With the launch of Moen’s Smart Water Network during last year’s KBIS, homeowners gained access to an array of smart devices that helped add some serious control and security to home water systems. Integrators, meanwhile, got a unique opportunity to start branching out into the ever-evolving channel of home environmental monitoring. But I would wonder how many people thought at the time, “You know what’s missing from this lineup? Irrigation!” Yes, for CES 2023, Moen has announced the addition of a Smart Sprinkler Controller and Smart Wireless Soil sensor to its lineup.
This way, homeowners can have full control over their water usage inside and out, while also potentially giving integrators a nice value add to already popular and in-demand outdoor projects with a fully controllable irrigation system.
“The Moen Smart Water Network has changed the perceptions of how consumers think about water in their home,” said Mason Hall, head of connected products, Fortune Brands Innovations. “Consumers’ daily interactions with plumbing have been, up until now, limited to the fixtures, showers and faucets. Pipes behind a home’s walls have always been an invisible mystery, only becoming top of mind when a critical problem arises.
“Today, our innovations provide knowledge and understanding of that system and the ability to control and manage all the home’s water from the palm of your hand while enhancing convenience, security and conservation efforts.”
How Moen’s New Smart Sprinkler Incorporates into the Smart Water Network
Because outdoor irrigation systems account for so much daily water use, Moen projects that the Smart Sprinkler Controller can reduce an average home’s irrigation water use by up to 30 percent, saving the home up to 15,000 gallons of water annually compared to a clock-based controller. And, given the rise in popularity of outdoor entertainment spaces, being able to appropriately care for and tend to the greenery present will be an extra value add for many projects.
Other products in the Smart Water Network include the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff – which acts as the brain of the network – Smart Leak Detectors, Smart Sump Pump Monitor, Smart Faucet, Smart Shower and the Smart Sprinkler Controller with Wireless Soil Sensors – a 2023 CES Innovation Award Honoree.
Each product within the network can work individually or connect with other Moen smart water products through the Smart Water App, providing users with benefits such as automated water security, water monitoring and personalized experiences such as precision control over water temperature and favored gestures to activate faucets and other motion devices.
Professional integrators, meanwhile, have the convenience of being able to connect Moen smart water devices to any existing smart home platforms.
“Whether the goal is conservation, a beautiful yard, convenience or protection, these easy-to-integrate solutions do the hard work for users so they can enjoy doing what they love most while also making the most of our world’s most precious resource – our water,” adds Hall.
Seeing Moen’s Smart Water Network at CES 2023
If you happen to be at CES 2023 from January 5 – 8, the company is inviting visitors to stop by its booth #52026 in the Venetian Expo Halls A-D to check out the full lineup of Moen Smart Water products.
This article has been updated as of 01/17/23 to ensure the validity of information provided.
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