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leakSMART™ to Be Featured at World’s Largest Consumer Technology Tradeshow

By Business Wire News   


leakSMART™, a Consumer Technology Association member, will be featured at CES® 2016, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.

Designed and manufactured by Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc., leakSMART™ is the market’s leading household water monitoring and leak prevention system. The system’s four components – a patented automatic water shutoff valve, wireless leak and temperature sensors, system hub and free app (available for both iOS and Android) – work together to detect a leak (or freezing temperature), immediately shut off the home’s water supply and simultaneously alert the homeowner via smart device, all in less than five seconds.

Vice President of Marketing and Sales JaNette Barnett expressed the market’s existing enthusiasm for the leakSMART™ water mitigation solution. “Today, leakSMART™ is available nationwide and online at Lowe’s®, The Home Depot® and Amazon®, and early connected home adopters are telling us that leakSMART™ is one of the first technologies a homeowner should install,” Barnett said. “While there will be hundreds of technology concepts, gadgets and gizmos presented at CES® this year, many of them are at least a year away from market entry.”

leakSMART™ provides an abundance of benefits to homeowners: it protects belongings while homeowners are away; it potentially saves them more than $8,000 of damage from a small leak that wasn’t caught soon enough; and it’s easily integrated into existing and compatible smart home systems.

It’s especially useful in cold-weather regions where a frozen pipe could burst and also for use in extended travel situations where a small leak from an everyday appliance can create thousands of dollars in damage.

While most are concerned with burglars when traveling, Barnett pointed out why travelers should really be thinking about a leak prevention solution before leaving home.

“leakSMART™ is a technology-forward solution that eliminates water damage in the home – a problem that is 3.5 times more likely to occur than home burglary,” Barnett said.

Consumers can purchase a stand-alone leakSMART™ system directly from the manufacturer. leakSMART™ can also be added to any compatible ZigBee® smart home system, including wink® from The Home Depot® and Iris® by Lowe’s®.

For more information, visit or discover leakSMART™ at the Iris® By Lowe’s® booth (#70727 in Tech West within the Sands Expo) at CES® 2016.

About leakSMART

leakSMART™ is a patented water mitigation solution that provides complete home water protection with leak detection and monitoring for everything from burst water supply lines and washing machine leaks to leaks from other everyday appliances and plumbing fixtures throughout the house. leakSMART™ then automatically shuts off the main water supply when a leak is detected in the home. The system also immediately alerts the homeowner on a smart device when a water leak occurs — all in less than five seconds. For more information about leakSMART™, visit

About Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.

leakSMART™ is a trademarked solution that has been designed, developed and manufactured by Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc. (Waxman). Based near Cleveland, Ohio, Waxman has more than 500 employees from around the globe who design, develop and distribute efficient and innovative products for nearly every room in the home. The company specializes in surface protection and floor care, home improvement and hardware, and home organization and storage solutions, among other categories. For more information about Waxman or any of its brands and solutions, visit

Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.
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