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08/11/2021

Basement Guardian HALO smart sump pump

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Wayne, a division of Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands, has introduced the Basement Guardian HALO smart sump pump. 

The manufacturer said the Basement Guardian HALO is an Alexa-compatible device that gives homeowners real-time control of and information about the operation of their basement sump pump.

“The mantra for our Basement Guardian HALO is connect, monitor and trust,” said Eric Tinnemeyer, president of Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands. “A wet or flooded basement is how the other guys’ pumps tell you something’s wrong.”

Tinnemeyer said the Basement Guardian HALO sends a text, email, and alert via free iOS and Android mobile apps when it detects an anomaly in the pump’s operation that needs attention or could cause the pump to fail. 

An embedded IoT controller constantly monitors the pump’s electrical signature for issues and transmits the analysis wirelessly to a homeowner’s Basement Guardian HALO mobile app. 

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The HALO's app gives homeowners real-time information.

The dashboard displays metrics on the sump pump’s frequency and duration of use and tracks its operating history. If there is ever an operating issue the app provides troubleshooting instructions. 

Using the electrical signature, HALO will give the homeowner advance warning to replace their pump before the pump stops working and a flood occurs.

“No sump pump lasts forever,” said Tinnemeyer. “We're analyzing the power consumption of the pump to look for indications of when the device is breaking down and notifying the homeowner to replace it far in advance of failure.”

The Basement Guardian HALO uses a patented Air Switch, instead of a mechanical flow switch, to sense the water level in the sump pump pit by detecting a pressure difference. The device then relays data to the IoT controller, which starts or stops the pump.

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