Roost Launching Smart Water and Freeze Detector

Roost, known for their Roost Smart Battery and Smart Smoke Alarms have announced their next product today - the Smart Water and Freeze Detector. It promises to be equally simple to install and has the potential to save homeowners from costly repair work. (yay!)

As a homeowner or renter you may have experienced the all-too-common water leak or frozen pipe situation. The Smart Water and Freeze Detector will enable you to receive an early warning notification of a water leak situation or even when the basement temperature near your pipes reaches 36 degrees ... well before they freeze or potentially burst!

So how does it work?

The Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector has sensors that identify and alert homeowners to four major home emergencies via the Roost smartphone app:

  1. Water damage due to leaks from broken pipes, appliances, and basements leaks
  2. Frozen-pipe water damage
  3. Mold and mildew damage caused by high humidity conditions
  4. Inefficient energy use due to abnormal home indoor temperature, caused by problems with heating and cooling systems, power, or gaps in home seals or windows to the outside.

It's ideal for primary homes-as well as second or vacation home properties where you're away for the majority of the year. Unlike other home water leak detectors already on the market, the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector is a much more affordable solution that does not require costly specialty hubs. It's very easy to install (seriously, less than five minutes without professional installation) and connects to the simple and intuitive Roost smartphone app. Plus, it's battery-operated so it can be placed in locations where there's no power outlet. The alarm is powered by AAA batteries, should last more than three years and are easily replaceable.

The Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector will start shipping this fall for $49.99. Interested? sign up for product updates.