Waterlock, an intelligent system that prevents water damage in the home
Water damage, including flooding caused by burst pipes or mould due to excess humidity, is the single largest risk to UK homes. It not only causes misery and financial worries for millions of people each year, but is also a major expense for home insurance providers.
geo, new Waterlock system was specifically designed to reduce the risk, hassle and expense of water damage claims for insurance companies and their customers.
Waterlock’s innovative technology will reduce escape of water losses by detecting standing water, excess humidity and freezing conditions. Unlike most systems on the market today, it not only detects risk, but also offers the ability to instantly shut off the mains water supply. Combined with an intuitive and easy to use app, Waterlock’s early leak detection gives homeowners peace of mind and control of their water whether they’re at home or away.
The ability to not only detect leaks, but to take mitigating action and close the Valve automatically. Leaks can be detected by the Sensor, either by the presence of standing water, or an increase in the humidity level. Users can remotely open and close the Valve using the mobile App.Customisation
Waterlock can be adapted to specific requirements. The system supports up to 6 wireless Sensors which can be placed in areas where leaks may occur, such as kitchens, utility rooms or places where leaks have occurred previously. This allows the user to optimise both detection and control capabilities within the home.User-friendly App
Allows users the ability to simply and remotely manage their home’s water supply. The App also provides notifications at the first sign of a leak, change in humidity or temperature.
Developed by geo, an experienced smart home solutions company with over 4 million devices installed. The system includes the WRAS approved Valve, which has been installed in over 1 million homes to date.Long range communication
868MHz RF ensures a robust, secure and long-range connection between components in the home. This enables the system to work in large homes, properties with outbuildings or other environments where higher frequency wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi do not perform well.Data services
Has the ability to supply data directly to insurance partners or property management companies (subject to end user permission). This enables the introduction of innovative bundles of Connected Home technology with insurance policies or managed services, to the mutual benefit of the supplier and consumer.Cost effective
Developed with cost effective components that are easy to install and support. It uses consumer broadband for data transmission, and capitalises on geo’s extensive experience in providing high-volume practical solutions to the market that deliver a great return on investment.Installation
Professional installation is strongly recommended because the Waterlock Valve connects directly to the home’s main water supply.
The system will be installed by a nationwide network of professional installers, and installations should usually take around 30 minutes once access is gained to the existing mains water stockcock.
“There are some obvious cost and hassle saving benefits to consumers using Waterlock,” commented Patrick Caiger-Smith, CEO at geo. “However, we have also designed the solution very much with the insurance industry in mind. The constant, connected risk assessment and data gathering that goes hand in hand with Waterlock means that the incidence of damage from water loss is vastly reduced. This, in turn should reduce risk for the insurer and lower premiums for the customer.”