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A Safe Home – Even when You’re Not in It

hansgrohe Pontos Provides you with Intelligent Water Management in your own Home
Schiltach, March 2021. Enjoying a worry-free vacation or time in your own home is only possible when you have the certainty that everything is okay in your house or apartment. As you know, an undiscovered leak in your water pipes or in any appliance that uses water can lead to expensive water damage. hansgrohe Pontos gives you peace of mind and allows you to truly enjoy the comforts of home. The intelligent water management system offers proactive protection against water damage while simultaneously increasing home comfort by monitoring key data in the ambient environment of your rooms, such as humidity and temperature. And you don’t have to be a smart home expert or a technician to enjoy these benefits. The hansgrohe home app supplies you with all the relevant data and makes it easy and intuitive to control hansgrohe Pontos.

Pontos Scout – an Unobtrusive Messenger

It is only around eight centimeters in diameter, resembles an ice hockey puck, and – thanks to its small dimensions – disappears unobtrusively under wardrobes, on shelves, or on the floor next to the washing machine. Pontos Scout is a water sensor that can be positioned in the desired location without requiring any tricky installation. Once activated via the hansgrohe home app, it provides information on the humidity and room temperature and alerts you if there is any danger of frost. This gives you the peace of mind that your living room has the correct humidity, for example, or that your pantry is at the correct temperature for storing food. In addition to this, Pontos Scout acts as a water monitor in the relevant areas of your home. When water leakages are detected, Pontos Scout emits a light signal and triggers a push notification on your smartphone. In this way, Pontos Scout can warn you in good time against potentially severe water damage to your home.

Pontos Base Keeps an Eye on Your Water Pipes

You can double your level of protection against water damage by additionally installing Pontos Base. This second Pontos product is directly connected to the main water pipe. Pontos Base monitors water pipes for any unusual levels of water consumption, indicative of leaks. In the event of any potential leaks, the Base automatically shuts off the water supply, immediately informs you of the incident via your smartphone, and indicates discrepancies on the device’s display. Once you have investigated the alert, you can reopen the water pipe via your smartphone or directly via the display.

Pontos Base also helps you manage your water consumption, as it measures and reviews levels of consumption and uses these data to generate comprehensive statistics on your smartphone. The information thus provided allows you to sustainably manage this precious resource, while also giving you useful insights into the hardness of your water.

Pontos Base is installed between the water meter with shutoff valves and the water filter with a pressure regulator. The integrated Wi-Fi connection features an electronic water meter, an electronically operated shut-off mechanism, a pressure sensor, and a display for the current settings and information. Pontos Base is linked to the hansgrohe Cloud via Wi-Fi and sends it data. The maximum permissible limit values for the triggering of alerts can be individually set directly via the display on the Base or by using the hansgrohe home app. Pontos Base continues to monitor the parameters even during an Internet outage. It is supplied with power via a main adapter. As a backup, an integrated battery ensures the product remains functional in the event of a power outage. Should the battery fail, the emergency key included with the product can be used to manually shut off or open the main water supply. In this way, Pontos always has an eye on, and is in control of, your water.

Additional information about hansgrohe Smart Living and Pontos is available at www.hansgrohe.com

About hansgrohe

hansgrohe stands for innovative solutions for kitchens and bathrooms that combine intelligent functionality, outstanding design, and enduring quality. With its many award-winning products, the brand steeped in tradition, shapes the flow of water in the kitchen and the bathroom. Together with long-time design partners PHOENIX Design, Smart Living applications are also part of the brand’s portfolio, focusing on enriching people’s everyday lives and offering them more functionality and safety in their homes. Within the internationally active Hansgrohe Group, the premium brand hansgrohe manufactures, markets and distributes showers, shower systems, bathroom and kitchen faucets, and kitchen sinks.

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Laura Dietrich
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