The sensorised devices by Grohe can detect water leakage, send alerts on smartphone and auto-shutdown the leaking water line.
Smart technologies are useful in reducing wastage of resources like electricity and water, and in better maintenance of appliances. Water line monitoring is important as any incident of unnoticed water leakage does not only waste a large amount of the valuable resource, but also creates great difficulties and chances of property damage. In severe cases, an unmonitored electric appliance around a leaking pipe can create life risks. Such incidents can be easily avoided by installing sensorised water monitoring systems, like Grohe’s Sense and Sense Guard.
How the water monitoring systems work
The Sense Guard is a multi-sensor system that is installed across the main water pipe of the premise. Data read by various sensors inside the device include water pressure, water flow, system temperature, water consumption and more.
All these data can be accessed using the Grohe ONDUS mobile application (downloadable for Android as well as iOS). The solution can also monitor micro-leaks in the pipes and notifies the user over the app in real-time if a leak is detected. In case of pipe bursts or heavy water leakage, the system can turn off the water supply automatically when water volume exceeds a preset threshold.
Grohe Sense is a water sensor placed on a surface (floor, wall etc.) near a water storage or pipeline. If water leaks and drips across the sensor over the surface, an alert is sent to the user’s mobile and to emergency contacts so that quick action can be taken. It also monitors the surrounding temperature and humidity.
The ONDUS app can be used to remotely control the water supply and derive insights from the data stored that can help optimise water consumption and pipeline maintenance.