Aqua-Scopes Water Leakage Protection is on duty 24 hours a day to protect your home from water leakage. A Highly-sensitive pressure sensor plus a network of distributed sensors placed on strategic points in the home permanently analyses the situation in your water pipes. They will detect leaks well before they cause any damage. If something happens, the Valve Servos will automatically shut off the water. But the best, all this can be installed in a few minutes without any pipes being cut.
Calling an installer costs time and money. Even worse, when water pipes are cut there is just one more point where the water system can leak. You will install the Aqua-Scope system yourself in minutes. Just check the installation video how simply and fast installation is done. Most devices are just placed where they belong to, without any tools needed. Only the water pressure sensor installation requires one single wrench; its coming with the product.
BVS (Ball Valve Servo) is the most intelligent motor servo for ball valves on the market:
- Installation in 2 minutes
- No pipe cutting, no plumber
- Automated calibration
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Leakage Protection - what is it?
Water is life! But water can also be the root-cause of frustration, dirt, trash or loss of the home. A few numbers: Worldwide insurance companies pay out more than 25 Bill. US-Dollar per year to over cost of water leakage damage. However, this is only 60 % of the real cost of a water leak. On top of that, only 2/3 of all households in western countries have insurance coverage for their home.
In the US alone private homes waste more than 1 Trillion (1.000.000.000.000) gallons of water due to leakage . 11 Mil. homes are impacted every year. Water Leakage Protection Systems detect water leaks, shut off the water and inform the homeowner.
How does a Water Leakage Protection System work?
Every complete and professional leakage protection system follows the same basic strategy:
Sense -> Decide -> Act -> Inform.
Different sensors in the home and on the water distribution system detect anomalies in the water supply. A central control system will analyze the sensor data and in case of a potential water problem the water is shut off. The homeowner is informed. Most systems will issue warnings in case a leak may be detected but there is still uncertainty.
Why are different sensors needed for a leakage protection system?
Leakage Protection Systems have two basic types of sensors strategy:
- sensing the presence of water near a sensor and
- sensing the flow of water in the pipe.
Unless some wet cleaning is going on detecting the presence of water with a moisture or flood sensor (under a washing machine, below the sink, ...) is a clear indication of a water problem. However, most of the pipes are mounted inside walls and sensors cannot be placed there. Furthermore, placing a water presence sensor on every possible location in the home is not a suitable way.
A flow sensor such as the Aqua Scope Monitor allows finding other malfunctions such as faulty toilet flappers or tiny leaks in the pipe in the wall. The challenge of flow sensors is to differentiate malfunction from normal water take for watching, drinking and cleaning.
Why is a self-installed system the better leakage protection system?
Most Leakage Protection Systems require a certified installer or plumber to be installed. He will cut into the pipe near the main shut-off valve and install the system. This increases the cost of installation, creates a point-of-no-return and additionally weakens the water pipe system. Every connection in the water pipe system is a point where a leak can happen.
Aqua-Scope avoid any pipe-cutting. The flood sensor is placed on convenient locations. The motor servos, both Ball Valve and Gate Valve, are placed on top of an already existing shut-off valve. You can do this in few minutes and, in case you move, you can remove the system easily and without any damage.
Aqua-Scope are an international team of hardware engineers, software developers, product designers and marketeers. The big need for effective water leakage prevention on one hand but super low installation numbers in real-world houses and homes on the other hand challenged us.
We identified several reasons for this gap: First and foremost, this is the need to hire a professional plumber and cutting pipes. Hence, our common goal is to provide the best water leak protection possible but all with super-easy installation. The insider language for this is 'non-intrusive' and 'non-invasive'.
Dozens of prototypes and software refactoring later and after analyzing tens of thousands of sensor data records from real world home we found what we were looking for:
The first 360 Degree Water Leakage protection, 100 % non-invasive.