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Plumbing catastrophe avoidance for everyone.  Stops pipe bursts & small costly plumbing leaks.  SmartPhone controlled & easy install
Plumbing catastrophe avoidance for everyone.  Stops pipe bursts & small costly plumbing leaks.  SmartPhone controlled & easy install
Plumbing catastrophe avoidance for everyone. Stops pipe bursts & small costly plumbing leaks. SmartPhone controlled & easy install
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Our Kickstarter Campaign is Complete To buy your own Water Hero, visit us at www.waterhero.us

PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS

Boston Magazine:  "Buying for the Techie in your life just got a whole lot easier."

 See some of the great press coverage here!

WATER HERO IS “SMART” LEAK DETECTION + PROTECTION FOR EVERYONE

Go to work or relax on a beach knowing that your home and belongings will still be in their original condition when you get back.  Know that you do not have 3 months and $40K or $75K or $$$K, of water damage remediation awaiting you.  

  • Automatically protects your home from catastrophic burst pipes
  • Alerts you to potential pipe freeze conditions
  • Monitors your water usage to detect costly leaks
  • 75% less expensive than major competitors, yet more powerful
FLOW SENSOR easily straps to side of water meter.
FLOW SENSOR easily straps to side of water meter.

EASY DO-IT-YOURSELF INSTALL

Our device is NOT just for the handy-around-the-house, but for everyone.  With Water Hero, no plumbing experience is necessary. Since no pipes are cut, there are no plumbers to call. All you do is:

  • Strap the Water Hero device to the side of your existing municipal water meter
  • Clamp our shutoff motor clamps over your existing manual water shutoff
  • Plug it in
  • Download the App (to your existing Smart Phone)
SHUTOFF MOTOR easily clamps over ball valve shutoff.
SHUTOFF MOTOR easily clamps over ball valve shutoff.

HOW WATER HERO SAVES YOU WATER AND MONEY

The features that make Water Hero such a powerful leak detection device, also make the Water Hero the most powerful tool of home water conservation.

  • Compare day to day and month to month usage
  • Track billing period water usage.  Avoid billing shock.
  • Assess the performance of your water use appliances.
  • Pay for upgraded appliances with savings you calculated with Water Hero.
  • Acquire data to support efficient user behavior
    (Teenage daughters are always persuaded by data.)

HOW THE PHONE APP WORKS

Our Standard App is free forever for everyone.
Our Premium App is free forever for most KickStarter supporters, and 24 months for all others. (see pledge options for details)
The Standard App allows programming of the Water Hero leak detection preferences remotely from your Smartphone or browser.
The Premium App upgrade enables text alerts, 24 x 7 access to water usage data, temperature & humidity data and analytics.

Water Hero App water usage data
Water Hero App water usage data

PLEASE SUPPORT WATER HERO

Support us with your purchase of Water Hero to protect all of your homes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  Tell / Tweet your networks / friends.
Water Hero is the kind of good idea you spread before the people you know experience the worst aspects of indoor plumbing.

PLEDGE SUMMARY

Why is the same kit available at different prices?  All Kickstarter supporters receive discounts, but the earliest supporters get a slightly steeper discount.  Don't wait.
Why is the same kit available at different prices? All Kickstarter supporters receive discounts, but the earliest supporters get a slightly steeper discount. Don't wait.

HOW WATER HERO WORKS

  • The Water Hero sensor detects magnetic pulses produced by the flow meter in your municipal water meters. Each pulse represents a fixed amount of water.
  • The onboard microprocessor compares water flow to user limits. Continuous flows over limits trigger alerts or automatic motor shutoff. 
  • The Microprocessor connects to your home WiFi network which connects to the cloud, where intensive analytics are preformed
  • Battery backup provides for continuity of protection

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A municipal water meter indoors
    (the outdoor Water Hero is in development)
  • Household power accessible to water meter 
  • Home WiFi signal 
  • A ball valve main water shutoff
    (does not apply to FLOW SENSOR ONLY purchases)
  • No fire suppression sprinkler systems.
    (contact us if your sprinkler feed is BEFORE the main shutoff)
Ball Valve (Left) with lever is compatible.  The Gate Valve (Right) with wheel-type shutoff is not compatible but a solution is in development.
Ball Valve (Left) with lever is compatible. The Gate Valve (Right) with wheel-type shutoff is not compatible but a solution is in development.

"This product has been thoroughly reviewed by the team at Dragon Innovation to ensure a sound design and manufacturing plan." Click Image to view certificate.
"This product has been thoroughly reviewed by the team at Dragon Innovation to ensure a sound design and manufacturing plan." Click Image to view certificate.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MILESTONES

  • Housing Design Finalized
  • 3D Printed Housing Prototype
  • PCB Boards Printed
  • PCB Boards Populated with Components
Printed and populated PCB board (left) prior to mating with the Spark Core (right).
Printed and populated PCB board (left) prior to mating with the Spark Core (right).
  • Hi volume manufacturing relationship established
  • Patent Pending
  • Field testing of boards and sensors
  • Field testing of App visualizations and Cloud integration

THE WATER HERO TEAM

First Prize at the Clean Web DataJam competion at Greentown Labs, June 12, 2014, sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
First Prize at the Clean Web DataJam competion at Greentown Labs, June 12, 2014, sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

We are Water Hero.  
Our work is in the basement and soon wherever your water meter is located. We are dedicated to help you live more efficiently and steer you clear of life’s unpredictable plumbing catastrophes that end with a dumpster in your driveway.

We know……we truly know, that leak detection and automatic main water shutoff lacks the glamor of other crowd funded products like electrically-induced clothing transparency, drone helicopters for babies, and hot-tub barbeques. Unlike those devices, Water Hero will be protecting you and your family long after your baby passes the 28 lb (12.7 kg) limit, and temporary public nakedness goes out of style.
Water Hero protects your home and all of the stuff that make up your life. For everyone, not just the 1%.

Risks and challenges

Water Hero has an experienced team that has launched several successful businesses and consumer product lines, and was developed in close collaboration with our supplier and manufacturing partners. Dragon Innovations has scrutinized our costing, engineering and manufacturing plans and certified our Kickstarter Campaign.

Yet despite our best efforts things don't always go according to plan.
such as:

Ship date: Though we were very conservative in our scheduling, manufacturing is like a symphony. If one Oboe plays out of tune, we will be aggressive with the Oboe player (in ways that don't leave marks) to minimize the "Oboe's" scheduling impact.

Product changes: Product adjustments, tweaks and refinements are part of every product launch, and there will be tweaks here as well. When they happen, they will be for the benefit of you our supporters.

We pledge to be tenacious in overcoming any unforeseen hurdles and to keep you informed about challenges we may encounter.

Thank you, to all of our Water Hero backers, for joining us to make Leak and Pipe Burst protection affordable and available to everyone!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    POPULAR COOL BLUE WATER HERO WRISTBAND: Embossed with “Conserve. Be a Water Hero!” Thanks for supporting our mission and building awareness of the Trillions of Gallons of water wasted worldwide. Commit to reducing your water footprint 10%. Thanks for being a Water Hero! NOTE: All Water Hero orders below will receive our cool blue wristband!

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    SUPPORT A GREAT IDEA: Thanks for your interest in Water Hero and support of our mission! Join our team to receive special updates and first-hand information.

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    FLOW SENSOR ONLY ( No Shutoff Motor):
    Includes water usage monitoring, leak & pipe burst alerts, freeze warnings and humidity data. Requires our Premium App, included free. Best option if you don't have a ball-valve shutoff.

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    FULL WATER HERO PACKAGE-BETA TESTER (includes Flow Sensor and Shutoff Motor):
    You'll be among the first to receive the Water Hero and be part of our crowd-sourcing calibration team. Includes Premium App upgrade for free.

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    FULL WATER HERO PACKAGE-SUPER EARLY ADOPTER: Includes Premium App upgrade for free.

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    INTERNATIONAL WATER HERO SUPER EARLY ADOPTERS: Full Water Hero Package includes 100-240 VAC power supply with EU plug adapter. Includes Premium App upgrade for free. At this time, we can ship anywhere in the world except Germany.

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    FULL WATER HERO PACKAGE-VERY EARLY ADOPTER: Includes Premium App upgrade for free.

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    FLOW SENSOR ONLY ( No Shutoff Motor):
    Includes water usage monitoring, leak & pipe burst alerts, freeze warnings and humidity data. Requires our Premium App, free for 24 months; $1 per month thereafter. Best option if you don't have a ball-valve shutoff.

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    FULL WATER HERO PACKAGE: Free Premium App for 24 months; $1 per month thereafter.

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    Pledge $299 or more About $299

    2 HOME BUNDLE: Save on two Water Hero units. Protect both your homes from the same app. Includes Premium App upgrade for free.

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    CUSTOM CONSULTATION: Receive one Water Hero unit and phone consultation with one of our engineers to discuss your specific application. Free Premium App for 24 months; $1 per month thereafter.

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    5 UNIT BUNDLE: We appreciate the early interest from Resellers, Property Managers, Water Damage Remediation partners and people with too many homes! Free Premium App for 24 months; $1 per month thereafter.

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    HOME AUTOMATION CONSULTATION: Our Founder, Dan Sterling, will meet with you and your team for a day at your business to discuss custom Water Hero applications for your organization. Includes travel at our expense in the United States and Canada.

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    CORPORATE PARTNERS: Let's talk! We'll make our team available to discuss partnership opportunities.

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    INSURANCE INDUSTRY: Our team can help develop a custom sponsorship program. Co-branding on our app and special premium discounts for your customers.

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