowner on a smart device when a water leak occurs — all in less than five seconds. For more information about leakSMART™, visit leaksmart.com.

 

About Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.

leakSMART™ is a trademarked solution that has been designed, developed and manufactured by Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc. (Waxman). Based near Cleveland, Ohio, Waxman has more than 500 employees from around the globe who design, develop and distribute efficient and innovative products for nearly every room in the home. The company specializes in surface protection and floor care, home improvement and hardware, and home organization and storage solutions, among other categories. For more information about Waxman or any of its brands and solutions, visit waxman.com.