Raising the IQ of the Smart Home

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) predicts that smart home devices likely will be the largest household technology category to grow in the next year. While smart home products used to be limited to baby monitors and thermostats, CTA reports that households are planning to buy smart door locks, smart doorbells and smart home hubs for the first time. The category is skyrocketing: Business Insider Intelligence forecasts that total smart home devices will exceed 1 billion in the United States by 2023.

With the massive rise in smart speakers (which nearly doubled in households in 2018) and artificial intelligence voice assistants, homeowners are now looking for the next level of technology. According to Business Insider, the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show demonstrated that AI voice assistants are being integrated in many devices in the home like mirrors, bathroom lights and toilets, either through Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant. Imagine brushing your teeth and asking your mirror about the morning commute, the weather or the news…that reality is here. And beyond voice, companies are also building smart home devices with screens, so larger amounts of information can be displayed.

More Data Means More Protection
Research from the Consumer Technology Association also shows consumers want the benefits of data, sensors and advanced technologies to modernize and protect their properties. One new and exciting product that provides all these benefits is Protect By LeakSmart®, the world’s most intelligent leak and flood protection system. Water damage is the second leading cause of insurance claims, and homeowners now have a seamless way to make their home smarter about preventing catastrophic water damage.

A new and innovative product, Protect by LeakSmart® with Flow is a true 24/7 leak protection system—it monitors and controls your water activity, empowers you to prevent water damage before it happens, and protects your property and belongings, even if you are not home. It has sensors that “find” leaks, which mainly come from appliances and appliance connector malfunctions. When a LeakSmart sensor identifies a leak, the valve will automatically shut off the water in 5 seconds, and you will be instantly notified on your smart phone.

Data is also a key component of Protect by LeakSmart®, as it provides water analytics. You will have data about hourly, daily, weekly and monthly water usage, and can make appropriate adjustments in your home.

Easy Integration Into Your Smart Home
Protect by LeakSmart® operates off a proprietary smart home protocol with battery back up, so it works and protects your home even when the power and Wi-Fi are down. Other flow meters need power or internet to work. LeakSmart easily integrates with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Control4

Ask your plumber to install Protect by LeakSmart.® Protecting your home against water damage and managing water efficiency is one way to make your smart home brilliant.