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 $10K In Savings For Non-Profit

New Water Sensor Tech Results In $10K 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

Property managers can maximize operational efficiency and minimize utility loss with smart water flow sensors and leak detectors. Learn how.

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Tips to prevent and treat frozen pipes

Tips to prevent and treat frozen pipes

by Support Team January 05, 2018

In the winter, one of the most common water issues caused by cold weather are frozen pipes. Learn to avoid major water damage from frozen pipes with these tips.

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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 Riley O'Donnell 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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City of Welland Launches $100 Flowie Incentive Program

City of Welland Launches $100 Flowie Incentive Program

by Support 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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Being a landlord is tough.

Being a landlord is tough.

by Support Team October 08, 2017

Small toilet leaks can impact profitability for landlords and property managers.

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Alert Labs Saves Water in Guelph, Supports Customer Service Enhancement Initiatives

Alert Labs Saves Water in Guelph, Supports Customer Service Enhancement Initiatives

by Ruth Casselman October 08, 2017

The City of Guelph and Civic Accelerator chose Alert Labs to help the City save water. Alert Labs is crushing it.

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Alert Labs partners with insurance providers for 15% discount

Alert Labs partners with insurance providers for 15% discount

by Support Team September 27, 2017

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, in 2013, insurers paid out $3.2 Billion to policy holders for damage created by flooding and related sewer backup. Much of this damage could have been prevented through early detection of water related issues in the home.

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Alert Labs Wins City Water Challenge with Conservation Tech

Alert Labs Wins City Water Challenge with Conservation Tech

by Support Team September 26, 2017

Alert Labs won the City of Guelph water challenge with a proposal for real-time alerts sent to a customer’s phone for emergencies like floods or leaks based on sensors that require zero technical skill to install.

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Major Retailer Working with Alert Labs' Leak and Flood Detection Tech

Major Retailer Working with Alert Labs' Leak and Flood Detection Tech

by Support Team September 01, 2017

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How Airbnb Hosts can Minimize Water Damage

How Airbnb Hosts can Minimize Water Damage

by Support Team August 04, 2017

Airbnb hosts can minimize water damage and high water use at their properties by using real-time water use monitoring. Instant leak, flood and unusual water use alerts help stop water disasters before they happen.

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How to Find Water Leaks

How to Find Water Leaks

by Britton Jenner August 04, 2017

The Alert Labs Flowie water sensor that you installed on your water meter has sent you an alert about a possible leak. It could be caused by a leaky toilet or faucet, water softener, hot water heater, exterior hose, malfunctioning washing machine or many other things. So, what should you do next?

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How Much Water Leaks Cost

How Much Water Leaks Cost

by Britton Jenner August 04, 2017

According to the EPA, the average household wastes almost 38,000 of water every year due to easy to fix leaks. This is $150 or more worth of water that is literally sent right down the drain. In ten per cent of those households, the cost of wasted water is $500 or more per year. 

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Tips for Renting to Students

Tips for Renting to Students

by Britton Jenner August 04, 2017

The summer is flying by and landlords are preparing for the fall rush of students returning to colleges and universities across the country. Here are a few tips about renting to students...

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