Canadian home and business owners could prevent many damaging and costly water leaks with an automatic water shut-off system pairing technologies from Montreal-based Inflotrolix and Interlogix, a global leader in security and life-safety solutions.
Interlogix is part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
When Inflotrolix’s NOWA<sup>®</sup> sensors detect a leak, the system automatically triggers an electronic valve to shut off the main water line and notifies Interlogix’s UltraSync<sup>®</sup> Hub to send a text message to a home or building owner’s smartphone via an app.
The entire process takes seconds to complete, helping to prevent water damage, which accounts for nearly half of all Canadian home insurance claims.1
The professional-grade UltraSync Hub and app enable homeowners and businesses to remain in touch and in control of a growing number of compatible smart devices, including video cameras, intrusion sensors, lights, electronic locks and video doorbells.
After receiving notice of a water leak, connected users can use the UltraSync app to remotely turn on lights and view cameras to assess the situation and/or unlock a door to allow a plumber in for repairs.
“The automatic NOWA system is ideal for limiting water leaks that can cause serious damage to a home or building,” said Cooper Briscoe, residential product management leader, Interlogix. “The UltraSync Hub and app add a greater level of control, security and convenience.”
Jean-Hugues LaBreque, president and chief executive officer, Inflotrolix, said his company worked with Interlogix to create a reliable and complete water leak detection system with the added benefit of security and automation features.
“Inflotrolix’s main purpose is to protect buildings from water damage,” LaBreque said. “Interlogix, with its UltraSync system, is about security and automation services. It’s a great match. No other water leak detection product offers as much functionality.”
There’s no limit to the number of NOWA sensors that can be installed near home or business appliances such as hot water tanks, washing machines, dishwashers and sinks. Built-in temperature sensors protect against burst pipes by shutting off the water supply when the ambient temperature in a home or building drops below 41 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius). During a power failure, the NOWA system keeps the premises protected, thanks to the UltraSync Hub’s internal battery backup.
LaBreque said Inflotrolix has more than 10,000 leak detection systems in place across Canada. The company intends to begin U.S. and European sales of the NOWA system during 2019.
Interlogix provides leading security and life-safety solutions for both residential and commercial applications covering intrusion, video, transmission and access. Offering some of the most-trusted product names in the industry, and backed by ongoing partner services and support, Interlogix helps customers secure and protect what matters most.