is one of the leading causes of both residential and commercial insurance claims. leaks can cause damage to building structures, furniture, electronic equipment and stock, not to mention the potential revenue losses incurred if day-to-day business activities are interrupted. While leaks caused by burst pipes and faulty can cause immediate disruption, small leaks can go undetected for months or years, causing foundations to deteriorate over time, or creating significant health hazards. Without immediate action, mold growth can pose health risks to occupants, while severely damaging building structures. A small undetected can also affect , raising utility costs through an inflated .
Leading Causes of Water Damage
Some of the leading causes of are burst pipes, or equipment, sprinkler, heating, ventilation and air conditioning malfunctions. Commercial buildings, which have heavy use and footfall, suffer doubly, as -related amenities tend to wear-and-tear even faster. At the same time, a can be difficult to detect, a can go unnoticed until becomes visible, making repairs even more costly and difficult.
Our Water Sensor Technology
Bare Conductive’s smart sensors offer an effective solution to catching leaks early by leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and integrating into smart building solutions. Automated and remote, our technology provides a that increases efficiency by removing the need for regular maintenance and in-person checks.
Wireless connectivity means our sensors can detect before it can be seen or heard. A few drops of are enough to send an alert to building operators or management systems, enabling automated responses such as shutting off supplies to prevent further damage. Battery powered sensors’ battery can last for years, function independently, and can be placed in a multitude of locations. Unlike many competing products, our printed electronics technology means our sensors have a flat footprint, and can be manufactured to bend or flex so they can be placed under flooring, equipment, or even wrapped around pipes. When placed in areas prone to flooding, like under -based appliances and pipes, our can trigger a remote alert or alarm with up to a single droplet of . Sensitivity of detection can be adjusted to avoid false triggers.
Smart Water Leak Detection
affects properties of all sizes through insurance costs, property damage and increased utility bills. Bare Conductive’s sensors are designed to help immediately detect even remotely, empowering building and facility managers to take immediate action to prevent further damage. When integrated into building management systems, our sensors have the ability to make buildings smart and responsive.
Beyond retrofitting, our goal at Bare Conductive is to manufacture sensors directly into the materials making up buildings, turning otherwise passive structures into smart ones. We work with industry partners to create the smart buildings of the future by printing our sensors directly onto construction materials such as floors and walls, so that intelligence and responsiveness can become an integrated part of the environment.
To find out more about our technology and how to integrate it into your water leak system please get in touch via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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