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LeakSmart® Advances Integrations with Control4

Leak & Flood Protection System, LeakSmart, Integrates with Control4 Systems to Protect Homes from Leaks, Floods and burst pipes

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OHIO (Sept. 5, 2019) — LeakSmart®, the world’s most intelligent leak and flood protection system, announces updates to its native integrations with Control4 Smart Home systems, a SnapAV brand, to create a fully integrated leak detection and protection solution for home, multi-family, hospitality and commercial applications.

LeakSmart is a whole home system that detects and protects from all sources of potential water leaks. Native integration with Control4® includes LeakSmart’s Cut-In and Snap Valves as well as LeakSmart’s reusable water sensors that are placed throughout the home to detect leaks.

“With Control4 smart homes, homeowners have made the investment of unifying their lighting, entertainment, comfort, security and communications for a whole-home solution. However, a devastating leak or flood could destroy that investment in seconds,” said Larry Waxman, CEO of Waxman Industries, parent company of LeakSmart. “With LeakSmart, homeowners have peace of mind and confidence that their homes are protected from water damage.”

“Water detection is a simple and effective feature that adds peace-of-mind to any smart home. Integrated into a Control4 system, LeakSmart products let homeowners actively protect their home from water damage with smartphone notifications. As part of our diverse product ecosystem, LeakSmart integration is another option for home protection in Control4 systems, suiting homes, MDU, and commercial installations,” said Noel Gouff, VP Business & Corporate Development, at SnapAV.

By adding LeakSmart, homeowners can equip their Control4 Smart Home with leak detection and monitor the devices remotely. With Smart Home OS 3, homeowners can even “favorite” their LeakSmart devices for a quick, at-a-glance status providing peace of mind that no unusual moisture levels have been detected.

“LeakSmart is a terrific solution for many Control4 channel partners, especially homebuilders, property managers, and hospitality operators. Unlike disparate smart devices, with LeakSmart, Control4 now has the capability to take action by notifying the appropriate person(s) and also restricting water flow – which significantly reduces the risk of property damage or loss,” said Earnest J. Morgan, Head of Global Residential Construction & Hospitality Solutions, SnapAV + Control4.

LeakSmart is the leading leak and flood protection system with more partnerships than any other brand on the market and, in addition to Control4, also works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Google Nest, SmartThings and Wink. Home builders and homeowners alike are protected with LeakSmart’s five-year manufacturer’s warranty when purchased and installed by a professional installer. LeakSmart has received several industry awards, including being named the Automation Device of the Year at CES, the world’s largest consumer technology show, by the Consumer Technology Association and CE Pro magazine.

For more information about Control4 visit control4.com.

About LeakSmart

LeakSmart is the world’s most intelligent and reliable leak and flood protection system for your home. It detects water leaks instantly, automatically shuts off a home’s main water supply in five seconds or less to prevent any further damage and notifies homeowners immediately. Developed by a team with over 85 years of plumbing manufacturing experience, LeakSmart allows homeowners to relax knowing that if there’s a leak, they’ve got the best defense against potentially catastrophic water damage. To learn more, visit us at leaksmart.com.


LeakSmart®Now Compatible with Samsung SmartThings

Protect smart homes from water leaks with LeakSmart

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OHIO (June 14, 2019) — LeakSmart®, the world’s most intelligent leak and flood protection system for the home, now works with the Samsung SmartThings Hub, enabling homeowners to easily connect the LeakSmart system to their already connected home. The SmartThings Hub allows users to connect wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices to make them all work together.

LeakSmart is the leading smart home leak detection and flood protection system that detects and protects your home from all sources of potential water leaks. SmartThings currently integrates with LeakSmart’s Protect by LeakSmart® Valve, as well as LeakSmart’s water sensors that are placed around the home to detect leaks.

By setting rules for the LeakSmart System via the SmartThings app, your system will automatically shut-off the home’s main water supply or homeowners can easily turn off their water if one of LeakSmart’s sensors detects a leak or pipe-freezing conditions.

The SmartThings app integrates your home’s technology on one platform allowing you to control your home and stay up to date by receiving notifications. SmartThings can teach your home a few new tricks and make life a little bit easier.

“LeakSmart and SmartThings were both founded on the premise of protecting homes from devastating water damage – the second-leading cause of home insurance claims,” said Larry Waxman, CEO of Waxman Industries, parent company of LeakSmart. “Now, with LeakSmart, SmartThings homeowners can have added peace of mind knowing that their home, a second home or vacation property is protected.”

LeakSmart integrates with more industry leading platforms than any other leak detection system on the market. In addition to SmartThings, LeakSmart works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Google Nest, Wink and Control4. Home builders and homeowners alike are protected with LeakSmart’s five-year manufacturer’s warranty when purchased and installed by a professional installer. LeakSmart has received several industry awards, including being named the 2019 Automation Device of the Year at CES, the world’s largest consumer technology show, by the Consumer Technology Association and CE Pro magazine.

About LeakSmart

LeakSmart is the world’s most intelligent and reliable leak and flood protection system for your home. It detects water leaks instantly, automatically shuts off a home’s main water supply in five seconds or less to prevent any further damage and notifies homeowners immediately. Developed by a team with over 85 years of plumbing manufacturing experience, LeakSmart allows homeowners to relax knowing that if there’s a leak, they’ve got the best defense against potentially catastrophic water damage. To learn more, visit us at leaksmart.com.

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LeakSmart® Protects Home Builders from a Leading Cause of Insurance Claims: Damage from Leaks and Frozen Pipes

Check Out LeakSmart’s Smart Leak & Frozen Pipe Detection System at PCBC Booth #2538

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OHIO (MAY 30, 2019) — LeakSmart®, the world’s most intelligent leak and flood protection system, is now available for the home builders’ market. Home Builders can learn more about LeakSmart on May 30-31 at the 2019 PCBC San Francisco show by visiting booth #2538.

LeakSmart is a whole home protection system that detects and automatically shuts off the main water supply when a leak is detected. LeakSmart offers two shut-off options: LeakSmart Snap, a proprietary valve controller that installs in seconds on any ball or gate valve without tools; and LeakSmart Cut-in Valve, a patented brass ball valve system that is installed on the main water line. The system supports up to 30 reusable water sensors that are placed throughout the home to detect leaks and includes the Hub 3.0 with battery back-up, making it the only leak detection system currently on the market with true 24/7 protection even when power or Wi-Fi is down.

LeakSmart also provides additional accessories, including range extenders and appliance kits, to provide added protection for builders.

According to Professional Builder magazine, home builders are among the toughest classes of businesses to insure and yet, according to The Hartford, damage stemming from water and freezing is one of the most common types of claims incurred by small businesses. And, according to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 2.6 million homes experience water damage every year, making it one of the leading insurance claims for homeowners.

“LeakSmart is whole house protection that detects leaks and frozen pipes and, in the event of a water leak, shuts off the water supply automatically and alerts the building management team all in less than 5 seconds,” said Larry Waxman, CEO of Waxman Industries, parent company of LeakSmart. “LeakSmart protects your property and reduces the risk to your bottom line before you hand over the keys to your customer. We are proud that LeakSmart is recognized as the leader in the smart home leak detection space.”

New LeakSmart Pro Site for Home Builders

LeakSmart has introduced LeakSmartPro.com, a new site dedicated to the trade that provides home builders everything they need to install a LeakSmart system. With the site, LeakSmart aims to help professionals become more knowledgeable in the smart home category with helpful tips, installation videos and articles.

LeakSmart can work independently or is compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Nest and Control4. Home builders and homeowners alike are protected with LeakSmart’s five-year manufacturer’s warranty. LeakSmart has received several industry awards, including being named the Automation Device of the Year at CES 2019, the world’s largest consumer technology show, by the Consumer Technology Association and CE Pro magazine.

About LeakSmart

LeakSmart is the world’s most intelligent and reliable leak and flood protection system for your home. It detects water leaks instantly, automatically shuts off a home’s main water supply in five seconds or less to prevent any further damage and notifies homeowners immediately. Developed by a team with over 85 years of plumbing manufacturing experience, LeakSmart allows homeowners to relax knowing that if there’s a leak, they’ve got the best defense against potentially catastrophic water damage. To learn more, visit us at leaksmart.com.

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