Roost’s Smart Water and Freeze Detector Debuts at CE Week
There are a lot of hot new products here at CE Week (happening now), but few are as new as Roost’s smart water and freeze detector (RSW-200). Announced this week, the sensor is so new that the Roost booth at CE Week is demonstrating the product via 3-D printed model. The real sensors won’t be shipped until this fall.
The sensor works by connecting to a user’s smartphone to send alerts when water damage, frozen pipes, mold and other issues are about to occur. It can be installed on pipes and in other areas these types of damages are at risk of occurring.
While it’s not the first water sensor on the market, the product looks and feels streamlined enough to leave the impression of innovation. That’s not insignificant considering innovation in the realm of smart homes is not an easy feat. The sensor sports a simplistic Mac-like design and has the focused purpose of helping users accomplish one task (detecting home problems).
The sensor is powered by AAA batteries that should last more than 3 years. It is priced at an MSRP of $49.99.