Internet #305141000

Model #UFMT-1000

Store SKU #1003237567

  • Real time water consumption updates, detects possible leaks
  • DIY Install, no pipe cutting or plumbers required
  • WI-FI enabled, compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa
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Product Overview

Instant real-time notifications with 24/7 whole-house monitoring for abnormal water usage

24/7 Monitoring

Instant real-time notifications with 24/7 whole-house monitoring for abnormal water usage

Simple and easy installation, requires no pipe cutting. Just zip tie to pipe and plug-in.

5 Minute Install

Simple and easy installation, requires no pipe cutting. Just zip tie to pipe and plug-in. The StreamLabs Monitor automatically detects pipe type and size.

Ultrasonic water detection for the entire home without the need for leak sensors

Sensor-Less Monitoring

Ultrasonic water detection for the entire home without the need for leak sensors

The StreamLabs App can record water usage patterns within a home.

Smart Alerts

The StreamLabs App can record water usage patterns within a home. This learning period enables the app to understand the "normal" usage and compare this to any water events outside of the norm. The learning period can be re-started at any time due to patterns changing depending on season or other factors.

Home and Away Mode ensures every drip is captured when you are away from your home.

Peace of Mind

Home and Away Mode ensures every drip is captured when you are away from your home.

Compare your daily, monthly and annual water usage patterns.

Tracks Historical Usage

Compare your daily, monthly and annual water usage patterns.

StreamLabs Control detects everyday usage, leaking pipe, appliance failures, freezing conditions, and running toilet and/or shower.

Detections

StreamLabs Control detects everyday usage, leaking pipe, appliance failures, freezing conditions, and running toilet and/or shower.

The app integrates with Amazon Alexa.

WIFI Enabled

The app integrates with Amazon Alexa.

Detects when room temperatures hit below freezing

Freeze Alerts

Detects when room temperatures hit below freezing

Detects Ambient Room Temperatures

Temperature Sensor

Detects Ambient Room Temperatures

Detects how water is current flowing throughout entire home

Live Flow Data

Detects how water is current flowing throughout entire home

Subscription service provides additional features and peace of mind for your home

StreamPlus Available

Subscription service provides additional features and peace of mind for your home

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Brought to you by SharkBite, the leading push-to-connect fitting manufacturers.

The Streamlabs Water Monitor is the ultimate solution for tracking your water consumption and providing real time alerts to possible leaks. The Streamlabs Water Monitor will easily pay for itself by alerting you to a running toilet, dripping faucet/shower or leaking hose Bibb/water heater. Installation typically takes less than 15 minutes. Water consumption alerts are fully customizable for your homes needs. Home/Away mode provides an added layer of security by immediately notifying you of any detected water flow while you are away from home.
  • Stream labs app provides real-time water consumption alerts
  • Installation, no tools or pipe cutting required
  • Integrates with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
  • No smart home hub required
  • No recurring fees or monitoring costs
  • Single device monitors entire home no need for additional sensors
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Tracks historical water usage and trends
  • Compatible with 3/4-in or 1-in copper, PEX, or CPVC pipe (monitor self-detects pipe type and size)
  • Easy to remove and take with you when moving
  • Can be reset and left in place for next homeowner as smart home feature
  • Extremely low energy consumption
  • Full suite of self-help and tips available online, call center, and email support

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Connection Snap-onSnap-on
Material PlasticCast Metal
Outlet Diameter (In.) 3/41/2
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Valve Configuration StraightStraight
Inlet Diameter (In.) 3/41/2
Inlet Fitting End Type Push to ConnectPush to Connect
Maximum Pressure (psi) 232150
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Specifications

Dimensions

Inlet Diameter (In.)
3/4
Inlet Size
Multiple
Outlet Diameter (In.)
3/4
Product Depth (in.)
2.5 in
Product Height (in.)
4.5 in
Product Length (in.)
4.5 in
Product Width (in.)
4.0
Valve Inlet Diameter (in.)
3/4

Details

Application
Potable Water
Color/Finish
Black
Color/Finish Family
Black
Compatible Pipe Material
Multi-Purpose
Compatible Product
Other
Connection
Snap-on
Features
Lead Free,Mounting Bracket Included,Removable
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Inlet Fitting End Type
Push to Connect
Material
Plastic
Maximum Pressure (psi)
232
Maximum Working Temperature (F)
80
Outlet Fitting End Type
Push to Connect
Power Options
Plug-in
Product Weight (lb.)
2.07
Remote Access
Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Returnable
180-Day
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Wi-Fi
Stop Valve Type
Straight
Valve Configuration
Straight
Valve Connection
Push Connect
Valve Type
Supply Stop
Voice Control Hub Required
No Hub Required for Voice Control
Works With
Alexa, Google Assistant

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
For questions regarding warranty information on this product, please call our Customer Service Center at 1-877-700-4242

Questions & Answers

17Questions39Answers

Is this product sensitive enough to identify slow leaks quickly- like a toilet or pin hole leak i...

Asked by DavidHHaley July 30, 2018
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It detects a leak in my toilet but a pin-hole leak is going to be a lot less than a toilet. Part of the app setup is to determine what is normal usage for each application (short/long showers, dishwasher, washing machines, etc.) and uses that information to alert you if the water is running longer than usual. I'm very pleased at how well this unit works in my application - I have caught a couple of toilet leaks and a faucet that was left on.

Does it matter where it is placed. If place near water softener is it better before or after it ...

Asked by hoffman January 31, 2019
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We recommend installing your StreamLabs Monitor after your water softener.

How about if the power goes out?

Asked by Tito December 21, 2018
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The StreamLabs Monitor cannot operate without power. It will resume normal operation as soon as the power comes back on.

Can I use this downstream of my water heater to monitor hot water usage?

Asked by Matt March 26, 2020
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Yes no problem

Can this device be connected to cpvc plumbing without using sharkbite?

Asked by Krissutt91 December 4, 2019
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Hi - Thank you for your interest in the StreamLabs Monitor. The Monitor is strapped on top of the pipe using zip-ties and it can be installed on CPVC pipes that are 3/4" or 1" in diameter. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us directly at support@streamlabswater.com.

Will this unit fit 1/2 inch copper pipe?

Asked by idkline March 11, 2020
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Hi - Thank you for your interest in the StreamLabs Monitor. The Monitor is only compatible with 3/4" or 1" pipes that are CPVC, PEX, or Copper L/M. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us at support@streamlabswater.com.

I have a small 3 unit building and would like to keep track of water consumption of each unit. Wo...

Asked by Serge August 1, 2020
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Personally I bought the unit to monitor leaks. Home Depot has many other products that just meter the water for far less cost. This unit provides more functions.

Is it possible to use four of these units in a four unit apartment building to track water consum...

Asked by TS November 6, 2019
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Yes as long you are on the single branch to each unit. It may require a backflow preventer.

Can it be used on a 1" water line?

Asked by Dan June 23, 2020
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Yes it can

I am a little confused. I want to sub-meter between a rental upstairs and rental downstairs. I wo...

Asked by Ken March 2, 2020
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These are not sensitive enough for billing. A flow rate of less than .5 gpm will not register at all. The easiest solution would be to split the bill 50/50 between the two units and include it in the rent. Advertise as water included. There is a subscription only if you want detailed usage data as in how many gallons are used each hour for a 24 hour period. Without the subscription you only see the last three usage events. You still get total gallons used per day/week/month with a comparison to the previous day/week/month. I have attached a screenshot of the data you get without a subscription.

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Customer Reviews

  • 89 Customer Reviews
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars overall
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Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor This monitor is great, it provides immediate and useful infor...
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Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor This monitor is great, it provides immediate and useful information on your water usage via an App. If your incoming water line is easily accessible and made of ¾ or 1”copper or PEX installation is quick and easy. The unit is not large and attaches to your incoming water pipe with simple zip ties, no need to cut your pipe. The only other thing you need is someplace to plug in the power adapter. If your incoming line is schedule 40 PVC you will need to modify your plumbing for this to work. Once installed and configured to your wifi the app walks you through configuring the device for your particular piping. The app is attractive and works well, it will display your current flow rate along with past usage by day, month or year, very nice. I believe the measurement to be accurate, however if you have a small trickle of water flowing the meter does not pick it up. This monitor will work good to let you know if you have a running toilet but if you have a dripping hose bib it will not pick it up. I really like this monitor and wish it would work on schedule 40 PVC. Pros: Easy install Informative app Attractive
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Response from Streamlabs TeamOctober 16, 2019
Hi - Thank you for your review of the StreamLabs Monitor. We appreciate your feedback regarding pipe compatibility and the ability to support PVC piping. Please be sure to also check out the Streamlabs Control which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
I was really excited to try this water line monitor out. We have a new house and we've already ex...
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I was really excited to try this water line monitor out. We have a new house and we've already experienced a water leak, an irrigation line was leaking and we didn't find out until the water bill came! First the good, the unit is pretty compact. it's easy to install, really straight forward and simple. It does work! I installed it it and had it running in about 10 minutes. It detected the type of water pipe (pex) automatically and it was pretty accurate. The app is pretty basic but informative, it shows you your current water consumption in GPM, your water usage over the past day, month or year as a bar graph and comparative usage. Oh, it also tells you the temperature too. All that is pretty good, the problem is it will require you to do something to intervene, physically. It's compatible with Alexa but that's not all that much help. It would be awesome if it was compatible with a home automation hub like Wink or SmartThings, or even with IFTTT, then if a leak was detected, it could close a valve automatically. The other issue is although installation is simple, it requires a clear section of pipe, in my case there was no clear section to mount it to get it to monitor the main supply. I had to install it on a branch line to test it. The interior radius accommodates up to 1" pipes, in my case the only potential spot had a tee, and it is slightly too big. So it works, but it could be better with more connectivity/integration and a more accommodating installation profile. It's better than no monitor, but unless you know you've got the plumbing to fit it I can't recommend it.
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Response from Streamlabs TeamOctober 11, 2019
Hi - Thank you for your thorough review of the StreamLabs Monitor. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your StreamLabs device. We wanted to let you know that we have launched another product, the Streamlabs Control, which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
Overall I really like the Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor. At first I was a bit skeptical, b...
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Overall I really like the Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor. At first I was a bit skeptical, but it does work as advertised and adds a bit of piece of mind to any homeowner concerned about water. Pro's: * It is super easy to install. Simply download the Streamlabs app to your phone, place the unit on a 6" straight length of copper or pvc pipe directly after the water main, secure with the included zip-ties, plug in, and connect it to your wifi. That's pretty much it. * The app is very user friendly. There is a bunch of information available like real time use, historical data, and of course different alert settings. All of this information can be used to curb water usage or to stop a major catastrophe from occurring. * It seems to be pretty accurate and quick. I flushed a toilet during set up and the app reported that the toilet used 2.3gals of water....which is exactly what it is rated for. In addition, once the tank started to fill up again, the app reported it to me in only a few seconds.....pretty much real time. Cons: * It will detect a leak, however, it will NOT stop a leak. For that, you either need to be home to turn the shut-off, off. Or, you need another smart valve and app to control the main. * The water monitor does not know the difference between someone taking a shower or a major leak. So, for example, whenever someone in my house takes a shower, because of the settings I have my app set to, I get an alert. I'm sure once I start watering my lawn or filling my pool when the weather turns warm again, I'll get alerts for that too. * The app doesn't let you customize any of the reporting periods. I would love to compare my water usage with the Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor and my water bill. The app does not allow for that to happen. So, like I said previously, the Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor is a great tool to curb water usage and possibly stop a major water problem, and for the price, it really is a good deal. I would definitely suggest it to any friends or family members.
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Response from Streamlabs TeamOctober 11, 2019
Hi - Thank you for your thorough review of the StreamLabs Monitor. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your StreamLabs device. We wanted to let you know that we have launched another product, the Streamlabs Control, which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
Leaks were not the only reason I got this unit. I run water from my own well to three buildings. ...
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Leaks were not the only reason I got this unit. I run water from my own well to three buildings. Correctly assessing the usage to each building helps to save money on water treatment and power. It allowed me to correctly size my pressure tanks to cover the average flow at certain peak events like showers. Of course you can get that average on line, but your family may not be average. I was able to fine tune my pressure tank saving saving about 40.00 a month on power cost. This product also made it easy to track my water softer for proper operation. I have hard water and incorrect settings are a major headache. Installing is super easy. Just make sure you are after a shut off valve and have at least 6 inches of pipe to connect to. Downloading and setting up the app is no problem. Collecting all the water data I want by hand is time consuming. This unit does the trick. It will help you to use less water. Small leaks can still cause problems. It will pay you to know your water system well enough to act in time. The older your house is, the more important something like is.
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Response from Streamlabs TeamOctober 11, 2019
Hi - Thank you for your review of the StreamLabs Monitor. We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying your StreamLabs device! Please be sure to also check out the Streamlabs Control which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
The StreamLabs UFMT-1000 Smart Home Water Monitor is an interesting product. First of all, I'm am...
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The StreamLabs UFMT-1000 Smart Home Water Monitor is an interesting product. First of all, I'm amazed that it works at all, not to mention working pretty well. It clamps onto the outside of the main water pipe with zip ties. It has two soft sensor pads that contact the pipe and use ultrasound to detect movement of water in the pipe. All setup is done using the smart device app. I used my iPhone. During setup the pipe type is automatically detected. Initially I got errors that the pipe type wasn't being detected. The troubleshooting section of the app suggested it wasn't mounted tight enough to the pipe and to tighten the zip ties, which fixed the problem. The app shows a lot of information, including instantaneous flow rate; cumulative usage by day, month, and year; comparable usage compared to the previous day, month, or year; a bar graph of usage by each hour of the day, each day of the month, or each month of the year. It also logs the time, duration, and gallons for each leak alert. I particularly liked the animated 1 minute graph showing the flow rate per second, and would like an enhancement to extend this graph period up to an hour. The app requires a password. I found the password requirements overly conservative for something that isn't much of a security risk - minimum of 8 characters, including one cap, one number, and one special character. Alerts can be set for "slow leak" and "major leak". For slow leak alerts, you can set the flow rate between 1/4, 1/2, and 1 gallons per minute over a period of 5 minutes to 1 hour. For major leak alerts you can set the flow rate to 2, 4, or 6 gallons per minute over 2.5 to 30 minutes. The flow rates and usage numbers generally seem accurate. My 2.0 GPM shower head measured 1.9 GPM. My 7 gallon-rated dishwasher measured using 7 gallons. I was a little dismayed to see my vintage washing machine measuring 44 gallons for one load. It would be easier to measure appliance usage if the app included a "trip meter" counter that could be set to zero and read when the usage finishes. As it is I have to record the current daily usage and subtract it from the final usage amount. So, the good parts are that it reports cumulative usage and can be used to measure specific water usage for appliances, lawn sprinkler systems, showers, and what have you. It will also reliably alert to leaks that meet the listed requirements. The part that didn't fully meet my expectations is that flow rates below 1/4 gallon per minute might not be detected at all. While flow rates are reported to the tenth of a gallon, an experiment with slowly turning on a faucet showed the flow rate jumping from 0.0 to 0.3, never showing 0.1 or 0.2. At 1/4 gallon per minute, a faucet is running a steady stream and wasting 360 gallons a day. I have included a photo of the water stream showing a flow rate that wasn't detected. Also the gallons used didn't seem to increase as long as the flow rate was showing 0.0. I did another experiment with the faucet on a "fast drip" of 4 drips per second for 30 minutes. No measurement on the app changed during this time. As a test, I set the major leak alert to 2 gallons over 2.5 minutes and got prompt alerts for both a shower and the washing machine. To level set expectations, it works well for monitoring and reporting cumulative usage and detecting major leaks like a burst washer hose. It doesn't stop leaks or detect what I would consider a slow leak of less than 1/4 gallon per minute. It comes with an extra set of zip ties and sensor pads so it can be reinstalled elsewhere if desired.
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Response from Streamlabs TeamOctober 11, 2019
Hi - Thank you for your thorough review of the StreamLabs Monitor. We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying your StreamLabs device! Please be sure to also check out the Streamlabs Control which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
Smart Home Water Monitor is sufficient in monitoring the home water piping for leaks and water us...
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Smart Home Water Monitor is sufficient in monitoring the home water piping for leaks and water usage reporting. It has many positives but also a few negatives. Positives include the ease of installation (no pipe cutting needed - just straddle the monitor over the existing water pipe and secure it using the included plastic ties), WiFi capable, downloadable smartphone App, historical usage data (albeit rather basic reporting), and alert notifications of possible leaks being sent to a smartphone. The instructions state to place the monitor prior to any branches of the main water line but in my case, I didn’t want the sprinkler system, the pool refill valve or the outside lawn faucets to be monitored so I placed the monitor after the branches to those areas I wanted to exclude – which ended up to be just after the water softener. Two other nice features are the built in temperature sensor and the Away Mode. The temperature reading is presumably used to determine if pipe freezing may occur; and the Away Mode is used when away from the house and it greatly reduces the time water flow is sensed to when an alert is sent through the App. The major negative is its inability to detect a leak with a water flow of less than ½ gallon per minute. Although my primary purpose for this product was to detect major leaks (water heater, toilets, clothes washer, ice maker, water softener, etc.), it would be beneficial if it could detect much smaller leaks such as a pin-hole leak. While the instructions listed acceptable pipe as copper, CPVC, and Pex, it didn’t reference galvanized pipe as either being compatible or not. I looked online and couldn’t find any FAQ if this monitor would work on galvanized so I decided to try it anyway. I thoroughly cleaned the area of pipe using steel wool and wiped it down with rubbing alcohol. As far as I can tell it works just fine (the App determined the pipe was copper which I accepted) but it makes me wonder why galvanized isn’t listed in the compatible pipe types. Overall, I am satisfied with this product and view it as a safeguard against major leaks and resulting water damage.
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Response from Streamlabs TeamOctober 11, 2019
Hi - Thank you for your review of the StreamLabs Monitor. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your StreamLabs device. We wanted to let you know that we have launched another product, the Streamlabs Control, which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. It also has more sensitive leak detection capabilities than the Monitor. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
The concept of more accurate information about your water use can be tantalizing to some. The ap...
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The concept of more accurate information about your water use can be tantalizing to some. The app and easy installation are unfortunately not backed by, in my opinion, a usable nor robust product. INSTALLATION The monitor requires a long, unobstructed, clean pipe segment prior to any branches - this is almost impossible to find. My house was built in 1947 on a raised foundation. The water supply pipe pops out of the ground in the front of the house and immediately branches out to the front sprinklers. So getting to it before the sprinklers is pretty much impossible. This means that you'll never get the full water use reading, as lawn sprinklers (especially in California) are a large portion of your water bill. I checked out my parents house which was built in the 80's on a flat concrete slab, and the same situation occurs there: The supply pipe immediately branches to the front sprinklers as soon as it comes out of the ground. So the dream of getting an accurate water reading to compare to your water bill is not realizable in most situations. APP The app's interface and ease of use is pretty much the only good thing about this system. It's clear and shows a number of different usage graphs, including real-time water use (although there is about an 8 second delay). ACCURACY Despite calibrating the app a number of times, the fidelity of this device is not good. With all other water sources turned off, i slowly turned on a single faucet. With water running at about a pencil width, the monitor recorded 0. When the water flow was increased, the app jumps up to 0.5gps. When lowered a bit again, the app ping-ponged between 0 and 0.5gpm, meaning that is the smallest increment that can be captured. The app allows you to set leak alarms for water flow. But seeing the issue with the low flow increment, i'm not sure how the alarm would even trigger with tiny leaks. SUMMARY Great app. Installation is easy if your house happens to have the right amount of pipe in the right location. Accuracy of product leaves you wanting, and questioning the results you get. Needs improvement.
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Response from Streamlabs TeamOctober 11, 2019
Hi - Thank you for your review of the StreamLabs Monitor. We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Monitor, but we took your feedback into consideration and made some major improvements! Please be sure to also check out the Streamlabs Control which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
This device is accurate and helpful for monitoring purposes but does not do anything to stop or p...
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This device is accurate and helpful for monitoring purposes but does not do anything to stop or prevent a leak. Installation is basic and does not require anything more than two zip ties to hold it in place. There is no need to cut or drill into pipes. The biggest potential difficulty in setup can be finding a suitable pipe location on which to attach the device and then having a source of power. My interior water main shutoff is too close to pipe couplings and bends to allow placement of the device between the valve and the water heater so I had to put the device upstream of it. Not too big of a deal, it just meant I had to shut off my water at the street in order to calibrate the device. I also needed to drill a hole through a wall in my storage room in order to pass the power cord through to an outlet (the device cannot run on batteries) as there are not any close to the water heater. The power cord is 10 feet long which seems a little short. Calibration is rather quick. The device can even detect the type and size of your water line. When viewing in the app it shows whether water is actively running and at what rate. It shows total use for the day and at what times. Comparison is also made to the day before as well as the month and year. Alerts can be set up to detect prolonged water running or if water is running at all while you're not at home. The app can also integrate with third party software such as Nest to automatically tell the device you're not at home although it seems slow to update. There are no fees involved. The main shortcoming of this unit is that while it can tell you a leak is occurring, it does nothing other than giving you that knowledge. Other devices can attach to the shutoff valve and turn it. All in all, helpful monitoring with perhaps additions to come in the future.
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Hello – Thank you for your review of the Streamlabs Monitor! Please be sure to also check out the Streamlabs Control which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
We know two families whose homes were destroyed by floods caused by broken water pipes. This devi...
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We know two families whose homes were destroyed by floods caused by broken water pipes. This device gives you peace of mind that there isn't a water leak in your home. My husband installed it in less than 15 minutes without cutting any pipes, plugged the unit in and got the app on his phone with no problem. It is working perfectly. It reports the gallons of usage and you can customize your alerts to be sure you detect a leak before it becomes a disaster. As soon as he set it up, we ran the sprinklers and the alert almost immediately came to his phone as a "slow leak". The WI-FI is built into the unit so there isn't any additional set up required. I was wondering if it would work since we have a well (not city water) but that isn't an issue. We travel quite a bit and we don't shut the water off for short trips. This device will let us know if there is a water leak while we are away. If we move, we will definitely take this with us. Great investment!
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Hi - Thank you for your review of the StreamLabs Monitor. We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying your device! Please be sure to also check out the Streamlabs Control which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
Fun and informative with limited utility, it’s really an expensive toy. The unit touts itself as ...
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Fun and informative with limited utility, it’s really an expensive toy. The unit touts itself as means to detect leaks that are wasteful and potentially catastrophic. But the product really doesn’t address their fear mongering well. It left me wishing they would have taken the product to the next level beyond detection to prevention. The Streamlabs water monitor is butt simple to install. The most difficult part of the installation is finding the right place to install it since it has to be on the main water line and close to electrical power. The software installation and setup also went flawlessly. In just a few minutes it was monitoring our water use. I like the idea of monitoring my water use. Especially here is southern California where we continue to have limited supply and frequent hikes in cost. Several years ago my water district supplied me with a free wireless water monitor (see photos) that communicates with our meter. It uses the same method the water district collects for billing data. But it is an unfriendly device that display data in cubic feet meaning you need to convert to understand it. The Streamlabs software provides more friendly data in gallons and it displays it in real time and give you a snapshot of comparative usage to yesterday, last week, and last month. Really easy to understand. They could have made it even better if you could get more than just snapshot data. I did some testing to see how accurately it measures usage (filling 5 gallon buckets) and found it nearly spot on. Where the Streamlabs monitor falls short is addressing leaks. It will alert you if you have an ongoing leak like a toilet valve running (So will your water meter). And if you have a big leak that could potentially cause a flood. But if you are on vacation or away from your home when that big pipe burst occurs it can’t help you. It would have been so nice if they would have included a shut off valve capability with the device like their competitor “Flo” (note: I reached out to meetflo.com to see if we could do a head to head product comparison but they never responded). That way if there is a problem with a large leak it will shut it down before your furniture is floating in the living room. So bottom line the Streamlabs system is a $200 toy in my mind. Fun to look at data but after a few weeks you’ll probably forget about it. If you think you have a small leak save your money and check your water meter. And when that big leak happens you’ll know because you'll see/hear the water if you’re home and if not it will just add to your anxiety. About my rating: 5 stars – Exceeds all expectations. Better than the competition in all aspects, design, cost, operation, and support (A+). 4 stars – Nicely done. Better than the competition and solves the problem. (B) 3 stars – Works as expected. Has some shortcomings but gets the job done. Might be short in design, cost, longevity, or support. (C). 2 stars – Falls short of expectations and needs improvement. Pass and look elsewhere. (D) 1 star – Fails miserably. Does not get the job done, might even make things worse. Someone at the company should be fired. (F)
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Response from Streamlabs TeamOctober 11, 2019
Hello – Thank you for your review Streamlabs Monitor. We appreciate your thorough feedback! Please be sure to also check out the Streamlabs Control which offers whole-home monitoring with automatic shut-off valve and also monitors pressure and temperature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at support@streamlabswater.com and we would be happy to assist you.
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