Grohe Sense and Grohe Sense Guard are intelligent solutions for the smart home debuted by German manufacturer Grohe at ISH, the world’s largest bathroom exhibition currently taking place in Frankfurt. Both devices are monitored and controlled using the brand-new Ondus app.
Sense is a smart water sensor. 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 instantly notify the homeowner of any issues.
Sense Guard is a smart water controller, which detects frost risk, micro leakages and pipe breaks. Installed in the central water pipe of the house by a professional installer, the device automatically shuts down the water system if it senses a burst pipe.
This new water security system is based on industry standard wireless LAN technology, controlled through the Ondus app – which is at the heart of the water-security system. As well as users receiving alerts when there is a water issue at home, the app also allows users to track their domestic water consumption.
“Our aim is to be a source of enjoyment. 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 Sense water security system: enjoy the day – enjoy peace of mind, while Sense and Sense Guard take care of your home”, says Michael Rauterkus, CEO at Grohe.
Grohe Sense is priced £51.99 and will be available from May 2017. Grohe Sense Guard is £439.