The next generation of smart home technology and innovation is here, and it’s about to change the way consumers think about the water that circulates throughout their homes. Moen, the leader in water experiences in the home, has partnered with Flo Technologies, a company whose mission is to help prevent water damage, one drip at a time, to develop game-changing advancements in home water management.
“Moen is changing the way we experience water, with more innovation than any time since the Romans over 2,000 years ago,” said Mark-Hans Richer, senior vice president, chief marketing and innovation officer, Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group. “By plugging water into the cloud, we can enhance people’s daily interactions with water, while conserving our most precious resource. Through partnerships like this, we’re continuing to invest in innovation at a rapid pace, to lead the smart water revolution.”
To kick off their partnership, Moen and Flo Technologies will be launching Flo by Moen™ at CES 2019. This revolutionary system – which is comprised of a Wi-Fi connected device that is installed on the home’s main water supply line and connected to its smartphone app – monitors a home’s water supply system, helping homeowners prevent water damage, leaks and unnecessary waste, and better understand their water use.
Flo by Moen uses proprietary AI technology to monitor temperature, pressure and flow within the water supply system and learn a home’s typical water habits and to spot leaks—some as small as one drop per minute. In the event that Flo by Moen detects a critical leak in the plumbing system, it will alert the homeowner via their smartphone and can even be set to automatically shut off the water to help protect the home from more serious water damage.
“Flo Technologies is committed to its mission of helping homeowners prevent water loss and damage, one drip at a time. By partnering with Moen, which has a proven track record of innovating and delivering superior value to customers, our smart water monitoring and leak detection system will reach and protect more homes across the country,” said Gabriel Halimi, CEO and co-founder of Flo Technologies. “We’re excited to work with the Moen team to shine a light on the major issue of water waste and damage in homes.”
“Both of our companies share a spirit of innovation and commitment to offer consumers the best, brightest and, above all, useful advancements in technology; we look forward to working together to prevent waste, improve water security and inspire people to look at water from a different viewpoint,” added Richer.