Campbell, California (U.S.A.) – October, 2018 — Zircon, maker of the original stud finder, won the prestigious 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) for its Leak Alert™ WiFi smart water detector. A panel of judges consisting of professional tradesmen and media representatives in the plumbing, electrical and MRO fields, as well as general contractors and builders from across the United States and Canada weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers.
The Zircon® Leak Alert WiFi smart water detector, a self-contained battery-powered device, mitigates serious water damage by sending email, visual, and audio alerts when it comes in direct water contact. In the event of a flood, the detector will float and continue to sound until the battery is depleted or removed.
Here’s what the judges had to say about the Leak Alert WiFi. “Water detectors work well if they go off when you’re home, but what happens while at work or on vacation? Zircon gives you a way to stay connected with their Leak Alert WiFi system. You get a Wi-Fi connected alert system that sends an alert to as many as 5 email addresses that you select. Of course, there’s also an audio and visual alert in case you are home.”
300 tool entries from power tools, hand tools, fasteners, and accessories were judged, and 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Award winners were decided based on industry innovation. Winners demonstrated achievement in any combination of the following: innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements, and value. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards recognize best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.
“Manufacturers are consistently improving their tools. Each year, however, some exceed the norms and develop products which truly deserve recognition. Business owners, builders, contractors, and tradespeople really need to understand which products can help them work smarter and more efficiently,” said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. “Often, they can also save a lot of money in either material costs or time-savings. That innovation goes straight into their pocketbook.”
Zircon president John Stauss stated, “Zircon is honored to accept this year’s PTIA award for the Leak Alert WiFi. This Wi-Fi enabled smart water detector requires minimal installation and maintenance yet yields high peace of mind. Homeowners, property managers, and business owners can all benefit from this essential detector without costly monthly or annual fees. The PTIA award is testimony to Zircon’s on-going mission to provide people worldwide with innovative, high-quality tools that solve everyday DIY and professional problems.”
All tools are backed by Zircon’s limited warranty and offer patented technology, proprietary features, and the latest innovation in scanning devices. These products are suited for every contractor, electrician, plumber, remodeler, builder, and home improvement enthusiast.
Visit protoolinnovationawards.com for more about the Pro Tool Innovation Awards.
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Note: Leak Alert and ZIRCON are registered trademarks or trademarks of Zircon Corporation.