Alert Labs reduces water risk in Associa homes

  • December 7, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Alert Labs is offering homeowners association Associa’s clients across the USA and Canada smart building sensors and software to reduce wasted water and lower the risk of property damage due to leaks and floods.

For residential multi-unit buildings and communities, the partnership provides access to Ontario-based Alert Labs’ leak and flood products, which are customisable and scalable to protect each building according to its individual layout and areas at risk, giving flexibility to building management teams.

Property managers, maintenance teams and onsite staff can monitor minute-by-minute water usage and receive alerts for abnormal usage, leaks and floods to ensure issues are caught before costly water damage occurs or high utility bills arrive.

These easy-to-use leak and flood products can be installed by in-house teams in less than a day, without IT or plumbing specialists. Live online tech support is available to assist with the installations, and sensors ship pre-configured with personalised installation locations assigned, such as ‘utility room boiler’, ‘laundry room washer #1’ or ‘unit #132 hot water heater’.

“When you manage buildings with multiple units and amenities like pools and fitness rooms, it’s often hard to know about hidden leaks or floods until after damage has occurred,” said George Tsintzouras, chief executive officer at Alert Labs. “Our partnership with Associa gives condo boards and property management teams across the United States and Canada access to Alert Labs’ easy-to-install, professional-grade water management tools to better monitor and manage their water use and minimise property damage. Saving water and money is a win-win for the entire community.”

Alert Labs is a software, hardware and IoT technology firm that designs and manufactures smart sensors and building insights software for commercial and residential properties. The sensors and software platform deliver real-time remote monitoring and round-the-clock alerts with analytics to help reduce utility bills, property damage, and repair and maintenance costs.

“Partnering with Alert Labs will provide our homeowner associations and maintenance teams with visibility and control of their utilities, while minimising the risks and costs of water damage,” said Jennifer Shannon, Associa Advantage president. “Associa Advantage is always searching for new ways to improve the lives of residents living in our communities. We look forward to leveraging this partnership to help our communities reduce unexpected expenses and achieve their sustainability goals.”

Alert Labs partners with property managers, building owners, insurance companies, municipalities, schools and other organisations throughout North America. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Florida-based Watsco, the largest HVAC/R distributor in North America.

With more than 200 branch offices across North America, Texas-based Associa delivers management and lifestyle services to nearly five million residents worldwide. It has more than 10,000 employees.