Protect Homes from Water Damage with the GROHE Sense & GROHE Sense Guard Water Management System

Feb 19, 2019

Innovative Home Solution Detects Leaks, Automatically Shuts Off Water Supply and Alerts Homeowner via Smartphone App

LAS VEGAS, KITCHEN & BATH INDUSTRY SHOW (February 19, 2019) ― Whether by slow drips or sudden pipe bursts, water leaks can lead to substantial home repair costs – which average nearly $7,000 per insurance claim in the U.S. With a comprehensive water management system from GROHE, part of LIXIL, homeowners can protect their property, and avoid or mitigate the effects of water damage.


The GROHE Sense & GROHE Sense Guard water management system offers reliable protection against costly water damage by notifying homeowners about excess moisture or leaks using a convenient smartphone app. Available together or separately, key components of the system are as follows:


  • GROHE Sense is a smart water sensor that is placed in your home wherever you see a risk, such as the basement, laundry room, bathroom or kitchen. It detects leaking water “‘around-the-clock” and immediately alerts homeowners.

  • GROHE Sense Guard goes one step further. It uses multiple sensors to track water pressure and the flow of water, and measure general water consumption. It automatically turns off the water supply when it exceeds a specific maximum set by the user.


    With approximately 14,000 people in the U.S. experiencing costly water damage at home or work every day, solutions like the GROHE Sense & GROHE Sense Guard water management system deliver tremendous peace of mind by avoiding the damages, losses and substantial remediation costs often associated with water damage,” said Katty Pien, chief marketing officer, LIXIL Americas.


    In addition to its water leak detection capabilities, GROHE Sense protects against frost and mold risks, by measuring the room temperature and humidity. If either is above or below the standard threshold, or a leak is detected, the smart water sensor will send homeowners an automatic alert via the GROHE ONDUS smartphone app.


    Installed by a professional installer directly to the main water pipe of a home, the smart water controller, GROHE Sense Guard, measures the system temperature to indicate the risk of frost, detects leaks, and shuts off the water supply automatically when a pipe bursts and water consumption passes a certain threshold. It also conducts periodic micro leakage tests by measuring and tracking pressure drops in the water line so that the homeowner can detect leaks—through a notification via the GROHE ONDUS smartphone app—immediately before major damage can occur.



    GROHE Sense Guard can also be integrated with Nest to enable an even higher level of water security by shutting the water off every time the home is vacant. Upon the homeowner’s return, the water is automatically turned back on.


    Full Control with Just One App
    The GROHE ONDUS app is the heart of the GROHE Sense & GROHE Sense Guard water management system. It provides the highest level of water security and allows continuous monitoring of GROHE Sense & GROHE Sense Guard – anywhere, anytime. With the smartphone alert feature, the app can also shut off the water supply manually to prevent major damage. In addition, all measured data can be observed via the app. It supports Apple mobile devices with the iOS version of 9.0 or higher and Android mobile devices with Android 4.3 or higher.

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Nora DePalma, Dialogue

For LIXIL Americas - American Standard, DXV, GROHE


GROHE is the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and a global brand, dedicated to providing innovative water products. For many decades, GROHE has been committed to the brand values of technology, quality, design and sustainability that all illustrate GROHE’s commitment to creating exceptional experiences and to delivering “Pure Freude an Wasser” (Pure Enjoyment of Water). With its engineering, innovation and design activities firmly anchored in Germany, GROHE products bear the badge of quality “Made in Germany,” ultimately strengthening the customers’ confidence in the brand. The success of GROHE has been recognized with around 300 design and innovation awards in the past 10 years alone. GROHE is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. GROHE America has an office located in the heart of the Flatiron district that houses the GROHELIVE! Center, an interactive showroom created for inspiration and collaboration.

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LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create world-leading technology and innovate to make high-quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL difference is how we do this; through meaningful design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, and responsible business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry-leading brands, including LIXIL, GROHE, American Standard, INAX, and TOSTEM, as well as specialty brands such as DXV. Over 70,000 colleagues operating in 150 countries are proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day. 

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GROHE Sense™ & GROHE Sense Guard™ are trademarks of Grohe AG CORPORATION.

Nest is a registered trademark of Nest Labs, Inc.


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