Phyn Plus lets you monitor your water system from your iPhone or iPad

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The smart way to monitor your water system.
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CES 2018 bug Thanks to a collaboration between Belkin and plumbing supplier Uponor, you’ll soon be able to monitor your home water system for leaks and pressure issues via your iOS device.

Debuting at CES 2018, the Phyn Plus is an accessory which repeatedly measures the pressure of your water supply (to the tune of 240 times every single second) and then uses smart algorithms to determine when you may have a problem, such as a pinhole leak or frozen pipes.

In the event that you do, the Phyn Plus can then shut down your water to avoid flooding. When it’s working normally, however, the device will offer your reassuring daily notifications to your iPhone and iPad, which includes “Health Checks” detailing any potential future issues you could suffer.

The device attaches directly to your water main into the plumbing system, and connects to your house Wi-Fi. It will be available to purchase sometime this spring, priced at $850, although you’ll need to pay a specialist to install it. It will reportedly be available in 30 cities with “the highest prevalence of leaks, water usage, and aggressive water” in the country. These include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas / Fort Worth, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Toronto, and Minneapolis.