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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 16 2017 11:34 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 16, 2017

Guard Dog Valves Toilet Shut Off

Our patented motion sensor activated toilet shutoff prevents water waste, putting money back in your pocket!

Guard Dog Valves Toilet Shut Off

Our patented motion sensor activated toilet shutoff prevents water waste, putting money back in your pocket!

pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 16 2017 11:34 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 16, 2017

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

Water conservation is an important issue today. Using water efficiently by avoiding waste is essential to ensure that we protect one of our world's most precious natural resources. America (and many other countries around the world) are facing a clean water crisis. By purchasing a Guard Dog Valve, you have the opportunity to do your part towards water conservation and you will save money in the process.

The toilet could be wasting over 200 gallons of water each day, making it the biggest culprit of water waste in your home. About 30% of residential water is consumed by the toilet. We have designed a product that cuts back on this consumption by only allowing water to flow when someone is present. This eliminates thousands of gallons that get wasted each month due to leaky flappers, bad wax rings, broken or tangled chains on the lever, etc. For seasonal residents who own multiple homes, our product will prevent any break in your toilet from flooding your home while you are away (which can cause thousands of dollars of damage). The valve runs on 4 AA batteries which will last for over one year! 

We are excited to have several working prototypes of the Guard Dog Valve, and we are looking forward to starting mass production of this innovative, water-saving device. Our product will conserve water and save you money on your water bill. Now, it's your turn to invest in a Guard Dog Valve and help us reach our goal!

Risks and challenges

We have created a timeline for getting the product to the customer that allows time for production, packaging, and shipping. Using 3D printing technology, we have already worked out many of the issues that come up during the initial tooling and design process for a new product. Our design has already been approved for machining by multiple companies, and we have also used these quotes to offer you the best price possible for our product.

In addition to all of this, we have several prototypes currently working in different homes. This quality/reliability testing prior to starting the Kickstarter gives confidence that our product will conserve water in your home, save you money on your water bill over time, and offers the best battery life possible.

The Guard Dog Valve is ready to protect your home, so buy today and start saving water!

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