Buoy Labs has created a new piece of hardware to monitor water consumption in the home allowing you to track your usage using a companion smartphone application. The Buoy household water monitoring system, complete with outdoor installation kit is now available to preorder priced at $799 and is fitted with wireless connectivity thanks to support for Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Watch an instructional video below to learn more about the Buoy and how it can help save your water consumption and reduce your bills.
Buoy is a smart home water device that attaches to your water line and sends real-time data to an app that categories your water use, alerts you to leaks, and lets you shut off water remotely. Once it’s attached to your water line, Buoy’s sensors detect even the smallest water use. When you connect Buoy to WiFi, Buoy will send your water use data to the app. Buoy sends you an alert when it detects a leak; if you’re worried about damage, you can shut off your water remotely via the app, giving you control and peace of mind.
After a licensed plumber installs your Buoy next to your home’s water shutoff valve, you use the Buoy app to connect your Buoy device to your home network. Buoy gets to work immediately, flexing its machine-learning muscle to analyse your water data. From the moment you’re connected, you can see your household water use and, in an emergency, shut off your water from a button in the app.
To be able to use the Buoy to monitor water consumption you will need the following :
– Wi-Fi connection with internet access
– Buoy app on phone or tablet with Android 4.4+ or iOS 8+.
– Latest version of Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac OS X v10.9 or later and Windows 7 or later
For more information jump over to the official Buoy Labs website by following the link below.