Irish company Smart Flow ltd approached Maddison with a big project plan to introduce remote water monitoring in homes and businesses.
Smart Flow® is a water conservation, monitoring and leak detection system.
Water damage is the number one reason for house insurance claims. Insurance companies pay out £2.5m per day on plumbing related leaks. Almost a third of all insurance claims relate to water damage in homes and businesses. The extent of water damage is often exacerbated by the house holder’s inability to quickly stop the flow of water to the affected pipe. This issue is addressed by Smart Flow®.
The user can install and control from 1 up to 6 motorized valves. In addition, a flow sensor is installed downstream of the mains water inlet pipe, before any branch off connections, to identify unusual water usage patterns and to monitor day-to-day water usage. This allows the Smart Flow® system to identify leaks and to alert the householder through the smart-phone app.
Maddison helped develop the complete solution from developing the individual components of the system, working directly with the sensor manufacturer and electronics developer, creating the smart phone app and user manuals, designing the packaging and the merchandising, sourcing manufacturers and supporting with manufacture.