BRAMPTON, ONT.—Lighting, HVAC and security systems are increasingly being integrated into smart buildings using a building automation system (BAS) and now plumbing can be too thanks to new technology from Zurn Canada.
Connected products consist of faucets, flush valves, occupancy lights, back flow preventers, water meters and pressure monitors that use a series of sensors to monitor performance and water use, then analyze the data to provide real-time insights on the plumbing and fixtures in the building, indicates a release. Insights are delivered through Zurn’s plumbSMART interface, which can be accessed through a website or mobile app.
PlumbSMART data and connected products can also be integrated into an existing BAS using cloud-to-cloud technology, allowing facility managers to control all of the building’s systems with one app, adds the release.
Connected products can be installed on big or small projects including new builds and existing facilities can also be retrofitted with connected sensors.
“Zurn’s Connected products bring plumbing and restrooms into the smart-building ecosystem,” said Adam Findlay, digital sales manager for Zurn Canada, in a statement. “With real-time information about activations and water usage, users can track trends, schedule maintenance and identify small issues before they become big problems. This ultimately leads to increased efficiency and a significant savings for facility managers.”