Watsco Completes Acquisition of Alert Labs Inc.

Watsco Completes Acquisition of Alert Labs Inc.

by Support Team October 10, 2018

COCONUT GROVE, FLORIDA October 10, 2018 Watsco, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alert Labs Inc., a technology company founded in 2015 and based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Next-generation water monitors

Next-generation water monitors

by Support Team October 09, 2018

Imagine you’re driving along on your daily commute. Suddenly, the engine seizes. The car grinds to a halt. Thick black smoke begins pouring out of the hood of your car as you wonder what happened.

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Alert Labs CEO Honouree for Clean Tech at Clean50 2019 Awards

Alert Labs CEO Honouree for Clean Tech at Clean50 2019 Awards

by Support Team September 27, 2018

Canadian water tech company Alert Labs is honoured that George Tsintzouras, President & CEO, is being recognized in Canada’s Clean50 2019 Awards.
The awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization and recognize 50 individuals or small teams from 16 different categories who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.

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Flowie saves city big on water costs and damage

Flowie saves city big on water costs and damage

by Support Team September 20, 2018

Within days of initial implementation, facilities management staff received their first high consumption alert on a Friday evening. Staff quickly responded to investigate that evening and they found grounds watering had been taking place and was mistakenly left on. Without the immediate alert from the device, the water may have been running for hours or even days resulting in wasted water and unnecessary cost.

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Fresh Perspectives: Alert Labs Launches Latest Product in Sensor Suite

Fresh Perspectives: Alert Labs Launches Latest Product in Sensor Suite

by Support Team September 18, 2018

Alert Labs Inc. is not your typical water tech success story. While the Kitchener, Ontario company was founded by seasoned executives from the Waterloo tech region, not one of them came to the team with experience in the water sector.

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Alert Labs - A Canadian Tire Pitch Day Success Story

Alert Labs - A Canadian Tire Pitch Day Success Story

by Support Team September 10, 2018

Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) kicked off its promotion of Pitch Day 2018 with the release of a video featuring smart sensor manufacturer, Alert Labs . Pitch Day is a way for Series A startups to present their business ideas to CTC executives which could result in investment or accelerator support.

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State Auto partners with Alert Labs to offer InsureTech

State Auto partners with Alert Labs to offer InsureTech

by Support Team August 15, 2018

State Auto is offering a business insurance discount with purchase of Alert Labs smart water sensors to minimize water damage claims and high water bills.

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Schools That Failed Lead Tests Can Get Help With New Water Tech

Schools That Failed Lead Tests Can Get Help With New Water Tech

by Support Team July 27, 2018

Schools in North America are not passing tests for lead levels even though they must flush plumbing regularly to keep lead in drinking water at safe levels. Current monitoring for lead flushing is both expensive and resource intensive. Fortunately, there are non-intrusive smart water flow sensors which can be installed in seconds by anyone - from custodial staff to teaching faculty. The Alert Labs Flowie smart water flow sensor straps onto water meters in seconds to monitor water flow in real-time. By monitoring water flow minute-by-minute, school administrators can ensure that essential lead flushing is being performed at schools.

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How a $395 gadget can prevent a $43,000 flood claim

How a $395 gadget can prevent a $43,000 flood claim

by Support Team July 16, 2018

Amid a wave of sump pumps, backwater valves and other methods designed to keep home basements dry comes a new, simple way to mitigate flood risk – an e-sensor.

George Tsintzouras, CEO and co-founder of Canadian water tech company Alert Labs, became interested in creating such devices based on a bad experience he remembers as a property owner.

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World's First Predictive Sump Pump Sensor, Sumpie Now In Beta!

World's First Predictive Sump Pump Sensor, Sumpie Now In Beta!

by Support Team June 05, 2018

If worries about sump pump failure have kept you up at night, Alert Labs has just announced an innovative solution to help you rest easy. The world’s first predictive sump pump sensor, Sumpie, is now available for customer Beta trials.

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Uncovering undetected leaks on condo properties

Uncovering undetected leaks on condo properties

by Support Team May 24, 2018

Find out how condo managers and board of directors can instantly know if a condo corporation is paying for water use from normal activities or from undetected leaks and inefficient appliances.

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How an HVAC company is winning with smart home tech

How an HVAC company is winning with smart home tech

by Support Team May 07, 2018

Back in 2012 when Simply Comfort was just starting out in Toronto, Ontario, their main focus was on providing heating & cooling services to customers. In four short years, they rebranded to Simply Smart Home and shifted their focus to smart home products. And today, they are a traditional HVAC company in many ways but they continue to evolve with a rapidly changing market place.

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Tech Companies In Waterloo Region Gather for Earth Day Clean Up

Tech Companies In Waterloo Region Gather for Earth Day Clean Up

by Support Team April 23, 2018

Members of the Waterloo Region tech community put on their gloves and filled their garbage bags ready for a local litter clean-up around their offices on Monday, April 23 in celebration of Earth Day 2018. The initiative brought together teams from companies including Alert Labs, Communitech, D2L, Furevery, Miovision, Thalmic Labs, SIMMWAVE, Swift Labs, Voltera and Vidyard for a one-hour clean-up challenge starting at 11:30 a.m.

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5 Easy Ways To Save Your Basement From Disastrous Flood Damage

5 Easy Ways To Save Your Basement From Disastrous Flood Damage

by Support Team April 10, 2018

In an interview on The Agenda, Blair Feltmate of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) dropped a number of bombshells about the flooding we've experienced in Canada and the major water damage to come:

  • Rainfall has increased 18% on average in Canada over the past 100 years 
  • The average cost of a flooded basement is $43,000
  • The number of uninsurable Canadian homes is increasing due to climate change

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Video: See Why You Need To Get Easy Water Use Monitoring Tech

Video: See Why You Need To Get Easy Water Use Monitoring Tech

by Support Team April 03, 2018

As a property manager, it would be great if you could be in more than one place at a time to deal with water problems. With new water use monitoring tech it's now possible to monitor properties from anywhere.

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Program Launches To Support Indigenous Youth On World Water Day

Program Launches To Support Indigenous Youth On World Water Day

by Support Team March 20, 2018

Forty percent of First Nations communities in Ontario are under a boil water advisory. Water First started as a clean drinking water project in Uganda but changed focus to start helping Indigenous peoples right here in Canada. For the month beginning March 22 on World Water Day, until Earth Day on April 22, the company is donating $25 for every online sale of their water sensor, Flowie, to the Water First Internship program.

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New Water Sensor Tech Results In $10 000 In Savings For Non-Profit

New Water Sensor Tech Results In $10 000 In Savings For Non-Profit

by Support Team March 15, 2018

Before Colin MacIntosh, Property Services Director with the House of Friendship, installed water leak detectors Flowie and Floodie, he was anxious about getting yet another 3 AM phone call about water damage. A call like that usually meant a hot water heater in one of the units at his supportive housing apartment building had been leaking for days causing major water damage.

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Alert Labs Receives Highest Rating From Better Business Bureau

Alert Labs Receives Highest Rating From Better Business Bureau

by Support Team March 07, 2018

Alert Labs is now an officially accredited business with the Better Business Bureau achieving the highest ranking of A+. The rating is based on 13 factors that cover areas such as consumer complaint resolution, transparency of business practices and holding up-to-date licenses. 

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Flowie Saves Property Manager More Than $5000 In Leaky Toilet Costs

Flowie Saves Property Manager More Than $5000 In Leaky Toilet Costs

by Support Team January 18, 2018

After an undetected running toilet cost Paul $4,000, he began looking for water sensor technology that provides real time water use and prevents high water bills. What he found was the Flowie water sensor by Alert Labs.

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5 ways real-time water use data empowers property managers

5 ways real-time water use data empowers property managers

by Support Team January 09, 2018

As property managers, we're all looking for ways to maximize operational efficiency and minimize utility loss. One often overlooked area among utilities is the water bill. In most cases, property managers and landlords don't pay attention to water use or the threat of water damage until they've received a high water bill or discovered a frozen pipe that has burst causing thousands of dollars in repairs.

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Alert Labs Graduates Startup Incubator: Accelerator Centre

Alert Labs Graduates Startup Incubator: Accelerator Centre

by Support Team December 19, 2017

Alert Labs, a home automation and IoT company, becomes the 59th startup to graduate from the Accelerator Centre, a startup incubator in Waterloo Region.

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The Perfect Christmas Gift for Parents, Landlords, and Snowbirds

The Perfect Christmas Gift for Parents, Landlords, and Snowbirds

by Support Team December 12, 2017

The best Christmas gifts are the ones that keep on giving. The continual peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home or the home of a loved one is being monitored 24/7 for pipe freezing temperatures, power outages, leaks and floods makes Flowie and Floodie the ideal present this Christmas for parents as well as landlords and snowbirds.

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Sierra Club Canada Foundation & Alert Labs Promote Water Conservation

Sierra Club Canada Foundation & Alert Labs Promote Water Conservation

by Support Team December 08, 2017

Alert Labs is offering 1 year of free water use monitoring and leak and flood detection to Sierra Club Members to help reduce water stress.

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Welland Launches $100 Flowie Incentive Program

Welland Launches $100 Flowie Incentive Program

by Development Team November 06, 2017

The first 100 Welland residents to participate in the Flowie Incentive Program can purchase Flowie for $159 and will receive one year of monitoring for free.

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