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GROHE launches Sense and Sense Guard smart technology at 2017 ISH Exhibition

GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard are GROHE’s latest intelligent solutions for the smart home.

The GROHE Sense smart water sensor monitors humidity, detects leaks and alerts homeowners instantly in case of a problem, while GROHE Sense Guard is installed in the main water pipe and can switch off the water supply in case of a burst pipe. Both use smart technology, allowing them to be monitored and controlled using the new GROHE ONDUS App.

Preventable water damage GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard have been created to address the issue of water damage in households as an underestimated risk as a survey conducted by GROHE earlier this year shows. Half of households in Europe have experienced water damage at least once – this is much more than participants suspected.

GROHE Sense is a smart water sensor. Easily placed on the floor it detects flooding and tracks room temperature and humidity. Multiple devices across different rooms in the house can be used to notify the home owner of any issues instantly so the home-owner has the time to react.

GROHE Sense Guard is a smart water controller, which detects frost risk, micro leakages and pipe breaks. Being installed in the central water pipe of the house by a professional installer, one can turn off the water supply with the device automatically in case of a burst pipe. Even leaving a tap open will not remain unnoticed.

The innovative water security system is based on industry standard wireless LAN technology, controlled through the GROHE ONDUS App, the centrepiece of the GROHE Sense system. It offers the highest level of water safety, allowing to continually monitor and control GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard – whenever and wherever.

The users receive alerts when there is a water issue at home and can shut off their water supply with the app and GROHE Sense Guard to prevent major damage. Additionally, the app has a feature that allows users to track their domestic water consumption.

“Our aim is to be a source of enjoyment,” said Michael Rauterkus, CEO GROHE AG.”Mains-related water damage is the most frequent damage in the house. When water damage occurs, you want things fixed right away, but it can take weeks if not months before everything is repaired. Therefore, prevention is the best remedy.

“That is why we developed the GROHE Sense water security system.”

GROHE | grohe.co.uk