leakSMARTTM Water Leak Prevention Solution Integrates With Wink Smart Home Platform

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–leakSMARTTM, today’s leading water leak detection solution,
has officially integrated with Wink, the platform that is the simpler
way to a smarter home.

Wink makes it easy for people to monitor, control, and automate their
smart home by bringing together hundreds of products, including
lighting, door locks and sensors, onto one platform. Now, Wink users can
also control their home’s main water supply within the same platform.

Matt McGovren, vice president of business development and marketing for
Wink, describes how the collaboration simplifies home automation for
consumers.

“Wink brings best-in-class products from trusted brands together to
enable a simple, comprehensive smart home experience,” McGovren said.
“The addition of leakSMARTTM does that by giving consumers
complete peace of mind, knowing their homes are protected from any
threat of water damage. It’s a perfect complement to our ecosystem of
Wink-compatible security and monitoring devices.”

The leakSMARTTM Valve and wireless and waterproof leakSMARTTM
Sensors are a unique addition to Wink’s ecosystem of compatible
products. With leakSMARTTM and Wink, homeowners eliminate the
threat of water damage in their homes by using this system to
automatically shut off the water supply as soon as a leak is detected.
They’re also alerted of leaks with visual and audible alarms, as well as
via smart device app alerts and notifications.

In addition to leak detection and automatic water shut-off, consumers
can set up alerts within the Wink app so they are notified when their
leakSMARTTM Valve and/or Sensor(s) are offline or running low
on batteries.

JaNette Barnett, vice president of marketing and sales for Waxman
Consumer Products Group – leakSMARTTM’s parent company –
highlighted the importance of the leakSMARTTM and Wink
partnership.

“Water damage is much more common than you’d think, especially during
the cold winter months,” Barnett said. “Freezing water pipes burst,
often causing devastating water damage. And that’s on top of the
everyday damage that leaky appliances or fixtures cause. Research shows
that a small, one-eighth-inch crack in a pipe can leak more than 200
gallons of water into a home in less than 24 hours. Now, Wink users can
install leakSMARTTM – the patented, must-have connected home
device – into their homes and say goodbye to these water worries.”

Wink users can simply install leakSMARTTM by connecting the
Valve to the home’s main water supply and by placing the sensors
strategically throughout the home. Typically, homeowners place them near
appliances, plumbing fixtures, and pipe seams. Then, the paired system
will automatically and immediately shut off the home’s main water source
if any of the sensors detect a leak.

The Wink system and leakSMARTTM are available online and at
The Home Depot and other select retailers nationwide.

For more information about Wink, visit wink.com.

For more information about leakSMARTTM, visit
getleaksmart.com.

About leakSMART

leakSMARTTM is today’s patented, must-have connected home
solution that provides complete home water protection with leak
detection and monitoring for everything from burst water supply lines,
washing machine leaks, and leaks from other everyday appliances and
plumbing fixtures throughout the house. leakSMARTTM 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.
Recently, leakSMARTTM was selected as the Editors Choice
Winner for the 2015/16 Internet of Things Awards in the connected home
category. For more information about leakSMARTTM, visit
getleaksmart.com.

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.com.

Contacts

Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.
Ann Poston, Director
330-687-8385