Phyn Plus is a smart water assistant and shut off system for the home

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If a leak or abnormal use is detected, it will alert the homeowner via the mobile app. If it’s a major leak, the water will also be turned off.

The newly introduced Phyn Plus is a smart water monitoring system which is a combination smart water assistant and shut off device. The main purpose of the system is to protect families and homes from leak damage.

From the moment it’s plugged in, the smart monitoring system monitors, measures, and alerts owners of tiny water pressure fluctuations to help detect leaks before damage can occur. If a leak is detected, the system will automatically shut off while diagnosing possible plumbing system problems. Ryan Kim, CEO of Phyn, said it was possible to build this system thanks to a large backing and 10 years of research and development.

“Water is our most precious natural resource and an essential part of our daily lives. However, it is often under-appreciated and the plumbing system that conveys it, overlooked. We have invested over a decade of R&D, sensing and deciphering water’s digital fingerprint and mapping the complexities of water systems,” Kim said. “Backing from global leaders Belkin and Uponor has enabled us to bring the most accurate leak detection solution to market while also allowing us to quickly scale and introduce new features that add value and enhance the consumer experience.”

The system uses Belkin’s Wemo and Linksys platforms. It uses the latest pressure sensor teach on top of advanced machine learning to provide leak detection and measures changes in water pressure 240 times per second. This is done to catch small leaks or larger issues such as faucet drips or frozen pipe bursts.

On top of the new tech, Phyn Plus uses a deep data set that was obtained by collecting 10 billion data points from 10 million water events. They included shower and sink flows, water irrigation, a variety of leaks, and toilet flushes. Once the system installed it will learn about the homeowner’s water system and will continue to learn what the normal water flow is over time. If a leak or abnormal use is detected, it will alert the homeowner via the mobile app. If it’s a major leak, the water will also be turned off.

The availability for the Phyn Plus is geared toward late spring, though when that is specifically is anyone’s guess. The smart monitoring system will cost $850USD and can be purchased through the Uponor Pro Squad. The system will be initially available in quite a few markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco, Washington D.C, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Toronto, Minneapolis, and more.

If you’re interested in seeing how the system works, you can check out a video here.  Do you like the idea of having a smart water system? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook and stay tuned for even more CES 2018 coverage.

  Source: Phyn
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