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Low-Cost Standalone WiFi Water Detector to protect your home with free App. To alert you over FB, EM, and TWTR. Heavy-duty waterproof.
Low-Cost Standalone WiFi Water Detector to protect your home with free App. To alert you over FB, EM, and TWTR. Heavy-duty waterproof.
75 backers pledged CA$ 5,712 to help bring this project to life.
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Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD)

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Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) --- a device to protect your home from water damage; warning you through a beeping alarm, companion smartphone app, and social media including email, Twitter, and Facebook. You'll also get an low battery alert when the battery drop below 20% of capacity.  

Water leaking is a common issue for every home owner. Even with a little water, it could cause very serious damage to your home and it may take you a lot of time to clean up. The resulting mess could cost you tens of thousands of dollars to repair. This is a nightmare to every home owners.  

With Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD), you will know when and where you have a leaking issue in your home before it becomes a costly problem through the alarm, companion smartphone app, and social media including email, Twitter, and Facebook. Once your HSWD devices have been configured by using the App, you may not need to open the App. You will get the water alerts on your social media.  

You can also check all the data history of your HSWD devices on your smartphone. There is analytics data including alerts, battery capacity, temperature reading, and humidity reading. The user can place Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) devices in any potential flood spots; such as next to your hot water tank, bathrooms, basements, kitchens, washing machine, water heater, sink cabinet, sump pump, garages and so on. 

When the HSWD device detects any water leaking, even if it's only a small amount of water, it will sound a very loud alarm. This alert is also sent to your smartphone, and social media (email, Twitter, and Facebook), so you know that you have a water leaking issue that needs your immediate attention. 

Even if you are not at home or your smartphone runs out of battery, your friends or family are still able to see the alert over social media. They can inform you about the water alert. Your home has full protection with HSWD. 

We have this awesome idea. With your help, we can make it a reality. Please help this project and you will get awesome rewards in return. 

Specifications:  

  • 1. Low-Cost device: as low as US$ 30 per unit when HSWD is production in volume.  
  • 2. No monthly fee, subscriptions or any extra fee.
  • 3. Buzzing Alarm: 80dB.  
  • 4. WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz).  
  • 5. Smartphone App: free download on both Google Play store and Apple app store for iOS and Android devices  
  • 6. Device Configuration: HSWD device is able to be automatically configured through your mobile device.  
  • 7. Social Media: Water alert can be shared to your social media including email, Twitter, and Facebook.  
  • 8. Battery Capacity: 0~ 100% to indicate the battery capacity of your HSWD device.  
  • 9. Temperature Reading: Temperature Reading (Celsius or Fahrenheit). 
  • 10. Humidity Reading: Humidity Reading (0~100%). 
  • 11. HSWD Data History: All your HSWD data history will be stored and retrieved on your smartphone app. The data includes alerts, battery capacity, temperature reading, and humidity reading.  
  • 12. Power: 9V Alkaline Battery. Normally a new alkaline battery can last for 1 year.  
  • 13. External Antenna: External Antenna is used for improving radio range even HSWD in basement.
  • 14. Material: Waterproof ABS plastic case.  
  • 15. Color: White.  
  • 16. Package Size: 132*55*35 cm.  
  • 17. Product Weight: 120 g.

Hardware and Software Development

 
HSWD Schematic Development
HSWD Schematic Development

 

HSWD PCB board Development
HSWD PCB board Development

 

HSWD Firmware Development
HSWD Firmware Development

 

HSWD APP Software Development
HSWD APP Software Development

 

HSWD PCB bare board
HSWD PCB bare board

 

HSWD Prototype Product
HSWD Prototype Product

 

HSWD APP Page-1
HSWD APP Page-1

 

HSWD APP Page-2
HSWD APP Page-2

Water Leaking Alerts to Social Media

Sending Water Leaking Alert to Email
Sending Water Leaking Alert to Email

 

Sending Water Leaking Alert to Facebook
Sending Water Leaking Alert to Facebook

 

Sending Water Leaking Alert to Twitter
Sending Water Leaking Alert to Twitter

The Prototype Demo

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The Finances  

When we receive your contribution, we commit to spend it in the most productive and efficient way. There will be a lot of expenses associated with the project. The following is the projected breakdown for how we will allocate the funds.   

  1. 30% Components and electronics parts (BOM)

  2. 25% Firmware and APP Software Development

  3.10% HSWD PCBA Manufacturing and assembly

  4. 10% Testing and Quality assurance

  5. 10% fees

  6. 5% PCB board fabrication

  7. 5% miscellaneous costs  

  8. 5% rewards

The Backers  

We highly appreciate your contribution and support for our idea and project. Thanks a lot to all the backers!! Not only we want to make our dream and hard work a reality, but also we want to share this project with the world. By backing this project you will receive HSWD devices to protect your home from water damage. When HSWD detects water leaking, you will get warning through a beeping alarm, companion smartphone app, and social media including email, Twitter, and Facebook.

HSWD Timeline

 

HSWD Timeline
HSWD Timeline

 

Risks and challenges

Based on the following reasons, we think the risks of this project is very low:
(1) We have very good hardware development, the prototype products are working well.
(2) We have been testing this prototype for months. They are working as we expected.
(3) We also tested its power current consumption on the device. It can run up to one year with a 9 volts battery.
(4) We have all the resources for all the parts (BOM) and we have their second source as well. We will order all the parts right after this project is funded.
(5) We have contacted some Electronics Manufacturing/assembly factories to get quotes. Once this project is funded, the HSWD can go for production ASAP.
(5) We have built the APP (called HSSD) for the HSWD project. It has been tested. It is working very well. Android version has been done. We are testing the APP for iOS version.
(6) Christmas and 2017 Lunar new year will be around the corner after this campaign funded, just in case, so we set the rewards shipping date before Feb. 28, 2017.
(7) If this project is funded and the reward won't be shipped to you by March 31, 2017, we will refund your money and one HSWD device will be shipped to you for free. You have nothing to lose.

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    Pledge CA$ 29 or more About US$ 23

    EARLY BIRD: One HSWD Device

    $29 CAD ~= $22 US Dollar.
    One Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) device with a 9V battery.
    $29 CAD ~= $22 US Dollar.
    If the reward won't be shipped to you by March 31, 2017, we will refund your money, and one HSWD device will be shipped to you for free.

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    Pledge CA$ 39 or more About US$ 30

    One HSWD Device

    $39 CAD ~= $29 US Dollar.
    One Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) device with a 9V battery.
    If the reward won't be shipped to you by March 31, 2017, we will refund your money, and one HSWD device will be shipped to you for free.

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    Pledge CA$ 69 or more About US$ 53

    Two HSWD Devices

    $69 CAD ~= $52 US Dollar.
    Two Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) device with two 9V batteries.
    If the reward won't be shipped to you by March 31, 2017, we will refund your money, and one HSWD device will be shipped to you for free.

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    Pledge CA$ 99 or more About US$ 76

    Three HSWD Devices

    $99 CAD ~= $75 US Dollar.
    Three Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) devices with three 9V batteries.
    If the reward won't be shipped to you by March 31, 2017, we will refund your money, and one HSWD device will be shipped to you for free.

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    Pledge CA$ 149 or more About US$ 115

    EARLY BIRD: Five HSWD Devices

    $149 CAD ~= $111 US Dollar.
    Five Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) devices with five 9V batteries. Free shipping to US and Canada.
    If the reward won't be shipped to you by March 31, 2017, we will refund your money, and one HSWD device will be shipped to you for free.

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    Pledge CA$ 159 or more About US$ 122

    Five HSWD Devices

    $159 CAD ~= $119 US Dollar.
    Five Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) devices with five 9V batteries. Free shipping to US and Canada.
    If the reward won't be shipped to you by March 31, 2017, we will refund your money, and one HSWD device will be shipped to you for free.

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    Pledge CA$ 189 or more About US$ 145

    Six HSWD Devices

    $189 CAD ~= $141 US Dollar.
    Six Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) devices with Six 9V batteries. Free shipping to US and Canada.
    If the reward won't be shipped to you by March 31, 2017, we will refund your money, and one HSWD device will be shipped to you for free.

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    Pledge CA$ 59 or more About US$ 46

    EARLY BIRD: Two HSWD Devices

    $59 CAD ~= $45 US Dollar.
    Two Home Smart Water Detector (HSWD) devices with two 9V batteries.
    If the reward won't be shipped to you by March 31, 2017, we will refund your money, and one HSWD device will be shipped to you for free.

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