11% of all basement floods are caused by sump pump failure
If worries about sump pump failure have kept you up at night, Alert Labs has just announced an innovative solution to help you rest easy. The world’s first predictive sump pump sensor, Sumpie, is now available for customer Beta trials. Tech enthusiasts can benefit from Sumpie’s predictive analytics by applying to the Alert Labs Sumpie Beta Program. Early adopters can also take advantage of special savings by pre-ordering Sumpie today.
For the first time, home and property owners can minimize sump pump failure with real-time updates and analytics. Sump pumps are essential for keeping basements free from water damage, but many of them fail due to a lack of regular maintenance. This is especially alarming when you consider that 11% of basement floods are caused by sump pump failure and that the average repair cost of a basement flood is $42,000. And, these figures don’t factor in the time wasted for repairs and emotional trauma experienced when irreplaceable items such as photos are lost to water damage.
“We’re excited about the possibilities of a product like Sumpie,” says Roy Jason Ashdown Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Skyline Group of Companies. “Sumpie’s 24/7 monitoring and instant alerts will assure us that the sump pumps at our properties are in good working order protecting our customers from water damage.”
One of the most enticing features of Sumpie, is that anyone can install Sumpie in less than two minutes without a plumber. In most cases, installation is as easy as (1) clipping Sumpie to the sump pump pipe, (2) plugging it in, and (3) registering the sensor with the Alert Labs’ Dashboard. The Dashboard, for computer and mobile, provides access to graphs and analytics for sump pump performance, current sump pit water level, and a historical record of all flood alerts.
With other monitoring solutions, WiFi routers and the sensors that connect to them stop working when there is a power outage due to a storm, for example. However, Sumpie uses a cellular connection and has a back up-battery to continue sending real-time alerts even when the power is out.
"Sumpie is a natural next step in our successful property protection roadmap", says George Tsintzouras, Alert Labs' CEO. "We've heard from thousands of commercial and residential property managers, as well as homeowners who want the peace of mind that comes from knowing their property is safe from floods and that their sump pump is operating properly. We’re also excited about helping property managers use Sumpie to monitor elevator shafts for floods.”
Sumpie is the latest to sensor to join Alert Labs' property protection product line. The Flowie smart water flow sensor and Floodie companion flood sensor provide real time water use monitoring, and minimize damage due to leak and floods. Customers who have installed Flowie and Floodie have reduced water use by an average of 18% and helped prevent thousands of dollars in potential water damage.
Sumpie, which will retail at $395, can now be pre-ordered for a limited time using discount code SUMPIE1YR. Customers using the code will receive:
This amounts to a $600 value for $395. Sumpie is scheduled to ship in Fall 2018.
For a limited time, customers can apply to the Sumpie Beta Program. Members benefit from receiving Sumpie early and contributing feedback to can help optimize features and future performance.
Alert Labs Inc. is a software, hardware, and IoT technology firm in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The experienced team designs attractive, easy-to-use cellular-connected sensors, with rich data analytics and reporting, to protect basements for property managers, landlords, and homeowners. Alert Labs is also working with municipalities and schools across North America including the City of Vancouver, City of London, City of Guelph, and 170 schools across Canada to enhance water conservation initiatives.
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