Home Awareness System Responds to Water Leaks
At this week’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., Eaton Corporation (Booth W4471) is launching Home Heartbeat™, a wireless, plug-and-use home awareness product that provides home owners with peace of mind by remotely monitoring the safety, security and comfort of the home.
Home Heartbeat has three main components that are easy to assemble:
- The Base Station, which plugs into a phone line and power outlet, is connected to up to 32 sensors.
- As soon as it is out of range of the Base Station, the Home Key™’s LCD display provides a snapshot of the current state of the home.
- A “Call Me Awareness” feature allows home owners to receive an e-mail or a text message when there is a problem in the home.
System sensors include a water sensor that can save households from expensive water damage and an open/closed sensor, a power sensor and a reminder and attention sensor.
According to insurance providers, water losses, excluding those from floods, cause an estimated $4 billion in damages to U.S. properties each year.
In the Home Heartbeat system, if the water sensor detects a leak in the home, it relays a message to the Base Station, which in turn alerts the home owner and shuts down the main water supply through a Water Shut-off Valve.
Eaton Electrical is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.
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