Home Industry Giants to Expand Smart Water Technology

Industry leaders are setting standards for homebuilding by connecting homeowners to their smart water in a way that never experienced before.

Home Industry Giants to Expand Smart Water Technology

BY MOEN INC

Two industry leaders are setting the new standard for homebuilding by connecting homeowners to their water in a way they’ve never experienced before. Moen, the leader in smart water technology, and Lennar, one of America’s leading home builders, are joining forces to put the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff in Lennar homes nationwide. This best-in-class, all-in-one water security system will give Lennar clients complete control over their home’s water from anywhere and at any time.

“Connected homes are quickly becoming the expectation for many new homebuyers,” says Mark-Hans Richer, chief marketing and innovation officer, Moen. “We’re raising the bar by using smart home technology to give homeowners across the country complete control over their home’s water, 24/7.”  

From monitoring water usage in real time, to setting water conservation goals, the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff gives homeowners all the data they need to understand, control and conserve their home’s water. And with the device’s innovative leak detection technology, homes will now be protected against unforeseen water events. A recent study with Lexis Nexis* showed that one year following installation of the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff, homes saw a 96 percent decrease in paid water leak claims compared to two years prior to installation – while control group home claims increased 10 percent during the same period. Now, Lennar homeowners will benefit from this proven water security solution. 

“At Lennar, we’re constantly focused on improving the future of home ownership, building homes to last that include the lifestyle preferences our customers want – including sustainable and connected features,” says Eric Feder, managing general partner, Lennar Ventures. “By integrating the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff as a standard offering on our smart homes, we’re bringing incredible value to our customers, protecting their homes from the threat of water damage and leaks, helping them conserve water and make their homes more sustainable, and enabling them to live the connected lifestyle they desire.” 

The Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff will be offered on newly built Lennar homes, providing Lennar customers with whole-home water security. Flo by Moen connects to the home’s main water line and calculates pressure, flow rate and ambient temperature within the home’s water supply system – delivering data to the homeowner via the Flo by Moen smartphone app. This enables the device to monitor and detect water leaks and other vulnerabilities, and if a leak is detected, it will either alert a homeowner to turn off the water through their app, or turn off the water automatically, if the homeowner chooses that setting. The app also gives homeowners a better understanding of their water usage, including usage by fixture – in real time – and allows them to set conservation goals.

“Forty percent of homeowners will suffer from water damage,” says Gabriel Halimi, CEO of Flo Technologies. “Forty percent. By including Flo by Moen in their builds, Lennar is leveraging our proprietary machine learning technology to help protect their customers from catastrophic water damage and allow them to enjoy all the many benefits of a smart water system, including an improved ability to monitor, control and conserve their home’s water at their fingertips.”

Moen’s network of smart water products also includes the U by Moen Smart Shower and Smart Kitchen Faucet – both of which allow consumers to control and personalize their experiences with water – as well as the Flo by Moen™ Smart Water Detectors, which monitor for leaks outside the plumbing system. Together, this whole-home, smart water ecosystem offers products that not only look beautiful, but respond more intuitively, are more personalized and give consumers more control over using water to improve their health, comfort, security and peace of mind.

Originally published at probuilder

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