Water Dragon Tackles Leak Detection

Device clips onto main water line and then water usage and potential leakage are tracked via app. Water Dragon Tackles Leak Detection

The Water Dragon by is a compact device that can fit in tight spaces. is helping integrators get more involved in water management with the launch of the Water Dragon, a new whole-home water protection solution that’s always on guard against potential leaks and unexpected water usage. Announced at CES 2023, the Water Dragonwhich integrates with powered home security systems, is a single compact device that uses ultrasonic technology to detect and promptly alert homeowners about water issues before they become major problems. Homeowners can also use the app to monitor water usage trends for the day, week, and month, which can help them conserve water and save on utility bills.

“For years, has been innovating and reimagining how to apply smart home technology to proactively detect and prevent problems in the home,” said Dan Kerzner, chief product officer at “The Water Dragon monitors unexpected water activity so customers can better avoid the conditions that cause mold, costly repairs, and even property loss before it’s too late. Whole-home security encompasses more than just intruder protection and should include solutions to ensure your structure is protected from threats inside and out.”

Like many home security problems, water damage can happen quickly, unexpectedly, and out of sight. According to a recent survey of 1,200 homeowners conducted by the company, 83% believe that an automated detection system would prevent or lessen the outcome of water damage in their home. Furthermore, the need for an integrated solution is apparent, with the survey finding that 88% would like one app to control home security, provide water protection, and manage energy consumption.

“The Water Dragon is part of a comprehensive energy and water management offering that includes not only smart thermostats, water devices, and lights, but also solar and irrigation systems,” said Abe Kinney, senior director of product management at “In the app, consumers can monitor and automate their energy usage to make smarter and more sustainable decisions that are better for their home, budgets, and reducing their carbon footprint.”

According to the company’s homeowner survey, 84% of respondents would like to monitor water consumption more closely to minimize waste and reduce environmental impact.

The survey also identified one of the top barriers for purchasing smart home connected devices is that they’re “difficult to set up.”

The product is dubbed as a “no-plumber-needed” solution with “clip-and-zip” installation. The unit attaches to the main water line in minutes. The compact device can monitor for leaks where a traditional water sensor can’t be placed and notify property owners of unexpected water activity such as running toilets or hidden leaks in the walls and floors. The Water Dragon also allows users to monitor the temperature of their pipes and sends alerts for potential frozen pipes, safeguarding against catastrophic water damage.

The Water Dragon is one of the first products offered by that utilizes Z-Wave Long Range – a new protocol standard that significantly extends the range and reliability of Z-Wave devices and eliminates the need for Z-Wave repeaters. It will be available for purchase through integrators in the U.S. and Canada beginning in spring/summer 2023.

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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at

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