Hero Labs and OneAV partner in the UK

OneAV has partnered with Hero Labs to distribute Sonic, a smart water monitor with integrated shut-off.

Based in the UK, Hero Labs’ mission is to solve real-life problems with smart technology. Sonic, which was recently awarded a highly commended accolade at the CEDIA awards, uses ultrasonic technology to monitor water usage within a property, detect leaks and shut-off water through an integrated ball valve.

This partnership means that distributor, OneAV will be providing the solution to its network of custom install dealers, as well as comprehensive training for Sonic which will be delivered in person or via its online webinar platform. 

Fitted directly to the water mains, Sonic uses advanced AI algorithms to understand the water-usage habits of users, tracking the difference between normal water use and harmful water leaks. It can detect even minute flows of water and identify appliances connected to the plumbing network. 

An open API architecture and built-in Control4 SDDP makes it easy to integrate Sonic into a full home control system. 

“Plumbing issues such as leaks are always a worry in homes, especially during the colder months where pipes are likely to freeze and burst – I’ve experienced this first hand recently!” said Ben Hayes, residential sales executive of OneAV. “To combat this issue, we’re thrilled we can now offer installers Sonic to prevent this from happening to their clients.

“We’re delighted to be distributing Sonic within the CI channel and see a bright future ahead of us with this new technology,” continued Hayes. “Sonic is available for preorder at a special discounted price for OneAV’s trade account holders. 

Hamish Neale, commercial director at Hero Labs added: “OneAV is a natural and exciting partner for Hero Labs. We are extremely impressed with how OneAV have been able to bring brands like Ring to the CEDIA channel in the UK, providing consistent pricing and support to their dealers.

“With smart plumbing products being predicted as a “Next Big Thing for Smart Home Pros”, we look forward to working with OneAV and their dealers to bring Sonic and this new product category to market.”