Save 15% on Leak & Flood Detection and up to 10% on Home Insurance

Save 15% on Leak & Flood Detection and up to 10% on Home Insurance

by AL Support September 27, 2017

Installing Flowie and Floodie by Alert Labs could make you eligible for an insurance discount worth 15 percent.

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Canadian Tire working with Alert Labs' leak and flood detection tech

Canadian Tire working with Alert Labs' leak and flood detection tech

by AL Support September 01, 2017

In its quest to find innovative technology, Canadian Tire began working with Alert Labs to provide customers with leak and flood detection that "hits the key notes," says Canadian Tire Innovations Lab Director, Jeff Schnurr.

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Fighting Back Against Floods in Burlington

Fighting Back Against Floods in Burlington

by AL Support August 03, 2017

Now, residents of Burlington can drop by Canadian Tire on Guelph Line to get even more peace of mind. A new technology from Alert Labs that helps homeowners protect their homes from water damage is on display, and ready to be installed. Demo days are Saturday and Sunday from 12-3.

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Tips for Landlords Renting to Students

Tips for Landlords Renting to Students

by AL Support July 20, 2017

The best way to monitor your student rental property without being on site is to install a Flowie water sensor kit. It installs in two minutes on your water meter and monitors your property.

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Alert Labs Saves Water in Guelph, Supports Customer Service Enhancement Initiatives

Alert Labs Saves Water in Guelph, Supports Customer Service Enhancement Initiatives

by AL Support June 10, 2017

The City of Guelph and Civic Accelerator chose Alert Labs to help the City save water. Alert Labs is crushing it.

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How to Tread Water As Costs Rise

How to Tread Water As Costs Rise

by AL Support April 24, 2017

With their municipal utility bills on the rise, homeowners are faced with paying more for their water. Just to maintain their existing household budget, they need to find ways to cut back and be more efficient.

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Alert Labs Announces Intact Ventures as Strategic Investor

Alert Labs Announces Intact Ventures as Strategic Investor

by Alert Labs April 19, 2017

Alert Labs Inc. announces an investment by the strategic venture arm of Intact Financial Corporation, Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance.

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How to save over $150 on your water bill

How to save over $150 on your water bill

by AL Support April 18, 2017

According to the EPA, the average household wastes almost 38,000 of water every year due to easy to fix leaks. This is $150 or more worth of water that is literally sent right down the drain. In ten per cent of those households, the cost of wasted water is $500 or more per year. 

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The Best Ways to Conserve Water

The Best Ways to Conserve Water

by AL Support March 20, 2017

Water is one of those things in our daily lives that we take for granted. It’s always there and available when we need it. Almost 65 per cent of our bodies are made of it and we’re constantly losing water when we sweat, go to the bathroom and breathe. We can survive around two weeks without food but only three or four days without water.
The average Canadian family of four uses about 1000 L of water every day and the average American family around 1500 L.

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Water damage prevention for Airbnb hosts

Water damage prevention for Airbnb hosts

by AL Support March 07, 2017

In a recent article, CNET listed the top seven devices every BNB host should have in their home. They include a video doorbell, smart thermostat, security camera and media streamers. The main point is to have some insight into what’s happening in the property without being intrusive. There is one major omission.

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TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WATER DATA

TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WATER DATA

by AL Support March 02, 2017

Your water meter probably isn't exactly top of mind, as long as your water keeps flowing, and you don't have any issues. The increased use of water meters in municipalities across Canada has corresponded with a decrease in average water use by household. They are sophisticated pieces of equipment that vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and from municipality to municipality. They also vary depending on the size of water pipe that feeds into them and their age.

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News release: City of Guelph announces rebate program for Alert Labs' Flowie water sensor kit

News release: City of Guelph announces rebate program for Alert Labs' Flowie water sensor kit

by Alert Labs February 22, 2017

The City of Guelph announces a $50 rebate to Guelph residents for Alert Labs' Flowie water sensor kit to help residents reduce wasted water.

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NEWS RELEASE: Northbridge Insurance announces partnership with Alert Labs to help protect homes from leaks and floods

NEWS RELEASE: Northbridge Insurance announces partnership with Alert Labs to help protect homes from leaks and floods

by Alert Labs February 15, 2017

To help customers protect their homes, Northbridge Insurance has launched a pilot project that offers customers annual savings of up to $150 on home insurance when they purchase an Alert Labs Flowie water sensor kit.

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Waste not, want not. Water efficiency programs more important than ever.

Waste not, want not. Water efficiency programs more important than ever.

by AL Support February 08, 2017

The amount of water wasted due to leaky faucets, malfunction toilets and irrigation systems is staggering. In total, the EPA estimates that Americans waste 3.7 trillion L per year. That’s the amount of water flowing over Niagara Falls at its peak, for two straight weeks. It’s also the equivalent of an average shower every day for six months for all 319 Million Americans.

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Checklist for finding a water leak

Checklist for finding a water leak

by AL Support January 19, 2017

The Alert Labs Flowie water sensor that you installed on your water meter has sent you an alert about a possible leak. So, what should you do next? 

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This Kitchener-based startup sees big potential in “FitBit for your house”

This Kitchener-based startup sees big potential in “FitBit for your house”

by Alert Labs January 03, 2017

Alert Labs recently won $100,000 at a technology demo day for its line of hardware that monitors pipes, furnaces and electrical equipment

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Water sensors detect leaks, floods and reduce high water bills

Water sensors detect leaks, floods and reduce high water bills

by George Tsintzouras December 08, 2016

You're not alone if you've heard about the internet of things (IoT) and then wondered what the excitement was all about. Cisco estimates that over 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020.

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Alert Labs wins $100,000 at Communitech Rev Demo Day

Alert Labs wins $100,000 at Communitech Rev Demo Day

by Alert Labs November 22, 2016

Alert Labs' President, George Tsintzouras, pitched to a panel of Venture Capital investors and went home with the prize money.

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Water Flow Sensor and Flood Detector Pre-Orders Now Open, First Shipments Nov 1st

Water Flow Sensor and Flood Detector Pre-Orders Now Open, First Shipments Nov 1st

by Alert Labs September 19, 2016

Limited production run of Water Meter Monitors and Flood Detectors will be shipping in November. Pre-order discount available until October 15th.

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Alert Labs Wins City of Guelph Water Challenge with Conservation Tech

Alert Labs Wins City of Guelph Water Challenge with Conservation Tech

by Alert Labs August 17, 2016

Alert Labs won the water challenge with a proposal for real-time alerts sent to a customer’s phone for emergencies like floods or leaks based on sensors that require zero technical skill to install.

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Alert Labs Wins Guelph Water Challenge with Conservation Tech

Alert Labs Wins Guelph Water Challenge with Conservation Tech

by AL Support August 17, 2016

Alert Labs won the City of Guelph water challenge with a proposal for real-time alerts sent to a customer’s phone for emergencies like floods or leaks based on sensors that require zero technical skill to install.

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Alert Labs welcomes Chris Kirby, Director of Product Design

Alert Labs welcomes Chris Kirby, Director of Product Design

by Ruth Casselman March 28, 2016

Chris brings his vast experience in mechanical engineering, product development and design to Alert Labs...

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Insurance heavyweights see future in tech, Alert Labs

Insurance heavyweights see future in tech, Alert Labs

by Ruth Casselman February 23, 2016

George Tsintzouras, President and co-founder of Waterloo-based Alert Labs Inc., described it as “a perfect example of the value of Communitech to growing businesses like Alert Labs.”

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Alert Labs Feature: Reactor boosts early stage startups at Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre

Alert Labs Feature: Reactor boosts early stage startups at Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre

by Ruth Casselman August 07, 2015

Alert Labs Inc. is off to a running start with founders who already have a wealth of experience in the technology sector.

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