Uponor announces Pro Squad.
Nationwide network of authorized, trained plumbers will promote,
sell, install, and service the new Phyn Plus.
Uponor announces the Uponor Pro Squad, an exclusive nationwide
network of expertly trained plumbers and water specialists
interested in leveraging the intelligent water technology of Phyn
Plus, smart water assistant + shutoff, to grow their businesses.
Phyn was formed in 2016 as a joint venture between Uponor, the
market leader in PEX plumbing, and Belkin International, the global
leader in consumer technology and connected devices.
The Uponor Pro Squad was developed to proactively promote,
effectively sell and expertly install and service Phyn Plus. This
new smart water monitoring system for homes automatically measures
tiny changes in water pressure, 240 times per second, to identify
and alert homeowners the moment a leak is detected, mitigate costly
damage through automatic shut off, and diagnose potential problems
in plumbing systems before they become an issue.
After a Pro Squad member installs Phyn Plus, the device immediately
begins to learn about the home’s water system and continues to get
smarter over time. When it notices abnormal water usage, Phyn’s
mobile app alerts homeowners in real-time and, in the event of a
major leak, like a pipe burst, can turn off water automatically with
its built-in shutoff valve. The system will be available for
purchase through the Uponor Pro Squad in late spring 2018 for $850.
It will initially be available in 30 key markets with the highest
prevalence of leaks, water usage and aggressive water, including New
York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, San
Francisco, Washington D.C, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Toronto,
Minneapolis and more. Installation costs will vary by market.
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professionals interested in joining the Uponor Pro Squad can
apply for consideration via
uponorprosquad.com. Once accepted into the program,
authorized installers will receive comprehensive training.
Experts at Uponor and Phyn will provide ongoing plumbing and
technical support to help members leverage the device’s
features and benefits to grow their businesses.
To remain an Uponor Pro Squad member in good standing,
contractors must meet program requirements tied to sales,
customer satisfaction, and service delivery. In return, as
industry innovators, they will help shape future intelligent
water innovations by Uponor and Phyn, influencing the next
generation of smart home technology.
“Uponor has always been a strong supporter of the trades,”
says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “Now, with
the help of this new venture into smart home technology,
plumbers can position themselves as market leaders and build
their businesses, while helping to advance the plumbing
industry into the digital age.”
“Water is one of the most essential and often overlooked
components of a home,” said Ryan Kim, CEO of Phyn. “We spent
a decade of R&D learning water’s digital fingerprint and
solving the complexities of water systems. Backing from
global leaders Belkin and Uponor has empowered us to bring
the most accurate leak detection solution to the market,
while allowing us to easily scale and bring new features to
market that add value and enhance the consumer experience.”
“We have been following Phyn’s development from its early
stages and featured it in several demonstration homes,” says
Jacob Atalla, vice president of Sustainability at KB Home.
“We’re glad that Phyn, in collaboration with our longtime
plumbing partner Uponor, is now reaching the wider market.
We are enthusiastic about the launch of Phyn Plus and its
potential to integrate smart plumbing into our evolving
concept of a smart home.”
Uponor, Inc. is focused on progressing its business,
the plumbing trade and construction industry through
education, advocacy and innovation. It is an award-winning
provider of plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling,
hydronic piping and pre-insulated piping systems for
residential and commercial applications. North American
operations are based in Apple Valley, Minn., with global
headquarters located in Finland. The company employs more
than 3,900 worldwide.
Phyn is bringing intelligent water solutions to
market that help people protect their homes, conserve water
and save money. Built upon nearly a decade of research and
patented technological innovation, Phyn is poised to change
the way consumers interact with water and help solve the
major challenges threatening the world’s supply of clean,
healthy water. Phyn is backed by Belkin International, a
global leader in consumer technology, networking and the
Internet of Things, and Uponor. The company is headquartered
in Torrance, Calif., with a research and development lab in
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