What is a Sump Pump and Why You Should Care

What is a Sump Pump and Why You Should Care

by Support Team February 01, 2019

A sump pump removes accumulated water from your home’s water-collecting sump pit. If you're concerned about water damage from basement flood, it is a good idea learn more about your sump pump.

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Lower Business Interruption Claims with IoT Water Sensors

Lower Business Interruption Claims with IoT Water Sensors

by Support Team January 31, 2019

In their annual risk barometer report, Allianz Global lists Business Interruption as the number one threat. Smart water sensors could be the key to minimizing this risk.

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Property Management Company Saves $100,000 With Water Flow Sensor

Property Management Company Saves $100,000 With Water Flow Sensor

by Support Team January 23, 2019

A few months after installation, the Flowie water flow sensor detected water leaks at 2 multi-family buildings. The leaks were fixed and Minto Apartments saved approximately $100,000 on water costs.

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Why is My Water Bill So High? 10 Possible Causes

Why is My Water Bill So High? 10 Possible Causes

by Support Team January 21, 2019

Water leaks that you can't hear or see can cause extremely high water bills. Learn how you can check for leaks and other problems that cause high water bills.

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How to Read a Water Meter in the USA

How to Read a Water Meter in the USA

by Support Team January 14, 2019

Water meter reading doesn't have to be complicated. The first thing you need to do is locate your water meter. If you live in the Northern United States where winter temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, you might be surprised to know that your water meter is actually in your house. 

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How to Read a Water Meter to Detect a Leak

How to Read a Water Meter to Detect a Leak

by Support Team January 04, 2019

If you’ve already searched your home for all the likely culprits—a running toilet, shower head or faucet leaks and everything appears to be in working order, the easiest way to figure out if you have a leak is to read your water meter.

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How to Fix a Running Toilet the Easy Way

How to Fix a Running Toilet the Easy Way

by Support Team January 03, 2019

What’s that sound coming from the bathroom? Is someone still in the bathroom? Perhaps Taco Tuesday wasn’t such a great idea. Wait—that’s the sound of a running toilet. Learn to fix a running toilet easily.

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Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Retired Parents and Snowbirds

Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Retired Parents and Snowbirds

by Support Team December 07, 2018

Choosing a Christmas gift for your retired parents or that snowbird on your Christmas list is easier than you think. Even if they’ve already taken flight for Florida, there’s still time for these Christmas gifts for your retired parents, grandparents or snowbirds.

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Water Flow Sensor Saves School Board Thousands of Dollars

Water Flow Sensor Saves School Board Thousands of Dollars

by Support Team November 28, 2018

After installing the Alert Labs Flowie water flow sensor at one of the Simcoe County schools, Jessica discovered a urinal and faucet were leaking. The plumbing fixtures were repaired and the amount of money saved in wasted water is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars for a single school. 

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Water Level Sensor Can Monitor Rising Water in Elevator Pits

Water Level Sensor Can Monitor Rising Water in Elevator Pits

by Support Team November 08, 2018

During torrential rains in the Summer of 2018, two men became trapped inside an elevator after the elevator pit flooded in a parking garage in Toronto. They were rescued but the incident raises the question of how to better monitor the water level in elevator pits. A new sump pump sensor could be the answer.

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Water Flow Sensor Helps Clients Save Money On Water

Water Flow Sensor Helps Clients Save Money On Water

by Support Team October 17, 2018

Clients of Smart Watering Systems are saving money on their water bills with the Flowie water flow sensor. More than 50 of them have installed Flowie at their properties and many have saved thousands of dollars on their water bills thanks to alerts for water leaks, floods, and unusual water use.u

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Remote Air Conditioning Monitoring Easy with Sentree Smart Sensor

Remote Air Conditioning Monitoring Easy with Sentree Smart Sensor

by Support Team October 10, 2018

Service calls will never be the same again. Gone are the days of responding to air conditioning problems without the right information or tools. Today, Alert Labs announced their newest smart sensor - the Sentree A/C monitoring system. Sentree is designed for the remote monitoring of air conditioning systems from anywhere in the world.

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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 $495 gadget can prevent a $43,000 flood claim

How a $495 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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