The Aqua-Scope Leak Protection System

The Aqua-Scope Leakage Protection monitors your home's water supply 24 hours a day, detects leaks immediately and shuts off the water supply depending on the urgency and amount of outflowing water. In addition, the residents are alerted by telephone.

The Aqua-Scope has three basic functions:

A leak is detected by various easily installed sensors
Easy to retrofit motorized actuators automatically shut off the water when required
The resident is alerted via an Internet service in the cloud and mobile phones.
Sense and Detect
The Aqua-Scope system has a single central sensor in the house, which evaluates sound waves within the tap water network to detect when water is normally tapped for washing or cooking. This information, in the form of current water consumption and comparative values, provides the resident with valuable feedback on the careful use of the valuable resource drinking water.

Furthermore, different types of leakage are detected. These range from an acute defect of a departing and broken pipe to the slow leakage of small amounts of water over a long period of time. Depending on the urgency of the problem, the user may only be informed or the water may be turned off immediately.
In addition to the central consumption sensor, other water sensors distributed throughout the house detect water leaking from the water pipe, heating pipe or ground water and also alert the resident.

Shut Off Water
If a pipe burst or other leakage occurs, the water must be shut off immediately and automatically. The Aua-Scope actuators can easily be retrofitted to the existing stopcock. No plumber has to saw open a pipe and bring additional sources of error into your house.

The possibility to switch off the water by radio command opens further possibilities to avoid damages. If an apartment or other building is not used for several days (weekend, vacation home, store, practice, ...) the water can be turned off and on automatically. This protects the pipes and in case of an error no water will leak out at all.

Communicate and Alert
All sensors and actuators in the house communicate with each other wirelessly and with the management in the cloud and your cell phone via the Internet and your local WLAN. The particularly sensitive communication between the sensors and the switch-off motor uses a particularly robust LORA radio technology for this purpose, which was specially developed for reading domestic water meters and thus functions not only in the house connection room but also in deep and damp cellars and even in revision shafts in the garden.

Controlled by Mobile Apps
To setup, configure and operate the Aqua-Scope Leakage Protection System you will need an app for your mobile phone. Please visit the usual app stores for downloading the latest version of the Aqua-Scope App free of charge.

Challenge or problem: Most Leak Detection Systems require a certified installer or plumber to be installed. He will cut into the pipe near the main shut-off valve and install the system. This increases the cost of installation, creates a point-of-no-return and additionally weakens the water pipe system. Every connection in the water pipe system is a point where a leak can happen. Aqua-Scope avoid any cutting of a pipe. The flood sensor is placed on convenient locations and the motor servos, both Ball Valve and Gate Valve, are placed on top of an already existing shut-off valve. You can do this in few minutes and - in case you move - you can remove the system easily and without any damage. How to retrofit existing and installed ball valves into smart water controlling devices
Solution: The BVS (Ball Valve Servo) is a motor to retrofit existing and installed ball valves into smart water controlling devices. Its wireless communication capabilities are compatible with several industry standards (Lora, Z-Wave, ULE) for easy integration into existing networks. The motor is powered by a 12 V external power supply or - optional – a battery block. The variable clamps allow mounting even in complex pipe installations. The patented motor coupling ensures easy installation and precise long-term operation. The device can operate in difficult environmental conditions, even submerged under water and allows to directly connect one additional local water sensor pad by cable. The Ball Valve Servo can receive commands directly from Flood Sensors and from the Aqua-Scope controller or other Smart Home System Gateways. The Z-Wave version implements the most recent protocol Z-Wave Plus V2. The LoRaWAN version supports both the standardized LoRaWAN in Class B/C and a proprietary extension to communicate locally with battery operated actuators such as motor servos.
Result: Leak Detection and leak protection.
Platform(s) Included in IoT Solution: LoRa-WAN
Industries (Solutions):
Focus: Sub-Metering
Agriculture
Cities & Municipalities
Health & Healthcare
Infrastructure
Energy & Heating
Logistics
Manufacturing
Production
Properties & Buildings
Retail
Security & Safety
Other
Geographical market:
Sweden (+ Nordics)
United Kingdom
Ireland
Access technology: LoRaWAN
Certified members: Direktronik
Contact information: +46 8 52400700
Company description: Direktronik AB distributer of IoT
Listing created Sep 10, 2021

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