leakSMART® Wins “Editors’ Choice” in 2015/16 Internet of Things Awards

(Bedford Heights, Ohio) Jan. 27, 2016 — leakSMART®, the market’s leading water leak prevention solution, claimed the prestigious title of Editor’s Choice in the 2015/16 Internet of Things (IoT) Awards Tuesday — the industry’s leading voice of all things IoT.

Started in 2011, this award honors the year’s best products, organizations and ideas shaping the IoT from around the globe. There are 20 different award categories and three award types within each category. leakSMART® won the Editors’ Choice title within the Connected Home category, described as “from enhancing playtime to improving our bodies/homes/factories, networked devices are making our lives safer, and more connected.”

With the diversity of the IoT landscape, the IoT Awards provide an outlet to showcase superiority in all things IoT and to have companies express their passion behind their efforts. The awards celebrate the year’s best innovations and innovators throughout the entire industry, from pro-bono engagements to Fortune 500s.

“The Internet of Things Awards recognizes the best-of-the-best in the connected living space, and as winner of the Editors’ Choice Award, leakSMART is proven to be one of the must-have smart solutions for the home,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing, JaNette Barnett. “leakSMART goes beyond the ‘cool’ factor and bring thousands of dollars of real savings to homeowners, while also creating exceptional levels of peace of mind with its patented water leak detection and prevention system.”

leakSMART® is a complete home water protection system that provides an abundance of benefits to homeowners: it completely eliminates the threat of preventable water damage; it protects and secures belongings from water damage, providing complete peace of mind to homeowners; it saves them thousands of dollars of damage from a small leak that wasn’t caught soon enough; and it’s easily integrated into a variety of compatible smart home systems.

It proves to be especially useful in regions with extreme winter temperatures, as it immediately shuts off the water supply as soon as a leak is detected from burst water pipes. The leakSMART® system detects a leak through wireless sensors and automatically shuts off the water supply and notifies the homeowner via smart device – all within five seconds.

Consumers can purchase a stand-alone leakSMART® system directly from the manufacturer. leakSMART® can also be added to any compatible ZigBee® smart home system, including Wink® from The Home Depot®.

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

For more information about the IoT Awards, visit postscapes.com/2015-16/top-connected-home-product/.

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About leakSMART

leakSMART® is a patented water leak detection and 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.