Hero Labs has announced its partnership with OneAV to distribute Sonic, a smart water monitor with integrated shut-off. The partnership will see OneAV offer its network of installers comprehensive training for Sonic, which will be delivered in-person or via the company’s online webinar platform.

OneAV will be providing its network of CI dealers access to Sonic, which was recently awarded a highly commended accolade at the CEDIA awards. Sonic uses ultrasonic technology to monitor water usage within a property, detect leaks and shut-off water through an integrated ball valve. 

Perfect for conscious consumers and those who enjoy peace of mind, Sonic uses advanced AI algorithms to understand the water-usage habits of users, tracking the difference between normal water use and harmful water leaks. Sonic is fitted directly to the properties water main (immediately after the stopcock) and can detect even minute flows of water and identify appliances connected to the plumbing network. 

Integrating Sonic into a full home control system is made easy thanks to an open API architecture and Control4 SDDP built-in. 

Ben Hayes, Residential Sales Executive of OneAV commented on the Sonic: “Plumbing issues such as leaks are always a worry in homes, especially during the colder months where pipes are likely to freeze and burst – I’ve experienced this first hand recently! To combat this issue, we’re thrilled we can now offer installers Sonic to prevent this from happening to their clients. 

“We’re delighted to be distributing Sonic within the CI channel and see a bright future ahead of us with this new technology. Sonic is available for preorder at a special discounted price for OneAV’s trade account holders. They can also look forward to the usual benefits OneAV offers – such as credit accounts, trade discounts, and easy ordering.”

Hamish Neale, commercial director, Hero Labs, said: “OneAV is a natural and exciting partner for Hero Labs. We are extremely impressed with how OneAV have been able to bring brands like Ring to the CEDIA channel in the UK, providing consistent pricing and support to their dealers. With smart plumbing products being predicted as a ‘Next Big Thing for Smart-Home Pros,’ we look forward to working with OneAV and their dealers to bring Sonic and this new product category to market.”

OneAV customers are able to take advantage of a special 15% discount for a limited time by placing a pre-order for Sonic, expected to begin shipping in February.

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