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VERTECO launch Alexa enabled smart water assistant Phyn Plus in UAE to tackle water waste in real-time
DUBAI, UAE – 16th December 2019 – VERTECO, the UAE’s leading water conservation and smart washroom technology experts together with Uponor, today announced that the industry-leading Phyn Plus smart water assistant with shutoff capabilities is now available in the Middle East.
Phyn Plus is the first device to launch in the region with advanced monitoring capabilities based on pressure sensing. This allows users to monitor the whole plumbing system from one place, in real-time. The smart water meter detects leaks anywhere in a residence, and can automatically shut off the main water supply to prevent costly damage.
The smart water assistant is designed to help consumers reduce their water usage and contribute to the global water shortage problem, protect their homes, and save money.
The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2025 half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas. According to the European Commission, it is estimated that 20-40 percent of available water is being wasted due to leakages, unnecessary irrigation, dripping taps, and a lack of water saving technologies
The Phyn app provides unprecedented access to residents to detailed water usage from individual water fixtures, allowing them to view consumption from baths, sinks, toilets and more. This way they can conserve and save water, reducing costs.
Phyn Plus is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, allowing users to ask their smart assistant to provide updates on their water consumption and even turn their water off and using voice commands.
David King, Managing Director of VERTECO commented “This best in class technology is the first time we’re extending our IoT solutions to the consumer market. Apart from saving money on water bills by identifying and stopping leakages in real time, water damage to properties and contents will be mitigated. With the majority of tenants in the UAE not opting to purchase home insurance, the ability to be notified, and immediately address a leak will be an invaluable resource. This is especially true for those who travel frequently, or for an extended period.”
The technology behind Phyn Plus is the result of nearly a decade of research and development. Phyn is a joint venture between smart home technology leader Belkin International and Uponor.
Uponor is a leading international systems and solutions provider for safe drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling and reliable infrastructure. The company serves a variety of building markets including residential, commercial, industrial and civil engineering. Uponor employs about 4,100 employees in 30 countries, mainly in Europe and North America. In 2018, Uponor's net sales totalled nearly €1.2 billion. Uponor is based in Finland and listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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Phyn Plus is a single device that protects your entire home's water system from a single location.
Real-time mobile notifications alert you to potential leaks, and give you the power to turn off your water remotely using the Phyn app.
Phyn’s Water Use Plus function offers monthly, daily and hourly reporting of your home’s water use.
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